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Wine Tasting

California May Loosen Alcohol Laws For Underage Students

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.04.2014 | College

A new bill proposed in California would allow some underage students to taste alcohol, all in the name of academia. Students enrolled in brewing, v...

Resolve to Explore the Golden State in 2014

Tracy Christoph | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

It's not too late to make a New Year's resolution, or if you've already given up on yours, start all over with a resolution to travel west in 2014. And having just wrapped up an amazing trip to California, I can guarantee that resolving to travel through the Golden State will be a commitment worth keeping.

Ranking The Top 5 Bum Wines

Thrillist | Posted 03.18.2014 | Taste

Some call it "bum wine" or "brown bag vino." But the cultured call it "fortified wine."

We Made A Sommelier Taste All The Trader Joe's Two-Buck Chucks

Thrillist | Posted 03.12.2014 | Taste

Some of it's actually pretty damn good, and could easily be sold as Nine-to-Eleven-Buck Chuck.

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé: Delicious Wines, Relative Values

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.05.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

It is an area that has been growing grapes since Roman times and the source of some of the world's greatest Merlot and Cabernet Franc based wines.

Idaho: Wine Tasting, SUP Yoga and 100-Mile Gravel Ride (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

I knew any ride masterminded by Rebecca, the three-time 24-hour Solo Mountain Bike World Champion, dubbed "The Queen of Pain," would be brutal. Despite my white-knuckled ways, I signed up for what promised to be a gravel-grinding, lung-busting, dusty century ride, set for Labor Day weekend.

Top 10 Wine Destinations Around the World

Viator | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel

Going wine tasting is a charming way to spend a day or a weekend. It is so enjoyable, in fact, that wine tasting has become a vacation in itself. Wine...

How We Taste and Why

Daniel Altman | Posted 12.30.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

We don't taste blind.

New Happenings in Napa

PureWow | Posted 12.19.2013 | San Francisco

Let's be honest: There's never really a terrible time to gaze at Napa's sun-dappled hills and drink from the fruit of its vines. But October and November just might be our favorite time to go. Here's our itinerary for your next Napa trip.

How to Visit a Vineyard

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

Are you a Zinfandullard? A pinot-know-nothing? A sauvignon blanc slate? Interested in wine -- or trying to attract someone who is -- but still such a ...

Best Day Trips From NYC

Leora Novick | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel
Leora Novick

New York may be a teeming metropolis of opportunities, but there are plenty of fun alternatives just a short bus ride away. Try one of these day trips to breathe in some fresh, country air and take a break from the bustle of the city.

How to Decode a Wine Label

Food52 | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

Never be intimidated by a wine label again.

Why Some Wines Break the Bank

Leora Kalikow | Posted 11.26.2013 | New York
Leora Kalikow

I'm often asked if expensive wine is really that much better than the $15 bottles at Trader Joe's. In reality, there are great wines at every price point, but certain factors will drive the cost through the roof. Here's what'll make a wine break the bank.

Vine Times: Must-Do Events of California Wine Month | Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel

September is grand for a number of reasons, not least of which is that glorious event that is grape harvest. And there is no state in the U.S. that harvests more grapes than California.

Wine Tasting in the Un-Hamptons

Nish Gera | Posted 11.13.2013 | Taste
Nish Gera

The 40 mile stretch of land from Riverhead to Orient, also called the North Fork, is decidedly the un-hamptons, as the locals will proudly tell you. This is Long Island wine country, which is currently witnessing a wine revolution of sorts.

Which Wine Preservation Spray Is Best?

Daniel Altman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

It's the age-old problem. You open a bottle of wine, and you don't drink all of it. How long can you keep it before it turns into raisin-flavored syrup or vinegar?

Concentration & Complexity: Four Historic California Vineyards

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.15.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

I find being in and around vineyards uniquely soothing and nurturing. Maybe it's because they are usually part of a pastoral landscape. I may be triggered too by knowing they are devoted to producing a special product -- one that brings pleasure and conviviality.

Paris vs. Napa and Sonoma: Honeymoon Showdown

Peek | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weddings

With the arrival of wedding season comes honeymoon season, the time where we all drool over photos of our friends relaxing on an island in Bora Bora or floating down a canal in Venice, Italy.

How to Be a Pretentious Wine Drinker

Quora | Posted 07.08.2013 | Taste

What's the best way to become a pretentious wine drinker? Start by rejecting the regular wine list.

5 Surprising Food Lies

Alex Santoso | Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste
Alex Santoso

Food lies you've probably been fed.

The Wine Club That Does It Right

Posted 07.23.2014 | Taste

Lots of bottles are involved.

Top 10 Wines Under $10 | Posted 04.29.2013 | Taste

Great wine doesn't have to be expensive. Our top picks that cost $10 or less are perfect for wine lovers on a budget.

An Unexpected Place For A Wine Tasting

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.25.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Frequent Amtrak riders love to complain about spotty Wi-Fi, occasional breakdowns and passengers who talk loudly into cellphones. But wh...

Why I Don't Taste Wine Blindly

Daniel Altman | Posted 06.22.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

People who use criticism to guide their reading or tasting don't need unpolluted appraisals. What they do need is a reliable correlation with their own preferences.

The Wine Version of a Tupperware Party in Your Own Home

Mary Orlin | Posted 06.13.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

WineShop At Home is a company with a mission to take the intimidation out of learning about wine and the wine buying experience by holding a casual tasting in the comfort of people's homes.