Dining Atlanta: Week of December 26, 2011

By Eric Harvison Dining Atlanta spotlights what is opening and closing around the city. Check in at the beginning of each week to find out what is changing in your neighborhood. Click here to read earlier columns Atlantic Station FOX SPORTS GRILL will close effective January 1st. Berkeley Heights Asha Gomez’s CARDAMOM HILL will open […]

Sparkling Wines from the New World

Ring in the new year with a New World sparkling wine! These sparkling wines are produced like their European counterparts, either by Méthode Champenoise (also called the traditional method), or the Charmat method. Champagne, Crémant, Cava and Franciacorta are produced by traditional method, and Prosecco is produced by the Charmat method. Click here to read […]

Dining Atlanta: Week of December 19, 2011

By Eric Harvison Dining Atlanta spotlights what is opening and closing around the city. Check in at the beginning of each week to find out what is changing in your neighborhood. Click here to read earlier columns Airport In case air travel doesn’t already give you indigestion, THE VARSITY is among the list of restaurants […]

Cremant: France’s Alternative to Champagne

There’s so much more to French sparkling wine than just Champagne. Sparkling wine is produced all over France using the same traditional method (and often same grapes) as Champagne. Called Crémant, the sparkling wine can be of the same high quality as Champagne, though typically costing much less. Click here for Champagne facts and figures […]

Sparkling Cocktails

Add some extra sparkle to your holiday celebrations with sparkling cocktails! Cocktail consultant, mixologist and author Jonathan Pogash (aka The Cocktail Guru) shared some tips and recipes for bringing even more excitement to bubbly. “There are several reasons why I use sparkling wine in cocktails,” said Pogash.  “It’s festive, celebratory, refreshing and classic.” With food […]

Keep Your Wine Chilled with the Corkcicle

There’s a new way to keep your white or rosé wine chilled between pouring glasses. Introducing the Corkcicle, a reusable icicle that you stick inside the wine bottle. Visually appealing and much smaller than an ice bucket (and less hassle than sticking the bottle back in the refrigerator between pours), the Corkcicle maintains the wine’s […]

Why Decant Wine?

The holidays are the time of year when you break out the good wine — and that often leads to questions about if and when you should decant a wine. Decanters, while not essential to enjoying wine, are pretty handy tools to have. They can be used for both old and young wines. So why […]