white wine

A Winter Cooler? Try The Magnolia Guard Cocktail Recipe

This is certainly not your mother's wine cooler
Feb 20, 2014 5:00 pm

When it comes to wine coolers, who doesn't love to kick back with a tall, ice-filled glass of White Zinfandel, fresh fruit and soda, right? Wrong. Sure, those light and fruity flavors serve their purpose in the warmer months, but this winter cooler once again proves the value of flavor exploration and adding complexity to cocktails previously deemed hopeless, incorporating a wide range of subtle herbal, spice and bitter characteristics. Read on.

Infographic: How To Pair Wine And Vegetables

When in doubt, try sake and...California Cabs?
Jan 15, 2014 2:00 pm

A lot of people consider giving up booze for the month of January. But for a more civilized detox, you might consider going vegetarian instead. It’s a great way to recover from the excesses of the holiday season, while still enjoying a glass of wine with dinner. As for what to pair with each vegetable course? We’ve got you covered with this detailed infographic featuring just about every vegetable and varietal that matters.

Around The World In 80 Wine Varieties: Riesling

Plus, 5 Rieslings to try (and where to buy)
Aug 15, 2013 3:00 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.

Around The World In 80 Wine Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc

Grown in Chile, California, South Africa, France
Aug 1, 2013 2:00 pm

In the kinds of bars where you probably shouldn’t order wine to begin with, you’ll often be given the choice between a big buttery Chardonnay and a grassy, gooseberry glass of Sauvignon Blanc. So, it’s natural to assume that when you have a broader spectrum of better wines to choose from, you might not reach immediately for the Sav. But before you give it a miss, make sure you know what you’re missing. Sauvignon Blanc is versatile and varied, and very different from one grape-growing region to the next. Read on.

Wines From Macedonia Are Coming!

Don't feel bad if you don't know where that is
Jul 10, 2012 2:01 pm

Don't know where Macedonia is? It'll be on your radar soon enough once you taste their wines. Read more after the jump.

Video: Scott Conant Hosts A Chablis Party

His culinary suite hosted a "sensorial dinner"
Jun 1, 2012 9:01 am

Chablis: no longer the yellowish wine in the oversized jug at the supermarket. This misunderstood French varietal — that's right, as in "not Chablis unless that's where it's from" — is making its U.S. resurgance as the haute food-pairing wine it was always meant to be. Check out this classy video for the rest of the story. Scott Conant's in it.

5 White Wines for Winter

White wine isn’t pants. Drink it after Labor Day!
Dec 12, 2011 4:01 pm

I used to drink seasonally: white wines in the summertime, reds in the winter. Over time, I noticed the white season getting longer. Wine isn’t like pants, after all: no white ones after Labor Day. But, among wine folk, there has long been a stigma attached to whites. They aren’t always taken as seriously as red wines, like whites are the party girl blondes to reds’ bookish brunettes. Luckily, this is changing.

5 Italian White Wines To Drink Now

Italian white wines: Why let reds have all the fun?
Aug 16, 2011 6:01 pm
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For the majority of consumers, Italy is synonymous with red wine. No other country in the world — except, perhaps, France — is home to more reds whose names instantly bring to mind a familiar wine than Italy. Chianti. Barolo. Nero d’Avola. These are some of the classic names of the wine firmament. But to assume that Italy is a one-trick country is to miss out on...

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