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The Paralysis of Wine Analysis

Zester Daily | Posted 05.08.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Like all objects of beauty, wine is more than the sum of its parts. If you're busily probing into technical minutiae, will you remember to consider how a wine makes you feel?

Secrets Of The Wine Event

Rolfe Hanson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Taste
Rolfe Hanson

Wine events can be as loud as a college party or cozy as an intimate gathering of friends but no matter the style, knowing basic event etiquette ahead of time will enhance the pleasure, entertainment, and education of all who attend. Here's what you need to know before raising your glass.

Blind Taste Test: Cheap Wine vs. Expensive Wine

Kristen Aiken | Posted 04.26.2016 | Taste

Don't judge a wine bottle by its label.

Let's Talk Wine

Rolfe Hanson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Taste
Rolfe Hanson

No matter how apt, wine remarks can become clichéd. The challenge -- for writers aiming for a wide range of readers -- seems to lie in crafting crisp descriptions not laden with insider jargon. Wine writing need not be esoteric.

A Very Canadian Food Festival At Whistler

Mark Sissons | Posted 01.26.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Why would you drive the two winding hours along the spectacular sea to sky highway from Vancouver than to hit the awesome slopes and trails of Canada's premier outdoor mountain playground?

An Easy Wine

Rolfe Hanson | Posted 10.25.2012 | Taste
Rolfe Hanson

Similar to a bag of Doritos, "slut wines" have some variety, striking packaging to contemplate, moderate satisfaction, and an obscure next-day lack of fulfillment. There's a place for a simple, sugary red, but there's room for so much more.

PHOTOS: Wine Regions With Cultural Cred

JustLuxe | Posted 12.12.2012 | Travel

It's not smart to plan a wine tasting tour where each day is packed with back-to-back tastings. It wears out the palate or leads to further bad decisions.

What Has Reality TV Done to Young Women?

Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire | Posted 11.26.2012 | Women
Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire

And we wonder why women aren't advancing in the boardrooms. Rather than seeing examples of what they can become -- a scientist, a vineyard owner, a chef -- girls and young women are watching examples of females as teen moms, housewives or socialites (Kardashians).

Fall On California's Coast

iLoveInns | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel

New England may be the epicenter of fall travel, but California can also get very colorful.

How To Have The Perfect Wine Tasting At Home

Ross Szabo | Posted 11.18.2012 | Taste
Ross Szabo

Avoid a power hour for wines. You can use crackers or drink water to neutralize your palate between wines. If you get tired of smelling wines, have some coffee grounds on hand to refresh your nose.

PHOTOS: 20 Overnight Wine Trips

Joy Pecknold | Posted 11.13.2012 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

'Tis the season to slip on a sweater, tour wine country and taste just-released reds and whites. To help guide the oenological pursuits of others, I polled a few of my fellow travel junkies on where to find the best hotels and resorts in wine country.

What Does Elite Wine Have To Do With Higher Education?

Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

With the state of Washington boasting the second most wineries in the country after California, and ranking third in overall wine production, it shoul...

5 Facts About Blended Wines for Beginners

Ross Szabo | Posted 11.06.2012 | Taste
Ross Szabo

In my last piece I called blended wines the ice cream sundae of all of my favorite grapes. Blends are some of the most complex and interesting types of wine. I've changed from avoiding blends to seeking out the best types.

5 Key Wine Components And How To Detect Them

Snooth | Posted 10.17.2012 | Taste

Mother Nature has made it remarkably easy to detect the relative levels of the main wine components. Grab a glass of red wine and taste as we go and you'll see what I mean.

Debunking 5 Common Wine Myths

Ross Szabo | Posted 10.29.2012 | Taste
Ross Szabo

It seems just about everyone I meet has a variety of opinions about wine. I never know what to believe. Should I stick to Paul Giamatti's advice and not drink Merlot? Are blended wines just a mix of what's left over? There are a lot of myths.

Fully Mature Reds at Reasonable Prices? Think Rioja

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.23.2012 | Home
Richard Jennings

A region that has long made high-quality, ageworthy wines that, with a few decades on them, are very reminiscent of fine old Barolos and Bordeaux is Rioja -- Spain's illustrious red wine-producing region.

Roblar Winery's Posh Private Affair

Nancy Chuda | Posted 10.16.2012 | Home
Nancy Chuda

Roblar Winery is serious about two things; the method in which they grow their grapes and the utmost enjoyment the wine brings.

PHOTOS: Europe's Unexpected Wine Haven

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Our careers as travel, food and wine writers rarely take us to war-torn areas, but this trip was very different for us.

WATCH: Olympic Battle Of Every Variety Of Trader Joe's Two-Buck-Chuck

Will Levitt | Posted 10.10.2012 | Home
Will Levitt

We try our way through all the varieties of Trader Joe's Two-Buck-Chuck discount wine. There's a medal ceremony and all. Edible medals, of course. Enjoy!

Grape Getaways In Long Island

iLoveInns | Posted 10.08.2012 | Travel

Nothing says relaxation to me more than a glass of good wine in a romantic setting with a night or two at a bed and breakfast. Stay in one of these rejuvenating New York inns, and visit vineyards on the East End of Long Island to experience a great grape getaway.

5 Tips About Oak Aging for Wine Novices

Ross Szabo | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home
Ross Szabo

The word oak doesn't usually trigger instant enthusiasm. However, experts know oak can often make or break a wine's flavor, price and even has scientists trying to develop ways to copy its importance.

Dan Collins

In Vino Veritas? Inside the Bogus World of Wine | Dan Collins | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home

Don Cornwell says he got his first real look at wine counterfeiting in 1986 as a young attorney working in Los Angeles when the manager of a local win...

The Trick To Identifying Wine Tastes

Ross Szabo | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home
Ross Szabo

The beauty of wine is that each one can provoke a multitude of sensations depending on the diversity of the palate.

"Gateway to Big Sur" Promises a Special Night of Food and Wine

Mary Hall | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home
Mary Hall

When you think of good wine and California, the most common thought maybe of wines from Sonoma and Napa Valley. One area that may often be overlooked for great wine is the Big Sur.

Sleeping Above A Vineyard

Anne Collins Howard | Posted 08.31.2012 | Travel
Anne Collins Howard

Not ready to stir from relaxation mode, we went back to our treehouse for an extra soak in the outdoor bathtub.