| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:20 AM
It just doesn't seem like the holidays without breaking out a bottle of Champagne at least once. The Grande Marques — those well-known Champagne houses such as Taittinger, Pol Roger, Moet-Chandon, Krug and more — are always welcome. But what...
| 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....
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:14 PM
The world makes most of its wine from grapes grown in a band of vineyards that necklace the globe, in either hemisphere, between the 50th and 30th degrees latitude. Fruit crops cannot grow reliably above or below those marks. Not much reason to build a...
| Oct 7, 2014
Wine appreciation has skyrocketed in recent years -- along with the prestige of U.S. winemakers. Many American vintages, produced from California to New York, have also developed a high level of sophistication. And, as more and more homeowners grow...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Who doesn’t love the scent of a stew simmering on the stove? Gray skies, a distinct chill in the air, a mohair throw on the couch means it’s time for braises and stews and for the red wines that go with them. But which bottle to use? Save...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:51 PM
It's time for their big debut.
The first wines of the new vintage will be celebrated by members of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail during Nouveau Weekend, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Nouveau wines are released within weeks of...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Polka dots are the theme when La Bodega Hampton hosts a wine tasting and dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at their shop at 22 Wine St. in downtown Hampton.
Proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Hampton History Museum.
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Doris Italian Market & Bakery in Coral Springs is planning a food and wine tasting Friday night to benefit the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund.
Admission to the Thanksgiving Food & Wine Tasting event costs $29.95 and includes a $10 store credit. A...
| Nov 8, 2014
Corner Bistro & Wine Bar has been open more than three years, long enough to earn itself a place of honor in the hearts and stomachs of the residents of Ridgely's Delight, a triangular-shaped neighborhood in Southwest Baltimore within shouting distance of...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Bringing flowers or wine to a dinner party is a major "don't" — while coming to a bash with a pasta colander can be welcomed with open arms. Learn the "do's" and "don'ts" of host-gifting from the pros before the holiday entertaining season is in...