Beer and Wine
Cognac for Connoisseurs
Winter is a great time to get to know Cognac, a rich, warming spirit that begins as a grape (like wine) but takes a different turn from vineyard to glass.
Vegetarian Wine Pairings
From salad to beans to mushrooms, there’s a beautiful wine pairing for most meatless dishes.
Is it true wine is getting sci-fi with cloning techniques? Wine geek Charles Smothermon is here to clear the air.
Wine’s Finishing Flavor
Wine extraordinaire, Charles Smothermon, explains what a perfect “finish” means in the wine world.
German Wine Labeling
Wanting to wine and dine like the Germans? Here’s how to decipher those pesky foreign labels.
Restaurant Wine Etiquette
The Wine Geek explains corkage fees, tips, and when it’s OK to BYOW to a restaurant.
Are wines labeled “reserve” better than other wines? The Wine Geek lets you in on the secret.