Master Sommelier Brian McClintic gives tips on starting a wine collection w/o breaking the bank.
Recently, a reader of I like this grape. asked us to recommend a wine to celebrate getting a promotion. Some more context: she is a 5th year software engineer at a mid-size company in California that builds high-end websites and apps. She’s in her late 20's and this is her first job out of school. […]
Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Like so many French wine regions, it’s fun to say out loud – tres sexy, n’est-ce pas? – yet the average American has absolutely no clue about where it is or what its wine tastes like. Let’s lift the veil of mystery. First of all, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an ancient town in the southern Rhône Valley. […]
I’m here to tell you everything you need to know about Bordeaux. It’s really not too painful. I promise. Bordeaux is a region in France, and you can’t call it a Bordeaux if it comes from anywhere else in the world. It can be white, it can be red, dessert, rose. All colors of the wine f**king […]
Certified Somm at the iconic Spago in Beverley Hills, CA and overall badass Christie Norman breaks down the region and wines of Burgundy (psss, it’s Pinot Noir!)
It’s official, gang: summer has arrived. That means beach, bikinis and, most importantly, BBQ’s! Yet aren’t you tired of showing up to those Sunday parties with your friends only to see the same old booze options of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir? Plus, there’s always that one guy with the “Cab blend from California” who micromanages how much to pour everyone […]