Brazil is the next great frontier for the wine world. Brazil now drinks just 1.6 liters of wine per capita per year—significantly less than some Muslim countries like the Maldives and United Arab Emirates, according to the Wine Institute.
Eight years ago, I decided that instead of giving my friends the same advice over and over again about my favorite wines and restaurants, I would start a blog -- both so that I would have someplace to send them, and so that I could learn about what a blog was and how it worked.
In the introduction to his book A Hedonist in the Cellar, Jay McInerney offered the following observation: “In Europe, where wine has been a part of daily life for thousands of years, American oenophiles are sometimes viewed as monomaniacs—zealous and somewhat narrow-minded converts to a generous and pantheistic faith.
This is a great infographic that covers highlights some of the key moments in the 8000+ year history of wine. The infographic was created by Colleen Lee and Leslie Reilly at San Diego State University.
In a recent post concerning New Jersey and the State of Direct Shipping, I concluded by writing, "There is a great deal to do across the country to make consumer interests paramount in the alcohol regulatory world." This kind of...
Professor Thomas M. Truxes of New York University has discovered a unique treasure trove of letters which will shed new light on, amongst many other things, the wine trade between Bordeaux and Ireland in the 18th century.
I'm certain most of you already know this, but wine magazines are being replaced by other avenues, from blogs to iPads. There are several reasons for this, most importantly the economic crisis of the past few years. This is true in many industries, so this isn't just affecting the wine publications, as auto, fashion, sports and movie magazines are either going out of business or publishing smaller issues.
A review and tasting of the 2007 vintage in St Julien and Margaux, focusing on wines tasted at four years of age. I look at a broad spread of wines including Margaux, Palmer, the Léoville trio and more.
“We are marrying the authority of print to the authenticity of experience.” This is how Diane Malloy, the new publisher of the venerable Ladies Home Journal, explained to the New York Times that publication's transformation to a magazine that will...
This week, I've asked three highly qualified sommeliers at three of the city's largest wine and liquor stores to give us a pick of the week, something that they're excited about drinking, and that doesn't cost a fortune.
Is alcohol the key ingredient in your wine or a necessary inconvenience? The way wine drinkers feel about the most stimulating component in their beverage of choice probably depends on how wine fits into their lives.
Early in my marriage, I nearly earned the eternal wrath of my mother-in-law. My wife and I went to my in-laws’ for dinner, and I brought a bottle of wine for us to drink—us meaning my wife and I; her father prefers beer, and her mother abstains.
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