'@cabernet-sauvignon' on Serious Eats

Does Ben the Bachelor's Wine Deserve a Rose?

I've seen every season of the Bachelor, from the first limo filled with squealing girls to the last sponsored diamond ring. But this year, I'm watching the show for all the right reasons. Because I think I could see myself falling for Ben. We're, you know, on a journey, and I know the process works, and I'm not here to make friends. So what's-her-butt can just back off. Why am I so sure of this connection, when we've only known each other, well, a minute or two less than he's known the other 16 girls he's dating? Because Ben The Bachelor is a winemaker. More

Serious Eats Amateur Wine Taste-Along: Cabernet Sauvignon Report

This week, we're tasting Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the most widely produced red wines in the world. While it's grown in just about every region where you'll find a vineyard, we limited our selections to California (Napa and Sonoma), France (Langeudoc Roussillon), Washington (Horse Heaven Hills), and Argentina (Mendoza). What did we like? What did you like? Come chat Cabernet! More

Serious Eats Amateur Wine Taste-Along: Cabernet Sauvignon

Last week, we kicked off the Serious Eats Amateur Wine Taste-Along with Chardonnay; this week, we're crossing over to reds and giving Cabernet Sauvignon a go. If you only learn about a handful of red wine grapes, this should be at the top of your list; it's one of the most widely planted grapes in the world. Come learn and taste (and drink) with us! More

Exploring the Natural Side of Bordeaux

Even the most casual enthusiasts recognize Bordeaux's significance as one of the world's premier wine regions: its storied Châteaux have become the stuff of legend. With top wines easily fetching thousands of dollars, it's understandable why the region has increasingly lost cachet among a younger generation of drinkers. But there's another side of Bordeaux that we've all be missing. More

Serious Grape: Back to Basics, The Noble Grapes

There is a price to pay for eclecticism: you can forget to drink the six grapes that provide the backbone for wine production throughout the world. These six "noble grapes"--Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir--have been cultivated all over the world and been made into distinguished, even legendary wines. More

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