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Three of Wine Country's Best Hotels Get Facelifts in 2016

Wine-country hotels are getting hipper.<p>Wine country has become a lot more hip in the past few years, and many hotels in Napa and Sonoma have followed …

Authentic Italian Pizza and The Wines To Complement

The best pizzas in America pay homage to classic Italian toppings and preparation methods.The real magic to authentic Italian pizzas are the flavor …

Clams

Google Fiber testing home phone service to bundle with TV, Internet

More than three years ago, Google Fiber launched with gigabit internet and TV, but has, to date, stayed away from voice services due to regulatory hurdles.<p>That may soon change.<p>The Washington Post reported today that Google is sending out invitations to try its new home phone service to members of …

Google Fiber

Discover

Discover the collection of small appliances, now available on Smeg’s dedicated online store: Sicily is my Love.<p>Welcome to Beijing, the city that …

Dolce & Gabbana

Pairings With Pop

Pairing Champagne and Sparkling Wines with Food<p>These days, food pairings go well beyond the usual red or white wine. One increasingly popular choice: bubbly with everything from snacks to steak.<p>Champagne is "very food-friendly," says Seth Box, director of education for Moët Hennessy USA, whose …

Sparkling Wine

National Geographic Travel

Eight of New York's Most Influential Wine Restaurants, Past and Present

What have been the classic wine restaurants of New York? One might count the number of selections on wine lists, or the number of years in business, to try to find an answer, but a more powerful indicator is alumni. Some restaurants have spawned numerous top sommeliers who have gone on to notable …

Yaşasın! Toasting The Allure Of Turkish Wine

“Yaşasın!”<p>Translated literally, it means “Long live!” in Turkish.<p>In practice, it’s what you say in Turkey when you’re happy.<p>It’s what you say, for example, when the weather is lovely. “Yaşasın! It’s a beautiful day.”<p>It’s what you say when you’re doing something you love. “Yaşasın! We’re going …

Wine

The strange world inside cheese

From foot bacteria to fungal goo, the living things in cheese make it taste wonderful. Veronique Greenwood explores a microscopic world we rarely think about.<p>Cheese, once primarily a way to extend the useful life of milk, is today quite a darling in the foodie world. It's also fertile territory for …

Vacu Vin Wine Saver Vacuum Pump — Tools and Toys

I love having the occasional bottle of wine, but I’m the only one in the house who drinks it and always feel rushed to finish it within a day or two. …

Wine

Just Drink Prosecco

It's New Year's Eve, which means that amateurs across the planet will be imbibing far more booze than they're accustomed to, and more likely than …

Prosecco Enjoys Bubbly Times

Champagne’s Italian-Made Cousin Boosts Sales for Sparkling Wine-Industry<p>By<p>Tripp Mickle<p>Tripp Mickle<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@trippmickle<p>tripp.mickle@wsj.com<p>This week’s New Year’s libations will illustrate an increasingly established truth in the sparkling-wine business: Sales are bubbling, …

Sparkling Wine

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir under threat from climate change

The taste of wine is changing because grape varieties can no longer grow in traditional regions as the climate warms, experts are warning<p>The taste of fine wines like chardonnay and pinot noir is under threat from rising temperatures caused by climate change, scientists have warned.<p>Grapes used in …

The Ultimate Wine and Cheese Pairing Cheat Sheet

<i>Our partner Tasting Table has the best of food and drink culture. Today, Ruth Tobias shares with us a cheat sheet for pairing wine with cheese.</i><p>These days, there are so many confusing rules about pairing wine and cheese that it's no wonder many are turning instead to craft beer as their drink of …

How to Pair Cheese With Sparkling Wine

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>First things first: sparkling wine is not just for New Year's Eve. But New Year's is just around the corner, and of course you'll be drinking sparkling wine, so now's a good time to talk about pairing cheese with it. …

How do you pair port with food?

Port has a stuffy reputation and is generally thought of as a dessert or after-dinner wine. Can it work when served alongside a meal?<p>Think of port and you might think of cigar smoke-filled rooms frequented by claret-faced men in burgundy trousers and tweed jackets. Perhaps mixed in with that …

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 …

The San Francisco Champagne Society is a Thing

When we heard there was a society specifically dedicated to bubbly, we had to hear more. Behold, the <b>San Francisco Champagne Society</b>, a unique …

San Francisco

Surprising Facts About Grenache Wine

Grenache Wine Guide<p>Would it surprise you to know that Grenache is responsible for some of the most delicious and expensive wine in the world? From …

Map of Spain Wine Regions

Super Underrated Spain<p>Somehow, Spain seems to fly under the radar compared to its next door neighbor, France. Spain is actually the third largest …

Wine

A Simple Guide to Napa Wine (Map)

<i>With so much wine flowing in Napa Valley, it’s not a surprise that Napa is one of America’s top tourist destinations (for us drunken adults). So what</i> …

Wine & Spirits

Tempranillo: Wine Profile

<i>Tempranillo is an easy to find and wildly diverse food-pairing wine that also happens to have great a great flavor profile for its value.</i><p>If you’ve …

Guide to Sangiovese Wine and Pronunciation

<i>It might surprise you to know that Sangiovese is actually quite scarse outside of Italy. In terms of world plantings, Sangiovese is less abundant</i> …

Flavors

Get to Know Barbera Wine

Barbera: The Wine Italy Never Talks About<p>Barbera has long filled-in the low slopes and valleys of Northern Italy. It’s considered a lesser wine to …

Learn about Bordeaux Wine Region (Map)

<b>Pro Tip</b><br>A wine labeled <i>Bordeaux Superieur AC</i> is a great place to start when trying Bordeaux wines.<p>Learn the Tricks to Getting Cheap Bordeaux<p>Not all …

Sonoma Wine Map (Poster)

Sitting in-between the Pacific Ocean and Napa Valley is Sonoma County. The region silently produces almost 2 times as much wine as Napa Valley and is …

Chardonnay Wine Guide

Did you know? There are two different styles of Chardonnay wine.<p>If you like the idea of creamy, rich white wine in your glass, you’ll love the …

About Sauvignon Blanc Wine - Taste, Regions and Food Pairing

Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine that owes much of its popularity to winemakers in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley in France. The Sauvignon Blanc taste …