Malbec: A grape with a history spanning two continents

The now-famous grape variety malbec has a history that most fans are unaware of. While we love the ripe, lush and rich style of malbec from Argentina, its home in France produces a wine far from...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Four films to ignite your inner sommelier

For many, a new year brings resolutions and aspirations of fitness and a life without wine, or maybe just a few weeks to a few months. However, it is true that gym memberships skyrocket and wine...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

For a successful holiday feast, give wine its due

The holiday feasts are quickly approaching, and most have ordered their turkey, prime rib, rack of lamb, honeyed ham or lobster for their main course. Along with the time and preparation that go...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

A noble fungus creates delicious dessert wines

“Liquid gold” and “nectar of the gods” are just a couple catchphrases that often define the world’s greatest dessert wine from Sauternes, France. Sauternes is a commune in the Graves district south...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

The Grapevine: ’Tis the season for fun, fruity Nouveau

It’s that time of year when Beaujolais Nouveau is released for consumption – in fact, tomorrow is the day! Beaujolais is a wine region in southern Burgundy France known for its fun and fruity...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

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