Erika Silliman

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The Wines of Elvio Cogno, A Beautiful Expression of BaroloWine

This past summer I spent four days in Piedmont, the northern Italy wine region famous for Barolo and Barbaresco. I wanted to understand the Nebbiolo grape, and the differences in Barolo and Barbaresco. Going to the place where the vineyards are planted and the wine is made is the best way to learn …

Wine & Spirits

How to Read Italian Wine Labels

<i>Learn to understand Italian wine labels enough to get what you want. Here is a great set of tips and advice to keep handy so you can find and enjoy</i> …

Italian Wine

Essential Guide to Piedmont Wine (with Maps)

Why Learn About Piedmont?<p>Piedmont vs. Piemonte<p>If you want to speak as the Italians do, say “Piemonte” (pee-ay-MON-tay).<p>If you’re trying to get a …

Wine & Spirits

The Serious Eats Cheese and Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>It's New Year's Eve, and your guests are about to come tumbling in. You set out bowls of salty snacks and a grand platter of cheeses. There's creamy white chèvre, a Stilton, some Brie, nutty aged Gruyère, tangy …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

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One of the comments on my blog last week about UC Davis' study on microbes and <i>terroir</i> reminded me why this is such a slippery concept. It shouldn't …

What Would You Say Today to Your Younger Wine-Self?

One of the major ingredients of wine is time. Like gravity, it's unseen but strongly felt. Apart from Beaujolais Nouveau, there's almost no such …

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So many good wines and only 365 days to drink them. That's what makes it tough to pick the best wines of the year. My go-to list of course is <i>Wine</i> …

Gewürztraminer Wine Guide

Gewürztraminer pronunciation<p>Ever wonder how a person’s name affects their potential? Does ‘Kiki’ sound like the name of a world leader or a backwater …

Bay Leaf

What Are You Drinking, Jill Bernheimer?

We're always on the lookout for good wine shops: the kind of stores where someone has really curated the selection and is offering only bottles they can really recommend. Jill Bernheimer's Domaine LA is one such shop, located on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.<p>We chatted with Jill recently about her …

Pear & Caramel Pudding Cake

In the middle of making this cake for the first time, my mum's Kenwood Major died.<p>It was eighteen years old, bought when I was six. Mum taught me to …

Top 100 Wines of the Year (All for Under $15!)

Love wine? Then you'll love this. <i>Wine Enthusiast</i> recently announced their best buys for the year that all come in at or below $15. While you're busy …

7 Must-Visit Dallas Craft Breweries

What Makes Champagne Special? A Brief History

<i>Pinot Noir vines in Cumières</i><p>The vast appellation of Champagne doesn't look like the world's other wine regions. The extensive vineyards -- spreading for miles in some places, covering every available slope -- are high density plantings, containing from 8,000 to 10,000 vines per hectare. The vines …

Wine

How to Make The Barrelhouse Flat's Edible Pantries at Home

Jessica Tessendorf of The Barrelhouse Flat in Chicago, told us that this fall drink was a collaboration she created with bartender Mark Brinker. "Mark started off with the idea of Fernet and maple together, and we expanded from there," she said.<p>There's not a lot of prep required for the cocktail; …

Chainsawing Ice Cubes; 10 Colorado Distilleries to Visit

· Watch Richard Boccato Make Ice Cubes with a Chainsaw [Punch]<br>· 10 Colorado Distilleries to Visit Now [Eater Denver]<br>· The 4 Fundamentals of Latte Art [SED]<br>· How a Lexicon for Cheese Gave Researchers a Headache [Guardian]<br>· Welcome Diner Leading Phoenix's Food Truck Surge [AP]<br>· 7 Outstanding Cocktail …

From $18 To $4,500, New Spirits To Tempt Your Taste Buds This Fall

Every couple of months, when I've accumulated enough bottles of new and noteworthy spirits, I write them up in round-up pieces like this one. Sometimes they'll include a lot of the same type of spirits with the same general vibe, in roughly the same price range. But my favorite round-ups are the …

Whiskey

9 Hipster Hangouts in Boston

Top 10 Wine Destinations Around the World

Going wine tasting is a charming way to spend a day or a weekend. It is so enjoyable, in fact, that wine tasting has become a vacation in itself. Wine tourism has increased in the past 10 years and many wineries around the globe now provide exquisite tasting rooms with scenic vineyard views, wine …

Wine

Duck Dynasty Releases New Commander Wines: Trinchero Family Estates - Great Ideas : People.com

Red red wine may make you feel so fine—but what about red<i>neck</i> wine?<p>You’ll be able to find out when the first bottles of Duck Commander Wines, the …

Corked, Cooked, Bretty, Bad: How to Spot 7 Common Wine Flaws

Wine professionals acknowledge that at least 1 out of 20 bottles of wine—perhaps more like 1 out of every 10—is corked. That means flawed. Gone bad. <i>Worthy of a refund.</i><p>Have you opened 10 bottles of wine in the last year? How many have you sent back? Or, better put, how many have you <i>not</i> sent back …

Ask a Sommelier: How Did You Get Interested in Wine?

A good sommelier exudes excitement for wine, and when we start talking to one, we always wonder how they first found that passion. Was there an aha! moment? A wine that really turned his head and convinced him to devote his life to studying vineyards and winemaking methods, regions, producers, and …

Maryland Wine Industry Sees Tremendous Growth Over Last Decade

<b>By Kate Andries | Capital News Service</b><p>COLLEGE PARK - Maryland's wine industry, while not a powerhouse in the world of vino, has seen tremendous …

Wine

Brewery to Watch: Blue Lobster Brewing

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>One of the buzziest breweries to open in New England this past year operates in an unlikely place—a strip mall in Hampton, NH, a beach town that swells with macro lager-drinking tourists in the summer months. There, …

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It’s no secret that Bordeaux wines have a bit of a perception problem among U.S. consumers. In a 2012 blog post, senior editor James Molesworth, our …

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Dogfish Head turns student’s beer bus idea into reality

Just don’t call it a party bus.<p>The Dogfish Head Ale Bus, which made its debut in August, is about beer appreciation, not binge drinking, says 25-year-old Sam Petrella.<p>In the past three months, the rolling pub has hosted events for local companies . But its origins are in the classroom: Petrella …