South America:The New Old

South America:The New Old

Old world, new world. Such common wine terms, but what do they mean? Old world (European) style wines are typically earthier, lighter, more firm and food friendly. The new world styles (anywhere else) boast pure fruit, bigger body, softer edges and go down easier on...
Pairing Pitfalls: Classic meals and the elements to avoid

Pairing Pitfalls: Classic meals and the elements to avoid

“You don’t like cranberry sauce?” my mother-in-law asks every time we have turkey. Oh, she’s not judging. She’s just observing, and is genuinely dedicated to ensuring I have the best possible experience. “I do!” I answer. “I just find it really kills the wine, which...
All About Amarone

All About Amarone

A look at traditional and modern styles of Amarone A quest through the rolling, pastoral zone that is The Valley of Many Cellars (the val-poli-cella) offers sweeping views of small fiefdoms dotting the landscape. Nestled in the hills, the almost two hundred feudal...
Top Picks: Après Ski Beers and Wines

Top Picks: Après Ski Beers and Wines

Find out what to drink after you’re done on the ski hill, plus a recipe for mulled wine It was 1989. Stowe, Vermont. We came off the hill around 4pm with our daily dose of mountain views, fresh air, exertion, and plenty of cute ski bunnies to activate a sixteen...

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