By Daniel Crown, for Atlas Obscura — In the summer of 1775, as General George Washington outfitted his first mobile headquarters for the newly formed Continental Army, he seems to have intuited the importance of creature comforts. His personal expense accounts in 1775 and 1776 detail countless purchases that would allow a privileged man like … Continue reading A Thirst for Madeira
A Note on Natural and Intentional Wines. Looking at two glasses of pinot noir, you might not be able to differentiate which one is the natural one and which one is intentional. The colors are the same. The aromas are similar, but the methods of production are separated by ideology ... and ideology is a great distance to travel sometimes.
Robert Camuto explores Milan's InGalera Restaurant – via Wine Spectator
Amidst rumors of a Sicilian wine industry shakeup, Renato de Bartoli confirms his departure from his family winery, Marco de Bartoli, assumes role as CEO of Baglio di Pianetto.
It is nearly impossible to gauge the importance of the world's largest wine fair. VinItaly has for more than 50 years been steadfastly championing the diversity and charm of Italian wines. To give you a simplistic breakdown of the attendance and interest in VinItaly, the managing company VeronaFiere logs about 4,000 exhibitors + 150,000 visitors, … Continue reading Vinitaly, Notes on Day One
[ This article was written by Benjamin Spencer, for Eligible Magazine. To read the original story, click here.] I have touched on the topic of what wines to pair with food but cheese is the one true challenge for any wine devotee. Not only is cheese a wonderful partner for wine but other beverages including … Continue reading Practical Advice For Cheese Pairing
One of the most debated topics of wine is that of Sulfites: What are they? Where do they come from? Are they dangerous? One might ask the same questions of Love: What is it? Where does it come from? Is it dangerous? The answers are as variable as they are helpful. Love and sulfites are … Continue reading Understanding Sulfites In Wine
Buying wine off the shelf is a lot like going to the club to find a mate. If you’re unfamiliar with the landscape, making a smart choice can be difficult. The environment is loud and chaotic, there’s too much chatter, and more times than not you have to guess. The good thing is that buying … Continue reading Entice Your Palate With These Intriguing Wines
When the weather is hot and the sun is shining all I want to do is go outside with my baby and drink a little rosé. There is no finer pairing with sunlight than a chilled pink wine. Maybe the bright fruit flavors mimic the tension and intensity of the light, or the cool temperature … Continue reading Fall In Love … With Rosé
There’s no way around it. We all use some kind of scoring system for qualifying our pleasures. Whether it’s a new romantic prospect, a restaurant, or a wine, the idea that the essence of a whole can be summed up in stars or points has been wound into our appreciation of pleasure. Scoring things is … Continue reading Should You Trust Wine Scores?