Marissa A. Ross

  • Wine Spritzers Should Taste Like the Beach House You'll Never Own

    The wine spritzer is a summer staple from a simpler time—when your aunts wore floral denim shorts and talked about one day buying a beach house over bottles of Bartles & Jaymes because it was the 90s and people could actually buy beach houses.

  • Orange Wine Isn't Made Out of Oranges

    They aren’t refreshing, but they aren’t cozy sweaters. They’re earthy and funky and savory, but oddly still feel like you could drink them on a warm day.

  • Rosé Is the Drake of All Wine

    I wouldn’t normally put Drake and rosé in the same thought, but when I accidentally did, I realized that they are very similar. Despite their extreme rise in popularity, they are still polarizing.

  • Can You Trust Your Sommelier?

    Just because sommeliers are there to assist you in one of the biggest decisions you’ll make at dinner, that does not mean you should totally give yourself over to them and their instruction.

  • How to Be Totally Chill While Ordering Wine in a Restaurant

    Going out for a meal and drinking a bottle of wine is one of the most enjoyable things a human can do. But, as with most of life’s pleasures, it comes at a cost: ordering the damn thing.