May 18, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri
The last few days have been warm and breezy, and both the blossoming trees and extended dusk announce that spring is (finally!) here. With the arrival of the season comes the craving for lighter, fresher meals. As for wine, a lot of us tend to “like what we like”, and stick to the same bottles throughout the year. But it’s always worth trying those seasonal wines – leave your full-bodied reds aside for a little while, and try the rosés, whites and lighter reds that will resonate so beautifully with the flavors of spring!
May 17, 2016 | By Mark Johanson at VinePair
Most wine lovers have already savored a glass of Argentinean Malbec or Chilean Carménère, but the breadth of the South American wine industry does not stop with these two signature grapes. if you’re looking for something new to show off at your next dinner party, VinePair's got the lowdown on five grapes thriving in South America that, while rarely noticed north of the Equator, deserve a closer look.
May 11, 2016 | By VinePair
The wine world is full of choices – red or white, sparkling or still, refreshing rosé or spritzy vinho verde. Well now there’s one more: blue vino.
May 11, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri
There is one thing that is of universal knowledge when it comes to wine: the three broad categories of wine are red, white and rosé, and all three are of different colors. And even within these main groups, there are many variations in color – a white wine may have a slight yellow-green tint, a pale straw color, a gold glow or even a brownish hue; while reds can range from light red to a rich dark violet-red, or a dull brown-orange tint for older wines. As for rosé wines, they can range from pale salmon to magenta. But what exactly gives wine its color? Read below to find out!
May 3, 2016 | By Adam Teeter at VinePair
With a winemaking tradition that is just as rich as Italy and France, there is some incredible wine to be found in Spain, often at a great value. And there is more to the region than Cava and Rioja. To prepare you for your next Spanish wine adventure, or simply to help you expand the selections you are familiar with on the wine list, here are five great Spanish wines most people don’t know.
April 25, 2016 | By Adam Teeter at VinePair
It’s quite possible that you don’t think of the local liquor store as a place for purchasing fine wine – unless of course you live in a state where the liquor store is your only option. And no one can really blame you for this. For the most part, liquor stores don’t have a great reputation for selling the bottles you’d want to hold on to for a few years, or ones you’d want to open for a special occasion. But some real gems can be found if you look hard enough, you just have to be willing to dig.
April 23, 2016 | By Jessica Bourne
April 17, 2016 | By VinePair
While we shouldn’t need an excuse to celebrate Mom, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to lavish praise upon the special woman in our life. And there’s no better way to celebrate Mom than with a fantastic bottle of wine made by a female winemaker. So grab a bottle off of this list and toast to the woman that helped make everything in your life possible.
April 15, 2016 | By VinePair
Wine’s flavors and aromas benefit from being served at the correct temperature, but don’t worry, making sure you do so isn’t rocket science. VinePair's infographic below shows you the correct temperature to serve every wine and it also includes their four favorite hacks for quickly getting your wine to the appropriate temperature. Included is a handy chart that explains how long each hack will take to get your bottle from room temperature to the temperature it needs to be.
April 15, 2016 | By Claire Gorman
What on earth is a “unicorn” wine? It sounds like something made up after one too many glasses of Chablis at a Harry Potter fan club meeting. It’s actually a recent and growing trends among sommelier and wine geeks alike – a unicorn wine is a wine that is so unique and rare that they’re seldom spotted, let alone tasted. There are no hard and fast rules for Unicorn Wines – and it will depend on who you ask, what makes for a real Unicorn.