Brian Purdy

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Splurge vs. Steal: White Burgundy

At this year's F&W Classic in Aspen, there was an extraordinary tasting of premier cru Meursault. Ray Isle calls out some pricey favorites, and …

The City Of The Future Is In Ohio

Self-driving shuttles, super-smart buses, an independent payment network, and more: Welcome to the Great Columbus Experiment.<p>In some ways, Columbus is the every-city. It’s at the very center of a state known as the “heart” of America. It is not home to the country’s technological nexus, like San …

Urban Design

How Taylored Wines Is Helping Boutique Wineries Reach More Customers

There’s nothing like sipping a flavorful glass of wine after a long day at work, but wouldn’t it be nice to have artisanal wine bottles delivered right to your door? Chicago-based Taylored Wines solves that problem with its new “Vineyard-to-Glass” wine marketplace platform.<p>Taylored Wines makes it …

The 100 best wine restaurants in America

Wine Enthusiast Magazine just released their annual list of America's 100 best wine restaurants.<p>The restaurants that made the list were chosen not for their outstanding wine programs, but because the wine, food, service, and atmosphere at these restaurants all play an important role in the overall …

How one man created the hottest white wine in Italy that's now making its way to America

Yet pecorino, which shares its name with one of Italy's best-known cheeses, might not even exist but for the vision of a trailblazing pioneer fondly remembered by his daughters as being "a little bit crazy".<p>The late Guido Cocci Griffoni is revered as a hero of Italian viticulture and his native …

The Next Trend in Wine Is...Blue? (Like, Really Blue)

Wines have always come in a varying rainbow that pretty much corresponds to the grapes from which they’re born. Full-bodied reds, refreshingly crisp whites, and—of course—rosé, the juice of summer. That is, until now. Listen up, ladies: Your goblet may very soon be filled with a wine of the bright …

11 travel gadgets that will help you survive your next trip

1/<p>Instead of estimating how much a packed bag weighs, test it before you even get to the airport.<p>With steep luggage fees, it's best not to risk going …

This $6 Supermarket Wine Was Just Named One of the Best in the World

<i>This article was originally published on FoodandWine.com.</i><p>Think you can’t get a world-class wine for under $7? Turns out someone thinks you can. And …

How to Host a Wine Tasting Without Thinking Too Much

Three easy themes to help sharpen your senses.<p>When wine pros gather in tasting groups, it’s not to <i>ooh</i> and <i>ahh</i> over exceptional bottles. OK, we do that …

Surge in sales of luxury wine cellars as homeowners avoid stamp duty

The twin effects of high stamp duty and a shortage of properties on the market helped to drive up revenues at Spiral Cellars by 20pc last year, as people chose to renovate their homes rather than move to a bigger one.<p>The wine storage company, which is now receiving 15 inquiries a week, turned over …

High-Tech Bottle Keeps Opened Wine Fresh for Weeks

<i>This story was updated at 9:49 a.m. on May 12.</i><p>Many people enjoy an occasional glass of wine with dinner, but after a glass or two, what do you do …

Wine

We Drank Hella Old Wine And Lived To Tell The Tale

We did a grape job testing this wine gadget.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Influence of Damage and Skin Structural Integrity on Infestation of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Wine Grapes

The Spotted Wing Drosophila (<i>Drosophila suzukii</i>), a relative newcomer in the United States, is a pest of Asian origin that attacks many different …

Wine & Spirits

These are the gadgets you’ll want to pack for your next trip

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Last week we highlighted some of our favorite products to help keep you comfortable while you're traveling. For students studying …

How a Wine and Cocaine Cocktail became Coca Cola

<i>I</i> think by now most of us have heard the story about our world-famous soft drink, Coco-Cola, once containing a significant dose of cocaine until it …

Cheers! 12 Solutions for Organizing Wine

Wine racks for four to ten bottles, or many more<p>Lots of people with wine bottles don't want or need a fancy wine cellar; they're just looking for …

Wine Cellars

The biggest differences between Champagne and other types of sparkling wine

But while I am an enthusiastic appreciator and I extend my love to virtually any wine with bubbles, <b>sparkling wine is by no means a single thing</b>. It's an umbrella category, and though we often speak of different types of sparkling wine in the same breath, there are differences in how they are …

The best Bordeaux reds | David Williams

The picturesque vineyards may produce some of the best – and most expensive – wines in the world. But clever shopping means you can enjoy these grapes at prices which aren’t quite so eye-watering<p><b>From Vineyards Direct St-Julien, Bordeaux 2010 (£19.95,</b> <b>vineyardsdirect.com</b><b>)</b> All has not been rosy in the …

Perfecting Pinot in Willamette Valley

<b>When a new vintage tastes like it's been around the block, or rather, aged for 3-5 years</b> instead of 1 or 2 I feel like I've won the lottery. Take perhaps the almighty Pinot Noir which isn't as fussy about age as a Cabernet, but getting the layers, the nuances of some of the best can be a feat. It's …

How to Wine Taste Properly

Taking a trip to wine country? Here’s how to make the most of a tasting.<p>There’s so much more to tasting wines than just sniffing, swirling, and sipping. We tapped three of the country’s top sommeliers for their tips on making the most out of your next wine tasting.<p>Choose a winery wisely.<p>The world’s …

Why you should go for the Bordeaux that aren’t collector’s items

When we think of the world’s best bargain wines, we seldom think of Bordeaux. Bordeaux is the elite, expensive wine, with prices in the three digits or higher. We talk of first growths and historic chateaux, the history of the British wine trade and the glamour that is luxury wine.<p>The Bordeaux we …

10 things to know about Sauvignon Blanc

10 Facts to know about Sauvignon Blanc<p>1. Widely planted everywhere in the world, but most associated with the Loire valley of France. Have you ever …

Archaeologists discover ancient winery, bathhouse at Jerusalem construction site

Archaeologists have discovered a winery dating to the Roman or Byzantine period on the site that is set to house residential buildings for Jerusalem’s ultra-orthodox population.<p>The discovery is the latest twist for a site that has quite a history. It was home for the Schneller Orphanage from 1860 …

A preview into the food, wine and travel to Molise

Our <b>Italian Food, Wine & Travel group</b> is ready to share with you another one of Italy's marvelous regions. This week and month we share with you the …

Italy

How To get money back if your car is damaged by hitting a Cincinnati pothole

A blown tire is the last thing anyone wants to deal with, and it's even worse if the blowout is caused by a hole in the pavement.<p>"I'm seeing a lot of …

The price point that divides wine buyers: $17

There has always been a line dividing the wine market in two. It's the dollar figure between affordable and expensive, or in the minds of some, between sensible and stupid. To speak of a single line is an abstraction, of course, because it varies from person to person, and it has risen over time. …

Spanish wine 'the most popular on the planet' despite fetching less than a third of the price of French vintages

Spanish wine is the most popular on the planet, according to the latest international export figures, but few of the country’s vineyard owners will …

Five Things I Think I Learned at the Napa Valley Wine Writers’ Symposium

Sue and I are back from the Professional Wine Writers’ Symposium at the Meadowood Resort in the Napa Valley and it is time to reflect upon the …

This Haunted Missouri Winery Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

Only three of the historical buildings remain amongst a sprawl of elegant buildings in the hills of Clay County. This area is currently the home of …