Acclaimed Australian Wine Producer Penfolds’ Debut California Collection

Crossing hemispheres for vivacious additions to the collectable brand

Long before wine producer Penfolds released their inaugural California Collection this March, they imported heritage vines to the US from their South Australia vineyards and planted them in the soil of Camatta Hills Estate in the town of Paso Robles. One of the most coveted and collected wines portfolios in Australia, Penfolds then dedicated more than 20 years to their Californian exploration—and now four wines have come …

Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Tasting Wanderlust

Cookbooks and candy, spices and snacks, booze and breads that take you on a trip

Whether or not you know your way around a kitchen, it can be easy to unlock the room’s potential as a portal to another place or time. We aren’t traveling right now, but our palates can and it’s a safe and satisfying way to explore the world. Taste and scent provoke memory, so a sip of a local hot chocolate might call to mind a …

11 Wines for Summer Home-Sipping Scenarios

From food pairing wines to celebratory bubbles, all sorts of bottles to bring home

For the curious wine drinker—those of us who ask for a different bottle every time an order is placed—the unending list of regions, releases, vintages, distributors and prices can blanket the brain and inhibit decision-making. That’s part of wine’s allure, though: the magnitude of knowledge surrounding each varietal and how it corresponds to flavors. We’ve fallen for so many delectable wines recently—including all of those …