What’s the Deal with Rye Whiskey?

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What is it; how is it different; and why am I hearing about it all the time? If you’ve ever been confused by the chorus of the epic 1970s song “American Pie”—good ol’ boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye—you should be. Rye is a type of whiskey, so that line never made sense to generations… Read more »

Video: Best Wines to Bring as a Guest

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Chef Ashton Keefe and World Wine Guys Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen discuss how to make a great first impression on your hosts by bringing the perfect bottle of wine. Also read: How to Wrap Your Wine Bottle as a Double Gift

Video: Trends in Holiday Wine Sales

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Tom Steffanci on holiday wine sales

What’s the norm for wine during the holidays? Tom Steffanci, President of Deutsch Family Wines & Spirits, explains trends in holiday wine sales on Bloomberg Business.

How Many Types of Wine Glasses Do You Really Need?

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How many types of wine glasses do you need? Two. That’s the answer. Here’s the explanation. Riedel will tell you that you need separate glassware for Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, etc. It’s hogwash. Malarkey. Poppycock. Here are some truths about wine glasses.   1. Wine does taste better out of a wine glass versus other… Read more »

Screwcaps Versus Corks: What’s the Deal?

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Something screwy has happened to the wine world. A decade ago the sound of a wine bottle opening in a restaurant was predictable: the satisfying “pop” of a cork being pulled out. Today, it’s just as likely to be the “skritch” of a screwcap being turned. Many people like the ceremony of a cork. But… Read more »