Coronavirus

How to Still Enjoy Wine Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

One way to reduce stress? Spend a few minutes with a glass of wine.

03/23/2020 By Bob McGinn

Coronavirus

Many in the Food and Beverage Industry Are Facing an Uncertain Future

"We'll make it through somehow," says restaurateur Paul Caragiulo. "I mean, what choice do you have?"

03/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Party Planning

Florida Winefest Returns for 30th Year Next Month

Over the past three decades, the multi-day wine bash has raised $8.6 million for 87 charities.

03/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bottle basics

How to Store Your Wine

Should you invest in a wine refrigerator, a wine room or space in a wine storage facility? Our expert weighs in.

02/28/2020 By Bob McGinn

Pop Fizz Clink

Five Great Wines From This Year's Forks & Corks Grand Tasting

Wine writer Bob McGinn highlights some standouts from this year's offering.

02/14/2020 By Bob McGinn

Tasting Notes

How to Decipher the Often Confusing World of Wine Jargon

Wine writer Bob McGinn offers tips on how to accurately describe the wine you like (and the wine you hate).

01/28/2020 By Bob McGinn

Popping bottles

Sarasota's Best Wine Lists

These nine local restaurants all have splendid selections of fine wines.

01/13/2020 By Bob McGinn

Bubble up

Tips For Picking the Perfect Sparkling Wine for New Year's Eve

The preferred wine of everyone from royals to rappers, Champagne is universally associated with celebration, victory and success.

12/26/2019 By Bob McGinn

Giving grapes

What to Buy for the Wine Lover in Your Life This Holiday Season

There are thousands of wine-related gifts out there. Most of them useless, says our wine blogger, Bob McGinn.

12/06/2019 By Bob McGinn

Cheers!

How to Get the Most Out of Wine Events

Wine columnist Bob McGinn shares his top sip tips.

11/26/2019 By Bob McGinn

Weekly Planner

A Murder Mystery Dinner Party and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a food track rally at JDub's and a special wine dinner at Grove.

11/13/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Pair well

How to Pick the Perfect Wine to Drink on Thanksgiving

There's no need to stress if you're tasked with selecting wine for the big meal.

11/12/2019 By Bob McGinn

Sip, baby, sip

Forks & Corks Tickets Go on Sale Monday

The 2020 Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival is scheduled to take place Jan. 23-27.

10/31/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Coffee Shop Hangout, an Italian Wine Dinner and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a cooking class with Giuliano Hazan and a jam session at The Mable (formerly Growlers).

10/30/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Au naturale

What Are Biodynamic Wines?

A primer on a winemaking trend that has become a hit in big cities.

10/28/2019 By Bob McGinn

Weekly Planner

A Sarasota 'Safari,' a Chili Cook-Off and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a wine tasting at Artisan Cheese Company and a food fair that is part of Transition Sarasota's Eat Local Week.

10/23/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

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Wine 101: What You Need to Know About Sulfites

Wine expert Bob McGinn dispels three common myths.

10/15/2019 By Bob McGinn

Weekly Planner

Italian Wine Dinners, 'Kiltober' and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: lessons on how to cook with apples and how to eat a plant-based diet on a budget.

09/25/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Weekly Planner

A Mullet Lesson, a Burlesque Ball and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: Rocktoberfest at Darwin Brewing Co. and Sarasota Opera's Taste of Downtown.

09/18/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Wine Time

Want to Join a Wine Club? Here's What You Need to Know

You’ll learn about wines and make friends.

09/12/2019 By Bob McGinn