Wine of the Times

Wine of the Times

- Brian Smith - Drink

The curious drinker’s guide to what’s next in wine. Lighter reds emerge An enthusiasm for rosé has combined with the natural wine movement to set the stage for the emergence of lighter reds. No longer are wines judged on their intensity, but rather on their finesse and youthful pop.. Read more
Try the Horse Sashimi: Kat Odell’s Guide to Staying Uncomfortable

Try the Horse Sashimi: Kat Odell’s Guide to Staying Uncomfortable

- Kat Odell - Drink

I wholeheartedly believe that when you’re comfortable, you’re not learning. It’s when you push and challenge yourself to try new things — that’s when you grow, through new experiences. I’ve tried to embrace that ethos as much as I can.  Just … trying to fit in … in Oaxaca, Mexico.. Read more
Matt Bellassai: Just Trying to Stay Alive
The Culture of Pop

The Culture of Pop

- Kat Odell - Life

A short history of Champagne’s decadent reputation.  No other sound is more intrinsically linked with the notion of celebration than the pop of a sparkling wine cork, the result of a happy burst of carbon dioxide eager to escape entrapment.. Read more
Dom  Pérignon  was  a  Monk

Dom Pérignon was a Monk

- Kat Odell - Life

Grab a glass of our Finke's Widow American Sparkling and read up on these little-known bubbly facts.   1. Dom Pérignon isn’t just a luxe brand of bubbles carried by sparkler-clad bottle service girls at the club.. Read more
The New American Sparkling

The New American Sparkling

- Susan Gordon - Drink

Introducing a patriotic new breed of bubbly that isn’t trying to be anything but itself.  Sparkling wine and California: the two have been intertwined since the 19th century by way of France’s northern Champagne wine region.. Read more
Meet the Winemaker: Brian Smith

Meet the Winemaker: Brian Smith

- Brian Smith - Drink

BRIAN SMITH, FINKE'S WIDOW Sparkling wine has always been a passion of mine. I love to drink Champagne, but oddly enough I can rarely afford Champagne and tend to choose other styles in in the sub $20 price range. This project has been a quest to see what's possible.. Read more