french wine

These Are The 7 Rosés You Should Be Drinking All Spring And Summer

Wines available now, but drinking well for a while
May 7, 2014 12:00 pm

What is it about rosé that is so temporary? Although one or two of the wines featured here are made in a hurry, to be disposed of via picnic basket as soon as possible, some are quite serious, and might be delicious in November, or even next summer — keep an eye out for late season sales and go pink from now until forever!

Can Wine Be Generational? Let's Ask Kermit Lynch.

A topical chat with one of wine's true sages
Nov 21, 2013 1:00 pm

Kermit Lynch may not be a household name, but to many wine drinkers, he's a legend. Online reviews for his wine shop in Berkeley are almost uniformly raves, and his U.S. distribution of French and Italian wines leads smart drinkers to Old World varietals with character. Here's a candid chat with the man himself.

10 Things You Need To Know About Champagne And Sparkling Wine. They Are Different.

The time is now to bubble-over with excitement
Nov 14, 2013 2:00 pm

From undiscovered grower Champagnes that cost less than $50 a bottle to emerging wine markets with effervescence to spare, there is more to bubbles than meets the Napoleonic saber. Here are 10 things you need to know about Champagne and sparkling wine.

Drinking Around Alsace, A French Wine Region With Dual Personalities

Why you should be drinking these wines tonight
Nov 11, 2013 1:00 pm

You think you know France. Beaux Arts architecture, rich sauces, red wine blends. But then you get off the train in Colmar, some 50 miles south of Strasbourg, and wonder how this fantastical corner of the country can be. Welcome to Alsace, a small wine-producing region tucked into France’s northeastern corner that shares a border with Germany and Switzerland. This just might be your new favorite wine region. 

Discover The Wines of Roussillon, A Hub Of Modern Winemaking In Old-World France

Languedoc’s other half needs your attention
Nov 4, 2013 3:00 pm

The Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest wine region not only in France but in the world, accounting for about one-third of the country’s total wine production. Traditionally, this has not been good news: the region has long been associated with bulk wine. Today, the area is gaining recognition as a producer of great value wines.

Around The World In 80 Wine Varietals: Pinot Noir

Nearly 2,000 years old, grape inspires love or hate
Oct 29, 2013 2:00 pm

Pinot Noir is to red wine what Riesling is to white: the most terroir-driven of the varieties. Finnicky and difficult to grow, Pinot Noir is more often a labor of love than a cash cow grape. With its red berry top notes and often earthy mid-palate, it’s a love-it-or-hate-it grape. And those who love it, do so with a bizarre, obsessive passion. More information and 5 Pinot Noir bottle suggestions, after the jump.

17 Signs You're A Wine Snob

Hint: You're insufferable, only drink 98-pointers
Sep 4, 2013 12:00 pm

A wine snob is a particularly posh type of creature. Not to be confused with a wine geek. Geeks are wine lovers who seek out obscure grapes, unknown wine regions, unconventional winemaking methods. Wine snobs, on the other hand, are a different type of oenophile. Read on.

Around The World In 80 Wine Varieties: Riesling

Plus, 5 Rieslings to try (and where to buy)
Aug 15, 2013 2:00 pm

Every couple of years, wine geeks get excited: rumor has it riesling is about to be the next big thing. Well, it is and it isn’t. Right now, it’s getting buzz through initiatives like the internationally recognized campaign Summer of Riesling. But outside of oenophilic circles, riesling is still greatly underappreciated. Read on.


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