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Sommeliers' Favorite Wines Under $20

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

There are loads of delicious and affordable wines out there—if you know where to look. We asked our crew of sommeliers from around the country for their favorite bottles under $20. More

Ask a Sommelier: Are Wines By the Glass a Good Deal?

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 5 comments

We asked sommeliers from around the country for their advice: should you order wine by the glass? How are these wines selected and are they a good value or a bad deal? More

The Best Wines for Daytime Drinking

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We asked our crew of sommeliers for their favorite picnic wines and their top wine choices for day drinking. More

Ask a Sommelier: How to Pair Wine With Salads

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When it comes to wine pairing, salads can be tricky: a salad that's dressed with something tart can knock out the flavor of the wine you're trying to enjoy. We asked a few sommeliers from around the country for their tips on the best wines to serve with salads, and all the factors to consider when pairing. More

Ask a Sommelier: What Makes a Great Wine List?

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

One of the most important tasks of a wine director is creating and managing a restaurant's wine list. But what sets apart a just-ok list from a great one? How does a wine director go about choosing wines and making a great list? We asked sommeliers from around the country for their thoughts. More

Ask a Sommelier: The Best Wine for Thai Food

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 3 comments

If spicy duck larb, papaya salad, pad thai, and green curry are all on the menu tonight, here are some recommended wine pairings from the pros. More

Ask a Sommelier: Winemakers to Watch

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

We asked 17 somms from around the country about the wineries they're most excited about right now—wineries to watch and new bottles to seek out, both in the US and internationally. More

Ask a Sommelier: Can You Pair Wine and Chocolate?

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 5 comments

Wine is romantic, and chocolate is romantic, but is it romantic to enjoy these two things together? Does wine go with chocolate? What kind of wine? We asked a few pros about the ins and outs of wine and chocolate pairing. More

Ask a Sommelier: The Best Wine for Roast Chicken

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The best bottles to open when you're serving a simple roast chicken. More

Ask a Sommelier: How to Pair Vegetables With Red Wine

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In chilly weather, many folks crave robust red wines, but not of us all eat a ton of meat. A nice juicy steak might be the perfect foil for Cabernet or Tempranillo, but what options do we have in the vegetarian zone? Are there certain red wines that are especially veggie-friendly? Certain ingredients that can help vegetarian dishes work well with bolder wines? More

Ask a Sommelier: What's Your Favorite Sparkling Wine?

Ask a Sommelier Hayley Daen 7 comments

Real Champagne is one of our favorite wines on the planet. But sometimes you want bubbles on a budget, and Champagne's just not an option. We spoke to sommeliers from across the country and asked them what sparkling wines they recommend beyond Champagne. More

Ask a Sommelier: The Best Wines to Pair With a Holiday Roast

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We asked sommeliers from around the country for their pairing recommendations for your holiday roast, whether it's roast beef with horseradish cream, a perfect prime rib, or an elegant crown roast of pork. More

Ask a Sommelier: The Best Party Wines

Ask a Sommelier Hayley Daen 2 comments

We asked wine experts from across the country what they like to open when it's party time. More

Ask a Sommelier: The Best Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

Sure, there are terrible cheesy gifts out there for golfers and gardeners and barbecue fanatics, but it seems like wine lovers get the worst of the bunch. How many guitar-shaped wine racks does one person need? How many ties that say 'NAPA ROCKS' will one sommelier wear? None. The answer is none. More

Ask a Sommelier: Wine Gifts for Your Thanksgiving Host

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You really shouldn't go to Thanksgiving empty handed. We asked sommeliers from around the country for their wine gift-giving advice: what should you bring if you're a guest on Thanksgiving? More

Ask a Sommelier: Tips for Thanksgiving Wine on a Budget

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Which affordable wines work well for Thanksgiving? How do you please everyone in a big group? Should you buy a variety of wines, or stick with just one or two choices? More

Ask a Sommelier: What to Drink With Chili

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

Fall is chill-in-the-air season, football season, tailgate season, and the season when we start craving belly-warming, slow-cooked food. That means we're eating a lot of chili these days, particularly the Food Lab's awesome 'Best Chili Ever'. But what's the best wine to drink with the best chili ever? We asked 13 sommeliers for their drink-pairing advice. More

Ask a Sommelier: Which Wines are a Waste of Money?

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 12 comments

Today, we're asking for the dirt. Some wines offer good value—that is, they're great quality for the price. Others...don't. We asked our crew of sommeliers which wines are a waste of money, and which are worth every penny. Here's what they had to say. More

Ask a Sommelier: Wine Ordering Tips

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We asked a few sommeliers from around the country for their tips on ordering wine. What questions are helpful to ask? What information is important to share? What should we say to a sommelier in order to have a more enjoyable restaurant wine experience? Here's what they had to say. More

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