Amarone is a special style of red wine produced in — and only in — the
Valpolicello area of the Veneto in northeastern Italy. Do you know how Amarone
is made? And how it differs from regular red wines?
When throwing a big party, what's the best way to keep everyone's glass straight? You could use wine charms, but those don't really help if you have stemless wine glasses. So how about this instead: use a small strip of washi tape!
Sherry is a sadly often misunderstood word. While Sherry is a style of fortified wine, it is not a generic word for the style. Sherry specifically refers to fortified wines produced in Spain, within a specific delimited area around the Andalusian town of Jerez. More
Volatile Acidity is a wine word often referred to simply as VA, and it's normally associated with wine spoilage. Do you know how it forms, why it is generally undesirable in wine, and how to prevent it? More
It was 'polenta party' time at Faith's house last week, and she served it with a delicious dish of beef braised in red wine. My mouth is watering already. So, the big question we pondered was, what wine or rather what wines to serve alongside this robust, meaty, yet creamy dish. Here are some thoughts on how to choose wines to go with this meal, and some specific budget picks.