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Furmint: Hungary's Hidden Gem for Wine Lovers
A Hungarian Legacy: Imagine yourself in Tokaj, Hungary, a region steeped in winemaking tradition. For centuries, Furmint has thrived in its volcanic soil, basking in the warm sunshine. These grapes, loved for their thick skin and high acidity, became the cornerstone of Hungary's most famous wine: Tokaji. These sweet, honeyed treasures were once enjoyed by royalty and popes!
Four must try white wines for under $24 from France, Spain, and Italy
Check out these four whites wines under $24, from some great producers across various terroirs – France, Italy, Spain. Spring is in the air.
Why the Decline of Sommeliers Is a Crisis for All of Us
Eric Asimov's recent article isn't just about the "luxury" of sommeliers vanishing from restaurants. It's a stark warning about the potential collapse of a vibrant corner of our social and cultural ecosystem: the world of wine.
Unveiling Bordeaux Gems: Three Under-$20 Treasures
Bordeaux, the land of prestigious chateaux and legendary wines, can often conjure images of hefty price tags. But fear not, budget-conscious wine lovers! Bordeaux offers a bounty of delicious and affordable options, waiting to be discovered. Today, we delve into three such gems, each priced under $20, guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds without breaking the bank.
Easy to plan wine tasting parties! Super fun and great way to explore new wines and learn!
Planning a wine tasting event can be an incredibly enjoyable and enlightening experience. Not only does it provide an opportunity to sample a variety of wines, but it also offers a fun and social way to learn about the complexities of different types of wine. With the right planning, your wine tasting event can be both educational and entertaining.
Make This Valentine’s Day One to Remember with These Exceptional Wines and Restaurants
Nothing screams cheesy quite like a heart-shaped pizza and pasta dish at restaurants decked out in pink and red streamers and balloons on Valentine’s Day. And it doesn’t get more cliché than scarfing it down with a bottle of Champagne. Bubbles are festive, but aren’t you tired of spending the holiday of love and romance the same way every year?
Why Wine Magnums are the Coolest Way to Sip in Style
Picture this: you're at a fancy restaurant, ready to indulge in a delicious meal. As you peruse the wine list, your eyes catch something intriguing - magnums. No, we're not talking about Harry Potter spells or secret codes; we're talking about those fabulous oversized bottles of wine that scream "fun" and "cool." But what's the deal with these larger-than-life vessels? Why do they taste better than their regular-sized counterparts? Let's dive into the world of magnums and find out!
What's in Your Fridge? A Toast to Champagne, Rosé, and Riesling!
Hello wine lovers! Have you ever opened your fridge and wondered what to pair with that leftover sushi or Chinese takeout? Well, worry no more! We're here to tell you that there are three bottles of wine you should always have chilling in your fridge: Champagne, Rosé, and Riesling. These versatile wines can be paired with a wide range of foods, especially takeout favorites like sushi, Chinese, and Thai. Let's dive into some specific wines that you should consider keeping on hand.