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Wine Tasting

Solitude and Joy In the Willamette Valley

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 12.21.2016 | Travel
Kay Tacke Morse

Anticipation seeps through the open car windows, as it tends to when we near a desired destination, hovering to find a place to land, once the navigat...

Does Wine Go Bad?

Refinery29 | Posted 07.28.2016 | Taste

I have a bad habit of letting open wine sit in my fridge or on my counter without being able to throw it away -- you never know when you might need it for cooking or sipping!

The 10 Terms Every Wine Drinker Should Learn

Mike Peterson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Taste
Mike Peterson

The ancient Greeks had four distinct words to express the nuances of 'love'. 'Eros' characterized love driven by lust and sexual passion, for example,...

Wine Critics - Everything Old Is New Again

Justine Vanden Heuvel | Posted 06.07.2016 | Taste
Justine Vanden Heuvel

Co-authored by Michael Fontaine, Associate Professor of Classics at Cornell University Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast - these are jus...

Newbie to natural: My education in wine tasting

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Lisa Carpenter

Up until a couple weeks ago, I had never been to a wine tasting. As a relatively new wine drinker — 7&7s, margaritas, and martinis my longtime cockt...

Le Malt: A Luxury Wine & Brown Spirits Lounge

Yolanda Shoshana | Posted 05.17.2016 | New York
Yolanda Shoshana

With so many ways to frolic in New York City, why leave the five boroughs for a night out? That was the question that I asked myself as I was in a car...

How to Choose a Wine When You Know Nothing About Wine

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

A very common question I get is how to choose a wine when there are so many options. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the seemingly unending varietals, vintages, and difficult to pronounce names.

How to Order Wine at a Restaurant: Avoid Embarrassment, Save Money, and Pick Something Divine

Mike Peterson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Taste
Mike Peterson

For many of us, ordering wine in a restaurant is like shooting darts with our eyes closed. We set the bar quite low for ourselves when it comes to defining success, and often we're content just to hit the board. We may aim for a delicious wine (and strive not to embarrass ourselves in the process), but how can we expect to consistently nail our target when we're shooting blind?

Red Wines for Early Spring

John Mariani | Posted 04.06.2016 | Taste
John Mariani

Properly aged Beaujolais are starting to blunt the inane reputation of Beaujolais Nouveau, and these two examples from Joseph Drouhin show all the color, fruit and time-will-tell ripeness that is achieved after slow fermentation and six months of aging before bottling.

5 Historic Inns To Explore California Wine Country

Meggen and Peter Taylor | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel
Meggen and Peter Taylor

You don't have to hop on a trans-Atlantic flight to enjoy some of the best classic wine tasting rooms in the world with the oldest Cabernet and Merlot...

Wine Travel Australia: Exploring the Hunter Valley

Jenn Brown | Posted 02.17.2017 | Travel
Jenn Brown

The Hunter Valley is one of the more popular Australian wine regions, due in large part to its proximity Sydney (about a 2 hour drive). The area is mo...

5 Best BFF Weekends

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.04.2017 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

When a romantic relationship is on the rocks or breaks up altogether, who has your back? Friends. So whether currently unattached or coupled-up, skip the typical hoopla of Valentine's Day to wrangle best buds and reclaim the weekend for endless platonic love.

A Guide to Wine Tasting New Zealand

Jenn Brown | Posted 10.06.2016 | Travel
Jenn Brown

Most people come to New Zealand for the thrills. Not many tourist destinations put such emphasis on throwing yourself off bridges, cliff edges, or perfectly-functioning airplanes purely for the adrenaline rush.

The Faithful Shopper: Life Is a Party, Plan Perfectly

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.30.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Parties are one of life's true pleasures, but planning them can be a real problem. After all, there's food to prepare, a venue to secure, entertainmen...

Sip and Stay: 3 B&B's Featuring Wine Events Worth Raising A Glass To | Posted 09.28.2016 | Travel

Everyone knows by now that there are plenty of amazing inns you can find in wine country all across the U.S., but did you also know that there are several B&B's that offer special wine experiences all on their own? From private wine tastings to decadent dinners, which are both educational and entertaining, here are three properties where sipping and staying pair to perfection.

Planning a Wine Country Road Trip

Joy Pecknold | Posted 09.02.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

All roads lead to wine. Isn't that how the saying goes? No? Well, it should. With the summer maelstrom winding down and autumn approaching, now is a c...

How Mindfulness Makes Wine Taste Better and So Much More

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 08.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Craig E. Sherman

So I raise my glass of wine, view its burgundy hue, and smell its hints of fruit. I raise it to my lips and savor its sweet taste and encourage you to, without judgment, take notice of all that life offers in this moment.

Eagles' Nest Vineyard: A Must on Any Cape Town Itinerary

Susan Portnoy | Posted 08.04.2016 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

Twenty minutes drive from Cape Town, South Africa, high up in the hills of the Constantia Mountain Range, the city's wine country, sits Eagles' Nest, ...

Inside Wine: Beauty In The Bottle

Sondra Barrett | Posted 07.27.2016 | Taste
Sondra Barrett

Wine entered the picture unexpectedly when I was invited to apply to be artist-in-residence for a large Napa Valley winery. For my interview I photographed my first wine; the winemaker told me that the photo looked like his wine tasted.

People Who Drink Wine Are Wimps

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.23.2016 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

The United States is a beverage-crazed nation. A while back, I wrote an essay about Americans' infatuation with coffee. I'm not a big fan of coffee because it's too darn hot. I'm not a big fan of wine because it gives me a headache. And I'm not a big fan of beer because it tastes like dirty toilet water.

21 Eye-Opening and Offbeat Things to Do in Vermont

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.19.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Though most identified with maple syrup and green mountains, the New England state of Vermont also gave rise to the spirit of land conservation, the Morgan Horse, and a slew of other surprising world-renowned institutions and people -- including Robert Frost and Grandma Moses.

How To Properly Pair Oysters With Wine

VinePair | Posted 05.29.2016 | Taste

Which wine, much like which oyster you should order, depends on your taste.

Lovers That Love Virginia

Kevin Richberg | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

They say Virginia is for lovers! She's for lovers of scenery, lovers of fine dining, lovers of history & culture, lovers of wine & music, and most importantly she's for lovers of travel.

The Stages Of Falling Head Over Heels For Wine

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 05.11.2015 | Taste

Wine: It brings us together, helps us unwind and generally sets either a celebratory or peaceful mood. In fact, it's pretty tough not to appreciate a ...

North to South: Touring Argentina's Wine Regions

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.14.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

On a journey through Argentina explore each of the three unique wine regions to discover the Malbec, Torrontes and Pinot Noir that they are so famous for.