Sideways

Sideways

Sideways (2004) is an American comedy-drama film about two men, Miles (Paul Giamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church), both in their forties. To celebrate Jack’s upcoming wedding, they decide to go on a wine trip through Santa Barbara County, California. The...
Breaking the pairing rules

Breaking the pairing rules

People often think proper food-wine pairing is based on strict rules. That’s a great misconception. In fact, breaking the pairing rules can lead to extremely interesting combinations. We will let you in on a few magical secrets: Riesling is often considered a bad...
Do wines really improve with age?

Do wines really improve with age?

We store our wines in cellars for years – decades even. But do wines really improve with age? How long can you keep a wine before it starts losing quality? The answer to this question may surprise you. First of all, which wines are meant to age? We like to believe all...
Wine from Starbucks?

Wine from Starbucks?

Did you know that quite a few American Starbucks coffee bars sell wine and beer? The success of the “Starbucks Evenings” started at the American West Coast a few years ago, but made it all the way to New York last year. Earlier this year they even opened Starbucks...
A Year in Burgundy

A Year in Burgundy

What lies within the rhythm of a year? The vines bud and grow leaves and tendrils, and are trained, cared for. They make grapes, and a small, diligent army of hands comes to carry them away. The stripped vines die back, dry and brown, and turn to brush. The brush is...