15 Non-Alcoholic Wines That Are Better Than The Boozy Kind
Non-alcoholic beverages are leading an industry-shifting movement. With all the solid alcohol-free and low-alcohol options out there, hangovers can truly be a thing of the past. Whether you prefer to abstain from alcohol for pregnancy, health, religious, or other preference-based reasons, there’s no shortage of alcohol-free wines to keep you in high spirits (pun intended).
Sommelier Roundtable: What’s the Most Versatile Wine?
A truly versatile wine—one that pairs as harmoniously with tuna crudo as with steak—is a sommelier’s best friend. Confronted daily with the task of matching a table of diners with the right bottle to complement a wide range of flavors, the pros rely on wines that have a lot of flexibility and crowd appeal. Wine Spectator asked eight leading wine directors to share the wines they turn to when the menu selections—and wine drinkers’ palate preferences—run the gamut.
How German Winemakers Turned Disaster into a Good Year
Last summer, floods inundated western Germany, killing nearly 200 people and devastating the Ahr Valley. Local winemakers whose vines were decimated raised money by selling “flood wines” – bottles whose labels were soiled by mud. The effort has raised $5 million to support the local industry, and raised awareness about winemaking in the region. Correspondent Seth Doane reports.
An Artist, a Skater and a Winemaker Walk into a Bar…
German street art star Hoker, hip-hop–rooted wine educator #asktoni, and Bergkloster winemaker Jason Groebe join forces for an unlikely cuvée.
The 12 Best Non-Alcoholic Wines In 2022
The zero-proof wine market has come a long, long way in just a few short years, and it’s now ripe with interesting, complex-flavored options that promise to intrigue your palate just as much as their alcoholic counterparts.
Four Sommelier-Approved Tips for Selecting the Perfect Wines for Your Tasting
One of the most important aspects of a sommelier’s job is leading wine tastings. More than just opening bottles and describing flavor profiles and pairings, leading a tasting is about facilitating an experience that gets attendees excited about the artistry behind the wine they’re drinking.
Everything Happens for a Riesling: German Fine Wine on the Rise
Given its heritage and the level of acclaim it enjoys in the wine trade and among critics, it’s perhaps surprising that German wine doesn’t enjoy a higher profile on the secondary market – but that’s beginning to change.
Four Easy Ways to Pair Wine and Cashews
The cashew’s uniqueness starts on the tree, where what we know as the cashew is actually the seed of the much larger cashew fruit. Even stranger is that the cashew is in the same plant family as mangoes and poison ivy. When snacking on cashews or using them as the centerpiece of a dish, pull out some of their subtle flavors with the right wine.