Posts tagged "wine"

Need It Now: “Star Trek”-Themed Wine

It's like the genius minds at Vinport Wines know my desires even before I do, as it never occurred to me that my life was missing "Star Trek"-themed wine until the company announced they were releasing three wines named after classic "Trek" episodes. For Vinport to send me all three -- “The City o…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 6, 2013

We Celebrate National Potato Chip Day With Chips (And Wine, Natch)

We came, we saw, we ate a lot of chips and drank a lot of wine. It's National Potato Chip Day, and to celebrate our favorite snack food, we've created this video pairing the three new chip flavors with three different kinds of wine. At 11:00 in the morning. This was not a good idea.
By: Julie Gerstein / March 14, 2013

Kings Of Leon Were Going To Finish Their Album But Then They Drank Too Much Wine

"Wine isn't for everyone, but it is definitely for me. Just tried for a sequence to the new album. Very exciting stuff. I can't quite nail it down due to the being too drunk. #Tomorrow" --Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill got a little too cozy with a bottle of wine and sent out a…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 10, 2013

Love Links: Get Drunk On Brad & Angelina

You and your boo will never be Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but you can start drinking like them -- the celeb couple is releasing their own line of wine, called Miraval, starting next month. The first bottle will be a 2012 pink rose. Classy! [Just Jared] A few weeks ago, I told you…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 14, 2013

Weekend Project: Trophy Wine Corks For Champion Winos

If you're anything like us, your wine-drinking skills probably merit a trophy or two (examples: Most Improved Pallet and Best Balancing of Wine Glass On The Edge Of The Bathtub), so why not give yourself that trophy you deserve, in the form of a quirky DIY wine cork? If you still have your…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 1, 2012

To Fight Bone Loss, Drink Wine!

Move over, milk, there's a more fun drink that helps keep women's bones healthy as they get older: wine. Drinking the equivalent of two small glasses of wine each day helps post-menopausal women retain old bone, making their bones stronger overall and helping to fend off osteoporosis, according to a new study. Read more...
By: Newser / August 3, 2012

10 Recipes For Summer Sangria We Want To Sip Right Now

Question: is there anything better than a glass of sangria on a summer night? Answer: no, of course not. Sangria is delightful to drink and shockingly easy to make--whether you're into white wine or red wine, citrus, berries, or tropical fruits, we found 10 sangria recipes guaranteed to look gorgeous and taste amazing. Click o…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 27, 2012

Yes, Wine Is On Your Diet

Wait. I hate the word "diet." Let me try this again. Wine can be a happy part of your daily calorie intake if you choose for it to be. Everything is about moderation and alcohol is no exception. Just to be sure I'm not overdoing it on my wine, I'll practice alcohol portion control with…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 29, 2012

Weekend Project: Red Wine Fudgesicles

Based on a very unscientific opinion survey, approximately 90% of people think red wine fudgesicles are proof of divine intervention, while the other 10 percent (ahem, Julie) gags at the thought of them. If you're part of the majority who would love a refreshing lick of wine and chocolate on a stick, check out…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 23, 2012

Wine Expert Gary Vaynerchuk On What Wine Goes Best With Taco Bell

Sometimes you want a little bit more than Diet Coke with your Taco Bell. Sometimes you want to class it up, go fancy, you know? Which is why wine expert Gary Vaynerchuk very helpfully answered an age-old question: What wine goes best with a Taco Bell Crunch Wrap Supreme? Vaynerchuk recommends a Syrah, but one…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 21, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse: Singer Maynard Keenan Weighs In On Wine Pairings For Human Flesh

Everybody's talking about the "Zombie Apocalypse," and even those in fine dining are having a laugh with it. Take Maynard James Keenan for example. To the public eye, he's the frontman for the rock bands Tool and A Perfect Circle. In his off time, he's a winery owner -- and today he answers the age-old…
By: The Huffington Post / June 15, 2012

Drew Barrymore Wades Into The Wine Biz

Celebrities seem to be practically required to launch their own alcohol lines these days, and Drew Barrymore is the latest to enter the game. Her Barrymore 2011 Pinot Grigio, already available in California and coming to New York next month, won a gold medal earlier this month at France's biggest international wine competition, reports the New York Post—which…
By: Newser / April 25, 2012

Drink Your Wine In The Wilderness

As I might have mentioned (too many times to count), I am not an outdoorsy woman. I love my running water, flushable toilet and nightly glass of wine. But The Climber Pouch may inspire me to go camping for the first time. Or at least to drink outdoors more often. The park? The beach? Baby…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 13, 2012

Why You Shouldn’t Bother Splurging On Fancy Wine

Ever wondered why you can't quite detect those hints of vanilla and cardamom touted in a pricey bottle of wine? A new study finds that wine experts—like the wine writer who likely informed you of that cardamom in the first place—simply have a better sense of taste than most of the rest of us. Hundred…
By: Newser / March 18, 2012

Unwind With A Glass Of Meterorito Space Wine

In case you were wondering what space tastes like when fermented with your favorite varietal, you'll be eager to try Meterorito, a Cabernet Sauvignon infused with a piece of 4.5 billion-year-old meteor rock. Winemaker Ian Hutcheon procured the meteor, which is believed to have crashed into the desert in Chile 6,000 years ago, from a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 6, 2012

Trivia For Winos

You know, every time I start thinking to myself, Amelia, maybe you should have a dry month, a sign from the heavens appears and says, "Girl, are you crazy? Wine is your friend!" Such a sign appeared to me today in the form of Winerd, a trivia game for wine geeks/functional alcoholics. Basically, you taste…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 4, 2012

A Craft Project For Winos

Amateur sommelier. Wine enthusiast. Wino. Whatever term you'd use to describe me, I like wine. I like wine so much, I save the corks for no reason. My inner hoarder thinks they're too cool and potentially useful to throw away, plus they make me nostalgic for particularly good bottles of Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc. Strangely…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2011

Kick-Ass Costume Idea: Wine In A Box

Halloween isn't just about how many mini Butterfingers you can stuff in your face —  for some of us, it's also about getting crunk. Why not carry the cheap booze around with you with a costume that incorporates alcohol into its design? Oh yes, we are talking about a wine in a box, the famed…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2011

AC/DC Rocks The Wine Making Biz

Today is your very lucky day. Because you can go to your local wine store and ask, "Hey, do you have any bottles of AC/DC?" and they will not look at you like you are crazy. Yep, the rockers from down under have released their own line of vino. Which I find strange because, whe…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 21, 2011