When game time begins and all players -- and viewers -- prepare for the coin toss, that's my clue to take to the living room. I'll usually curl up on the couch, with either a cup of tea or a glass of wine close by -- book, newspaper and laptop at the ready for at least four hours of quiet time.
Clearly, there is huge demand in the the U.S. market for Italian wine, but at the same time, there is great competition. Debra and Dino Santonastaso, two enthusiastic Italians, have recently begun selecting and exporting wines to the U.S.
Despite the commoditization and very high prices of some Bordeaux, there remains a level of winemaking and perfect matching of grape with soil and climate that sustains its importance and relevance in today's fine wine world.
We confront an era when we have to eliminate the ubiquity of sugary drinks -- including even fruit juice. And, then, what will we drink? Bittman makes clear that it should be water. That's one possibility.
The first Dinner Party of the second season is around the corner and kicks off with an incredible line-up.
There's a lot to look forward to in the drinkscape, and Imbibe's January/February 2013 issue features 75 of the most notable people, places and flavors to watch in in the year ahead.
As I plan for the January 28th Dinner Party, I am still getting comments on the last Dinner Party with guests Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait...Don't Tell M...
Doing the research, finding the bottles on your own, and taking chances can reward an array of experiences and beautiful wine.
Sparkling wines and cheese are truly one of the most romantic meals one can indulge in. Creamy and sensual it's a special treat that is best for only the most decadent of occasions.
If 2012 was the year of conceptualizing the hotel experience, 2013 will be the year those experiences actually come to life. In an effort to appeal to more luxury travelers, hotels will continue to invent the extraordinary for their guests. We've seen everything from deep sea dining to sky-high spas, to partnerships with top fashion designers who create one-of-a-kind hotel amenities.
Chile has been a strong source of value-priced wines since the late 1980s. It is now the world's ninth largest producer of wine -- ahead of both Germany and Portugal -- and the fourth biggest source of wine imports to the U.S. after France, Italy and Australia.
Sometimes, I miss the excitement of my youth, but tonight I do not. Tonight, I realize that I have exchanged it for something even better.
Choose the occasions worth buying for. I've accumulated wines for the birthdays of our two children, for the anniversaries of the year I met my wife and the year of our wedding, and for the year we moved to our current home.
Something exciting is happening in the Santa Ynez Valley. Beyond its rustic beauty, exceptional climate for growing fruit, steadily improving wines, and somewhat superlative location, it now appears to be poised on the launch pad of cultural relevance.
A new generation of energetic California winemakers has helped bring new attention and respect to some of the old-guard producers whose reputations had been languishing.
Of course, we can't go around getting really expensive wines for everyone in our life. That's why we've pulled together 10 wines under $15 that are delicious and would be fine gifts to give someone this holiday season.
Argentina is famous for its dance, food and wine. Winemakers in each region produce only high quality product and when selecting Argentine wine, there really is no wrong choice