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Exclusive: Buried Bubbly Could be Buried Treasure

As far as buried treasure goes, Pol Roger Champagne from the 19th century is the stuff of wine lovers' dreams. More than a century after a cave-in …

Archaeology

February Newsletter 2018

Monthly Wine Specials<p>$8.99/btl. $91.70/case<p>We have been working with our friend and importer JC Chaplin to get this wine featured for quite some …

Wine & Spirits

Red Burgundy '16 & '15: Superb Vintages, Different Styles (Jan 2018) | Vinous - Explore All Things Wine

<b>Red Burgundy 2016 and 2015, Part 1: Two Terrific but Very Different Vintages</b><p>BY STEPHEN TANZER | JANUARY 25, 2018<p>Despite extreme weather conditions in …

Wine & Spirits

Great value Italian wines made by cooperatives

Italy’s cooperative wineries may lack the glamour of its single estates, but they offer a wealth of riches for savvy wine lovers. Simon Reilly …

Wine & Spirits

6 things you need to know about witch markings, according to an ancient graffiti expert

You can find them in churches, chapels, cottages, caves and barns<p>A few years back, I was cleaning our old stone threshing barn in preparation for …

Archaeology

Disposable alliances: Aragon and Castile during the War of the Two Pedros and beyond

Pedro the Cruel murders a prisoner after the Battle of Najera – illustration in a 15th century manuscript of Froissart’s Chronicle<p><b>Disposable</b> …

The 13 Best Wines for Fall: Vinous Founder Antonio Galloni Shares His Top Picks

What wines will you fall for this fall? When the weather gets cooler and the dishes get heartier, you’ll need a bottle that can hold its own with a meal. Or perhaps you may simply want something you can enjoy without the aid of comestibles.<p>To uncork some selections, I spoke with Vinous founder and …

Wine & Spirits

Inside Croatia's Underwater Winery

Yes, it's as dreamy as it sounds.<p>As if we didn't already have enough reasons to visit Croatia, the country is now home to an underwater winery. And …

Affordable Bordeaux for the rest of us (for the most of us?)

Years ago, during an evening of urban carousing with two friends, the three of us found ourselves in the lobby of a swanky hotel. It was almost as if we had just landed there or had been somehow teleported. We were profoundly underdressed (it's possible that I was wearing cut-off shorts), but the …

Get out of your wine rut: Seven alternatives to some of the world’s most popular wines

Wine expert Joe Fattorini suggests seven alternatives to some of the most popular wines in the world.<p>One of the great pleasures of getting into …

This Professor's Wine and Cheese Pairing App is the Coolest One We've Ever Seen

Want to win friends and influence people at your next drinks party? Here's how.<p>Creating mapping software that visually plots the relationships …

All of Your Canning Questions Answered

Have a question about canning? Find the answer here:<p>What do I need to get started canning?<p>Here's a list of everything you need to get started canning.<p>…

New Swiss chocolate claims to ease period pains

A chocolatier in Switzerland has claimed to have created a chocolate that can help relieve period pains.<p>The chocolate titled “Frauenmond” which …

A Recipe for Mead

<b>Day 1</b><i>, preferably during a waxing moon, to encourage the mead to ripen:</i> Clean the stockpot with a bleach solution and rinse well. Put cloves, …

Homebrewing
Wine

Handcrafted Berry Liqueur Recipe

Take advantage of this handcrafted berry liqueur recipe, make your own berry liqueur, and you won’t have to pay the high-end prices of store …

Liqueurs

13 Spiced Wine and Cider Recipes to Warm You Up This Fall

Nothing says fall quite like mulling spices and apple cider (well, maybe the PSL, but still). Spiced ciders and wines are super delicious and cozy and, of course, they also help you get your buzz on. Put a batch on the stove while you carve pumpkins, decorate the house for fall and put together …

Cooking

Viryta (Lithuanian Honey Liqueur) Recipe

Recipe by: FoodJunkie<p>"This is a sweet, very potent beverage that can be found at Lithuanian festivals and Lithuanian social clubs in Baltimore. They …

11 Wines to Drink When You're Over Rosé

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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 …

Wine & Spirits
Wine & Spirits

How to Order Wine at a Restaurant: Avoid Embarrassment, Save Money, and Pick Something Divine

<b>SHOOTING DARTS IN THE DARK</b><p>For many of us, ordering wine in a restaurant is like shooting darts with our eyes closed. We set the bar quite low for ourselves when it comes to defining success, and often we're content just to hit the board. We may aim for a delicious wine (and strive not to embarrass …

The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time

But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation.<p>After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented …

World History

This Is the Ultimate Bar Knife

Looking for something to buy the cocktail lover in your life?<p>Until recently, I was satisfied with my bar knife—the small paring knife I use to strip …

12 Wines that Pair with Absolutely Everything

A fool-proof case from sommelier Jared Hooper that masterfully pairs with everything from pho to duck confit.<p>“Our cuisine is from a chef who is half …

24 free Ivy League courses you can sign up for today

Let’s be real — not everyone can afford to go to an Ivy League school, nor can most people get in to begin with (certainly not I).<p>But lo and behold, the beautiful invention of online education has transformed how we can learn—so much so that with just a click of a button, we can take any course …

Desperate for decent rosé? Choose European over New World wines

I always start to think pink in April, but the current selection in our shops is in need of a serious prune.<p>First for the chop are the older wines. Rosé doesn’t keep well, so avoid any from 2013 or earlier. Ideally, buy the 2015s.<p>Then, unless you know you like the commercial sweet, syrupy styles (I …

Marks & Spencer

Barolo Chinato: The Ultimate Italian After-Dinner Drink

As I sipped a glass of Barolo Chinato (pronounced <i>key-NOT-o</i>) after dinner at the bar at Ava Gene's in Portland, Oregon, I wasn't thinking about the ancient Egyptians, who mixed their wines with healing herbs. Nor was I considering the Bronze Age Persians, who dosed wine with spices and occasionally …

Wines to Pair with Your Next Porterhouse

Cabernet Sauvignon is the alpha daddy of wine varietals. It’s big, bold and everywhere. It’s the main grape in Bordeaux blends (at least on the left …

Wine