The World of Sparkling Outside of Champagne

The World of Sparkling Outside of Champagne

Champagne is synonymous with sparkling wine—too synonymous if you ask the French, who have been arguing for decades against the sacred term being used for sparkling…

Maayan Koschitzky

What Really Matters: The Land, or the Hand?

By Chris Ross It’s the chicken-or-the-egg conundrum of the international wine market: what gets more credit for great wine, the vineyard or the winemaker?  Conventional wisdom…

Behind The Scenes of WineaPAWlooza 2020

Behind The Scenes of WineaPAWlooza

Every year we look forward to WineaPAWlooza, the annual charity auction where Master of Wine Vanessa Conlin becomes the master of ceremonies for an event that…

Laura Koffer’s Perfect Pairings

Advanced Sommelier Laura Koffer, the longtime beverage director for all off Top Chef Michael Chiarello’s restaurants (including Yountville’s famed Bottega and Coqueta) has traded the restaurant…

The Secrets of Perfect Wine Storage

“Perfect Provenance” is a phrase we take seriously, but keeping wine in pristine condition doesn’t stop once a bottle reaches your door—it has to continue until…

Behind Each Wine Label is an Artisan

This article was originally featured on Drink Me. Napa is distinct, possessing acres of resplendence with idyllic lowlands and ridgelines that widen the imagination. Its wines…