Love wine? Love graphic design? Here are five awesome designs we stumbled across while drinking wine and surfing the web. The above image comes from Grey Jay’s  design for a sherry-focused drinks list at NYC’s The Beagle. Any resto with this much oxidative juice has to be good!  The above design from visual.y  reminds us a lot of our favorite breakdown of French wine regions here. From the always fun winefolly blog comes this neat infographic on how not to…

The concept of Hipster is like pornography, you can’t define it but you know it when you see it. Recently Lettie Teague of the Wall Street Journal wrote that, “While the Urban Dictionary defines “hipster” according to geographic location, hairstyle and attire, there is no indication as to a preference in wine.” This sent Jezebel—the feminist-snark-fueled, and yes, hipsterized blog—to conclude that, “F*ck yes there is such a thing as hipster wine, if for no reason other than that wine…

When Equipo PJs arrived in Lyon last March it was challenging enough to walk down the street, let alone to try and land a plane. In retrospect, though, blustery March weather is the ideal mood setting atmosphere for visiting the largest city in the Rhône-Alpes region, one that is known for its heavy, warming cuisine. The food from here is the caloric cliché of everything that is rich and wonderful about French cooking: Gras-double(tripe with onions and parsley), Boudin aux…

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Love wine? Love graphic design? Here are five awesome designs we stumbled across while drinking wine and surfing the web. The above image comes from Grey Jay’s  design for a…

I’ve never done a top 10 list for wines before, and frankly the idea of ranking wines has always struck me as problematic. I’m not interested in the pursuit of…

Sadly, the first season of Game of Thrones has come to an end. So to hold us over, and to have a little fun, we’ve decided to merge our wine-geekdom…

The Top Ten Wines We Can’t Wait to Taste at the 2011 Spanish Wine Festival: The Spanish Wine Festival is our favorite day of the year. Why? When else do…

Top 10 Classic Rioja They make a whole lot of wine in Rioja, but most of it is not what you would call “classic”. This isn’t a judgment, but an…

Green Wine

The concept of Hipster is like pornography, you can’t define it but you know it when you see it. Recently Lettie Teague of the Wall Street Journal wrote that, “While the Urban Dictionary defines “hipster”…

When Equipo PJs arrived in Lyon last March it was challenging enough to walk down the street, let alone to try and land a plane. In retrospect, though, blustery March weather is the ideal mood…

If you are traveling to the Jura to drink wine you will surely stumble across the towns of Arbois and Poligny. They are both tiny, but thanks to the genius of French civic planning they feel like miniature…

Funky Wine

What’s with all this talk of “funky” wine? Funky like George Clinton? Funky like a Parisian cheese shop? Well both…sort of. For a “funky” primer click here for my previous post, or check out my…

Top 10 Reasons You Should Drink Natural Wine 1. You like adventure: Because they don’t use sulfur, factory yeasts, or try in any way to control the fermentation, Natural Wines are unstable. Secondary fermentations, color…

All wines need to breath, but everybody knows that too much oxygen is a bad thing, right? Wrong! Sure, for 99.9% of all wines on planet Earth, too much oxygen is not a good idea:…

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101 Wine Varietals: Want to impress your friends with your knowledge of obscure wine? Look no further than our grand, although by no means comprehensive, list of wine varietals. By James Wright 101 Wine Grape…

Sherry 101: Sherry 101: It’s fitting that we get the word Sherry from a mispronunciation of Jerez—the town where the fortified wine originates—because Sherry is the most misunderstood, underappreciated alcoholic beverage on the planet. But…

Wine and food pairing 101 Trust the Force, Luke Why do so many of us freak out when faced with figuring out what to drink with what we eat? Or, more specifically: The head-scratching, hot-potato,…

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