Meet the Women Defining Quebec’s Wine Scene

Before the judges could finish announcing the winner of the Meilleur Ouvriers de France (Best Craftsperson of France) competition in the sommelier category last October, everyone knew it was going to be Pascaline Lepeltier. It wasn’t just that the Master Sommelier had placed as a finalist three times before. As food writer Sylvie Bigar noticed, […]

These Canned Wines Are Perfect for Summer 2019

If you asked someone–regardless of their level of wine knowledge–a few years ago about canned wine, it probably would have been laughed off. With very few exceptions, canned wine has not been met with much welcome from wine drinkers–until now. While you shouldn’t be expecting a wine out of a can that will blow your […]

English and Welsh Sparkling Wines Are Sparking a New Wave for Bubbles

When thinking of sparkling wine regions, locales like Italy (prosecco), Spain, (cava), and France (Champagne, of course), are usually top of mind. Certainly, there are numerous producers of sparkling wine around the world, but the next big hotspot for bubbles might not be somewhere you’d first expect–for any kind of wine. England has been producing […]

Exclusive: The Maker of Whispering Angel Is Releasing a New Luxury Wine

Ros? has long been a summer staple–at least for wine lovers, winemakers, vintners, and oenophiles of all skill levels. But it’s arguable that Whispering Angel put ros? and its source regions on the map for millions of consumers worldwide–especially in the United States–over the last several years. The year 2017 marked the first time that […]

The Dolomites: Where Italian Cuisine and Adventure Reach New Heights

If you thought Italy’s allure lay largely in the opportunity to wile the away the hours eating and drinking endlessly in pastel-hued piazzas–well, you’d be right. But that’s just part of its perennial magic. For those whose version of la dolce vita includes extraordinary natural beauty, the Dolomites are a true Valhalla. Rising over 10,000 […]

New Documentary Shines Light on Latinx Winemakers in Sonoma and Napa Valley

Depending on the topography and winds of change, wine harvest season in the Northern Hemisphere can start as early as August and last through October. But harvest wouldn’t be possible without countless laborers who often work very hard for very little. In California, Latinos make up the bulk of this group: a combination of multigenerational […]

Review: Niche Niche Is a Manhattan Chameleon Where the Food and Wine List Change Every Night

The semi-cooked chocolate dessert slouched in the bowl like a kid not wanting to get called on in class. Fresh whipped cream and grated bittersweet chocolate capped the confection’s dark, amorphous dunes and waves, the final plate in a four-course pre-fixe at Niche Niche, a curious two-month-old restaurant in New York’s SoHo. Was it a […]