Wine

Ferment At Home: How To Make Fruit Wine

A little history gives way to a LOT of fruit hooch
Sep 4, 2014 2:00 pm

For years, cider was the gluten-free option — one bartender pitched it to my girlfriend as "like beer, for girls." Dizzyingly sweet, teeth-numbingly chilled, and about as nuanced as club soda, most mass-made ciders, perries, and fruit wines are "artificial compassings." True, there's a new crop of craft ciders out there, and a few brewers and mead makers use all-natural local fruit. The beauty of fruit-based booze, though, is how easy it is to make yourself.

There's More To BYOB Than Just Bringing Your Own. Plan Ahead With This Handy Guide

DIY wining and dining requires know-how (and where)
Aug 1, 2014 11:30 am

For a wine lover, the most magical acronym out there is “BYOB.” Toting a bottle of your choice allows you to avoid extraordinary mark-ups — up to 300 percent in some restaurants. Moreover, it makes dining out a more active experience. There is, however, an art to BYOB. Here are some tips on where to go and how to go about it.

Jammy And Luscious...With Notes Of Negative Interest Rates

Why is now a good time to be making wine in Europe?
Jul 10, 2014 2:30 pm

Discover how an "easy money" environment for European wineries (with no shortage of windmills) is allowing Austrian winemaker Hannes Reeh to expand his operations quickly. How do you get thousands of extra liters of capacity in just two days? 

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

Here's proof that this pairing has legs
May 14, 2014 3:00 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.

The 9 People You Need To Know In American Wine Right Now

Winemakers, shakers and movers in America's scene
Apr 29, 2014 10:00 am

When Jon Bonné released New California Wine, it gave a name to the weird combination of new-school and super-old-school producers making great wine without a lot of manipulation. Here’s a list of the nine people you need to know about right now in American wine.

The Riesling Road Trip Is Hitting Up The East Coast This May

There's a wine-dispensing truck involved. We're in.
Apr 14, 2014 4:00 pm

Few things are better than a 10-day road spring road trip. A 10-day spring road trip in a wine-dispensing truck, though, just may take the cake. Wines of Germany is hosting its second annual Riesling & Co. Road Trip this May, in collaboration with Paul Grieco from NYC’s Hearth and Terroir and wine author and expert Stuart Pigott. Read on.

Why American Wine Is So Exciting Right Now

Our new wine contributor waves that flag
Apr 9, 2014 1:00 pm

I’ve always liked to think of a wine in terms of a narrative, not just the potential of a bouquet to fill a novella, but the story of its place, its authors and the people that have made it available to you. Read on for new contributor Chad Walsh's debut on American wines. 

Around the World in 80 Wine Varietals: Tempranillo

Spain’s noblest grape is used around the globe
Apr 3, 2014 2:00 pm

In Around The World In 80 Wine Varietals, contributor Chantal Martineau unearths how a particular grape drinks differently around the globe. Up next, Tempranillo: Spain’s noblest grape.

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