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  • 14 great host or hostess gift ideas

    14 great host or hostess gift ideas
    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...
  • Wine cork makers seek to put a stop to declining sales

    Wine cork makers seek to put a stop to declining sales
    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...
  • Weight and power of Priorat wines balanced by elegance

     Weight and power of Priorat wines balanced by elegance
    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,...
  • Connecticut Wines To Pair With Your Holiday Meals

    Connecticut Wines To Pair With Your Holiday Meals
    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...
  • Happy Hour: Spretzels, mussels, half-off wines by the glass at Cooks County

    Happy Hour: Spretzels, mussels, half-off wines by the glass at Cooks County
    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...
  • Gifts for food lovers: brass cake server, felt wine tote, pho T-shirt, Del Maguey mezcal

    Gifts for food lovers: brass cake server, felt wine tote, pho T-shirt, Del Maguey mezcal
    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. Panettone:...
  • Beer gifts for the wine-lovers on your holiday list

    Beer gifts for the wine-lovers on your holiday list
    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,...
  • Wine Spectator reveals Top 10 wines for 2014

    Wine Spectator reveals Top 10 wines for 2014
    Over the last few days, Wine Spectator┬ámagazine 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...
  • Phil Vettel recommends: Beaujolais Nouveau events

    Phil Vettel recommends: Beaujolais Nouveau events
    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...
  • Porto: Portugal without the tourists

    Porto: Portugal without the tourists
    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...
  • Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday

    Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday
    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....