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Just because it’s Bordeaux doesn’t mean it has to be serious. In this age of Instagrammable moments, it’s all about hashtag-LivingMyBestLife. We’re into this habit of showing off what a
There’s an ingrained perception—and no one could be blamed for subscribing to the belief—that the only French Chardonnay worth drinking is expensive French Chardonnay. So, you have to hand it
Does wine have a soul? Some say that a living thing which isn’t human only forms a soul once it establishes a deep connection with a human soul. Compare, say,
For insight into the nature of French Malbec, which is the O.G. (original gangsta) Malbec—not Argentinean, although you’d be forgiven for thinking that—look to Cahors, a small wine region in
The thing about Côtes du Rhône wine is, you never know what you’re going to get. This can either be a source of fun or frustration. Is it going to
The turn of the 21st Century brought about a remarkable vintage for sweet white wines in Bordeaux. The year 2001 also brought upon the downfall of Enron, the launch of
New Year’s Eve will have come and gone in a flash, but that’s no reason to stop drinking Champagne. The special occasion, French bubbly made from Chardonnay and/or Pinot Noir
The Gamay grape is a distant cousin of Pinot Noir, as it shares some of the latter’s DNA, but taste-wise the two are just about close enough to be kissing
Old school drinkers of fine wines have this thing about waiting… and waiting—forever—to open up a special bottle of wine. Their obsession with waiting sometimes comes off like endless reels
It’s a good day when you find a gem of a wine at Cost Plus. Probabilities were stacked for success with this point-of-sale purchase, as GÉRARD BERTRAND has been, for
If anyone orders Merlot I am leaving. I am not drinking fucking Merlot! — the notorious line from the ragged, lonesome character Miles in Alexander Payne’s movie Sideways that came
For Pete’s sake, stop waiting for super-special life events to drink a bottle of Champagne! Weddings, engagements, landing a new job or promotion, hitting a business milestone, major birthdays, retirement,
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