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The Differences Between Chianti, Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CHIANTI, CHIANTI CLASSICO, CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA AND CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE

If you're like any other daydreamer, you've imagined yourself sitting among the rolling hills of Tuscany, in Italy, sipping a glass...

Must be nice

MUST BE NICE

1 oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry 1 oz Appleton Estate 12 Year Rum 1/2 oz Mezcal 1 oz Pineapple Juice 1/2 oz Lime Juice 1/2 oz Cinnamon...

 
 
 
Rombauer Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

ROMBAUER VINEYARDS NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

Napa Valley is not the first place that comes to mind when I think of Sauvignon Blanc. But in cooler corners of the region, the grape...

Ravenswood Winery: Besieged (2014)

RAVENSWOOD WINERY: BESIEGED (2014)

It's no secret that beer and wine share a common heritage that dates back to the earliest days of human civilization. Both drinks are...

 
 
 
Rice cereals for infants: the arsenic problem

RICE CEREALS FOR INFANTS: THE ARSENIC PROBLEM

I've been collecting items on concerns about the levels of arsenic in rice, especially rice cereals for children. The arsenic problem Arsenic...

Brewer and Winemaker Elaine St. Clair Doesn't Want Sour Beers Anywhere Near Her Wine

BREWER AND WINEMAKER ELAINE ST. CLAIR DOESN'T WANT SOUR BEERS ANYWHERE NEAR HER WINE

Elaine St. Clair likes to get her hands dirty. As co-founder, brewmaster, and winemaker at St. Clair Brown, an urban winery and brewery...

 
 
 
Everything You Never Knew About Chianti

EVERYTHING YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT CHIANTI

Say the words “red sauce,” and many of us immediately conjure the smell of hearty tomato “gravy” bubbling away on grandma's stove or...

Chateau Musar Jeune Red 2013, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

CHATEAU MUSAR JEUNE RED 2013, BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON

Beyond the everyday challenges of growing grapes and making wine, Chateau Musar has faced something exceptionally difficult: war. The...

 
 
 
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Launches New Fall Menu

LAZY DOG RESTAURANT & BAR LAUNCHES NEW FALL MENU

Cornish Game Hen The new season brings nostalgic inspired menu items, handcrafted beverages featuring Lunazul Tequila and decadent...

Harvest Wine Festa

HARVEST WINE FESTA

Toast to the season in true Italian-style: with a glass of wine in hand! As the days grow shorter, farmers and artisans alike work...

 
 
 
Washington's Best, Under-the-Radar Wine Destination Is a Bike Ride From Seattle

WASHINGTON'S BEST, UNDER-THE-RADAR WINE DESTINATION IS A BIKE RIDE FROM SEATTLE

Burgundy , Napa, Mendoza , La Rioja , Tuscany. Surely these places are on your wine trip bucket list. Here's one to add: Woodinville,...

How Grape-Nuts Became a Cult-Favorite Ice Cream Flavor

HOW GRAPE-NUTS BECAME A CULT-FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR

From Maine to Jamaica, the dense, malty cereal is beloved as a frozen dessert Considering cereal and milk's longstanding love affair,...

 
 
 
Just What The Doctor Ordered: 2016 Prescription Chardonnay

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED: 2016 PRESCRIPTION CHARDONNAY

Chardonnay is the enviable grape that can be so many different things-lean and clean to butter bombs to late harvest and sparkling....

Style Guide: The World's Best Places for Growing Cabernet Sauvignon

STYLE GUIDE: THE WORLD'S BEST PLACES FOR GROWING CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Cabernet Sauvignon is an international success story, planted in almost every wine region worldwide. Its widespread popularity is a...

 
 
 
Study: Compound in Red Wine Can Alleviate Knee Pain

STUDY: COMPOUND IN RED WINE CAN ALLEVIATE KNEE PAIN

A new study from Baghdad's Al-Rafidain University College found that osteoarthritis patients who were administered resveratrol, an...

The Complete Guide to the Three Great Reds of Italy: INFOGRAPHIC

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE THREE GREAT REDS OF ITALY: INFOGRAPHIC

Italy has more than 1,300 estimated grape varieties, but three red grapes are more noble than all others: Nebbiolo , Sangiovese , and...

 
 
 
Are Field Blends The Key To Mezcal's Future?

ARE FIELD BLENDS THE KEY TO MEZCAL'S FUTURE?

Mezcalero Salomón Rey Rodriguez and his neighbor survey the agave plants growing in the nearby hills to evaluate what's ripe and ready...

Best Ever Broccoli Grape Salad

BEST EVER BROCCOLI GRAPE SALAD

You won't believe the amount of flavor that this Broccoli Grape Salad boasts under its hood! In fact, it tastes so good, you'll have...

 
 
 
A close look at the fruits of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsaut in Lodi's vineyards

A CLOSE LOOK AT THE FRUITS OF GRENACHE, SYRAH, MOURVÈDRE AND CINSAUT IN LODI'S VINEYARDS

Mettler Family Vineyards' Bear Creek block of Syrah Throughout the vast expanse of wine regions along the Mediterranean collectively...

Virginia Winery Loses Nearly Entire Grape Harvest in Overnight Heist

VIRGINIA WINERY LOSES NEARLY ENTIRE GRAPE HARVEST IN OVERNIGHT HEIST

With harvest season arriving, there's much for grape growers and winemakers to be fearful of. “There isn't a farmer alive that doesn't...