Vegan Wines

Most of us would assume all wines are vegan – it’s just fermented grapes. Before wines are bottled, however, they go through a clarification process to remove proteins, yeasts and other organic particles. Animal products are routinely used to bond with these...

Goat Cheese Grits with Rosé Wine

Despite their versatile, fruity flavor, rosé wines are often overlooked. France is the leading producer of rosés, but Spain, Portugal, Australia, Italy and the United States also offer plenty of varieties. The warmer weather of spring and summer is the perfect...

Spring Sparklers & Mango Sorbet

Spring has finally sprung and summer is right around the corner. What better reason to celebrate? Sparkling wines are the perfect pour for a festive gathering and can be paired with all kinds of seasonal favorites, from appetizers to entrees to desserts. Drier...

Is Red Wine Better For You Than White?

Red wine has enjoyed the lion’s share of hype around heart-healthy food and drinks. The alcohol and the antioxidants such as flavonoids, polyphenols, and resveratrol have been shown to increase the levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol in the body and protect against...

Grüner Veltliner to the Rescue

When it comes to wine pairing, some foods are just plain tricky. Take that artichoke appetizer-thing your wife saw on her favorite vegan blog and is now planning to debut at tonight’s dinner party. Or maybe it’s that asparagus stir-fry that’s got you stumped. You...