A Perfect Gift for Someone’s 40th? Check Our Cellar for Ideas
Chances are good that you have a friend or relative whose 40th birthday is coming up soon. Few people are thrilled to be turning forty and are in fact more likely to feel down about getting old. If you’d like to remind them that turning forty is no disaster but rather a chance to focus on getting better with age, say it with an aged wine from the year of the person’s birth!
A Sip of Burgundy Will Take You to Paradise
To a food lover, the word Dijon brings to mind the spicy flavor of the very sharp local mustard. But the region enveloping Dijon—the home of this piquant delicacy is equally famous: Burgundy. Land of cheese, wine and escargots.
What does Criticism Taste Like? Much Like Fine Wine
For most of us, a critic is an annoying nitpicker who finds fault with everything. But the truth remains that good criticism, while forever a thankless task, is a useful tool. This article will introduce you to the most prominent wine critics.
Think Outside the Standard Bottle: Go Bigger
Less may sometimes be more but when it comes to good quality aged wine, we beg to differ. Great wines deserve great (meaning large) bottles. But why? What makes large bottles better?
Pour Yourself Some Bordeaux—the Vinicultural Gift of France
Bordeaux. This winemaking area in Southwest France is the world’s leading producer of great red wines and a household name. Its renown at international competitions and among experts borders on legendary. What, do you ask, makes the grapes of Bordeaux so special?
The World’s Most Expensive Wine Speaks French
Make yourself comfortable, leave your cares behind and come with us to the realm of aged wines. But be careful—the price of some of them could make you dizzy.
Barolo, the King of Wines, Will Sweep You Off Your Feet
This dry wine from the Barolo zone in Northern Italy is often described as one of Italy’s greatest wines—it has rightfully earned the nickname rei di vini, the king of wines. It is made of the Nebbiolo grape, which lends it a unique flavor, earning the wines from the Langhe region a registered designation of origin.
Looking for a Gift for Someone’s 50th? We Have Some Mature Ideas
Time flies and milestone birthdays do not wait, including the biggest one of all of them: The Big Fifty. What is the best present to give someone for their fiftieth birthday to show how much you love them? You need something mature and of great value: a bottle of aged wine.