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.
Spätburgunder + Jamaican Beef Patties
Growing up in the Bronx, I didn’t see traditional wine culture. There was no wine on the bodega shelves, no swirlin’ and sniffin’ going down a Friday night. But the respect level was always there.
Favorite ‘Out of Fashion’ Wines
The universe of wine is full of once-revered regions or styles that ceased to be celebrated. Certain wines are unfairly dismissed as one-dimensional archetypes: Rieslings are all sweet, Chardonnays are all oaky. Wine Spectator asked 11 wine professionals to share their favorite out-of-fashion wine and explain why it deserves to reclaim its rightful place at the cool kids’ table.