Food & Drink

Three uniquely UNESCO designations show the diversity of wine culture Wines have long been positioned by history and geography, with many of the best-known regions becoming brands unto themselves—Burgundy, St. Emilion and Napa Valley, for example. Such instant name recognition telegraphs quality and confidence and aids in guiding novice drinkers, who might not care to
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When American schoolchildren learn about the Thanksgiving holiday, their teachers tell them the Pilgrims traded with the Native people for corn. Though it doesn’t appear that the members of the Wampanoag tribe who supposedly supped with the immigrants produced alcohol of their own, so-called Indian corn provided the starchy base for many a stateside beer
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Let’s be honest, the Thanksgiving feast can be a little daunting for wine pairing. My family hails from the south. Regardless of where you are in the country, there are competing flavors all over the table. From roasted turkey and tangy cranberry sauce to herbaceous stuffing (or dressing), sweet potatoes (sometimes with a marshmallow topping!),
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If 2021 was very difficult for wine production (see our report on 2021 wine production here), the situation is quite different for wine exports. The very first numbers on international trade in wine are rosy, released recently by the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine). International wine trade, measured in value, in the first
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A couple of times I’ve been the recipient of holiday gifts that were obviously picked off the pegboard display in the checkout aisle, as though the giver was waiting to pay for shampoo and then suddenly remembered, “oh, heck! It’s Dec. 24!” and just started plucking items within reach. Because why else do you end
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This weekend in Burgundy, France, another record was broken at the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction, with the winning bid of €800,000 ($899,920) for a barrel of wine. But this wasn’t just any barrel – it is known as the Pièce des Présidents, and supports charity. This year’s winning bidder was OenoGroup, specializing in fine
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Every Thanksgiving, the cranberry industry suddenly roars to prominence. Along with autumnal flavors like pumpkin spice, cranberries crop up in everything from cakes and pies to Starbucks drinks. And a surprising number of those tart little berries are produced by one company. Or, rather cooperative. Founded by cranberry farmers Marcus L. Urann, Elizabeth F. Lee
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What better way to enjoy the holidays than with an overflowing luxury hamper? And if the bounty is in a wicker basket, it makes an ideal gift or picnic basket for next summer. Whether you prefer the traditional or something a little different, here are ten of the best options. 1.Dukeshill It’s a Wonderful Life
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Wine wunderkind Jesse Katz has done it again. The exceptionally talented winemaker of Aperture Cellars, Devil Proof Vineyards, and The Setting Wines broke a world record this month when a six-liter bottle of 2019 The Setting Glass Slipper Cabernet Sauvignon earned a bid of one-million dollars to benefit the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. The foundation’s 19th
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When it comes to the spirits native to Mexico, the topic can be a little confusing, if not altogether intimidating. Is mezcal a tequila? Or is tequila a mezcal? Can tequila be made anywhere in the world? How is mezcal made? What’s the difference between blanco, reposado, and añejo? To answer a few of these,
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For most people, big payouts from initial public offerings call to mind software engineers—not yogurt factory workers. But when Chobani goes public, some of its hourly workers could stand to make $1 million or more in stock awards, an uncommon outcome in an industry rarely lauded for its treatment of workers. The Norwich, N.Y.-based company
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