There is a scene in “Somm,” the 2013 documentary film about a group of master sommelier candidates preparing for their final exam, in which the father of candidate Ian Cauble says, “I think Ian gravitated towards wine because, first of all, it’s an intoxicant, and it’s fun.” The elder Cauble says...
After a few glorious days (see Part 1 of this story here), our next stop was to visit the “Masters of the Desert,” which can be found in the Greater Mesa area and on the Fresh Foodie Trail. The master is a reference to the Hohokam culture that built an extensive desert irrigation system in the area about 1300- 1500 AD. Show More Summary
Food + Wine examined the new trend of literary-inspired drinks. Stream R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People 25th anniversary documentary. 37 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total...
The 19th century Prussian immigrant Severin Roesen?s masterful American still life paintings feature the abundance of the new world?s bountiful harvest. The vibrant colors of an autumnal yield of fruits, flowers and glasses of wine glow...Show More Summary
Episode 432 of I'll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features Doug Frost, who is both a Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier. Doug does consulting work as well as wine and spirits writing from a home base in Kansas City. Doug...Show More Summary
Summer brings another round of the popular Wynn Master Class series; with interactive instructional opportunities ranging from poker, bread making, and sushi to beer, wines and cake baking.
This newly built Traditional-style house in Brentwood makes use of sliding pocket and French doors to maintain an open flow inside and out. Adding contemporary convenience are a wine cellar, a lavish master suite and a pool area with a spa, sun deck and barbecue. The high-ceiling foyer takes in...
Jancis Robinson has been one of the world's foremost commentators on wine for a little more than 40 years now. The first woman to earn a Masters of Wine certification outside the wine trade, she is also the author of some of the wine...Show More Summary
Enjoy this vertical video of a dog insisting that its master not have another glass of wine.
Pairing a great red with a great dish isn’t an art, it’s a science. We asked one of the best “scientists” in the wine business, master sommelier and Ribera del Duero and Rueda ambassador Alex LaPratt on why the right wine can make a good meal a great one.
What you should be spending on a bottle of wine is something 99% of us find as mysterious as the creation of the pyramids. We tasked master sommelier and Ribera del Duero and Rueda ambassador Alex LaPratt with giving us concrete tips on how to maximize your enjoyment of a bottle of wine without throwing down next month’s rent.
The right glass of wine can make a huge difference on a meal. It can salvage a subpar meal or even make a good meal great. That's especially important when it comes to meals on a plane at 40,000 feet where the low air pressure and dry...Show More Summary
The wine pro suffered a severe cross country accident Colorado is home to a great number of master sommeliers and Damon Ornowski is among the most beloved ones of all of them. An avid endurance athlete, the wine professional who became...Show More Summary
Simple corkscrews are tricky to master, and expensive corkscrews are, well, expensive. But I haven’t used a corkscrew in years, ever since I saw a pro opening bottles with a simple $5 two-prong cork puller. These devices are cheap, quick, easy, and just about foolproof. Read more...
The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is joining forces with the 5th edition of the International Festival of Printmaking and Art on Paper (FIG Bilbao), presenting a selection of prints from the collection of the Fundación Vivanco based on the theme of the world of wine. Show More Summary
The Frasca owner put another marathon under his belt If you are used to the incredible Bobby Stuckey of Frasca Food and Wine in a sharp suit and tie, you are in for a surprise: Stuckey in his running gear, worn down after a grueling morning. Show More Summary
There’s a very interesting article on Jancis Robinson.com today, in which she reports on a recent Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) seminar on mineralogy. It deals with some very interesting issues. In her piece, she reports on Maltman’s talk, but I think she jumps to too-hasty a conclusion about its implications. As geologist Alex Maltman [...]
The beloved wine expert plans to stick around Houston After nearly three years of turning Camerata into one of Houston’s best wine bars, Master Sommelier David Keck has left the building. CultureMap reports that Keck has left his post as the head wine expert at Camerata, the cozy wine bar adjacent to Paulie’s. Show More Summary
Lidl's master of wine Richard Bampfield argues that top French wine estates are ripping off customers as the high prices are disproportionate to the difference in quality in a cheap alternative.