Each Thirsty Thursday we help you get ready for the weekend ahead with a round up of the best wine reviews and pairings from your fave winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .


  • Wine finds: A good value-priced pinot noir is hard to find
  • Enjoy an after-taxes wine
  • “Oregon is not the one trick pony it is sometimes portrayed as in the media, and even on wine shop shelves.”
  • Burger Recommendations From NYC’s Top Sommeliers
  • Highlights hidden on Vintages shelves
  • Dry red wines rising from the Douro Valley
  • The Best Wine Tasting In Burgundy: Maison Drouhin Opens Historic Cellars To Visitors


A Curious Coupling … That Works

Bikes a perfect pairing for wine country

Fitness is a fine goal when you’re on vacation but not always easy to talk yourself into because, well, you’re on vacation.

So it behooves you to find a way to trick yourself into burning a few hundred calories. For this, bicycles have lots to recommend them: A well-chosen ride lets you experience your destination from a great vantage point and at a pace that suits you.

Read more in the Chicago Tribune.