The Barossa Valley is the most famous wine region in Australia and produces some of the most recognizable Australian wine brands around the world (Penfolds, Jacob’s Creek, Torbreck, Yalumba). This South Australia wine region is well-known for a good reason — it produces some of the most delectable... Read more
Maybe you’ve been drinking Italian pinot grigio all summer long, but with fall around the corner, it’s time to change just a little — to French pinot gris. Pinot gris is the original French name for the grape the Italians call pinot grigio. The best pinot gris’ come from the region of Alsace. These... Read more
The law that regulated Prohibition, The Volstead Act, also allowed farmers and consumers to make a small amount of wine for personal use because it was considered to be non-intoxicating fruit juice. Religious uses of wine were also exempt from Prohibition and many people, ahem, got very religious... Read more
Riesling was the first white grape to be planted in Australia, and is considered by most to be the great white wine of Australia. The best rieslings are grown in Clare Valley and Eden Valley, two winegrowing districts in South Australia with some serious altitude. The elevated slopes where the... Read more
Cool fall weather begs for warm, simple comfort food, and we’ve got just the thing: grilled cheese sandwiches, grown-up style. Unique and tantalizing cheeses paired with some of our favorite wines take this after-school classic to a whole new level.
Choosing your cheese depends on what kind of... Read more
No one wants to say goodbye to summer, but unfortunately we have no control over the inevitable passage of time. We can, however, help ease that transition from summer to fall with wine. So, welcome autumn’s turning leaves and chill in the air with something delicious in your glass.
One wine region... Read more
They say that a dog is a man’s best friend, and with a winemaker, it’s no different. The Australian duo Susan Elliott and Craig McGill have spent more than a decade traveling the globe for their Wine Dogs series, a set of books photographing the dogs of the wine world. From New Zealand to Napa, the... Read more
Thought it may not have the same amount of star power, that doesn’t mean cabernet franc is not worth your time or your wine glass. Let’s give it the respect it deserves. (And sorry, petit verdot and malbec. We haven’t forgotten about you.)
That respect starts in Bordeaux. Though cabernet... Read more