Charcoal. Angular. Barnyard. No doubt about it, people describe wine in some pretty weird ways. But you shouldn’t need a pocket dictionary to sound like a wine sophisticate and order a glass you’ll enjoy. Luckily, knowing a few choice pieces of wine vocab can go a long way.
Enjoying wine with dinner, with friends, or even with your favorite book is a time-honored tradition that never gets old. But with thousands of wines in the world to choose from, how do you make sense of them? Find out what makes different wines unique and how best to enjoy the six most popular wine types in the world.
Summertime means lazy weekends at the beach or the park, easygoing barbecues with friends and staying cool through it all with the perfect, ultra-refreshing libation, rosé. Find out how it’s made, plus a few more fun facts about our favorite pink drink.
Jason Wagner cut his teeth working at incredibly popular restaurants in both The Windy City and The Big Apple, offering up his expert food and wine pairing skills at Chicago’s Nellcôte, RM Champagne Salon, The Gage and Henri, as well as NYC’s L’Atelier de Robuchon.
Prior to joining Reserve, I was the Wine Director for April Bloomfield’s The Spotted Pig, The Breslin and The John Dory Oyster Bar in New York City. In my current role as Head of Special Initiatives for Reserve, I have the fantastic opportunity to give back to our dining community by putting together events that nurture curiosity, education and most of all fun. Having spent many hours in wine tasting seminars where you’re given answers in bullet-point form rather than being offered questions that invite further understanding, I have a penchant for a curious gathering of people looking to …