Monthly Archives: May 2013

Raising Our Wine-and-BBQ IQ

At long last, the barbecue season has arrived—in most American locales, anyway. Which brings up a very important question: What kind of wine should one serve with barbecued fare? Well, there is no single answer, simply because there are so

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

You May Be a Lab Rat

Wine lists presented on tablets, in lieu of traditional leather-bound books, are all the rage in restaurants today—particularly those with extensive lists. If you’ve dined at an establishment that uses the Tastevin tablet wine list, congratulations! You have something new

Posted in Editor's Journal

The Nose Knows

You may think of your nose simply as a protuberance in vertebrates that houses the nostrils, or nares, which admit and expel air for respiration in conjunction with the mouth. (You may think that if you like to look things

Posted in Wine FAQ

Whatever You Do, Don’t Drop That Glass!

Do you remember the first time you were handed a glass of very, very, very expensive wine? It can be a somewhat intimidating experience, as one calculates the cost per drop of any wine accidentally spilled. Well, imagine if that

Posted in Vinesse Style

The Best Wines for National Escargot Day

The annual month-long search for the Wild Burgundy Snail has drawn to a close. Today, it’s time to reap the rewards. Why today? Because today is National Escargot Day. There… having just lost half of our readers, let’s continue… Escargot

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Vinous ‘Chick-isms’ Remembered

Sixteen teams started the 2013 NBA playoffs. Now, only four remain. Playing in the Western Conference finals are the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs, while representing the Eastern Conference are the Indiana Pacers and the highly-favored Miami Heat.

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What Kind of Wine With That Burger?

Believe it or not, there are some winemakers who take offense when someone suggests that one of their wines would match perfectly with a hamburger. Not a whole lot, mind you. Certainly not a majority. But enough that when we’re

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

10 Perfect Days in Napa Valley

The numbers on the Festival del Sole website are impressive: 10 days. 100 wineries. More than 60 events.

Posted in Wine Buzz

The Wine Bug Rubs Off on Al Stewart’s Axe Men

If you play guitar with folk-rock legend Al Stewart—he of “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages” fame—for any length of time, chances are you’re going to have a few “wine experiences.” That’s because Stewart is a wine lover. At

Posted in Wine Buzz

In Defense of “Winespeak”

The language of wine can be daunting to one encountering it for the first time—such as when one visits a winery tasting and finds Mr. Know-It-All cross-examining the person behind the bar on the type of yeasts used in the

Posted in Wine FAQ
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