Why Your Chardonnay Tastes The Way It Does

What's behind the wide variety of flavors, aromas and textures in Chardonnay? Find out how oak barrels, fermentation, acidity and vineyards play a part.


Pairing Wine With Sardines

“Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not-that-good lobster." Fresh or canned, learn how to prepare and pair an overlooked ocean gem.

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Napa Valley’s New Luxury Winery Experiences

Napa Valley wineries never stop becoming more luxurious. Here are five new or recently redesigned tasting rooms for your next wine touring experience.


Five Barrel-Aged Coffees to Wake You Up

Whether Bourbon, wine, rum or rye casks, barrel aging adds woody, fruity and boozy notes to beans. Wake up and smell the coffee with these five new brews.


How Helsinki’s Cocktails Are Raising The Bar

Helsinki may not be the first city that comes to mind for cocktails, but local ingredients like birch, cloudberry and even fish bones are changing the game.


Exploring The Unexpected Of Napa Valley

While Napa Valley is known for great wine, it offers so much more. Experience bike trails, state parks, live music, restaurants and historic winery caves.

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Othos Brunchapuncha Cocktail

Think a French press is only good for coffee? This brunch cocktail uses the popular kitchen tool in new ways by incorporating vodka, cucumber and melon.


How Bugs And Other Critters Are Saving Vineyards

Sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming practices are using insects and animals in innovative ways to shape their vineyards and care for the planet.


Why More Winemakers Are Upping Their Horse-power

Many vineyards are moving back to techniques of the past, trading in tractors for saddles. But is it just for show, or are there real benefits to the wine?


Breaking Down Borders In Pacific Northwest Wine

A number of Oregon and Washington wineries are heading across state lines to find the best grapes, proving borders don't matter when it comes to good wine.

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