Category: Red

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THE TRAVELING SOMM: One Day in Burgundy
Early one winter Monday morning in France, I made the threeish-hour drive from Reims in Champagne to Beaune, the epi-center of Burgundy. A drive to remember, in what was a chilly, torrential downpour accompanied...
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Holiday Mulled Wine with Samantha Sommelier
Is there any more perfect Holiday wine recipe than Mulled Wine? This combination of wine, citrus, spice, and spirit goes at least as far back as the Romans, and it's a staple in holiday markets around...
The Next Big Tuscan Wine Region: Montecucco
Chianti. Montalcino. Bolgheri. Montepulciano. Carmignano. Gimignano. For a province about as big as New Jersey, Tuscany is home to some of the most famous areas for wine, and for good reason. And yet, there...
The Guide to the Best Provence Rosé
Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of summer. Hot days by the lake, beach trips, and long weekends in the country are at hand, and for many of these seasonal outings, Provençal rosé...
Rosé Wines From Beyond Provence
Warm spring days mean it is “rosé all day” time. But if you’ve been turned off by some of the South of France plonk that’s found its way into many a frosé over the...
Island Reds: The Wines of Sicily and Sardinia
Santorini, Majorca, Capri, Mykonos, Corsica are just some of the picturesque islands in the Mediterranean Sea, and vineyards grow on almost every one. And the wines from the Mediterranean’s two largest islands, Sicily and...
The Reds of Montalcino
Like Pinot Noir, Brunello di Montalcino is a good gateway wine. Protected status means that almost every aspect of a wine’s production is regulated, allowing for consistency, but also a great opportunity to taste...