With over 70 wine-producing nations worldwide, and innumerable subregions and appellations, choosing where to take your next wine-fueled vacation can be tricky. To create the ultimate list of wine travel destinations for 2019, we analyzed trends and tourism developments worldwide. We love Napa, Bordeaux, and Tuscany, but we wanted to highlight regions beyond those usual […]
The National Institutes of Health released a report analyzing drinking trends by state, and the results are illuminating. VinePair breaks it down by each state’s overall and per capita wine consumption. Californians drink the most wine overall. This is unsurprising, seeing as how California’s population of 39 million thirsty residents is nearly 70 times larger than […]
With the season of heavy imbibing behind us, many find ourselves aiming to cut back on something (anything). It’s the perfect time to explore low-alcohol wines. “Sessions,” a term often used in the beer industry, describes an alcoholic beverage with lower-than-industry-standard alcohol by volume (ABV). Wine ABV can range anywhere from 5 to more than […]
Although Chardonnay is the signature white wine of California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Sauvignon Blanc deserves more attention than it gets, especially among those looking for crisper wines that can be both opulent and refreshing.
Passion and drinking are a timelessly alluring combination. And nowhere do those twin temptations meet to better effect than in Sicily. Maybe it’s the hot tension of the very much active Mount Etna, on whose fertile slopes grow centuries-old vines. Or maybe the secret lies in its delicious isolation — not quite Europe, not Africa.
In 2018, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo celebrated half a century of DOC recognition. The beloved style of red from the center of Italy has long solidified its status as one of the country’s enduring viticultural touchstones. For good reason: Winemaking here traces its roots back to ancient times — a local tradition dating back to the Roman […]
Of all the appellations in France’s vast Rhône Valley, Costières de Nîmes is among the more obscure and least celebrated. But the area, which is the Rhône’s southernmost appellation and borders Languedoc, offers some excellent wines and great values. One of them is from Château de Campuget, the “1753” Syrah 2016. At around $18, it […]
The secret is officially out: The world is obsessed with the wines of Argentina. In recent years, the South American nation has become the fifth-largest producer of wine in the entire world, with much of that wine produced in Mendoza, a region nestled in the eastern foothills of the Andes Mountains. With sandy alluvial soil […]
If you’re seeing more Chilean wines on the store shelves, you’re not imagining it: Chilean wine is having a moment. Exports have quadrupled in the last decade and the planted area has nearly doubled to a staggering 130,000 hectares under vine. Today, Chile has an estimated 8,000 producers creating masterpieces with their top four grapes: […]