Here, we breakdown the classifications of Chianti wines, and give you a crash course on what makes each unique and when you should reach for a glass.
Over the past decade, it’s fair to say Bordeaux has fallen out of favor with the cool-kid crowd. The once- lauded wine region that still remains Robert Parker’s favorite has become less and less relevant to the next generation of drinkers. Or has it? That’s the discussion we’re having on this week’s VinePair podcast.
Perfect Match Recipe: Seared Duck Breast with Spaghetti Squash, Onion Syrup, Pickled Onions & Chives | Matchmaking | News & Features | Wine Spectator
Duck may seem fancy, but it’s not actually that hard to cook. Jim Palmeri, executive chef of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y., shares some duck-searing tips for the home cook, along with his easy, 9-ingredient recipe for an elegant autumn dinner that’s just right alongside a bottle of red Burgundy.
8 & $20 Recipe: Caesar Salad with Salmon and Grilled Romaine | Matchmaking | News & Features | Wine Spectator
A few months into grilling season, if you’ve slipped into the monotony of hamburgers and hot dogs, it’s time to switch it up. So much produce can benefit from that smoky, charred taste—like stone fruits, herbs and, yes, even lettuce. This twist on a classic Caesar salad is a great vehicle for grilled greens. Pair this with a refreshing white wine, like Vinho Verde.
11 Smokin’ Good California Red Wines for a Barbecue | Tasting Highlights | News & Features | Wine Spectator
Scores and tasting notes for barbecue-friendly reds from California, including Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet and more, reviewed by Wine Spectator senior editors Tim Fish, Kim Marcus and James Laube.
Study Finds Drinkers Have Different Mouth Bacteria Than Nondrinkers | Health News | News & Features | Wine Spectator
A study by NYU researchers found that drinking alcohol increased the amount of harmful oral bacteria in people’s mouths, but the data on wine specifically was inconclusive.
If you can drink a mimosa for breakfast, then wine for breakfast is perfectly fine. Here are 16 wines that will pair well with breakfast and brunch.
Chef-turned-sommelier John Wabeck is changing the drinking culture in Pittsburgh, turning restaurants like Spoon and Poulet Bleu into wine destinations, and helping beverage professionals pursue wine education.
Meet our top wine travel destinations of the year! From sweeping vineyards to bustling metropolitan locales with well stocked cellars, see who made the cut.
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There’s a long history of finishing spirits in wine barrels. Now wineries are experimenting themselves—by aging wine in whiskey barrels. Here’s what to try.
This juicy chicken thigh recipe brings apricots, walnuts and the sweet spice of gingersnaps to the table. Wine Spectator recommends a fruit-forward Italian white wine or French rosé to pair.
Where’s the line between proper guac and avocado dip? We dive into the avoca-dos and avoca-don’ts, from traditional recipes to anchovy and corn experiments.
Each year, Wine Spectator selects the most exciting wines reviewed for the Top 100. Discover the most recent Top 10 in detail, with videos. Plus see the full lists back to 1988.
Source: Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines
Wine Spectator senior editor Tim Fish says the 2013 vintage for California Zinfandel is excellent and recommends 6 top value wine picks from the vintage.
Krug 2002 is the product of a vintage where ‘everything went right’, says Champagne expert and author Michael Edwards.
Men who consume a diet rich in flavonoids – typically found in fruit and red wine – are less likely to experience erectile dysfunction, says a joint UK/US study.
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