Tag: Beverages

Cognac: Holding Court
Since 1869

Atlantic France’s most famous beverage is probably Cognac, the strong but smooth spirit endorsed by Napoleon Bonaparte himself. more…

How to Order a Vienna Coffee

Simply asking for a cup of coffee in Vienna won’t get you too far— the Viennese are exceedingly particular about how they take their coffee. more…

Hakarl and Brennivin:
An Acquired Taste

To Anthony Bourdain it’s “the single worst, most disgusting and terrible tasting thing.” But in Iceland, it’s a quintessential dish. more…

Calvados and Cider:
Norman Traditions

An apple brandy from Basse-Normandie (Lower Normandy), no Norman dinner is complete without Calvados as a digestif. more…

Limoncello: Authentically Amalfitano

A tart, refreshing and infinitely satisfying after-dinner liquer, limoncello provides the perfect end to a hot Amalfi day. more…

Vines 101: Veneto Wine

The Veneto wine region has developed a reputation for experimenting with more modern means of production, sometimes at the expense of tradition. more…

French Wine Class:
The AOC and Crus

While a wine’s flavour can be quite complex, its origins shouldn’t be. In France, various classification systems exist to inform consumers of the process used to make each bottle and indicate its quality. more…

Vines 101: Loire Valley Wine

Wine has always been part of life here; Henri IV is reputed to have said of a Loire wine… more…

Barolo, The King of Wines

“The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings” isn’t just a brilliant 18th-century marketing tagline. more…

Vines 101: Piemonte Wine

Piemonte produces the best red wines in all of Italy, along with excellent white wines and dessert wines. Many are registered as DOC or DOCG, denoting careful quality controls and typicity. more…

In Morocco, Mint Tea
Means Time

Mint tea is the cement of Moroccan society. You drink mint tea to calm down, to chill, to take time, to relax, to look at the world, to debate. more…

French Wine Pairing:
Dessert & Cheese

Matching wine with food is a science and an art in France. Here are some tips for dessert and cheeses. more…

French Wine Pairing: Main Course

Matching wine with food is a science and an art in France. Here are some guidelines to get you started with your main course. more…

French Wine Pairing:
First Course

Matching wine with food is a science and an art in France. Here are some guidelines to get you started with your first course. more…

Vines 101: Puglia Wine

Very few people know that Puglia produces more wine than any other region in Italy. more…

Vines 102: More
Burgundy Wine

We continue our introduction to Burgundy wines with a primer on the Premier and Grand Cru appellations. more…

Vines 101: Chianti Wine

In this ongoing series, we pull back the curtain on some of our favourite wine regions in the world and explore their oenological origins. more…

In Sake, a Taste for Adventure

Sake rice wine elicits a feeling from the Japanese akin to the enthusiasm Scotch elicits from the Scots and wine elicits more…

Mahatma Wines:
The Pearl of La Perla

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In a gorgeous valley among the enchanted Dolomite mountains, the Costa family welcomes guests to its hotel, La Perla. more…

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How to Taste Wine

We know firsthand that when you’re sipping some of the world’s best vintages, you want to look the part. That’s why we’ve compiled a few tips for tasting like a pro. more…


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