Twelve bottles of Bordeaux wine and 320 vine plants were shot into space as part of a grand study to see how microgravity can affect the aging process of wine. This is what happened.
Articles by Jonathan Cristaldi
Michelin-dining opportunities galore, the thought of agnolotti by the forkfuls, hazelnuts, chocolate, loads of Nutella, and of course—black truffles and the storied tartufo bianco d’Alba (white truffles). That’s what you can expect if you visit Piedmont, Italy during the heights of truffle season—and generous pours of Barolo!
A piece that I worked on over the better part of four days. As of this writing, the fires have burned more than 1.5 million acres in California, five people have died in Napa and Solano Counties, many have lost their homes, businesses, and while northern California continues battling issues with smoke, Santa Cruz wine country has been hit the hardest.
One of Spain’s most popular regions today is Priorat. But in recent years, Priorat’s rise in fame is coupled with rising production costs and skyrocketing prices. A few miles away in the mountainous Montsant DO, which surrounds Priorat like a horseshoe, winemakers are busy turning out elegant, beautifully perfumed wines that retail for far less than their popular neighbor. This is a region that warrants the attention of every wine student, and we break down 5 reasons to get to know this up-and-coming DO.
Have you ever had to write a wine tasting note? If you’re enrolled in WSET you know that your life depends on crafting one modeled after the Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT). In our latest blog post, Food & Wine contributor Jonathan Cristaldi breaks down why the SAT is an essential tool for any industry professional.