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50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

California Cabernets for Your Cellar

Bold, rich Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of California reds and naturally perfect for aging. Here are ten Cab Sauvs ready for your cellar.<p>The Gold …

Down on French Wine? Give These Five Lesser-Known Regions a Taste

You love Burgundy, but oh, those prices. You can’t drink Champagne all the time, and Bordeaux is just not what you’re craving.<p>So? There’s plenty of …

Wines of the week: 7 affordable clarets

To non-expert consumers – and even to some wine buffs – the classification of wines in the Bordeaux area, probably the greatest and most celebrated …

Wine Legend: DRC Richebourg 1959

Why it makes our hall of fame...<p><b>Wine Legend: DRC Richebourg 1959, Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy, France</b><p><b>Number of bottles produced:</b> 11,000<p><b>Composition:</b> 100% …

Puglia Flourishes with Wines Made from Indigenous Grapes

Once known more for dazzling Adriatic beaches and medieval castles, the Italian region of Puglia is looking to its indigenous grapes (like Negroamaro …

Wine & Spirits

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 …

Champagne

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: Two Terrific but Very Different Vintages</b><p>BY STEPHEN TANZER | JANUARY 25, 2018<p>Despite extreme weather conditions in both …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Wine

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 …

What You Need to Get Started Canning

Canning Supplies - What You Need to Get Started<p>Updated March 18, 2018<p>Ready to give canning a try? Here are all the supplies that you'll need to round …

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 …

North Carolina

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, …

5 wines to try, complete with a challenge

By Dave McIntyre<p>Dave McIntyre<p>Bio Follow<p>Exceptional   Excellent   Very Good<p>Here’s a fun comparison: Track down the two cabernet franc wines listed below: one of Virginia’s best and a rare example from California. Both are delicious, but when you taste them together, you will easily notice the …

Grapes

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 …

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 …

Viryta (Lithuanian Honey Liqueur) Recipe

"This is a sweet, very potent beverage that can be found at Lithuanian festivals and Lithuanian social clubs in Baltimore. They usually pronounce it …

11 Wines to Drink When You're Over Rosé

Sorry summer water!<p>After months and months of drinking the official wine of summer, it's time to pour some out for rosé and move on to other equally awesome varietals. We touched base with vineyards, beverage directors, and sommeliers across the country to see what they're drinking next.

Five wines that will help you beat the heat

By Dave McIntyre<p>Dave McIntyre<p>Bio Follow<p>Exceptional   Excellent   Very Good<p>Here are wines to slake summer’s heat: a racy Mediterranean white from Corsica, a minerally Muscadet from the Loire Valley, a juicy rosé from Washington state, and a light Italian red that simply says fun. Plus a delicious …

Wine

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 …

Periquita, A Portuguese Pioneer, And Other Wines From JM Da Fonseca

Periquita is one of Portugal’s and the world’s most famous wine brands. And probably one of the very first. The first bottle of Periquita was sold already in 1850. Today Periquita is still a very strong brand with worldwide recognition. Over 1.5 million bottles are produced annually.<p>Periquita is …

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

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 ourselves in the process), …

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 …