Anthony Giglio

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Ornellaia Blanco: A Serious Tuscan White Wine

At long last, Axel Heinz and Ornellaia release a rival to their celebrated red; plus, eight other bottles of Tuscan white wine to collect now.

- DEPARTURES

 
 
 
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Switzerland’s Liquid Assets: Wines of the Valais

Decades of high tariffs kept the country’s wine producers from exporting abroad. But at long last, Swiss bottles are popping up on menus and merchants’ shelves.

- DEPARTURES

 
 
 
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Blind Tasting is for Bores

Blind tastings, in which wine aficionados challenge each other to identify a bottle without seeing the label, are part parlor game and part blood sport. But according to writer Anthony Giglio, they’re mostly a useless display of ego.

- FOOD & WINE

 
 
 
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10 Pairings for Junk/Comfort /Stoner Foods

An expert’s opinion on which bottles pair best with pizza, popcorn, pork rinds, and other guilty pleasures.

- YAHOO! LIFESTYLE

 
 
 
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Are You Drinking White Wine Too Cold?

The Wine Wise Guy has had it—for the last time!—with people drinking their Chardonnay straight from the fridge.

- FOOD & WINE

 
 
 
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Brangelina Split: Who Gets Custody of Couple's Miraval Rose?

As the Jolie-Pitt divorce focuses on custody of their kids, the rosé-drinking public holds its breath to learn the fate of Brad and Angelina's seventh offspring: baby Miraval Rosé, which the couple produced in 2012.

- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 
 
 
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Are You a Foil Mohel?

The Wine Wise Guy gets to the bottom of bottle-top circumcision.

- FOOD & WINE

 
 
 
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White Zin, You're Dead to Me!

Anthony Giglio, the Wine Wise Guy, weighs in on why he blushes (really) with rage when he hears people insult pink wine.

- FOOD & WINE

 
 
 
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Do you really need a $300 corkscrew?

The Wine Wise Guy weighs in on whether the Rolls Royce of corkscrews is worth the splurge.

- FOOD & WINE

 
 
 
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Reds Hot

Sipping what felt like an 80-degree Cabernet at Soho Steak last summer, I had an epiphany when a French couple nearby ordered a sweat-dripping bottle of Brouilly. I asked the waiter why that red wine wasn’t listed as “chilled.” “The French know better,” he said, shrugging.

- NEW YORK MAGAZINE  |  INTELLIGENCER

 
 
 
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The Cool Cru

Hey, Burgundy fans: What’s the best Beaujolais you’ve had lately? If I’ve lost you entirely, it’s because I’m doing it on purpose to prove several points that I’ll clear up now, starting with this: Beaujolais is the best Burgundy you will ever pay so little for, and it’s exactly what you should be sipping this spring and summer.

- OBSERVER

 
 
 
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Test Column

Hey, Burgundy fans: What’s the best Beaujolais you’ve had lately? If I’ve lost you entirely, it’s because I’m doing it on purpose to prove several points that I’ll clear up now, starting with this: Beaujolais is the best Burgundy you will ever pay so little for, and it’s exactly what you should be sipping this spring and summer. 

- OBSERVER

 
 
 
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Metodo Classico

“Champagne?” When you’re asked this at parties, there’s a good chance that what’s being passed around in the flutes is something cheap that’s not only not Champagne, it’s probably not even made like Champagne. 

- LA CUCINA ITALIANA

 
 
 
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The Other Guy

If you compared Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello di Montalcino to the “Three Tenors,” which wine would be symbolized by which legendary voice? 

- LA CUCINA ITALIANA