The Surprising Ways of Chardonnay
In this brief warm respite from the hell of snowstorms and finals, I’m celebrating with one of my favorite white wines: chardonnay. To wine lovers, chardonnay is often thought of as the great “chameleon.” This because chard is particularly low in varietal character, meaning that, more than any other grape, its taste hinges on the »
A Sip of Syrah for the Sochi Games
My suitemates and I have been hibernating the past couple weeks obsessively watching the Sochi Winter Olympics, avoiding the snowstorms, and consuming a considerable amount of wine in the process. Tonight, as we watch the women’s figure skating short programs, we’re celebrating with Syrah—a firecracker of a wine known for its signature spice.
A Glass of Cab to Keep Away the Cold
There are few things I enjoy more during these winter months than sitting next to my non-functioning fireplace and savoring a big glass of robust red wine. And for me, no wine screams snowy weather more than Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dreaming of a White Wine Christmas
My older sister Kiera’s wine preferences have long been the butt of many family jokes. Ever since she began drinking wine, she has only gravitated towards exceptionally sweet selections, often requiring us to purchase a separate bottle that meets her sugar quota. Alas, after several years of poking fun at Kiera, one of her go-to »
In Praise of Pinot
Although it is officially November today, let’s be honest: We still have two more nights of Halloween. But, if you’re looking for a slightly more low-key way to rally, then I would suggest Pinot Noir, our grape variety of the week. If there were one word I could use do describe Pinot Noir, it would »
Drinking in Autumn With Sangiovese
When I noticed the leaves changing on Cross Campus as I ran to class this morning, I was thrilled that fall, my favorite season, had finally arrived in New Haven. To me, fall calls to mind scarves, butternut squash soup, the return of my beloved television shows — as well as Sangiovese, the grape that »