| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Archaeologists have unearthed one of the oldest and largest wine cellars in the near-East, dating back to approximately 3,700 years ago.
Packed with 40 jars, 3 feet high each, it had a modern-day capacity of 2,000 liters, or about 3,000 bottles of wine....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, aka "Brangelina," are arguably one of the world's most stylish celebrity couples. So it only makes sense that when the duo make a rosé wine, it wins awards and tastes like berries and cream.
Wine Spectator named Jolie-Pitt...
| Nov 30, 2013
Whether the cook on your holiday gift list is interested in reading about family and food in Soviet Russia or the preparation of classic French dishes such as jambon au foin ("ham in hay"), baking pies or making authentic pasta carbonara, this fall has...
| Nov 23, 2013
This is an elegant Napa Valley Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena, very much still in the style that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 and launched California Chardonnay onto the world wine scene. Silky on the palate, the 2011 has aromas of pear, citrus...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:59 PM
This Thursday is the third Thursday in November, and you know what that means — Beaujolais Nouveau!
That's when Beaujolais' vin primeur (wine sold in the same year it is harvested) is released, miraculously, ready to celebrate. In France, wine...
| Nov 30, 2013
This is a terrific Montsant from the husband-and-wife team of Sara Perez and René Barbier. Their parents, who have Mas Martinet and Clos Mogador, pioneered the Priorat region. Now the children are striking out on their own in the less known Montsant...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Pairing wine with the Thanksgiving meal should be a question on the Master Sommelier exam. The usual feast has so many elements and so many of them are sweet and/or tart, it is notoriously difficult for wine pairings. Really, there is no one wine that...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:10 PM
You could be the star of Thanksgiving by bringing one of these wines, brining and roasting the perfect turkey, making the definitive cranberry sauce or pouring one of these terrific cocktails.
Then the time will come for dessert. You could make any...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Whether you're looking for possible candidates to round out your Thanksgiving or holiday spread, or simply searching for a comforting dish on a chilly night, you can't go wrong with these ideas.
Italian sausage and kale gratin: Aromatic vegetables...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:28 PM
It’s officially a trend. Following the debut of single-serve Zipz wines in this country and Winestar’s French wine in a can, now comes Stack Wines — and just in time for tailgating season.
Instead of toting actual bottles of wines...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Coming up this weekend, SLO Wine Country’s Rockin’ Harvest Celebration. SLO, of course, stands for San Luis Obispo. That’s just up the coast and could be a day trip if you’re up for some driving (and bring along a designated...