Joy to the world, the Aldi wine advent calendar is coming to the U.S.

We spend a fair amount of ink ’round these parts daydreaming about the apparent wonders of Aldi U.K. There’s affordable, award-winning whiskey! Color-changing gin! Booze delivery! Wine! Among its many far-away pleasures is its Wine Advent Calendar, but god bless us, every one, for that particular treat is now headed…

That Handmaid’s Tale wine is already cancelled (yes, actually cancelled)

Remember when someone, somewhere, for some godforsaken reason, decided it was a good idea to make The Handmaid’s Tale-branded wines? I know days feel like weeks now, and weeks feel like years, so in case you’ve already forgotten, that was yesterday. We were mad about it. Lots of people were mad about it. It was deeply…

Last Call: Watch an unknown Colonel Sanders on What's My Line?

My summer gets pretty social, so I like light drinks that are both refreshing—and not that potent—that I can sip for hours at the block party or beach day. For years I’ve turned to vinho verde, a Portuguese wine that has a lighter alcohol content, with the advantage of being fizzy and also delicious. I recently…

We asked a LeBron/wine expert about that LeBron/wine story

Every once in awhile, you encounter a story that makes you say, “Wow, I wish I had been smart/talented/cool/thoughtful/funny enough to write that.” Such is the case with this fun read from Slate’s Nick Greene, who interviewed the San Francisco Chronicle’s wine critic, Esther Mobley, about where the wine-loving LeBron…

Ask The Salty Waitress: What do I do when a server presents my wine? 

Dear Salty: I like wine, but I’m no expert. Somehow though, I always get stuck being the one to order wine for my group, so naturally the server presents me the bottle and the small splash to taste. I always give it the sniff and swirl and nod that it’s fine, because I don’t know what else to do. Do people actually…