If asked, I imagine most people would admit that when they walk into a wine store, they fly right by the half-bottle section. In fact, a lot of people probably do not even realize it is there. That was certainly the case for me for many years. The half-bottle of wine is nothing if not […]
Wine connoisseurs are all too frequently maligned for a certain self-seriousness, fomenting imagery of stodgy aristocrats in three-piece suits with spit buckets at the ready. Marissa A. Ross is here to disavow the world of these obsolete stereotypes. A former comedian and assistant to Mindy Kaling, Ross is now an L.A. based wine writer who […]
Vicki, Staff Writer — Delamotte Blanc de Blancs This past Saturday was my birthday, so naturally a stream of bubbles was poured for a solid forty-eight hours. A particular favorite of mine was the Delamotte Blanc de Blancs; the wine is super lively, with crisp acidity and toasty notes from its time on the lees. […]
Father’s Day is about spending time with and appreciating the man who raised you. It doesn’t all have to be about the stereotypical ties and socks. When it comes to finding the perfect gift for dad, there’s nothing better than kicking your feet up, grabbing some wine, and sharing conversation over the perfect bottle. Here […]
It’s high time that America’s favorite summer drink — rosé — gets acquainted with Italy’s favorite summer (and anytime) drink — the Aperol Spritz. Introducing the well-balanced, refreshing, low- alcohol, and endlessly crushable sparkling Rosé Aperol Spritz. The Aperol Spritz has a long history in Italy and the rest of Europe.
Summer is officially here. That makes this the perfect time to fish out that picnic basket or beach bag from the back of your closet and start filling it with all the necessary essentials: suntan lotion, an oversized blanket, and, of course, lively libations. But this year, I’ve discovered a fantastic mini-miracle that means I don’t […]
President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he will start the process of taking the United States out of the Paris climate accord. It will take up to four years to break off from the agreement, but once that happens, the United States will join Nicaragua and Syria as the only major countries not involved […]
What do you do when you want the taste of beer or wine, but don’t want the alcohol? There’s non-alcoholic beer, but that tends to be bland. Why not try something new? Something like a lollipop, perhaps? That’s the idea behind Lollyphile’s line of alcohol-flavored lollipops: all the flavor, none of the alcohol. “Our alcohol […]
Nothing’s quite as comforting as heading to your local wine shop after a long day at work and grabbing a bottle of your preferred go-to wine. Better yet, there’s no solace like meeting up with a friend at your favorite wine bar and letting loose over your usual glass of chilled white.