Imagine this... you have set out a beautiful picnic in an even more beautiful destination. But wait... you forget your wine opener! Luckily, I have a simple solution to this big conundrum.
It's wine, in fact, that's been growing in popularity, revealing a whole new side of smoked meats to even the most ardent 'cue fan.
#14: Take the perfect group selfie for Instagram but never post it due to the inability to think of a clever hashtag. (The next morning, think of dozens of options.)
The pleasures of eating and drinking and traveling well make for good reading during the summer, not least at the beach when you can pick out a few recipes, then go shopping and cook them up that evening.
This is another installment of a series called "Livermore Stories," which takes a look at the most exciting wineries in this wine growing region loca...
For some wine lovers, going green means sacrificing quality, according to a recent study conducted by UCLA researchers on eco-labeled wines.
Family owners who intend to pass down their businesses to the next generation are more likely to invest in sustainable practices than non-family business owners, according to a study published in Family Business Review.
Exploring a new city this summer? We have the perfect accompaniment: wine. Check out six wine regions within driving distance of six great cities. Tip: Steal away during the week when city dwellers are back in the office and you can sip vino without the crowds.
Back in 1980 barely 100,000 cases of Chilean wine was exported to the U.S. Today that figure is in excess of 3 million, and, with growth of 9.2 percent annually, by the end of 2014 that should translate to over $700 million in sales.
You can bet that the French weren't adding pesticides to their grapes when they started making wines in the 6th century BC; and yet nowadays, organic or biodynamic winemakers get labeled as 'trendy.'
Ask a wine lover or a serious wine collector what one of their biggest gripes is about the wine marketplace and the answer is often not being able to ...
Why can't I explore the vineyards with my kids, ages 7, 9 and 12, without getting the sloe-eye from the proprietor or other patrons? Have I broken with proper etiquette? Or is this just a uniquely American hang-up?
One of the delights of Rudesheim and the Rheingau is a walking wine-tasting tour. A guide familiar with the history of the region, often called "German Tuscany," can escort you to some of the top wine estates, hiking vineyard to vineyard.
As we clinked glasses of Nero d'Avola and gobbled salty, gooey ricotta and crumbly pecorino atop crusty bread, we agreed somewhere in the world it was happy hour.
If you thought breaking into the energy drink market was tough, at least it doesn't have the regulatory hurdles placed on alcohol. Steffan Bankier and Jordan Gutman co-founded Public House, a premium boxed wine company, back in 2012 and it's been an exhilarating challenge ever since.
Here's our guide to diversifying your summer booze line-up.
This is the first in a series called "Livermore Stories," which takes a look at the most exciting wineries in this wine growing region east of San Fra...