| Dec 5, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Wine is not always the answer when it comes to bringing a gift to the host or hostess of a dinner party. So many occasions over the holidays demand a heartfelt offering of some sort that it’s smart to keep a stash of suitable items on hand, so you...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The world's wine cork producers want you to know they're sorry.
Two hundred fifty years of market dominance may have left a whiff of complacency. They didn't always listen to your gripes about cork taint — that awkward moment when you pop open...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Never has the hole of a doughnut tasted so delicious.
Priorat, a wee winemaking area of only 4,500 acres, some 70 miles southwest of Barcelona, Spain, is completely encircled by another winemaking region, Montsant. Montsant wines have their partisans,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Everyone else's wine racks will be stocked with California cabernet sauvignon and French champagne this holiday season. Why not serve something different – and closer to home?
Connecticut is home to more than 30 wineries, which produce unique...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Name of restaurant: Cooks County
Happy hour: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday. Regardless of what's on the menu, this is a happy hour you can actually make it to if you get off work at 6 p.m. On top of that, every wine by the glass is half-off and...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
With Christmas less than two weeks away, Santa may be stressing and out of ideas. That's why our helpful elves have put together some suggestions for the food lovers on your list. No waffling, though: These items will be snatched up fast.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:13 PM
There’s no doubt that a fine bottle of wine makes for a great gift, or a thoughtful item to bring to a holiday party or feast, but there’s another fermented beverage that doesn’t get the respect it deserves around the holidays. Beer,...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Over the last few days, Wine Spectator magazine has done its annual slow reveal of the Top 10 wines from the Wine Spectator Top 100 list. And this year, when the No. 1 wine came up today, it wasn’t a Bordeaux, a California Cabernet, a Spanish...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The third Thursday in November is when Beaujolais Nouveau gets its official annual release. Beaujolais is a light, fruity, food-friendly and inexpensive wine, ready to enjoy immediately, preferably chilled. Truth be told, it's not a very interesting...
| Nov 18, 2014
Porto ages happily on the Douro River, along with most of the world's port wine, near where the river meets the Atlantic. Porto comes with a steady sea breeze and a seagull soundtrack. Discount airlines like Ryanair now fly straight to the city, putting...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Each November, on the third Thursday of the month, the French giddily celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. That’s when the fresh, fruity Gamay from the new vintage is rushed from the vineyards into shops and wine bars in Paris and elsewhere across France....