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Duckhorn Wine Company Buys Kosta Browne

Kosta Browne’s private equity owner, JW Childs, sells the Sonoma-based brand to Duckhorn’s private equity fund, TSG Consumer Partners, for an …

Wine & Spirits

The Do’s and Don’ts of Hosting a Wine Dinner Party

It's not always obvious what to do when a guest shows up with a bottle of wine or spills a red all over your white sofa. But we spoke with industry …

Cleaning

Cabernet Sauvignon Conversations

What started as a light-hearted discussion over an opened bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon slowly evolved into a much deeper conversation where the …

Oil Paintings

Embracing the Graciano Goof

Central Coast vintners who thought they were planting the “Monastrell clone” of Mourvèdre just learned that they were instead harvesting an obscure …

Santa Barbara

Discover Japan’s Kosher Sake

Japanese brewers brought together two ancient practices to produce kosher sake. Now these products are finding success overseas and the high demand …

Kosher

Fluffy Peach Cobbler

This fluffy and flaky peach cobbler quickly comes together in an Instant Pot. Top with a white wine whipped cream and everyone will come back for …

Baking

What We’re Tasting Podcast: Why You Should Drink Rosé from Provence This Summer and Forever

It’s the epitome of summer wine. But there’s more to rosé from Provence than looks and taste. Explore the surprising diversity surrounding this pale …

Wine

Seven Light Merlots for Warm Weather Sipping

Though it's typically a fuller-bodied red wine, we went through and found some of our favorite Merlots that are a little on the lighter side.<p>The days …

Flavors

Why Drinking Overchilled Wine is a Summertime Must

White wines, rosés and even lighter reds straight from the refrigerator are the best way to cool down on a hot summer day.<p>My yard needed a lot of …

Food & Dining

How to Spend Less and Do More in Napa Valley

Traveling to and experiencing all Napa Valley has to offer can get pricey. But here's a guide that will walk you through how to do tastings, visit …

Napa Valley

Travel Off the Beaten Path in Virginia Wine Country

There's more to Virginia wine country than just the vineyards. We'll guide you through the best offbeat adventures, like the oldest edible ham, …

Wineries

Six Offbeat Wines to Sip This Summer

A Pinot Noir from Tasmania or a Cinsault from Swartland may not be immediately what comes to mind when thinking warm weather wines. But shake things …

Profit

Summer Reds for When You’re Sick of Rosé

Warm weather doesn't mean red wine has to go into hiding. We've compiled five styles of summer reds perfect with a bit of chill and an afternoon by …

Wine & Spirits

Wine Enthusiast Celebrates America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants

All-star attendees from around the country party at Ousia in New York City and bring together representatives from restaurants to reflect on the …

New York City

How to Taste Wine Like a Pro

Ever feel like the pros at wine tastings are speaking their own secret language? In a way, they are. Learn the ins and outs of "tasting grids," which …

Wine

Six Beer Trends Dominating the Sudsy Scene

It’s the age of independent craft brewers. Their hyperlocal brews, back-to-basics production techniques and popular styles, like sours and New …

Flavors

Vine Wine Club Founder Benita Johnson on Retail Reality

Founder of the Vine Wine Club and creator of the Exclusive Blacklist wine and food event, Benita Johnson talks about how she is promoting black-owned …

Wine

Lamb Keftedes Burgers

These Mediterranean-influenced lamb burgers provide an enjoyable alternative to the typical summer barbecue menu.<p><i>Courtesy Todd Knoll, executive chef,</i> …

Recipes

What We’re Tasting Podcast: The Charms and Challenges of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc put New Zealand on the world wine map. But is it a one-trick pony or are there new discoveries and surprises when it comes to how, …

New Zealand

5 Modern Updates for Your Next Vodka Cocktail

Vodka doesn't always get the respect it deserves, but the spirit is hard to beat for mixing cocktails. We talk to five bartenders who share their …

Vodka

Strawberry Balsamic Vodka Cocktail

The acidity of balsamic vinegar helps bring the sweetness of fresh, seasonal strawberries to life in this robust vodka cocktail.<p><i>Courtesy Sugarcane</i> …

Cocktails

The White Manhattan Cocktail

This cocktail lies somewhere between a martini and a classic Manhattan, using Kentucky-made vodka created by a master whiskey distiller.<p><i>Courtesy</i> …

Kentucky

Melon-choly Vodka Cocktail

While this recipe works as a delicious vodka cocktail, a splash of soda water can be substituted for liquor to make a refreshing non-alcoholic</i> …

Cocktails

West Side Vodka Cocktail

The Employees Only version of the classic South Side cocktail, this drink replaces gin with lemon-infused vodka and adds fresh mint leaves—perfect to …

Employment

Frozen Vodka Espresso Cocktail

Frozen cocktails are a warm weather must, and this one mixes together summer staples like refreshing vodka and iced coffee into a light and sweet …

Cocktails

Rising Sparkling Wine Sales Spark Fierce Competition for Shelf Space

Sparkling wine producers are finding new and innovative ways to get their products in stores and restaurants.<p>Sparkling wine is popping up all over …

Sparkling Wine

11 Food-Friendly California Pinot Noirs

Pinot Noir is one of the most versatile red wines for food pairings, going perfectly with a wide range of dishes. Here are 11 bottles from the sunny …

Flavors

An Insider’s Guide to Sacramento

Long overlooked in favor of the state’s famous coastal regions, California’s capital has quietly morphed into one of the U.S.’s cooler cities. Here …

California

What is Côtes du Rhône?

Sponsored by<p>What’s in the bottle when you see “Côtes du Rhône” on the label? It is the real wine deal.<p>Sun-drenched Côtes du Rhône vineyards straddle …

Artisans

The Seductive Flavors of Côtes du Rhône Blends

Sponsored by<p>Côtes du Rhône wines are mostly grape blends, not single-variety wines. The red stars are Grenache Noir, Syrah, and Mourvèdre (a blend …

Flavors