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Fall Preview 2014: 6 Things To Look Forward To In The World Of Wine

New in regions, wine bars, retail and auctions
Aug 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Contributor Chad Walsh writes about wine and other beverages frequently for Food Republic, and currently serves as beverage manager for The Dutch in New York City. Here, he digs deep into the wine industry zeitgeist to offer a few things on the horizon this fall — in terms of regions, wine bars, retail and auctions.   

Learn How To Spot Fake Wine, And Other Handy Info For Oenophiles

Panel includes judge from infamous wine-fraud case
Jul 28, 2014 3:00 pm

On Aug. 6, a panel of experts notably including Richard M. Berman, the federal judge currently presiding over the high-profile trial of convicted counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan — will convene in New York City to lay out the facts on wine fraud and other legal issues of interest to oenophiles. Find out how crooks fool you with phony labels and other tricks. More intel this way.

In Burgundy, A Powerful ‘Machine-Gun Hail Storm’ Just Messed Things Up Really Bad

After two bad years, things have gotten a lot worse
Jul 3, 2014 8:00 am

Got a 2010 Burgundy hanging around on your wine rack? Stash it in your cellar and don’t drink it for a few years. Not only was it a terrific vintage, it was one of the last before a wave of powerful storms, three years consecutively, hit vineyards in France’s most-acclaimed wine region. At the latest may have been the worse.

Bordeaux And Biryani: French Winemakers And Indian Chefs Are The Hot New Couple

Here's proof that this pairing has legs
May 14, 2014 2:00 pm

Put down the Kingfisher and take-out chicken tikka masala and listen up: Bordeaux wines are the new pairing for biryanis, curries, elevated takes on street food and more. When master winemakers and world-ranked chefs team up to launch the most famous bottles around in a brand-new consumer market thirsty for fine wine, the impossible suddenly becomes a very good idea.

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. 

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