Sept. 21, 2017
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Old-School vs. Brand-New

Who Can Sell Wine in America?

Pour Vida When it comes to wine, people are more willing to take a chance and search for hidden treasures.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Mary Francis Cheeseman

Low ’n’ Slow

What’s to be said about wines with lower ABV?

Pour Vida One of the most interesting trends in modern wine-drinking culture is the growing interest in lower-alcohol wines.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Mary Francis Cheeseman

Screw This

Pour Vida “Which is better: screw cap or cork?” someone recently asked me. Immediately I knew what was on the line. My entire job revolves around opening wine; I have probably opened thousands of bottles for stranger...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Mary Francis Cheeseman

Pairing it up

Pour Vida Pairing wine and food is a special kind of magic. There are some pairings that are so natural they seem true in all situations: chevre and Sancerre, or foie gras with Sauternes, for example.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Mary Francis Cheeseman

What I talk about when I talk about sustainability

Pour Vida More and more of my customers are asking about organic wines, and I’m delighted to have a dialogue about them. Some are suspicious. Is it a trendy marketing gimmick or a demonstrably better way to make wine?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Mary Francis Cheeseman

Reinas de la Vid

Pour Vida It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the world of wine, in all its vastness and diversity, is still a man’s world.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Mary Francis Cheeseman

Say hello to our new monthly wine column— written by a real-life sommelier!

Pour Vida When I was first approached to do a column on wine for SFR, I was flattered but skeptical. People’s tastes are deeply ingrained, and most people know whether they want some sort of decadent epicurean experien...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Mary Francis Cheeseman

#SFRfoodies Instagram Feed

Have you come across a dish so amazing that you just had to document it? Snap a pic and share it on Instagram using #SFRfoodies and join the Santa Fe foodie movement!