Rooibos TeaIf you haven't heard of it, you will soon.
The Master of Wine ExamIs the reputed "hardest test of knowledge" in the wine world worth taking?
Tequila!On Cinco de Mayo, consider a few margarita alternatives.
BrauereisterbenGermany's beer culture is in decline.
The Nouveau Beaujolais2009 gave winemakers in the troubled Beaujolais region the great vintage they desperately needed.
A History of the HangoverTheir prevalence during recessions; baseball and the hangover; the search for a cure; are all hangovers bad?
The Bowl's the ThingNotes on holiday punch.
Hyperdirected OenophilesBurghound, For the Love of Port, and other great niche wine sites.
Down With the Natural Wine MovementThe word "natural" is meaningless.
This Will Pair Nicely With Your VuvuzelaThe best South African wines to drink while watching the World Cup final.
A New Kind of DrunkennessThe greatness of gin.
Wine LimboHow low can you go (in price) and still drink well?
Going RoséWhy is Sarah Palin keynoting the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers convention?
Feeling Bubbly?It's a great time to buy great Champagne, cheap.
What Would John Adams Drink?Get ready for the rebirth of cider in America.
The Portland of the Far EastCraft beer is booming in Japan.
Hedonistic Fruit BombsThe debate over wine alcohol levels is getting out of control.
Eureka!The pinch-me-brilliant wines of Rhys Vineyards.
Velvety Chocolate With a Silky Ruby Finish. Pair With Shellfish.Ridiculous wine descriptors may reveal more about a bottle's price than its flavor.
Drinking With the Enemy Slate's wine critic attends an awkward tasting.
Quit Pigeonholing Champagne!The case for treating the fizzy drink like any other wine.
The Lost Grape of BordeauxCarmenère disappeared from France in the 19th century and reappeared in Chile 100 years later.
Hey, Tea Partiers, This Wine's for You!The patriotic history of Madeira.
Vinos BlancosNorthern Spain has become a white-wine Valhalla.
What's in the Bottle?An investigation into the startling fraud accusations that have upended the fine wine world.
I'm a Burgundy ManChoosing sides in the great wine-world fight between Burgundy and Bordeaux.
The Great California Wine MysteryWhy superstar West Coast vintners don't (or won't) put out inexpensive bottles.
Drink Like a TuscanCheap Chianti is often better than the expensive stuff.
In Vino PompousnessThe Michael Moore of the wine world is back.
We're All Wine Critics NowHow the Internet has democratized drinking.