The tiny region of Montecucco is being heralded as Tuscany’s last unexplored wine region.
The Lie: Sulfites are bad for you. Talking about sulfites in wine is like talking about politics: it’s uncomfortable, confusing,… Read more Wine Lies Your Mother Told You, vol. 2
Pre-Prohibition era cocktails to make you rethink flavor combinations and break the chains of traditional cocktail recipes.
By Bennett Porter, Certified Cicerone® The fourteenth day of February each year is naturally polarizing, often celebrated and often feared.… Read more For the Love of Beer
South Africa’s future is very bright in the wine world. This is a very exciting time in the wine business and we are fortunate to be a part of it!
Sweet wines are for 21-year-olds who are still wet behind the ears—along with the uncultured, the inexperienced, and the crass. And because of this, Riesling should be avoided like the plague.
You know exactly where your favorite gin is located on the shelves. You inadvertently make a beeline to your tried-and-true… Read more 4 Ways to Beat the Winter Doldrums
Grapefruit rind. Gunflint. Cat’s pee on a gooseberry bush. Sign me up? These are the oft-used descriptors for one of… Read more Deconstructing Wine: Sauvignon Blanc
As we transition into 2017, there’s no better chance to reflect on how far craft beer has come, or where… Read more The Year of Beer: 2017’s Up-and-Comers
A textbook Pinot noir will have a medium body (think skim or 1% milk), medium-low tannins, medium-high acidity, and medium… Read more Deconstructing Wine: Pinot Noir, part 2