Layla Khoury-Hanold

We Asked 10 Sommeliers: What’s the Best Old-Vine Wine You’ve Ever Tasted?

This month, VinePair is exploring how drinks pros are taking on old trends with modern innovations. In Old Skills, New Tricks, we examine contemporary approaches to classic cocktails and clever techniques behind the bar – plus convention-breaking practices in wine, beer, whiskey, and more. Who says you can’t teach an old vine new tricks? There’s …

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We Asked 10 Sommeliers: What’s the Best Sweet Wine You’ve Tried So Far This Year?

Sommeliers are a competitive bunch. Many relish in the discovery of tasting new-to-them wines. Sweet wines provide yet another (but sometimes less celebrated) avenue to broaden their palates and flex their tasting skills. But beyond bragging rights, this translates to more inspired pairings for consumers, whether it’s an on-point dessert wine to match a meal’s …

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We Asked 15 Sommeliers: What’s the Best Wine in Your Beach Bag this Summer?

This month, we’re heading outdoors with the best drinks for the backyard, beach, and beyond. In Take It Outside, we’re exploring our favorite local spots and far-flung destinations that make summer the ultimate season for elevated drinking. Once the sunscreen and snacks are packed, beachgoers can turn their attention to that all-important beach bag essential: …

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