Articles by: The Wine Specialist

Pinot Noir: one grape, more ...

Pinot Noir is often hailed for being utterly delicious but it also happens to be one of the most versatile wine grapes in the world. This single red grape variety ...

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The real differences between red ...

The differences between red and white wines go far beyond just the choice of grapes and the color. Here are several fascinating facts about the real differences between red and ...

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What to drink with chocolate

Wine and chocolate have a lot of similarities to each other. For one, they’re both considered aphrodisiacs and they both contain flavanols (antioxidants). Despite these striking similarities, it’s somewhat challenging ...

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The strong impact of colors ...

Our sensory biases are imprinted at a young age when we associate colors with foods. For example, we correlate the sweet, spiced, citrus flavor of an orange to the color ...

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The brave new wine regions

From the craggy peaks of Corsica to the rolling hills of Idaho (yes, Idaho), new-wave vintners are tackling tough terrain and magnum-sized skepticism to produce remarkable, award-winning wines in the ...

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Enjoy a wine-centric vacation

There’s more to wine than just red and white. From the unique flavors of each region to the distinctive taste of a vintage blend, wine lovers know the libation’s complexity. ...

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9 wine words you need ...

When you remove the beautiful label and the distinguished-looking bottle, you will have a wine that you either: 1) Enjoy; 2) Are indifferent to; 3) Absolutely hate. Because wine isn’t ...

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Drinking beer in Paris

While France is renowned for its fine wines rather than its hops, beer culture is gaining popularity in the hexagon, especially in Paris where bars specialising in beers are usually thronged ...

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Milestii Mici: a “city” of ...

Thought you had an impressive wine collection? See how it measures up for size against this Moldovan monster city of wine: Milestii Mici, which racks up an incredible two million bottles of ...

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6 Wines for your Autumn

There’s a certain crispness to the early-morning air and the sun is sets a little earlier each day. The Autumnal Equinox announces the arrival of Autumn but it’s also the ...

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