Choosing the right white wine can be a bit tricky. For example,
choosing a chardonnay over a pinot gris can completely change the
texture and flavor of a meal. A heavy, high-alcohol, oaky white can
overwhelm the flavor of a dish, while an aromatic fruity white with
good acidity can elevate a dish to a whole new level of pleasure, a
truly ethereal match. Believe it or not, the wine can change the
temperature of the moment.
Rich, round, silky and creamy.
That's how wine enthusiasts describe an increasingly popular,
decadent dessert wine made from frozen grapes. Fortunately, ice wine --
also dubbed "nectar of the gods" -- will be plentiful this summer, due
to frigid temperatures across the nation over the last few years.
Stuck in a wine rut? Unleash your inner sommelier with the guidance of
Wine Spectator Online. These picks below won't disappoint, whether
you're looking for the perfect bottle for a simple dinner or one for an
Buying futures is a lot like buying commodities, with cash laid down
now for later delivery of something that doesn't yet exist as a
Unlike pork bellies, however, wine futures buyers must wait a
relatively long time for their purchase, typically up to two years if
the futures are bought soon after they are first offered.
The motivation for getting in on futures action is twofold.
Real men drink red (with fish): Well, it's not always true, but it's catchy.
Another catchy writer, William Shakespeare, wrote in Othello: "Come, come, good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used."
New Year's is long gone, rung in with glasses of champagne and
resolutions that probably haven't stuck up to this point. So, instead
of waiting until the end of December to find the type of champagne
perfect for the midnight toast, make it your resolution to try more
champagnes throughout the year.
Wine's harvest season may mean a sun-drenched Napa for some, but New
York state has its own world of wine to offer, with Long Island leading
the way for the region's oenophiles.