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Wine Pairing: What to Drink with Peking Duck

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Some of you may be planning to serve a festive roast for Christmas, but others go with fish, goose, or a huge order of Chinese food. Whether you're having a delivery feast or following Kenji's make-at-home method, Peking duck is a meal that deserves a proper beverage. More

Wine Pairing: Tacos de Carnitas

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What's the best wine to drink with carnitas-stuffed tacos? Master sommelier Evan Goldstein shares a few wine pairings for this porky delight. More

Serious Grape: Grenache Blanc

Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

Today we wind up our Grenache series with six wines made from Grenache Blanc. This grape probably developed from a mutation in red-skinned Grenache—the same way Pinot Gris arose from Pinot Noir. Grenache Blanc is common in southern France, where it's blended into white Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes du Rhône wines. More

Serious Grape: Grenache Rosé

Maggie Hoffman 4 comments

Just because it's summer doesn't mean our obsession with Grenache has to end. We've told you about our favorite grenache-based wines under $25, those under $10, and now it's time for the Grenache rosés. Winemakers all over the world include Grenache in delicious dry and tangy rosé blends. Don't be put off by the pinkness: these are serious wines, full of flavor and regional character. More

Serious Grape: Splurge-Worthy Grenache

Maggie Hoffman 3 comments

As our series on Grenache red wines winds to a close this week, we are venturing beyond budget finds and delicious options under $25 to check out what happens when you shell out for the pricey stuff. More

Serious Grape: 18 Grenache-Based Wines for Under $25

Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

It can be full and velvety, or fresh and bright. It can taste like roasted tomatoes or plums, blackberries and black licorice, and sometimes there's a hint of mint and lavender. There are plenty of good ones for under ten bucks, but we've really noticed a sweet spot at $15-20. Here are our notes on eighteen Grenache-based wines that you can buy for under $25. More

Wine for $9: Grenache

Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

The wine made from Grenache (known as Garnacha in Spain and Cannonau in Sardinia) can be humble or haughty, rough or refined. Grenache can yield pale, delicate wines that are perfect for picnics, or deep gamey wines with a punch of peppery spice. Grenache wines can have concentrated baked-cherry and strawberry-jam flavors, and the high alcohol that results from making wine with very ripe fruit. Some have a fresh green herbal note—look for hints of mint and eucalyptus. They're good barbecue wines and they're perfect for serving with duck or lamb. More

Wine for $9: The Best Boxed Reds

Maggie Hoffman 14 comments

Last week, we found a few very tasty whites packaged in boxes instead of bottles. We love the long shelf life and environmental benefits of the bag-in-box. It's lighter to carry and fills fridge space efficiently. But they're not all delicious—we did the homework for you and ended up with this list of the best boxed red wines. More

Wine Survival Guide: Summer Barbecues

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When I head to the store for summer wines, I keep "GRPS" (grapes without the vowels) in mind. It stands for Grenache, Rosé, Portugal/Spain, and Sauvignon Blanc, and these wine categories open up a world of tasty new options for summer get-togethers. More

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