for September, 2014

September 23, 2014 0 comments Articles & Reviews, By Jonathan Cristaldi

The 21 Best Wine Bars in the Country

Fifty years ago if you’d asked for a glass of Malbec, you’d probably be greeted with a long, awkward silence. Today, there are over 8,000 wineries in the US, and even more bars that are pouring out such a vast, global selection of wines that America recently surpassed France as the world’s biggest winos. Napa Cab? Easy. Orange wine from some senile Italian Grandpa in Friuli, Italy who made one case that mistakenly shipped overseas? You’ll find it, and more, at one of these 21 establishments uncorking the best wine-bar experiences in the country… keep reading.

[This article first appeared on on September 14, 2014]

September 10, 2014 0 comments Articles & Reviews, By Jonathan Cristaldi

Memorable Wine Quotes from the Famous Drinkers Who Loved it Best

Since the earliest civilization’s roamed the earth, a hardy glug of wine has been a dependable precursor to some history’s most brilliant (and brilliantly dumb) utterances. Successful lines of immortalized grape-speak have come from the most prolific drinkers of the stuff—from Thomas Jefferson to Henny Youngman, wine has inspired an array of ideas on the subject (and it even pushed Noah to “uncover” himself when… read on.

[This article first appeared on on August 23, 2014]

September 1, 2014 0 comments Articles & Reviews, By Jonathan Cristaldi

Five Boxes Wines That Don’t Suck

As drinkers, we’ve been conditioned to believe that good wine doesn’t come in boxes, much like good beer doesn’t come in “vortex” bottles and good cocktails don’t come in mason jars. And for a long time, the anti-box bias was well-justified—that is, unless you wanted to end up with a dorm-room gallon jug of swill, or the same Franzia “Sunset Blush” your grandma has packed away on the refrigerator…read on.

[This article first appeared on on July 23, 2014]