Food & Nutrition

The Types of Wine You Should Be Sipping, According to a Sommelier

Viognier Nalidsa/Shutterstock This one is for all the dedicated chardonnay lovers out there. Fans of the lusher chardonnays, it’s time for you to meet viognier. This white Rhone grape was brought back from the brink of extinction and now enjoys newfound popularity among winemakers in France, California, and Australia. One thing to note—viognier is considerably […]

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The Real Reason Trader Joe’s Sells $2 Wine

This story is one of sudden glory, tragic downfall, and suspicious business—not at all what you’d expect from a simple bottle of Two Buck Chuck. Billy Farrell/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Trader Joe’s is known for fairly cheap prices, but arguably its most famously priced item is Charles Shaw wine, otherwise known as Two Buck Chuck. While not everyone […]

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18 States with Weird Laws About Beer, Wine, and Liquor

Maine: No drinking games VGstockstudio/Shutterstock You can’t play drinking games in any of Maine’s bars. The state law prohibits “any game or contest that involves drinking,” so no beer pong here. Maine also prohibits alcohol sales before 9 a.m. on Sundays, except St. Patrick’s Day. Tennessee: No whiskey tastings Marian Weyo/Shutterstock Jack Daniel’s famous whiskey […]