Champagnes, Crémants, and traditional method sparkling wines—from the grand to the greatly affordable—special enough for holiday parties.
Red, warm, velvety, full bodied: this is, generally speaking, the identity card of Amarone della Valpolicella, one of the most esteemed Italian wines in the world.
This tale isn't yet 1000 years old. But it has kings, crusades, the cult of the Virgin, poverty, drunk clerics, extinct grapes, the Devil and the world's biggest wine bottle. And the irony is, the winery it's about is one of the most forward-thinking in France.
Compromise is in the air these days. The rockets have quieted in the Middle East. Republicans are talking about taxes while Democrats entertain cuts in entitlement spending. President Obama is having lunch with...
Today, we’re far more likely to find toasty, bready flavors in a more fashionable (and still seasonally appropriate) beverage: methode champenoise sparkling wine. How those characteristic flavors get there has nothing to do with actual toast and everything to do with yeast.