Matthew

2,212 Flips | 2 Magazines | 417 Likes | 1 Following | 1,735 Followers | @mattker | Keep up with Matthew on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Matthew”

How Is Rosé Wine Made? - Chowhound

Pale pink in color, rosé looks pretty divine submerged in a half-melted ice bucket drenched by sunlight, which is why regardless of whether you drink …

Wine

A Guide: Here's Your New Favorite Wine (Based On Your Old One)

Most of us can name at least one popular type of wine that we really like. Here's how to branch out from there.<p>Our experts were Bianca Bosker, who wrote the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling book, <i>Cork Dork,</i> about her experience becoming a sommelier. And Arvid Rosengren, wine director at Legacy Records in …

Sonoma’s Secret Elite Wine Region

On far-western, coastal ridges, some of Northern California’s most talented winemakers are producing exquisite Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.<p>In the …

Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spain

The Beau-Rivage Palace hotel in Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva, maintains one of Europe’s great wine cellars. Earlier in the day I’d made my …

The World's Most Stunning Wineries

Sometimes it’s a remote vineyard, steeply terraced high above a winding river. Sometimes it’s an architect’s extraordinary vision, manifested in …

Wine

Stars Drinking Wine Naked In The Bath: Emily Ratajkowski & More

Emily Ratajkowski recently shared a sexy picture of herself enjoying a large glass of wine in a bubble bath! Check out all of your favorite stars …

What does it mean when a wine ‘tastes green’? – ask Decanter

Heard wine tasters referring to a wine ‘tasting green’ or ‘green flavours'? We ask the experts.<p><b>What does it mean when a wine ‘tastes green’? – ask</b> …

Wine Tasting

Three Women Defining The Modern Georgian Wine Scene — ChefsFeed

Dust flies up all around as the van comes to a stop at the edge of a narrow dirt lane.<p>Impassable for the auto, a stone wall rises up from the end of …

Wine Barrel Crash-Course: 10 Types of Oak Winemakers Love

Read this and you’ll have a new vocabulary to talk about those “oaky” notes in your glass.<p>Those sweet “oaky” notes radiating out of your glass of …

A Guide to Franciacorta, Italy's Most Chill Wine Region

Because of its relative new-kid status, there’s a refreshing casualness to Franciacorta's wineries.<p>With flashy Lake Como to the northwest and stately Lake Garda to the east, it’s easy to overlook low-key Lake Iseo and the little wine region that tumbles from the foothills of the Alps right down to …

7 Wine Tasting Trips That Are Very Off The Beaten Path

So you're a fancy adult, and you want to go on a holiday that involves fewer horrendous cheap-cocktail hangovers and more sipping on Pinot Noir while …

For Many Winemakers, Concrete Is the Best of Both Worlds

2 minute Read<p>For years, oak was the stamp of quality winemaking. Oaked reds were more likely to get top scores by wine critics in the 1980s; and by …

Ventisquero’s Five Great Wines

SPONSORED BY<p>Ventisquero offers elegant wines that are born <b>of passion, curiosity, creative freedom, a willingness to take risks, a thirst for</b> …

Bordeaux 2017: UGC head praises ‘approachable’ vintage

Bordeaux 2017 is a 'very approachable' vintage, even though many wines might not reach the heights of 2015 and 2016, and most estates are expected to …

Bordeaux

An Indian Winery Has Won a ‘Winery of the Year’ Award

Here's your perfect excuse to buy Indian wine.<p>If you've never tried Indian wine before, here's your golden opportunity. <i>Asian Wine Review</i>, which bills …

Inside the Making of Napa's Most Iconic Cabernet

With a new winemaker at the helm of Beaulieu Vineyard, there’s no better time to discover (or rediscover) the iconic Georges de Latour Private …

10 Hidden Wine Regions Around the World

Cape South Coast, South Africa<p>South Africa's Cape South Coast doesn’t have the same international reputation as Stellenbosch and Paarl, but it’s …

The Top 10 Most Expensive Wines in the World

Since the dawn of civilization, mankind has relied on wine. For what purpose, we all know. At home or away, for family or friends, on various …

Wine

Best Wineries to Visit in Tuscany

Few wine regions have the instant name recognition of Tuscany’s Chianti, first legally defined in 1716 (but recognized as a wine region as early as …

The NBA's Secret Wine Society

The inside-the-bottle story of the intense love affair between NBA stars and the gilded grape.<p><i>A version of this story appears in GOLD RUSH: powered</i> …

Wine

Say hello to Kunjani Wines, a brand new hot spot on the Stellenbosch Wine Route

As the sun was dipping into the wine valley, shedding a warm golden glow over the vineyards, a group of wine writers, food lovers and general …

Love Stories

Romanian wines, value at brilliant prices

Romanian wines can be “very good” and come at “brilliant prices,” according to a review published by The Guardian.<p>The article notes the country’s …

Europe

Curtis Stone's New Maude Menu Is Inspired by Rioja, Spain

Rioja is the first of four wine region-inspired menus the restaurant plans to roll out this year<p>Since opening in February 2014, Curtis Stone's …

Tasting The Unexpected: Why Wine Professionals Can’t Get Enough of Chilean Wine

3 minute Read<p>Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Tuscany. These are undoubtedly the world’s best-known wine-growing regions. But look beyond the clichéd mainstays …

If You're Going to Buy One Wine at Whole Foods, This Is It

Still don't have your wine picked out for Thanksgiving? Thomas Pastuszak, the wine director at The NoMad in New York City, has the answer for you.<p>His …

Why Zinfandel Lovers Should Head to Croatia

America claims zinfandel as its own—but Croatia has something to say about that.<p>Zinfandel is misunderstood on many levels. It's way more than a boxed wine downed by college kids and book clubs. There's the blush we all know, and then a peppery, full-bodied red that we dare to say—yes, we <i>dare</i>—could …

All the Ways to Make Champagne and Sparkling Wine, Explained

3 minute Read<p>Champagne and Prosecco and Cava, oh my! It’s the bubbliest time of the year, meaning that most of us will be meeting our sparkling wine …

This Versatile Italian Red Is Sicily's Answer to Pinot Noir

3 minute Read<p>Put down the Pinot Noir and step away from the corkscrew. There’s a new light red in town, and — I’m going to say it —it’s …

This Unknown Portuguese Grape Is the Ideal Affordable Alternative to Barolo

2 minute Read<p>The wine world is exploding with grape diversity. New countries are popping on the international scene, and classic winemaking regions …

Wine & Spirits

Jefford on Monday: Wineism – towards a political philosophy of wine

Andrew Jefford takes his cue for 2018 from the bottles...<p>In mid-December last year, I received a letter from Miguel Torres senior, outlining some of …