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December 22, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Interview with Ben Aneff, Managing Partner of Tribeca Wine Merchants

Tribeca Wine Merchants was founded in 2000 with a focus on providing the world’s greatest wines to passionate consumers. Partners Ben Aneff and Robert Groblewski founded the company. Before joining forces, Groblewski spent nearly a decade working in the fine wine business traveling with people like Daniel Johnnes, Doug Polaner, and Tim Kopec. Groblewski fell in love with Burgundy, Piedmont, and the Rhône Valley, but found it difficult to source great older wines. Thus, Tribeca Wine Merchants was founded with that in mind.

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November 10, 2017 | By By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Somm Thoughts: Heidi Turzyn, Beverage Director at Gotham Bar and Grill

Heidi Turzyn is the Beverage Director for the renowned Gotham Bar and Grill where she’s curated a list of 800 selections ranging from $55-$7000. Prior to running the program for Alfred Portale’s 3-starred institution, she directed the wine and bar programs for the David Burke properties nationwide.

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October 13, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Somm Thoughts: Sarah Tracey, Wine Director at Rouge Tomate

I’m feeling myself drawn to lighter-bodied, lively, zingy reds that can take a little chill: Schiava, Zweigelt, Fleurie. After months of endless crisp whites (and more rosé than I honestly care to admit), I love to move more into red territory in the fall and winter as my ‘sipping wine’. But, we have had an extremely warm early autumn here in NYC, so I’m not quite craving the deeper, richer reds just yet.

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September 11, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Somm Thoughts: Interview with Thomas Pastuszak, Wine Director The NoMad

While I keep a lot of classics and old favorites in my rotations (Champagne, Chablis, Barolo/Barbaresco, Finger Lakes), lately, I’ve been drinking a lot of Northern Rhône Valley reds. I’m talking Syrah from Hermitage, Cornas, Côte-Rotie, Crozes-Hermitage, St. Joseph and the surrounding area.  There’s a lot of great value to be had from top producers in these appellations (around St. Joseph especially). In this cool part of France, Syrah is spicy, savory, mineral-driven, and very fresh. It’s truly the motherland for this grape.

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September 6, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Somm Thoughts - Ellie Bufkin of Mailalino

Like many, Ellie Bufkin came to wine through the restaurant industry—she was a college student looking to make extra money. Originally from Baltimore, she got her start at a restaurant there called Pazo where she discovered her real passion for hospitality and wine. Thus, she decided to pursue a career in restaurants by moving to NYC. For two years, Bufkin worked at Thomas Keller’s Per Se where she was exposed to one of the best wine cellars in the city, and some of the top wine professionals in the country. After she left, she spent a few years traveling around the country, learning from top sommeliers, only to conclude that while she loves wine from all over the world, she’s particularly fond of the wines of Italy.

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June 20, 2017 | By Cristobal Manrique for Coravin

Summer Wines

The summer heat is scorching and it’s important to stay hydrated during the hottest months. But who says you can’t stay hydrated in style? From white and rosé, to notable reds, we’re talking about some of the best wines to drink in the summer heat.

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May 2, 2017 | By Alex Gomez for Coravin

Fruit Wines to Try This Summer

When people hear the word “wine” they automatically associate it with fermented grape juice and a great time. Although they are not completely mistaken, wine can be made from other fruits as well. As a matter of fact, as long as a fruit has enough sugar, its juice can be compressed and fermented into wine. While grape-based is still the most common type of wine, some fruit wines are starting to match their level of complexity, enjoyment and sophistication.

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April 28, 2017 | By Adriana Rivera Sánchez for Coravin

Five Tips for Cooking With Wine

Adding wine to a dish isn’t just for experienced chefs to pull off. With our tips to cooking with wine, everyone can try a delicious wine-infused recipe at home. From creating delicious sauces, to poaching and braising chicken, wine has its place in the kitchen, and not just in your glass!

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April 4, 2017 | By Alex Gomez for Coravin

How to Start Your Own Wine Collection On a Budget

How many of you have dreamed about having your own private cellar? How many of you have thought this is just for the wealthy? Don’t cut yourself short; everyone can enjoy an in-home wine collection!

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March 9, 2017 | By Alex Gomez for Coravin

Drinking Wine and Getting Paid: The Life of a Sommelier

Every wine lover, at some point, dreams about drinking wine for a living. What if we tell you that it’s possible? Sommelier, anyone?

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January 24, 2017 | By Stephanie Almeida for Coravin

You Had Me At Wine

Ready for Valentine’s Day? Set yourself up for a delicious night of romance with these must try romantic wines.

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January 9, 2017 | By Stephanie Almeida for Coravin

Cool New Wines to Try This Year

If there’s ever a year to adventure and discover more of the wonderful world of wine, it’s 2017! Learning about and tasting more wine should definitely go under that “personal growth for the New Year” category.

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December 1, 2016 | By Stephanie Almeida for Coravin

How To Drink Wine During New Year’s Eve

A step-to-step guide to drinking wine during New Year’s

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November 3, 2016 | By Stephanie Almeida for Coravin

10 Creative Ways to Reuse your Empty Wine Bottles

Here are 10 easy and beautiful ways to recycle those leftover wine bottles you never had to uncork because of Coravin.

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October 10, 2016 | By Luis A. Laguna for Coravin

NYC Wine and Food Festival

The NYC Wine and Food Festival is an event that’s always worth mentioning. This event is much more than a gathering of celebrities and the best chefs in the world; it’s about sharing a mutual interest, creating a stronger community and giving back to those in need. Many can try to explain the essence of New York’s Wine and Food Festival, but it still remains an event you have to experience for yourself.

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September 30, 2016 | By Luis A. Laguna for Coravin

Oktoberfest Wine Edition

It’s that time of year again! Oktoberfest! And we’re ready for wine. Yes, we said wine. If you believe September and October are months solely devoted to beer, you are gravely mistaken. Here’s why...

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September 21, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri

10 reasons why wine pairs perfectly with sports

Football season finally started, and how can we not be excited about football-filled weekends and wings galore? As much as we don’t mind sipping on some beer while watching a game, we still think that wine makes the perfect companion to our sports nights. If the following 10 facts don’t prove it to you, we don’t know what will:

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When the children go back to school, the children are not happy. And when the children aren’t happy, mommy and daddy need to reach for a bottle of wine. Here is VinePair's guide to the wine style and amount you need to consume for every dilemma you will likely encounter this school year.

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August 13, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri

6 affordable wine trips

A trip to the wine country can be a big drain on your wallet. If you're looking for a wine getaway but don't want to break the bank, give one of these options a try:

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July 9, 2016 | By Aliza Kellerman at VinePair

10 mouthwatering desserts you can make with leftover wine

Wine is a very versatile ingredient. You can use to to make salad dressing, pasta, and even brisket, but the end of the week has left us with a sweet tooth. We searched through dozens of recipes to collect ten delicious, amazing desserts with the same key ingredient in common: wine! Sneak a little leftover wine into one of these desserts to cap off a meal, or snack on one of these treats in the middle of the day. Hey, it’s not exactly the same as day drinking, right?

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June 28, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri

How to: Cook with wine

“Only cook with wine you would drink.” Raise your hand if you’ve heard this at least once. Sure, you know not to use a wine you wouldn’t drink in your dish, but cooking with wine is a skill that requires practice and knowledge. So here are a few of our tips:

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Imagine eating a piece of kale and being gobsmacked in the palate with a taste so intense you need a moment to recover. For a supertaster, this is a common experience. While being a supertaster may sound like the coolest superpower in the world, this condition actually has a fair amount of drawbacks. Learn more:

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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.

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April 17, 2016 | By VinePair

The 7 Ideal Wines For Mother's Day

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.

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April 15, 2016 | By Claire Gorman

Unicorn Wines

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. 

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March 3, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri

What to do with bad wine?

It’s a classic: you pour yourself a glass of wine and leave the opened bottle on the counter overnight, or sometimes even for days, and wake up to an unpleasant smell coming out of the precious beverage. Rather than pouring it all down the drain, or adding it to your morning green smoothie (just don’t), try one of these useful(ish) ideas of things to do with spoiled wine:

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February 25, 2016 | By Emily Bell at VinePair

Vinepair: 7 wine escapes to warm you this winter

If you can muster the courage (and vacation time) to make it out of town this winter, there are actually some wine destinations still open, and fully worth visiting. Depending on where you are in the country, or world, some of these wineries may be more or less accessible—good for a long weekend or maybe worth a weeklong commitment. All of them are located in historically beautiful areas, so even if it’s winter, you’ll get beautiful scenery, warming wines, and, ideally, a fireplace here and there. Check out these 7 options, courtesy of VinePair: 

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The 86th Academy Awards are less than a week away, which means it’s time to get the perfect wine to drink while watching the Oscars on Sunday evening. Instead of drinking just anything, VinePair thought the best way to pick a bottle would be to support your favorite Best Picture nominee — so they did the hard work and made some suggestions for you. 

Want to learn about VinePair's Oscars Wine Pairings? Check out their infographic here!

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February 4, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri at Coravin

Which wines to enjoy with football?

Beer and football may be the original combination, but lately Pinot Noirs, Chards and others seemed to find favor with more and more people. Don’t get us wrong, Americans still purchase far more beer than wine over all, but Bud Lights are getting competition. Since the country’s biggest sporting event is right around the corner, we put together a few wines you can enjoy while watching football. Keep reading!

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January 8, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri

Oeno-fliers

Some will book a flight based on the price of the ticket or the route the airline flies, others focus on the overall cabin comfort – but for a select group of travelers, what truly matters is the wine list. CNN dubs them “oeno-fliers”, and for them, if adding a layover or taking a longer route means having the opportunity to enjoy a few glasses of premium champagne, it is all worth it!

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January 8, 2016 | By Joshua Malin at VinePair

The Wine Grape Family Vine

What’s your favorite red wine? How about your favorite white? If you love some varieties and abhor others you might be surprised to find out that nearly all of the wines we drink on a regular basis are closely related. Explore this VinePair family vine infographic to learn more!

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December 7, 2015 | By Rayane Belhabri at Coravin

Wine Clubs

To help you determine which club you should join, or if a wine club is even a fit for you, we put together this list of the top 5 wine clubs and why you should join one!

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December 3, 2015 | By Rayane Belhabri at Coravin

Build a Wine Cellar on a Budget

Some of us are lucky enough to own enough bottles to start considering building a cellar or purchasing a large capacity wine refrigerator. Sure, investing in a 400-bottle refrigerator is an easy option, but you can also put together your own cellar at home, even on a limited budget.

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November 30, 2015 | By Kate Parham Kordsmeier for Coravin

Wine Blends

It seems the wine world has a new obsession: singularity. Single clone. Single vineyard. Single varietal. But as it turns out, blends today can be just as, if not more, impressive. 

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November 19, 2015 | By Rayane Belhabri at Coravin

Steals vs. Splurges

There are a few once-in-a-lifetime wines that transport us in unique ways and create some of the best sensorial and emotional memories. Such iconic labels as Screaming Eagle or DRC come with an impressive price tag, retailed at hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars. This is why we called in three experts to help us find more affordable alternatives.

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November 17, 2015 | By Rayane Belhabri at Coravin

Best of: Wine Apps

The world of wine can sometimes seem confusing, intimidating and impenetrable, but today our tablets and smartphones can help us finding the best price, a specific bottle we’ve been looking for, or even the perfect food and wine paring.

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September 28, 2015 | By Rayane Belhabri at Coravin

Wine of the Week: Orange Wine

Orange what? If you haven’t heard of orange wine yet, it’s okay. You will soon – its popularity has reached a crescendo in the past few years, and the wine has made its way through the wine list, often being referred to as “the hipster of the wine list.”

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September 25, 2015 | By Rayane Belhabri at Coravin

Decoding a French Wine Label

French wine labels can be a little intimidating; if you've ever been confused browsing the French wine section of a wine store, then this is the case, this guide is for you.

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September 4, 2015 | By Rayane Belhabri at Coravin

How to Reuse Empty Wine Bottles

What do you do when you finish that bottle of Malbec or Chardonnay? Next time, instead of throwing your wine bottle away, try one of these 4 fun ways to reuse your leftover bottles with these creative DIY ideas!

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August 14, 2015 | By Rayane Belhabri at Coravin

Wine Summer Readings

Earlier this summer, San Jose Mercury News published an article with 5 summer reading ideas for wine lovers, both fiction and non-fiction. The end of summer is approaching, so make sure to pack your beach tote one last time with one of those and sip on your favorite rosé. We’ve got the list here to get you started!

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