Jillian Dara

Jillian Dara is a freelance journalist focusing on wine, spirits, travel, and culture. She loves reporting on the intersection of them all, particularly recognizing the whimsical power of a local culinary experience or regional wine to bond strangers in the most chance of circumstances. Jillian enjoys sipping a bold Carménère, discovered while living in Santiago, Chile, as much as she appreciates a mineral-forward Albariño.

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port production
Why Port Production Is Down, but Its Quality Is Up

On any given evening in Portugal, whether in the Douro or 60 miles back the…

sparkling sangiovese
Sparkling Sangiovese: A New Way to Drink Rosé

As the most widely planted grape in Italy, Sangiovese is responsible for a range of…

Sustainable Boxed Wines
7 Sustainable Boxed Wines to Drink This Holiday Season 

Boxed wine gets a bad rap. Perhaps it’s from our wine-chugging college days of slapping…

Georgian wine
The Georgian Wine That’s Influencing Global Wine Trends

For the past few years, orange wines have become increasingly trendy. Most enthusiasts have accepted…

krug x single ingredient
How Krug x Single Ingredient Boosts Community and Sustainability

In 2015, the House of Krug launched Krug x Single Ingredient, honoring the legendary ethos…

wine storage tips
4 Basic Wine Storage Tips for Regular Wine Drinkers

For many wine enthusiasts, collecting and storing wine is an art form, a skill. But…