What to drink

How to Pick the Right Wine for a Thanksgiving Dinner Unlike Any Other

Whether you're hosting a small gathering or getting together via Zoom, here are some tips on what wines to pour this Thanksgiving.

11/17/2020 By Bob McGinn

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Wine Mix-Ups: More Common Than You Might Think

Local restaurateurs share stories of serving the wrong wines and other expensive mistakes.

11/03/2020 By Bob McGinn

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Next Year's Forks & Corks Scheduled for April 29-May 3

Details of how next year's festival might function have not yet been worked out, but organizers say it is happening.

10/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Wine City

Sarasota's Wine Bar Renaissance

Our area is home to a number of bars with big selections of wines and friendly, knowledgeable staffers.

10/20/2020 By Bob McGinn

Sip Trip

Sarasota’s Best Wine Stores

Here's a list of full-service stores in our region to try when you're on the hunt for your next bottle.

10/08/2020 By Bob McGinn

Burning

Crisis in Wine Country

2020 is shaping up to be the worst year for American wineries since Prohibition.

09/23/2020 By Bob McGinn

Call it a comeback

Wine Tastings Are Back

A number of local restaurants are offering innovative, structured tastings that follow social distancing guidelines.

09/08/2020 Photography by Bob McGinn

The pink stuff

The Ultimate Summer Wine? Rosé.

The light and sprightly pink wine balances many foods and leaves your palate clean and fresh.

08/26/2020 By Bob McGinn

Spectator sport

Wine Spectator Honors Local Restaurants for Their Excellent Wine Lists

The annual list is like a road map for wine lovers. Many will make travel plans around these restaurants.

08/05/2020 By Bob McGinn

Pandemic Pours

How Local Wine Purveyors Have Pivoted During the Pandemic

Local wine shops, wine bars and restaurants have had to get creative—quickly.

07/22/2020 By Bob McGinn

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