When you have people in the wine business over for dinner, they show up with bottles tightly wrapped in paper bags. They place them on the table, still in the bag, because we must play the Guess the Wine. Never played? Let me explain.
Low-alcohol wines are making a comeback in the U.S., and wine and food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl suggests some of these "quieter" wines to try.
Riesling can be a versatile pairing with a variety of meals. These days you don't need to import from Germany to find a great bottle. Wine expert Stuart Pigott has the insider scoop on great Riesling from Washington State to the Finger Lakes.
In countries where wines have been made forever, you wouldn't think there would be surprises. I mean, if a piece of dirt could give you a great grape that led to a great bottle, it would have been exploited ages ago. But it’s not so.
Markus Bachmann, a French horn player from Austria, has created a fermentation system that infuses the music of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Vivaldi and rare orchestra and jazz recordings into wine.