Wine

Patrick Cappiello Wants You To Saber Your Champagne, Post It On Delectable

Wine app is hosting curated hashtags, so #saberit
Dec 17, 2014 2:00 pm

The wine app Delectable allows users to snap a photo of a label, click send, then will catalog the bottle and showcase it for your network of friends. A social network devoted to wine? Sounds like a strong idea on its own. Now, the app, which has a devoted following amongst sommeliers, winemakers and devoted wine consumers (like me), has tapped some of its most well-known users for a series of curated hashtags. 

6 Stylish Wine Decanters Used By Our Favorite Sommeliers. Here's How To Buy Them.

Form, function and a little extravagance too
Dec 4, 2014 1:00 pm

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, tends to be the oft-sung phrase this time of year, but personally, we're big fans of, let it pour, let it pourlet it pour. Whether you're hosting or gift-giving, you can't go wrong with a handsome, and functional wine decanter. Here are six perfect options, including picks by two of NYC's top sommeliers.

Wine School: 10 Stories To Help Pump Up Your Adult Grape Juice IQ

Tips on finding, choosing and drinking quality wine
Dec 3, 2014 3:00 pm

The holidays are good for many things: giving thanks for life's plentiful gifts, celebrating together with close family and friends and opening a bottle — or seven — of quality wine. We've compiled 10 of our recent wine storues, highlighting some of the latest trends and gadgets out there. Look no further for helpful wine pairing charts, secrets to finding underrated wine and pleas to drink more port. Also, find out if we'd consider you a wine snob. You know you want to know. 

1977 Wine List Reveals That Restaurants Made Waaaaaaay Less Money On Wine In 1977

Dusty list falls out of a cookbook, tells a story
Nov 6, 2014 1:00 pm

Louisville chef, bourbon maker and overall good human Edward Lee took to Instagram yesterday with a pretty crazy photo of a late-1970s wine list from his restaurant 610 Magnolia. Margaux for $15 a bottle? We had to find out the story.

Ferment At Home: How To Make Fruit Wine

A little history gives way to a LOT of fruit hooch
Sep 4, 2014 1:00 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 10:30 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 1:30 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 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.

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