Alsatian wine is incredibly crowd-pleasing and especially food friendly. Acidity, minerality, and complex structure make the region’s wines excellent choices for serving with your Thanksgiving dinner.
We know you’re busy planning your Thanksgiving turkey (to brine or not to brine?), your sides, and your desserts (pumpkin or apple?). It’s also time to start thinking seriously about your Thanksgiving wine lineup. Here’s one word that will steer you in the right direction: Alsace. The wines of Alsace, which lies on the border... Read More
The Southern Rhône Valley is home to fabulous wines, many of which rank among the greatest values to be found in France. It’s also a rich, fun place to visit—you’ll find ancient ruins and a modern, thriving, and welcoming food and wine scene in walkable, charm-filled towns. We can’t wait to go back. This fall,... Read More
It all started with a joke. Brooklyn-based rapper Sadat X and his producer Will Tell were recording music in Will’s basement studio. During the recording sessions, the friends and collaborators were drinking “maybe a little too much,” Will remembers. So, he thought he’d replace their usual spirits with a bottle of wine. On his flip... Read More
I had the realization after the foie gras course. We were in the southwest of France, aboard the Barge Saint Louis, and the rich livers had been served with ripe slivers of nectarines flambéed in Armagnac from a small producer we had visited earlier that morning. The effect was sweet, savory, meaty, and full of... Read More
It’s a sunny summer day, and I’m sitting with wine and cheese educator Wendy Crispell on a bench in a patch of shade by Chelsea Piers. In an hour, we’re going to board the Yacht Manhattan, a gorgeous, buff-hulled 80-foot, twenties-style boat with teak decks and mahogany trim where Crispell will be leading a guided... Read More
It’s a hot, drippy day in southwestern France’s Gascony region this summer, but Captain Wendy Carrington looks perfectly put together in her pressed blue shirt and crisp white shorts. She’s at her usual spot: the helm of the Saint Louis Barge. The wooden wheel is larger than she is. In front of us, the sleek... Read More
At Wine4Food, we’re passionate about wine—discovering it, discussing it, drinking it, and sharing it. When wine can be a way to change people’s lives for the better, we fall even more deeply in love. Join us as we talk with Yannick Benjamin, Head Sommelier of New York City’s University Club and Co-Founder of Wheeling Forward,... Read More
Learn about the terroir of Champagne from 7th-generation winemaker Sophie Gonet of Champagne Michel Gonet. "Not all Champagne is the same," says Sophie.