Celebrating With Wine Archives

How to Start a Wine Group

wine-21 Some people might think of a wine-tasting group as a snooty bunch of cork dorks, discussing terroir and hints of brambles. While wine snobbery is plenty good for jokes on TV, it’s terrible for you, your wine and your tastings. Wine clubs should bring people together, not set them apart. Some advice for starting a [...]

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How to Pick Wine for a Wedding

wine-23 It’s impossible to give one-size-fits-all advice for weddings. Much depends on how many people you’re inviting, the size of your budget, whether you’re having a reception with just drinks and hors d’oeuvres or a sit-down dinner, whether caterers or hotels insist that you order only from their wine lists and so many other factors. Tastings [...]

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Baby’s First Bottle of Wine

wine-24 One of the questions we’re often asked is: I’d like to “lay down” a case of wine for a newborn child. What should I get? It’s a lovely tradition. When Rolf Nelson was born, his godfather saved a case of 1966 Port for him and then other cases of what Mr. Nelson calls “miscellaneous stuff.” [...]

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How to Pick Wine for a Party

wine-22 When The Wall Street Journal’s newsroom throws a party, our bosses ask us for wine advice, as you might expect. They’re generally looking for simple, tasty wines that are both readily available and — here’s the key — inexpensive. Here’s the advice we tell our own bosses. We are looking for wines that will be widely popular. [...]

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