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"Pink Wine Makes Me Slutty" Wine For A Special Occasion

Britney Campbell | Posted 03.20.2014 | Taste
Britney Campbell

The following mappings might shed some light on how to choose the right wine for your date.

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.

5 Wine Myths: Busted! Or Not ...

Snooth | Posted 12.08.2012 | Taste
Snooth

Wine is a complicated matter. Or that's at least what all wine experts are hoping you'll believe! The truth is that wine is a remarkably flexible product, ending up as simple or as complicated as you want it to be.

Meaningful Leaders: Sabrina Belkadi & Her Journey

Christel Quek | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business
Christel Quek

As a strong believer in the power of meaningful education to empower consumers and connect with the community, Sabrina also actively shares her knowledge by hosting educational workshops on topics such as wine tasting, wine appreciation, and food & wine pairing.

California Rhones: 2012 Rhone Rangers Tasting

Richard Jennings | Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Here in California, a few pioneers started planting Rhône varieties in the late 1980s. So which of these Rhône grapes, or blends, do well in California?

Zinfandel Styles: Sublime to Ridiculous

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.02.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Zins, especially those made from low yielding, ancient vines can be as complex and balanced as any red wine. Others, however, are extremely high-alcohol fruit bombs.

Syrah: The Rodney Dangerfield of Wine

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.26.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

The standard joke in the wine business the past couple years has been, "What's the difference between syphilis and Syrah? You can get rid of a case of syphilis." I, for one, think it's high time that Syrah got some love.

The Many Moods of Pinot Noir

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.12.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Pinot Noir from its region of origin, France's Burgundy appellation, has an almost fanatic following among wine geeks. It certainly helps that Pinot is one of the most versatile varieties when it comes to food pairings.

A Beginner's Guide to Wine: What Style of Wine Appeals to You?

Richard Jennings | Posted 02.06.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

What style of wine appeals to you? This is the most important question people new to fine wine can ask themselves.

The 20 Coolest And Most Bizarre Uses For Wine

Posted 01.02.2012 | Green

From EcoSalon: Wine is more than just a social platform. You pop the cork on that 2004 Bordeaux that you've been saving for a special occasion, ...

Top 10 Wine TIps For Holiday Entertaining

George Miliotes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
George Miliotes

I was asked by The Capital Grille to compile ten "wine" tips this holiday season that are sure to impress your old friends, and win new ones as well. ...

Secrets from Michael Mina's Top Sommelier, Rajat Parr

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marie Elena Martinez

Rajat Parr was named one of 2009's top sommeliers by Food & Wine magazine. I got to share a couple meals with him and chat about food, wine and his latest literary adventure.

Alan Richman's 15 Tips for Ordering Wine in a Restaurant

GQ.com | Alan Richman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

1. The sommerlier pours. You sip. You hesitate. Good move. Never say yes to a wine until you're sure it's sound. Try it a second time. A third, minute...