Swirl and Bend It Sideways
the Ways of Average Joe cum Connoisseurs
The "Sideways" phenomenon shows no signs of slowing
down. Wine shops are selling out of Pinot Noir, and hotels in
the Santa Barbara wine region can't book rooms fast enough. How
did a small film manage to change the behavior of folks around
What to Pair with Your Favorite Chicken Dishes
loves wine, and picking a good one is not a difficult task. The
great thing about chicken is that there are 1,001 ways to cook
it---and undoubtedly a 1,001 wines to go with it. A good wine
can elevate the most pedestrian of chickens to an aesthetic level.
10 Brunch Wines:
of the Brunch
Spring has arrived and with it one of America's favorite rituals:
Getting together on Sundays over short stacks and scrambles to
while away a leisurely morning in good company. Here are our favorite
wines to pair at this festive affair.
is teeming with fabulous
wine events around the country. In April alone, wine
lovers can choose from Taste Washington Seattle, the 15th Annual
Rare Wine & Lifestyle Auction in Sonoma, UNLVino in Las Vegas
and the Fifth Annual Heart's Delight Wine Tasting & Auction
in DC! Check out our events calendar to see every important festival
at a glance.
are the top winemaker
dinners and wine tastings in the country. You will find
local events in your area for the neophyte (e.g. learn the "Four
S's" of wine tasting) and seasoned pro (e.g. exclusive affairs
with the world's biggest chefs, master sommeliers and vintners).
Nose Knows Best
As we grow older our noses grow longer---the better to identify
wine aromas. But have you ever wondered how tasters get leather, vanilla
and cut grass all in one glass of Cabernet? Train your "wine
nose" with Nez du Vin's comprehensive aroma kit to develop your
sense of smell.
The New Clear
These black, opaque Scandinavian glasses have one specific
use: wine tasting without psychologically being influenced by the
juice's color---an interesting idea worth examining.
Country USA: Touring, Tasting and Buying at America's Regional Wineries
perfect treasure-hunting map for wine lovers
and connoisseurs. Author
Matthew DeBord takes
us on a tour of the ten most promising wine regions in the country
and explores more than 50 American wineries and their products.
in Your Cache?
There's nothing that spoils the fun of a carefully planned
evening than opening a damaged bottle you thought was safely ripening
in your wine cellar. As your tastes grow up and collecting wine becomes
a serious business, you may want to consider investing in proper storage
gear to avoid such pitfalls.
The Halls open their new, state-of-the-art Rutherford Winery.
latest scoop on the wine scene.
OF THE WEEK
An easy way to get acquainted with rare and fabulous vintages every
Our favorite whites, reds and sparkling wines recently tasted.
Expand your knowledge of wine terms, food pairings, varietals,
how wine is made, etc.
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full of good resources.
Quarterly Issue: Summer 2005 - Coming in June