Cakes & Catering

What Is Dry Wine? A Sommelier Demystifies 5 Things We've Always Wondered About Wine

From how to identify a dry wine to how to taste wine at a restaurant, sommelier Victoria James answers our most pressing wine-related questions. 

You're Probably Overpaying for That Rosé on the Wine List

A sommelier revealed that the rosé at the top of the list isn’t always the best option.

The Right Way to Hold a Wine Glass (and Two More Tips), According to a Sommelier

From buying the right corkscrew to figuring out which bottle to order—these pro tips will make you look like a wine expert. 

We Tried 30 Different Canned Wines—These Are Our Officially Our Favorites 

Canned wines are the new canned beers, and we're here for it.

A Guide to the Alcohol Content in Wine

Know how much alcohol is in your favorite varietals.

5 Rosés You’ll Want to Drink All Summer

Welcome the warm nights with these blushing bottles.

Plan a Cheese Party

Looking for an excuse to sip wine and feast on Gruyère? Look no further.

DIY Cake Toppers for Every Celebration

In celebration of Real Simple’s 15th anniversary, we assembled an assortment of impressive do-it-yourself cake (and cupcake) toppers. These crafty embellishments will make any dessert look so special that party guests will probably ask where you bought them.

We Taste-Tested Olive Garden’s Exclusive New Rosé So You Don’t Have To

Our editors' verdicts are in—though you might just want to try it yourself.