Market Watch

Want to Invest in Wine? Here Are Some Tips on How to Get Started

For the serious wine lover, collecting fine and rare bottles can be a wonderful experience.

07/07/2020 By Bob McGinn

Independence Day

How to Pick the Perfect Wine for Your Fourth of July Celebration

For a throwback experience, consider Madeira, a favorite drink in America before the Revolutionary War.

06/29/2020 By Bob McGinn

Papa presents

Father's Day Gifts for Dads Who Love Wine

Remember: It's the thought that counts, not the price tag.

06/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mind on mencia

An Excellent Spanish Wine That You Probably Haven't Heard Of... Yet

Our wine blogger dips into the world of mencia, a grape varietal from northern Spain.

05/27/2020 By Bob McGinn

Wine

Are We on the Verge of a New Crackdown on Alcohol Consumption?

Over the past decade, it seems as if an increasing number of individuals and organizations have been decrying the use of alcohol.

05/11/2020 By Bob McGinn

Coronavirus

How to Up Your Wine Education During the Pandemic

From expert certifications to casual virtual tastings, there are a number of ways to learn more about wine while you're stuck at home.

04/10/2020 By Bob McGinn

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

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

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

Weekly Planner

Forks & Corks, a Seafood and Music Festival and More of This Week’s Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a winemaker dinner at Mattison's Forty-One and a Texas barbecue stand in Wimauma.

01/22/2020 By Rachel Suwak

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

Weekly Planner

A Seafood Festival, a Food Truck Rally and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a walking food and history tour and a mermaid festival.

12/04/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

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

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