For most summer drinkers, warm weather means rosé. Specifically, Provencal rosé. Even though pink wines exist in every region of the wine world, the very idea of Provence — replete with yacht parties, movie stars, and, yes, lots of pink drink — is pretty irresistible. Of course, Corsica, Sancerre, California, Spain, and Italy are all […]
Be honest. When offered the choice between an unknown indigenous varietal wine whose name you’ve never heard spoken aloud, and something more recognizable like, say, a Pinot Noir, how many of us take a walk on the wild side? And how many stick to what we know? (Given the sales and production data, smart money’s […]
Who doesn’t like a good $10 or $12 bottle of wine? Finding them is the holy grail of the wine world. And although there are tons of them out there, buying inexpensive wines that rise above vin ordinaire status is one of the great challenges that wine lovers (and critics) face. But there’s nothing particularly complicated about […]
Head down to New York City wine industry hangout La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, and your server will more likely be wearing a Hawaiian shirt or a track jacket than a perfectly pressed three-piece suit. Just ask James Sligh, who’s been opening bottles and spreading his love for all things Chenin at the hip, laid-back […]
It’s hard not to love the idea of natural wine. Fewer chemicals, less intervention, more environmentally friendly — nebulously defined “natural wines” hit a lot of touchstones for modern drinkers, especially sommeliers. Natural wines are usually small-production and usually come with a romantic story of a winemaker who has a deep connection with their biodynamic […]
There is only one window in Bern’s Steak House, and it’s one customers will never see. Replacing natural light is a red wine-colored aura cloaking the carpet, walls, and staircase, giving rows of antique paintings an alluring, ghostly glow. The Tampa restaurant opened in 1956 at the hands of Mr. and Mrs.
Colorado brewer Keith Villa is best known as the creator of Blue Moon, the wildly successful, Coors-backed beer with the suggested orange-slice garnish. His newest craft-style beer will come with a much more potent additive: cannabis.
It’s totally normal and probably psychologically healthier to shut out the collective drinks marketing noise. “Mango Margaritas are here!” “Rosé all day, bae!” “Coconut Rum — your doctor says it’s the new water!” But this is one trend too good to keep to ourselves. This is Pineau des Charentes.
Noble grape Sauvignon Blanc is an Old World enigma wrapped in a New Zealand supermarket circular. Grown and exported around the world, it’s become so ubiquitous that one Twitter user likened it to the “chicken Caesar Salad” of restaurant wine lists. With machine harvesting and stainless-steel fermentation, the oft-imitated style is easy to make inexpensively. […]