Wine is seen as something to figure out. Here's a secret: There is nothing to figure out. The more we make consumers afraid that they picked the wrong wine, the more we are doing a shitty job of selling wine overall.
We asked The Resort at Port Ludlow's sommelier Anne Sackett -- known for hosting highly-informed wine dinners -- to step out of her award-wining cellar and offer her best holiday wine suggestions, for two different budgets.
Charlie Bird is a welcome new addition to the New York restaurant scene. Owner Robert Bohr and sommelier Grant Reynolds both have extensive wine and hospitality backgrounds and are two of the most thoughtful guys in the restaurant business.
My husband doesn't so much collect wine as he does enjoy drinking it. And we both enjoy bringing together wine, food and friends. So when he said he wanted to open a magnum of a particular 2004 cabernet sauvignon, I was all over it.
It's not easy to make a film or a video around the subject of wine. One way to do it is to tell stories about the people and not focus on the wine. And that's what SOMM, a documentary film directed by Jason Wise does.