Wednesday, April 25, 2018

11 brilliant barrel-influenced Sauvignon Blancs


Patrick Schmitt MW rounds up a selection of the best examples of barrel-influenced Sauvignon Blancs that he has tasted over the past 12 months.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

All About Chateauneuf du Pape Guide Best Wine Character Style History

Chateauneuf Avignon City 1 300x200 All About Chateauneuf du Pape Guide Best Wine Character Style History

Learn everything about Chateauneuf du Pape Wine with complete profiles on the all the best wines, vineyards and wineries. With wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips, tips on the best restaurants in the region, images, details on the best wines, styles and characteristics of each estate in the Southern Rhone with histories on the top properties in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Is it true Champagne shouldn't be stored on its side?

Dear Dr. Vinny,
What's the best way to store Champagne and sparkling wines? I've heard that the acidity can damage the cork if you keep them on their sides too long. Is that true?
—Gerald T., Scottsdale, Az.
Dear Gerald,
I always recommend storing wines sealed with corks on their side. If corks dry out, they can shrink and let air into the wine, causing premature oxidation. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Best Wine For Sushi? Try One of These

Best Wine For Sushi? Try One of These

In lieu of the classic choice of sake, let’s chat (sushi-friendly) grape-based beverages. Find the best wine for sushi with this clever guide.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Hottest Champagne Region Right Now (Côte des Bar)

The Hottest Champagne Region Right Now (Côte des Bar)

Somms are nerding out over sparklers from the off-beat Champagne region of Côte des Bar. And you should be too. Here’s your guide to the wines, regions, producers and soils of Champagne’s Aube.