in the Bubbly!
HOURS IN REIMS
Taste of Champagne
Champagne was invented in the late 1600s by a Benedictine monk
from grapes rumored to have been planted before the birth of Christ.
Explore the history and beauty of Reims, the cradle of Champagne.
Selections for Your Home Bar
by Chris Rubin
There's something about this time of the year that makes people
thirsty. For that reason alone, it's worth stocking your bar with
these top-shelf bottles—or perhaps stuffing the stockings
of friends and loved ones with them so you can have a drink when
10 HOLIDAY WINES
Toast to Family and Friends
by Jacques Vigne
The holiday season is a time to toast family, friends, health
and prosperity. We've gathered vintages in all price ranges and
compiled a list of wines worthy of any holiday celebration. Raise
your glass and enjoy the season's cheer.
Story of the Noble Rot
Well-preserved vintage bottles of late-harvest dessert wine from
France have been known to sell for tens of thousands of dollars!
But few know that botrytis-affected wines from California are
beginning to rival their European cousins in quality and price.
DINNERS & TASTINGS
Celebrate the season at one of these winemaker
dinners or wine tastings. Event planners pull
out all the stops for the holidays, so you'll be sure to find
something that interests you. Try a simple wine class, a wine
and cheese pairing or even a fancy prix-fixe meal. Cheers!
EVENTS AT A GLANCE...
Some might say winter is best spent cozying up indoors with cocoa
and a blanket, but we say, what better way to pass the frosty
season than by eating and drinking in style? Check out the
food and wine festivals calendar to see what fun
events will take you outdoors this winter.
Get the 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.
Expand your knowledge of wine terms, food pairings, varietals,
how wine is made, etc.
Not your usual links page, this one is highly selective and
full of good resources.
Find new wines from around the world.
Quarterly Issue: Spring 2006 - Coming in March