When wine inspires art. The story of Ryan Sorrell’s stunning vinomosaics.

When wine inspires art. The story of Ryan Sorrell’s stunning vinomosaics.

10+ talented wine country Instagrammers you should follow

10+ talented wine country Instagrammers you should follow

Wine country makes an especially great subject. Gnarled old vines hibernating under an ominous gray winter sky. Rows of vines peacefully stretching into the distance over rolling hills. Ripening grapes glowing all shades of green purple in the evening sun. From…

Forget the Olympics, these are the booziest running events in the world

Forget the Olympics, these are the booziest running events in the world

Friday marks the start of the Olympic games, but just yesterday history was made at a unique race favored by elite runners from around the world. Even Usain Bolt is unlikely to topple the new world record set by a young Canadian…

What do your wine drinking habits say about your age?

What do your wine drinking habits say about your age?

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Quiz

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Quiz

Three reasons Sommeliers have a love affair with Gruner Veltliner

Three reasons Sommeliers have a love affair with Gruner Veltliner

If you’re gonna talk about a wine, you better know how to pronounce it. So let’s just get this out of the way. It’s “groo-ner velt-lee-ER”. Not “velt-lee-NAY” or “Groonah Veltlinah” as my friend Jimmy from Boston says. Gruner has yo-yo’d back and…

Domaine Besson’s Electrifyingly Good Chablis

Domaine Besson’s Electrifyingly Good Chablis

Big shot venture capitalists from Silicon Valley and millionaire investors from Bejing might be scooping up properties left and right in Napa and Bordeaux, but the romance of small, family-owned winemaking is alive and well in Burgundy. The Family Domaine…

5 Overlooked But Totally Refreshing Summer Wines

5 Overlooked But Totally Refreshing Summer Wines

It’s 90+ degrees and so humid it feels like you just went swimming after a short walk to the mailbox. On sweltering days like this a big heavy red wine is like a fur coat for your tongue when you…

Your Locals Guide To Planning A Perfect Napa Valley Day Trip

Your Locals Guide To Planning A Perfect Napa Valley Day Trip

Congratulations! You’ve made it to Napa Valley. Sure, Disneyland might take the crown for the most popular tourist destination in California but for the 21+ crowd, Napa Valley is the happiest place on earth. Seriously though, Mickey Mouse and his…

7 Ways To Sound Like A Wine Expert (When You’re Really A Total Noob)

7 Ways To Sound Like A Wine Expert (When You’re Really A Total Noob)

Let’s face it. Wine is intimidating. Have you ever hung out with a group of serious wine lovers? You know, the kind who applaud the greatness of ’82 Petrus and debate whether Pontet-Canet deserves to move up from its lowly Fifth-Growth status to…

A Quick Guide To Understanding Bordeaux: Left Bank vs Right Bank

A Quick Guide To Understanding Bordeaux: Left Bank vs Right Bank

Bordeaux is one of the largest, most elite, and most recognized wine regions in the world. It’s also one of the most intimidating, with a long, dramatic history centered around magnificent estates like Lafite Rothschild, Angelus, and Haut-Brion and a complicated,…