Wine

Where We’re Drinking in 2019: Sicily

Where We’re Drinking in 2019: Sicily

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.

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4 Reasons Why Abruzzo Is a Region to Love

4 Reasons Why Abruzzo Is a Region to Love

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 […]

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Campuget Costières de Nîmes ‘1753’ Syrah 2016, Rhône Valley, France

Campuget Costières de Nîmes ‘1753’ Syrah 2016, Rhône Valley, France

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 […]

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Why You Need to Know About This Legendary Argentinian Wine

Why You Need to Know About This Legendary Argentinian Wine

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 […]

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Here’s Your Visual Guide to Chilean Wine [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s Your Visual Guide to Chilean Wine [INFOGRAPHIC]

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: […]

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There’s a Chianti Classico for Everyone on Your Holiday Gift List

There’s a Chianti Classico for Everyone on Your Holiday Gift List

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s not too early to think about gifts for the important people in your life. A surefire option that will please nearly everyone on your list is a nice bottle of Italian wine. This year, consider Chianti Classico, an Italian red wine from a region that has been recognized […]

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How to Choose the Right Type of Wine for Every Entertaining Occasion [Flowchart]

How to Choose the Right Type of Wine for Every Entertaining Occasion [Flowchart]

There is nothing more satisfying than successfully entertaining at home. You get to merge your friend groups, introducing like-minded people to one another, and toast what and who is important to you — all without putting on shoes. Different occasions call for different guest lists and bottles, of course. That’s why we put together the […]

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The Definitive Guide to Pairing Italian Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie

The Definitive Guide to Pairing Italian Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie

You might want to drink your glass (or two!) of Moscati d’Asti unadorned, with nothing but your stemware and a smile as accompaniment. In that case, drink on! Enjoyment is the name of the game, and there’s no wrong way to savor your favorite sip. But sometimes, you want to make that Moscati d’Asti really […]

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