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One of the best pieces of advice I give to those looking for a perfect food and wine match? Pair region with region. Nature knows what it’s doing in that regard. One of countries most prone to this perfect match is Italy. Italian wine is diverse, delicious and terribly food … More
The other day, to celebrate the Wine.com office move and 13th holiday season, we all opened up a Methuselah of Champagne. A what? A Methuselah. That would be six literes (there are about 40 of us after all). Of course as we watched our founder open it, hoist it and try … More
I write about this during the holidays every year, since wine and chocolate are two of life’s greatest pleasures, and two items we often pair up in our gift sets. But sometimes they are hard to pair together. We often reach for red wine and sweet chocolate – a dangerous pairing as … More
Everyone is driving hybrid cards, eating hybrid fruits, but you don’t see many people drinking wine from hybrid grapes.
What is a hybrid grape, anyway? First, let’s define a crossing, because hybrid is often confused with crossing.
A crossing is an offspring of two grape varieties from the same species … More
In reviewing some winemaker notes for an upcoming e-mail, the editing team found themselves scratching heads over the term hogshead. While it was not the first time some of us had heard that word, none of us could say exactly what it was… so we turned to google and wikipedia!… More