The Many Shades of White Wine

The Many Shades of White Wine

A critical first step in the tasting of any wine is to inspect its color. Don’t even think about bringing the glass to your nose or lips without taking note of its shade, intensity of color, and sediment. Subtle differences in color can tell you a myriad of things, from the age of the wine […]

Region in Focus: Provence

Region in Focus: Provence

Provence is undeniably best-known for its rosés—dry, pale-pink, and more ubiquitous than ever—but scratch the surface and you’ll discover plenty of stellar reds and whites worth seeking out, as well as a robust wine culture that stretches back centuries.  Located off the Mediterranean coast in southeastern France, Provence draws a steady stream of travelers, thanks […]

What We Can Learn About the Wines of Provence From Van Gogh’s Paintings

What We Can Learn About the Wines of Provence From Van Gogh’s Paintings

On May 8, 1889, Vincent van Gogh arrived in Saint-Rémy de Provence and checked himself into the Saint-Paul de Mausole asylum. His mental health had deteriorated and he regularly suffered from hallucinatory spells, including an episode that led him to famously mutilate his own ear. Despite the precarity of his mental state, Van Gogh was […]

Travel Guide to Provence

Travel Guide to Provence

Tucked away in France’s picturesque southeastern corner, Provence conjures rose-tinted visions of drinking wine outdoors amid lavender fields, juniper shrubs and the rolling hills of the garrigue. The French region’s unofficial slogan is “c’est la belle vie” for good reason—the landscapes are vast and rugged, the Roman- and medieval-era towns are steeped in history and […]

How to Store Wine When You Don’t Have an Underground Cellar

How to Store Wine When You Don’t Have an Underground Cellar

It’s widely believed that the best environment for storing wine long-term is an underground cellar, free from light, temperature fluctuations, and vibrations. For obvious reasons, this isn’t a viable storage solution for the majority of wine lovers. The good news is that there are more practical (and affordable) alternatives out there—no home renovation project necessary. […]

The Worst Wine Advice Ever—and How to Avoid It

The Worst Wine Advice Ever—and How to Avoid It

In the same way that not all dating advice is created equal—turns out it’s perfectly fine not to wait three days to call and, no, they’re not always just playing “hard to get”—not all wine advice is good wine advice, even if it comes from a “professional.” If you’ve ever been shamed for ordering a […]

The Connection Between Music and Wine

The Connection Between Music and Wine

With the excitement and energy of this year’s ROOTSTOCK Music & Wine event still in the air, we’re reflecting on the unique pairing that is music and wine. Sure, it makes sense to pair wine with cheese. But pairing wine with music? Isn’t that a stretch? VIVANT Music and Wine Experience Producer Crystal Mangano is […]

What to Know About the Wine Points System

What to Know About the Wine Points System

Just like with movies or restaurants, critics have long evaluated the quality of wines using rating systems. Created with the aim of helping consumers with their wine purchases, these scoring scales have radically changed the industry, influencing what kinds of wines are produced and sold and shaping consumer tastes.  The most prominent points system is […]

Pairing Wine with the Best Cookbooks of 2021

Pairing Wine with the Best Cookbooks of 2021

Cookbooks are an essential form of escapism, just like a good bottle of wine. They can transport you to places you’ve never been, filling your home with tantalizing smells and delighting your palate. To that end, here’s a selection of this year’s best cookbooks, paired with our favorite VIVANT wine. Who says you need to […]

Travel Guide to the Loire Valley

Travel Guide to the Loire Valley

Long the playground of French royalty, the Loire Valley is synonymous with aristocratic chateaux, Romanesque churches and formal gardens. But the vast river valley has more to offer than Old World charm. In recent decades, a new generation of sustainable winemakers, hoteliers, and restaurateurs has hit the scene, injecting youthful energy into the place and […]

Essentials of Food & Wine Pairing: Elevating food with responsibly produced wines

Essentials of Food & Wine Pairing: Elevating food with responsibly produced wines

Great food is nothing without great wine. Or is it the other way around? Decide for yourself on VIVANT with an exclusive new series dedicated to the art and science of food and wine pairing. And this is just the beginning. Starting with this foundational experience, we’ll regularly release new food and wine experiences that […]

Welcome to the future of wine.

Welcome to the future of wine.

We are thrilled to share with the world VIVANT, the first interactive platform connecting responsible winemakers, consumers and expert wine advisors in streaming Live Experiences. VIVANT blends engaging interaction, personalized education and lively entertainment to transport you to iconic wine regions around the world. VIVANT is more than two years in the making, inspired by […]

People

How We Source Our VIVANT Winemaking Partners

How We Source Our VIVANT Winemaking Partners

So much of the magic of VIVANT happens on screen. What members might not realize is all the effort, homework, and creativity that goes on behind the scenes. From mapping regions and vetting wineries to shipping Tasting Kits, our team works tirelessly to bring the world of sustainable winemaking straight into your home.  Like the […]

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

Jun 03, 2021|4 mins read
Ask a Wine Advisor: Baudouin de Reviers

Ask a Wine Advisor: Baudouin de Reviers

Baudouin grew up in the vineyards of Champagne. The five-hour French family lunch on Sunday is where he discovered fine wines at a young age. He spent years in Bordeaux learning about wine before traveling extensively around the world to calibrate his palate. For Baudouin, wine is the culmination of all things natural and good […]

Pauline Beaupré

Pauline Beaupré

Mar 19, 2021|3 mins read
Ask a Wine Advisor: Laura Kamel

Ask a Wine Advisor: Laura Kamel

Laura grew up in France vacationing in vineyards with her wine-loving family. In a previous life as a lawyer in the wine sector, she traveled to the vineyards of Spain, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Argentina, Chile and Lebanon. Hearing winemakers’ stories firsthand and tasting their wines made her want to share that experience by taking others […]

Pauline Beaupré

Pauline Beaupré

Mar 01, 2021|3 mins read
Jordan Lynn Traylor named Wine Unify Elevate Award recipient

Jordan Lynn Traylor named Wine Unify Elevate Award recipient

Last month, the nonprofit organization Wine Unify named VIVANT wine advisor Jordan Lynn Traylor as a 2020 Elevate Award recipient.  Wine Unify champions and promotes diversity in the wine business. The Elevate Award initiative identifies and honors underrepresented minorities working in the wine industry supports recipients’ continuing development and success. “The selection process was quite […]

Pauline Beaupré

Pauline Beaupré

Jan 08, 2021|2 mins read
Ask a Wine Advisor: Megan Daily Flamant

Ask a Wine Advisor: Megan Daily Flamant

Megan was a plastics engineer in Virginia where the local vineyards hooked her into the world of wine. She left everything behind and moved to Burgundy, France in 2004 to live in the epicenter of wine. Megan believes that wine, like life itself is a journey that’s meant to be savored and shared. From plastics […]

Pauline Beaupré

Pauline Beaupré

Dec 23, 2020|4 mins read
Ask a Wine Advisor: Charles Bonnay

Ask a Wine Advisor: Charles Bonnay

For his 18th birthday, Charles was given a three-day wine masterclass in Paris. “Once I started learning, my thirst for knowledge only grew,” he says. Since then, his passion has taken him from Bordeaux to Argentina and across South America. “Traveling has opened my eyes to the diversity of styles that exist in the world […]

VIVANT

VIVANT

Dec 13, 2020|2 mins read
Ask a Wine Advisor: Nicole Muscari

Ask a Wine Advisor: Nicole Muscari

Nicole’s foray into wine started with a trip to Napa Valley for the 2014 harvest. Nicole loves the stories of the people and places that lie behind every wine label. From fine wine to humble, her love of all wines is infectious. Her simple and educational approach has made her one of New York’s most […]

Pauline Beaupré

Pauline Beaupré

Dec 12, 2020|4 mins read
Raising a Glass to Friends We’ve Lost

Raising a Glass to Friends We’ve Lost

We use a strict set of criteria for producer partners featured in VIVANT experiences, but one of the guidelines isn’t just a technical checkbox to tick on paper. It’s a feeling, a natural affinity, an instantaneous moment where you think, “I’d really like to have a drink with this person, and VIVANTs would, too.”  Our […]

Jacob Cigainero

Jacob Cigainero

Dec 12, 2020|2 mins read

Wine Education

The Many Shades of White Wine

The Many Shades of White Wine

A critical first step in the tasting of any wine is to inspect its color. Don’t even think about bringing the glass to your nose or lips without taking note of its shade, intensity of color, and sediment. Subtle differences in color can tell you a myriad of things, from the age of the wine […]

Caroline Mercier

Caroline Mercier

Aug 03, 2021|4 mins read
Region in Focus: Provence

Region in Focus: Provence

Provence is undeniably best-known for its rosés—dry, pale-pink, and more ubiquitous than ever—but scratch the surface and you’ll discover plenty of stellar reds and whites worth seeking out, as well as a robust wine culture that stretches back centuries.  Located off the Mediterranean coast in southeastern France, Provence draws a steady stream of travelers, thanks […]

VIVANT

VIVANT

Jul 30, 2021|4 mins read
What We Can Learn About the Wines of Provence From Van Gogh’s Paintings

What We Can Learn About the Wines of Provence From Van Gogh’s Paintings

On May 8, 1889, Vincent van Gogh arrived in Saint-Rémy de Provence and checked himself into the Saint-Paul de Mausole asylum. His mental health had deteriorated and he regularly suffered from hallucinatory spells, including an episode that led him to famously mutilate his own ear. Despite the precarity of his mental state, Van Gogh was […]

Luc Beneplanc

Luc Beneplanc

Jul 30, 2021|4 mins read
How to Store Wine When You Don’t Have an Underground Cellar

How to Store Wine When You Don’t Have an Underground Cellar

It’s widely believed that the best environment for storing wine long-term is an underground cellar, free from light, temperature fluctuations, and vibrations. For obvious reasons, this isn’t a viable storage solution for the majority of wine lovers. The good news is that there are more practical (and affordable) alternatives out there—no home renovation project necessary. […]

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

Jul 26, 2021|3 mins read
The Worst Wine Advice Ever—and How to Avoid It

The Worst Wine Advice Ever—and How to Avoid It

In the same way that not all dating advice is created equal—turns out it’s perfectly fine not to wait three days to call and, no, they’re not always just playing “hard to get”—not all wine advice is good wine advice, even if it comes from a “professional.” If you’ve ever been shamed for ordering a […]

Kristy Alpert

Kristy Alpert

Jul 24, 2021|6 mins read
What to Know About the Wine Points System

What to Know About the Wine Points System

Just like with movies or restaurants, critics have long evaluated the quality of wines using rating systems. Created with the aim of helping consumers with their wine purchases, these scoring scales have radically changed the industry, influencing what kinds of wines are produced and sold and shaping consumer tastes.  The most prominent points system is […]

VIVANT

VIVANT

Jul 21, 2021|4 mins read
The New Rules of Wine

The New Rules of Wine

The world of wine is bound by some pretty old-fashioned rules—pair white wine with fish, uncork champagne only for special occasions, and so forth. Ostensibly, these wine rules were designed to ease social interactions and give people the confidence to navigate tricky situations like business lunches and formal dinners.  It’s ironic, then, that these conventions […]

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

Jul 16, 2021|4 mins read
The Science of Wine Tasting and Proust’s Madeleine

The Science of Wine Tasting and Proust’s Madeleine

Last July, the VIVANT team traveled to Burgundy to meet Pierre-Henri Rougeot, a sixth-generation winemaker in Meursault.  During the interview—parts of which are featured in the Burgundy Route des Grands Crus and Wine Tasting Essentials Experiences— Rougeot talked about the history of his estate, his unique winemaking approach, and the importance of gender diversity in the […]

Luc Beneplanc

Luc Beneplanc

Jul 09, 2021|2 mins read
How to Decode a French Wine Label

How to Decode a French Wine Label

Raise your hand if you’ve ever chosen a wine based on its label art. Yup, we thought so (and, for the record, we have too). There’s so much information to process on any given label that it’s normal to feel your eyes glaze over and your hand reach for the most eye-catching bottle. And when […]

Abbe Baker

Abbe Baker

Jun 24, 2021|4 mins read
Region in Focus: Burgundy

Region in Focus: Burgundy

Burgundy is home to some of the best, most terroir-driven wines in the world. It was here, actually, that the concept of terroir was born; in the Middle Ages, Benedictine and Cistercian monks—the region’s first vignerons—studied and documented nuances in the soil. Burgundy’s prestigious bottles command high prices, and producers are fiercely protective of the […]

VIVANT

VIVANT

Jun 23, 2021|6 mins read
Do Old Vines Produce Better Wine?

Do Old Vines Produce Better Wine?

When it comes to wine, old age has cachet. Bottles from centuries past are among the world’s most sought-after, but it’s also widely and wrongly assumed that all vino gets better with age. What about old vines or vieilles vignes? Is there any truth to the saying, “The older the vine, the better the wine?”  Before […]

Marie-Charlotte Bernard

Marie-Charlotte Bernard

Jun 18, 2021|2 mins read
Weird Wine Descriptors and What They Mean

Weird Wine Descriptors and What They Mean

Silky. Wooly. Velvety. Ever wonder why wine professionals describe wine like they would the contents of a sock drawer? It’s not winesplaining, it’s somm-speak, and it’s a useful language to know when tasting or purchasing wine. Incorporating zany descriptors like these into your vocabulary can help you remember distinctive flavors and more readily identify what […]

Kristy Alpert

Kristy Alpert

Jun 18, 2021|3 mins read
The Best Questions to Ask a Winemaker

The Best Questions to Ask a Winemaker

Winemakers can be an elusive bunch. So on the rare occasion that you get face time with a vigneron during a tour or tasting, it’s normal to feel a little tongue-tied. But don’t let the intimidation factor hold you back—most producers are thrilled to field questions and share their passion. Plus, the more questions you […]

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

Jun 17, 2021|2 mins read
The Best Way to Learn About Wine

The Best Way to Learn About Wine

Let’s face it: diving into the world of wine can be overwhelming. With so much information out there, it’s difficult to know where to start and what to focus on. Should you home in on one region? Enroll in a WSET course? Blow your budget on a “research” trip to Burgundy? We put these questions […]

Stephanie Roush

Stephanie Roush

Jun 15, 2021|2 mins read
What Is an Appellation?

What Is an Appellation?

Each of us is shaped by the place we’re from—and wine is no different. The origin of a wine tells you what you can expect from a bottle, from taste and flavor profile to price. It also guarantees a certain level of quality. Nobody wants to blow $65 on a counterfeit bottle of “Champagne.” Simply […]

Nicole Ruiz Hudson

Nicole Ruiz Hudson

Jun 10, 2021|3 mins read
Are Sulfites Bad for You?

Are Sulfites Bad for You?

Over the years, sulfites have become an antagonist in the world of wine: from headaches to hangovers, the preservative compound has taken the blame for a wide range of bodily ailments. But are they really the enemy? To evaluate the merits of these anxieties, it’s best first to ask: what are sulfites, exactly, and how […]

Hannah Rose

Hannah Rose

Jun 02, 2021|4 mins read
What to Know About Orange Wine

What to Know About Orange Wine

The adage “what’s old is new again” holds true when it comes to orange wine. The ancient wine style is trending after dipping into relative obscurity over the past century. And while its color, which can range from yellow and pink to amber, is the style’s most distinguishing feature, there are other reasons to love […]

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

May 28, 2021|2 mins read
Region in Focus: Bordeaux

Region in Focus: Bordeaux

Think of Bordeaux as the grandparent of the wine world. The French region has a storied history going back centuries, and to this day is grounded in traditions that have been defined over generations. Bordeaux has shaped the wine industry in more ways than one. Wine regions everywhere have emulated its blending technique: Bordeaux’s star […]

VIVANT

VIVANT

May 21, 2021|6 mins read
What is Vintage and Why Does it Matter?

What is Vintage and Why Does it Matter?

Of all the facts and figures listed on a wine label, the vintage—that is, the year the grapes were harvested—is perhaps the most overlooked. The date is not always prominently featured on the bottle, nor is it as evocative as other information such as the region or producer.  However, vintage is a major determinant of […]

Tristan Roznowski

Tristan Roznowski

May 19, 2021|4 mins read
What to Know About Tannins

What to Know About Tannins

You may not know what tannins are, but we’re willing to bet you’ve encountered them before. The plant-derived compound can be found in a variety of foods, including dark chocolate, walnuts and cranberries, and is known for its bitter, astringent taste. In wine, tannins add depth and sophistication, especially to age-worthy red wines like Cabernet […]

Tanisha Townsend

Tanisha Townsend

May 14, 2021|2 mins read
Everything You Need to Know about Natural, Biodynamic and Organic Wine

Everything You Need to Know about Natural, Biodynamic and Organic Wine

Sustainable wine may be having a moment, but the low-interventionist philosophy that underpins natural, biodynamic and organic winemaking stretches back thousands of years. Ultimately, these styles are about getting back to basics, rejecting industrialized, mechanized farming methods that involve chemical and technological manipulation in favor of a more holistic, good-for-the-earth approach. The result? Wines that […]

Céline Bossart

Céline Bossart

May 12, 2021|3 mins read
How Wine is Made

How Wine is Made

Humans have been making wine for at least 8,000 years. And while techniques have evolved, tastes have changed, and new regions have emerged over time, the raw ingredients and chemical processes have more or less remained the same. After all, wine is just fermented grape juice. What separates the decent bottles from the collector-worthy ones […]

Nicole Kliest

Nicole Kliest

May 07, 2021|3 mins read
Get to Know the Primary Styles of Wine

Get to Know the Primary Styles of Wine

It’s hard not to feel intimidated when you’re just starting to learn about wine. From the countless regions and industry jargon to the hundreds of exotic-sounding varietals, the subject can seem elusive, but it shouldn’t be. Wine is for everyone, after all—and our immersive Experiences are a great way to dive in. Fortunately for beginners, […]

Abbe Baker

Abbe Baker

May 07, 2021|4 mins read
Simone 2018: The science and art behind Château de Pommard’s rarest wine

Simone 2018: The science and art behind Château de Pommard’s rarest wine

Each year, Château de Pommard produces less than 1,800 bottles of Simone, its rarest cuvée, available on allocation only. Now for the first time, VIVANT members have the opportunity to taste this remarkable wine with a new Tasting Kit containing six tasting tubes of Simone 2018 and a dedicated Live Experience, “Simone 2018: The Soul of […]

Stephanie Lewis-Degan

Stephanie Lewis-Degan

Feb 05, 2021|2 mins read
Pop a bottle and bring the champagne party online with VIVANT

Pop a bottle and bring the champagne party online with VIVANT

It’s safe to say we’re all ready for the New Year. You might be counting down to midnight this year from home, but celebrations still call for bubbly. VIVANT is here to transport you to Champagne without leaving your couch. Just in time to raise a glass to 2021, four new Live Experiences from Champagne […]

Jacob Cigainero

Jacob Cigainero

Dec 18, 2020|2 mins read
A Guide to Major Ecolabels in the Wine World

A Guide to Major Ecolabels in the Wine World

You’re probably in the habit of looking for organic labels when shopping for groceries. When picking up a bottle of wine, don’t forget similar ecolabels help you identify responsibly made wines that taste better, are better for you, and better for the planet. Eco-certifications guarantee the producer meets a set of criteria of sustainable practices. […]

Zachary Baum

Zachary Baum

Dec 10, 2020|5 mins read

Sustainability

Travel Guide to Provence

Travel Guide to Provence

Jul 29, 2021|4 mins read

Tucked away in France’s picturesque southeastern corner, Provence conjures rose-tinted visions of drinking wine outdoors amid lavender fields, juniper shrubs and the rolling hills of the garrigue. The French region’s unofficial slogan is “c’est la belle vie” for good reason—the landscapes are vast and rugged, the Roman- and medieval-era towns are steeped in history and […]

Julie Baumgardner

Julie Baumgardner

Pairing Wine with the Best Cookbooks of 2021

Pairing Wine with the Best Cookbooks of 2021

Jul 19, 2021|4 mins read

Cookbooks are an essential form of escapism, just like a good bottle of wine. They can transport you to places you’ve never been, filling your home with tantalizing smells and delighting your palate. To that end, here’s a selection of this year’s best cookbooks, paired with our favorite VIVANT wine. Who says you need to […]

Stephanie Roush

Stephanie Roush

Our Favorite Wine Cocktails for Summer

Our Favorite Wine Cocktails for Summer

Jul 13, 2021|4 mins read

Wine lovers may scoff at the idea of diluting their favorite grapes, but when it’s 110 degrees outside and you need a refreshing pick-me-up, nothing beats a glass of sangria or tinto de verano (just ask the Spanish). Summer sipping, like summer living, should be fun and leisurely. Take your time experimenting with mixing and […]

Hannah Rose

Hannah Rose

How to Hack a Wine List

How to Hack a Wine List

Jul 08, 2021|4 mins read

Being handed a wine list at a restaurant or bar can be nerve-wracking; trying to make a selection can feel akin to deciphering an ancient scroll. You want something delicious to drink and you don’t want to break the bank—you didn’t sign up to be a code breaker, right? Take a breath and worry not. […]

Nicole Ruiz Hudson

Nicole Ruiz Hudson

Best Wine Country Getaways with Friends

Best Wine Country Getaways with Friends

Jul 07, 2021|4 mins read

VIVANT may be a virtual platform, but we know that nothing beats drinking wine with friends. That’s why we’re offering to foot the bill for your friend’s first VIVANT Experience. Pick an Experience, invite a friend, and prepare for an immersive journey to regions like Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Provence.  Looking for some trip inspo? We […]

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

Where to Drink Natural Wine in Paris

Where to Drink Natural Wine in Paris

Jun 30, 2021|4 mins read

Until recently, if you asked a Parisian waiter for a glass of natural wine, he’d look at you like you were a heretic. Thankfully, times have changed and the natural wine movement in France has gone mainstream. Now, every trendy spot in the city has a solid  selection of sustainable wine. From hole-in-the-wall cafés to […]

Caroline Mercier

Caroline Mercier

The Best Value French Wine Regions, According to the Experts

The Best Value French Wine Regions, According to the Experts

Jun 29, 2021|4 mins read

Of all the qualities associated with French wine, affordability ranks pretty low on the list. But bargains can be found—you just have to know where to look.  For wine and spirits expert Regine T. Rousseau, one of the most wallet-friendly French wine regions is Alsace, in the country’s northeastern corner. “Alsace has beautiful wine, from […]

Céline Bossart

Céline Bossart

Why Winemakers Love Chenin Blanc

Why Winemakers Love Chenin Blanc

Jun 11, 2021|4 mins read

For many wine lovers, choosing a favorite grape variety is akin to choosing a favorite child. But Chenin Blanc is a grape that tends to unite aficionados everywhere.  The refreshing white variety from France’s Loire Valley is a chameleon. Its high acidity makes it versatile enough to shine in a range of styles, from dry-refreshing […]

Tristan Roznowski

Tristan Roznowski

Travel Guide to Champagne

Travel Guide to Champagne

Jun 08, 2021|4 mins read

France’s Champagne region has a long history as a place of gathering and celebration. In the Middle Ages, the monarchy held their coronations in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Reims, the region’s unofficial capital, and annual market fairs—an entrepôt of European merchants selling everything from spices and textiles to coins—lasted upwards of 49 days.  Today, […]

Kristy Alpert

Kristy Alpert

The Ultimate Guide to Wine and Cheese Pairings

The Ultimate Guide to Wine and Cheese Pairings

Jun 04, 2021|4 mins read

Wine and cheese are like The Beach Boys: they create perfect harmony and are guaranteed to please a crowd, no matter the scene.  While there’s an art to pairing wine and cheese, you really can’t go wrong with even the most basic combo—like champagne and brie and or rosé and feta. What makes wine and […]

Stephanie Roush

Stephanie Roush

What to Know About Orange Wine

What to Know About Orange Wine

May 28, 2021|4 mins read

The adage “what’s old is new again” holds true when it comes to orange wine. The ancient wine style is trending after dipping into relative obscurity over the past century. And while its color, which can range from yellow and pink to amber, is the style’s most distinguishing feature, there are other reasons to love […]

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

Envisioning a More Sustainable Future for Fine Dining

Envisioning a More Sustainable Future for Fine Dining

May 28, 2021|4 mins read

When Daniel Humm, executive chef of the Michelin three-star restaurant Eleven Madison Park in New York City, announced they would reopen with an entirely vegetarian menu, the world got a glimpse into the future of fine dining.  Not only is the acclaimed Manhattan restaurant pivoting to a plant-focused menu. A portion of its proceeds will […]

Stephanie Roush

Stephanie Roush

Where to Drink Natural, Organic, and Biodynamic Wine in New York City

Where to Drink Natural, Organic, and Biodynamic Wine in New York City

May 26, 2021|4 mins read

With the explosion in popularity of natural wine, it’s never been easier to find sustainably made bottles, particularly in big cities like New York. And not just in places you’d expect, like trendy wine bars, vegan eateries, and indie wine shops. In New York City, sustainable wines can be found in a smattering of unexpected […]

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

Why We Love Alsatian Wine

Why We Love Alsatian Wine

May 14, 2021|4 mins read

One of those wine world mysteries we can’t wrap our heads around: why the wines of Alsace, in eastern France, have gone unnoticed (or at least insufficiently noticed) by a large portion of the drinking public. We’re here to help you get with it. Known for firm and aromatic Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot […]

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

Travel Guide to the Loire Valley

Travel Guide to the Loire Valley

May 11, 2021|4 mins read

Long the playground of French royalty, the Loire Valley is synonymous with aristocratic chateaux, Romanesque churches and formal gardens. But the vast river valley has more to offer than Old World charm. In recent decades, a new generation of sustainable winemakers, hoteliers, and restaurateurs has hit the scene, injecting youthful energy into the place and […]

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

Wines to Pair with Pizza and Other Comfort Foods

Wines to Pair with Pizza and Other Comfort Foods

Apr 29, 2021|4 mins read

It can be tempting to reserve your finest bottles for fancy dinner parties and other special occasions. While we’re all for celebrating life’s big moments with elevated food and wine pairings, there’s something to be said for enjoying a seductive Pinot Noir with a greasy slice of pizza on a random Wednesday night. In wine, […]

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

Travel and Taste Alsace, the beating heart of biodynamic winemaking in France

Travel and Taste Alsace, the beating heart of biodynamic winemaking in France

Feb 19, 2021|4 mins read

Did you know the growing biodynamic winemaking trend in France started in Alsace? Now on VIVANT, you can dive into this under-appreciated wine region and uncover its secrets and treasures. We have six new Live Experiences rolling out dedicated to Alsace and its best-tasting sustainable wines. Get to know Alsace The first two episodes, “Alsace: […]

Stephanie Lewis-Degan

Stephanie Lewis-Degan

Essentials of Food & Wine Pairing: Elevating food with responsibly produced wines

Essentials of Food & Wine Pairing: Elevating food with responsibly produced wines

Feb 01, 2021|4 mins read

Great food is nothing without great wine. Or is it the other way around? Decide for yourself on VIVANT with an exclusive new series dedicated to the art and science of food and wine pairing. And this is just the beginning. Starting with this foundational experience, we’ll regularly release new food and wine experiences that […]

Stephanie Roush

Stephanie Roush

Pop a bottle and bring the champagne party online with VIVANT

Pop a bottle and bring the champagne party online with VIVANT

Dec 18, 2020|4 mins read

It’s safe to say we’re all ready for the New Year. You might be counting down to midnight this year from home, but celebrations still call for bubbly. VIVANT is here to transport you to Champagne without leaving your couch. Just in time to raise a glass to 2021, four new Live Experiences from Champagne […]

Jacob Cigainero

Jacob Cigainero

Wines for Winter: What We’re Drinking

Wines for Winter: What We’re Drinking

Dec 18, 2020|4 mins read

Whether you’re planning a holiday meal with family, a small gathering with friends, or just getting cozy at home this winter, we have a wine for you. We asked a few VIVANTs what they’re drinking this season and how to pair it. Share your own winter wine picks and pairings in the comments below. Marie-Charlotte […]

Jacob Cigainero

Jacob Cigainero

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