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.
April 14, 2016 | By VinePair
April 8, 2016 | By Aliza Kellerman at VinePair
Wine and cheese go together so well, at this point, their marriage has almost become a cliché. But when was the last time you sat down with a grilled cheese sandwich and a glass of your favorite vintage? Well, it’s National Grilled Cheese Day, and there’s no better time to expand your wine and cheese consuming repertoire! Try these five wines alongside your favorite fromage sub for an adult version of the best childhood snack... courtesy of VinePair!
April 8, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri
The key to matching food and wine isn’t to be found in the pairing charts you’ve been memorizing, or the red wine-red meat combo you’ve read about so many times. Just as there are hundreds of different ways to make chili, there are hundreds of wine pairing combinations. Remember: there are no absolutes. As with food and wine pairings, only you are the arbiter of what works best. With that said…
April 6, 2016 | By VinePair
Every wine drinker desires to discover wines that deliver more for their money. Even for high-end collectors, the thought of finding an elusive bottle that others do not realize is valuable is part of the thrill of collecting in the first place. Yet when it comes to the mainstream wine regions of the world, it can sometimes feel like most gems have already been discovered, their values already exploited. And that’s exactly what makes the wine region of Cariñena, Spain so special.
March 24, 2016 | By VinePair
You could live an entire lifetime and never drink every bottle of French wine produced. But since most of us only have the ability to drink a limited amount, what are the bottles people more well versed in French wine than us (the experts) think we should seek out? VinePair sat down with wine luminaries including winemaker Randall Grahm, sommelier Patrick Cappiello, French fine wine importer Philippe Newlin and the entire Christie’s wine department, and here are the wines they all think we must try before we die...