Gabriel Veliz

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The Best Courses to Help You Land a Job in Wine

Looking to get a leg up in the wine world? Here's a crash course in the various classes that will help you out.<p>If you’ve heard that working in the …

Wine

6 Wine Festivals Every Wino Needs To Check Off Her Bucket List In Her 20s

Food and wine festivals take place across the globe throughout the year, meaning it's <i>always</i> a good time for a glass of the good stuff.<p>Sure, a cold …

Festivals

After a Blockbuster Year for Bordeaux, the Top 18 Wines to Buy

As spring sun blazed in blue skies over Bordeaux on Friday, March 31, I set out to taste nearly 500 barrel samples of red and white wines in the …

Wine & Spirits

How to Improve Your Sense of Smell—and Why You’d Want To

Superman could fly. The Incredible Hulk had incredible strength. The Flash had lightning speed. Even Deadpool had healing powers. Among superheroes, …

Penguin Random House

Apparently, Drinking Wine Is Better for Your Brain Than Studying Math

Throw your calculator in the trash and pick up a box of lovely, lovely wine.<p>Do you think Jimmy Buffett secretly owns a TARDIS, or is it just the case that countless years of exposure to margarita mix fumes have gifted him with the ability to peer into the future and know great and important …

Napa Valley

Monty Williams is the strongest man in the NBA

We have that and more in Friday’s NBA newsletter.<p>In lieu of talking about basketball, I'd like to direct everyone who hasn't already done so to read Chris Ballard's emotional feature on Monty Williams, the former player and coach and current Spurs VP.<p>Monty lost his wife, Ingrid, in a tragic car …

Basketball

For collectors and value-conscious wine lovers alike, now is the moment to buy Barolo

Like a lot of people in the wine world, Scott Torrence has been keeping an eye on Barolo. Torrence – a vice president and senior wine specialist at …

Texas

Fifty best MLB draft picks from past 50 years

Across the June draft's first 50 seasons, different players have provided for different teams' needs, delivering greatness or something less. But who …

Parents 'too desensitised to judge appropriate films for children'

New research suggests that viewers may be partly responsible for ‘ratings creep’ which has seen younger children exposed to increasing levels of big screen sex and violence<p>Parents become desensitised over time when viewing movies featuring adult content such as sex and violence, according to a new …

My Father's Last Yankee: A Eulogy for Derek Jeter's Career

I've broken up with baseball three times in my life.<p>Once when I found out I was not Puerto Rican enough (at all) to be Bernie Williams cousin, despite my father telling me I was when I was five years old. (I was 11 upon making this discovery). Baseball was not allowed in my house (or in the family …

Baseball