Anthony Giglio

Liquids: Specialty Wineglasses

This past Christmas, practically every wine-drinking friend I know was given a gift of a set of stemless Riedel O glasses. But not me. My peeps knew that Mr. Fancypants didn’t buy the whole glassware “r-evolution.” I thought it was…

Liquids: High-End Wines as Holiday Gifts

The holidays are the only time of year when I tend to break my self-imposed rule of never paying more than $15 for a bottle of wine. The fact is it’s also when people expect me to, even if most…

Liquids: Holiday Food & Wine Pairings

Thanksgiving with my family is probably not like Thanksgiving with your family. Does your mother start the meal by clinking a glass with her fork and announcing, “And now … Anthony is going to conduct a wine tasting—just for us!”…

Liquids: Holiday Food & Wine Pairings

Thanksgiving with my family is probably not like Thanksgiving with your family. Does your mother start the meal by clinking a glass with her fork and announcing, “And now … Anthony is going to conduct a wine tasting—just for us!”…

Liquids: Top Boston Sommeliers

When I studied to be a sommelier, I was, at 25, the youngest kid in the class, surrounded by salt-and-pepper–haired cranksters who wanted to kick my ass for trying to ascend to their ranks. Trust me, I wasn’t there to…

Liquids: Wine Trends Fall 2005

This time of year, every magazine except Popular Mechanics seems to be stuffed to the gills with fall fashion advice. Including this one. So, good—now you know the new colors, the new lengths, and which of your old clothes are…

Liquids: Sipping Rum

Given the crushing dominance of vodka in bars around this town, it’s easy to forget about rum. And no wonder. All summer it’s dumped into the blender with sugar, tropical juices, and ice until its flavor all but disappears. But…

Liquids: Red Zinfandel

Few grapes in the history of winemaking have drawn more raised eyebrows than zinfandel, an exotic black variety whose name is odd given the European accents on most grapes we know and love, and whose provenance is as circuitously mind-boggling…

Liquids: Screwcaps

Okay—so I was being lazy. I was anxious to use my gleaming new Screwpull leverpull corkscrew, one of those Star Trekkie–looking gadgets that could do some serious damage if used on anything other than a wine bottle. So I decided…

Liquids: Wine Collecting for Anyone

If the mere sight of thousands of wine bottles reclining horizontally makes you weak in the knees (as it does me), you’ll probably need to grab hold of something to steady yourself (as I did) the first time you see…