Friday, May 26, 2017

Beyond the Barrel: Unique Ways to Ferment Wine


From amphorae to eggs and even glass, winemakers are experimenting with techniques and materials, some ancient, to push the boundaries of fermentation.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

What Makes a Great Wine List?

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One of the most important tasks of a wine director is creating and managing a restaurant's wine list. But what sets apart a just-ok list from a great one? How does a wine director go about choosing wines and making a great list? We asked sommeliers from around the country for their thoughts.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bordeaux Value Wine Guide, Petits Chateaux and Satellite Appellations

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Good Bordeaux wine does not have to be expensive! This page is a Bordeaux Value Wine Guide to all the best Petits Chateau and the top estates in the Satellite Appellations of Bordeaux. These producers offer some of the best value priced wines from Bordeaux that are located in the Right Bank and various satellite appellations: Cotes de Castillon , Lalande de Pomerol , Fronsac , Canon Fronsac, Bordeaux Superieur , Entre Deux Mers and Cotes de Bordeaux . It looks at the best wines, top chateaux, their soils, grape varieties and wine making with links to all the best value Bordeaux wine producing estates. These chateaux often offer the best price to quality ratio in the entire Bordeaux region. Each Bordeaux winery profile offers multiple wine tasting notes with ratings . Numerous Bordeaux value wines from the satellite merit serious, consumer attention.

Monday, May 22, 2017

10 Champagnes Under $40


Sometimes there’s no sparkling substitute for the real deal. Indulge without having to splurge, with one of these 10 bottles of Champagne under $40.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

F&W's 2017 Sommeliers of the Year

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We're excited to announce this year's class of wine superstars, which includes several avowed Riesling fanatics, a former musician and a man who sees no reason pizza shouldn't be paired with cult Burgundy. — Megan Krigbaum