There's no need to stress about picking wine for Thanksgiving. Here are some easy pairing tips—and a selection of bottles that'll help your Turkey Day meal shine.
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I've gone on record as saying that mussels are the easiest choose-your-own-adventure one-pot meal around, and I intend to prove it to you. This version uses my standard steamed mussel technique and combines it with the classic flavors of a French bouillabaisse. Fennel, saffron, and tomatoes are cooked together with a little pastis and orange zest to form an aromatic, briny broth for dipping bread into.
A pot of classic French Moules Marinières is fast food at its best. Made with fresh, inexpensive ingredients that still seem celebratory, this dish comes together in around 15 minutes from start to finish. Make sure to serve it with the rest of the wine left in the bottle and with plenty of toasted bread for dipping into the garlicky, briny broth.
Cooking spaghetti and meatballs, baked ziti, shrimp scampi, or Fettuccine Alfredo for dinner? Don't leave your glass empty! We asked our crew of sommeliers from around the country for their wine-pairing advice.
The forces of supply and demand affect the prices of everything, but what else goes into the cost of your glass of wine?
Overwhelmed by German wine labels? Not sure how to figure out if a wine is going to be sweet or dry? We can help. Consider this your friendly introduction to the grapes, regions, and many reasons to love German wine.
There is perhaps no wine more emblematic of summer than a chilled rosé, but there are plenty of other bottles, white and red alike, that should be opened with relish as the steak sizzles in the background.
If you have a favorite go-to wine, whether it's Malbec, Barbera, or Chardonnay, chances are that Portugal has a fresh alternative that might cost even less.
There's an old saying that warns you never to order the cheapest bottle on a restaurant's wine list. These days, though, wine directors know they're being judged on whatever you end up ordering. So we were curious: how do they choose the cheapest bottle on the list? Does that bottle offer the best value?
Wondering how to find the best wine under $20? Here are our tips, plus 24 bottles that we love.
We love smoky rauchbier and fresh IPA with sausage, but there are options for wine drinkers as well, whether you're making classic grilled hot dogs with ketchup and mustard or branching out to bratwurst with sauerkraut or spicy Italian sausage.
There are loads of delicious and affordable wines out there—if you know where to look. We asked our crew of sommeliers from around the country for their favorite bottles under $20.
We asked sommeliers from around the country for their advice: should you order wine by the glass? How are these wines selected and are they a good value or a bad deal?
Facing a new section of your local wine store can be daunting. Today, we'll help you get to know some major Spanish wine regions and grapes so you can confidently choose a few bottles to try.
We asked our crew of sommeliers for their favorite picnic wines and their top wine choices for day drinking.
If you usually drink white wine, try these reds.
When it comes to wine pairing, salads can be tricky: a salad that's dressed with something tart can knock out the flavor of the wine you're trying to enjoy. We asked a few sommeliers from around the country for their tips on the best wines to serve with salads, and all the factors to consider when pairing.
One of the most important tasks of a wine director is creating and managing a restaurant's wine list. But what sets apart a just-ok list from a great one? How does a wine director go about choosing wines and making a great list? We asked sommeliers from around the country for their thoughts.
If you've really gotten into wine and you want to stash some away to drink at its peak in 5 or 10 or even 20 years, what sort of cellar space makes sense? What kinds of wine should you put in there? How many bottles of each?
If spicy duck larb, papaya salad, pad thai, and green curry are all on the menu tonight, here are some recommended wine pairings from the pros.