On Spring Mountain in Napa County, it’s easy to get distracted by the beauty of the place. But in the vines at Cain Vineyard & Winery there is work to be done, and this work is performed by the same hands, year-after-year, season after season…Read More
Every milestone you and a partner reach is a cause for celebration. Whether you’re looking for a traditional bottle or something a bit off-beat, we’ll help you find a wine that’s as rich and complex as the time you’ve spent together. Read More
Dangle a paper cutout of Italy in the air, then slice it in half with a machete (horizontally; slightly angled). The cut will likely run along a line connecting Rome to Pescara. An excellent east-west highway connecting these cities (in two hours) passes wildly beautiful landscapes between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas. Most of this journey moves through the region of Abruzzo. Read More
The invasions led to an unexpected discovery.
IN THE SMALL TOWN OF Boticas, Portugal, a centuries-old tradition of making “wine of the dead” lives on. Despite its macabre name, this libation has less to do with death than it does with burial. In 19th-century Portugal, during a time of French invasions, people interred scores of bottles. The move, done out of fear that the wine would fall into enemy hands, led to an extraordinary discovery once the dust had settled. Read More
Two MIT grads designed a quiz that compares 18 attributes to pair expertly-curated wine with your taste palate.
Here’s a scenario you might relate to: you go to your local wine shop, looking to branch out. But staring at a wall proclaiming a wine’s country of origin, you’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, and can’t quite bring yourself to ask the pretentious store owner for help. So you settle on the passable bottle of red you’ve had a thousand times before…Read More