“White blends are not as talked about as many other styles,” Mary Gorman, Master of Wine, says. “And that’s a great shame.” They can be pretty hard to come by, too. Wine-Searcher.com lists just four recognized white blends among its 61 dry white categories (the rest are varietal wines). Red blends, on the other hand, […]
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Born in the Big Easy, and a favorite of rock royalty like Janis Joplin, Southern Comfort is a spirit that wears many hats (and, in one notable instance, a lynx fur coat). If your only exposure to “SoCo” is an ill-conceived shot you sort of remember taking one time, it’s time to give the spirit […]
Italian wine with Mexican food? Si! With several cultural similarities (including the love of food and family) and a common Latin origin to the languages, why not bring a little la bella vita to your next fiesta? The perfectly pairable Chianti Classico, with bright acidity and variety of flavor profiles from the Sangiovese grape, can […]
It’s easy to botch Mojitos. Despite having four ingredients and breezy, tropical-island vibes, Mojitos require precision. In a drink with so few components, you’ll taste every off flavor, from subpar spirits to from-concentrate citrus. Like their cousins, the Daiquiris, Mojitos are a combination of rum, lime juice, and a sweetener. Mojitos also involve fresh mint, […]
On Tuesday, the award-winning Beervana blog shared sad news: After 39 years, All About Beer is dead. Of course, this being the craft beer community, controversy followed. Beervana’s Jeff Alworth, who was a contributor, said he received a tip that the decades-long-running print publication would soon be defunct. All About Beer publisher Christopher Rice had […]
At this time of year, with the fall bounty of local vegetables in the homestretch, I like to combine them into a seafood stew.
In a dark basement of a cold-storage facility, the toughest, bare-fisted fighters battle for glory — and the fate of the world. These pugilists are pawns in a deadly game overseen by a cloudy-eyed and bloodthirsty Spaniard, and the stakes are larger than they could ever imagine. And it’s all sponsored by Modelo.
Pizza and beer is a classic combination. Sure, you can also pair pizza with wine and expect excellent results. But there’s something extra satisfying about cracking open the perfect brew with your favorite pizza. It doesn’t have to be any old light lager, either. From elegant porters, to crisp pilsners, to heavy-hitting double IPAs, there are […]
Picture a beautiful Italian vineyard. You’re probably thinking about gently rolling hills, cypress trees with the sparkling blue sea off in the distance. But think again. One of Italy’s best wine regions (and best-kept secrets) is found in the lush Alpine region of northern Italy where apple orchards and vines cling to the mountainsides and […]