SPOTLIGHTS

Language Wine for Beginners

Learning the language of wine may be much more complicated than one may think. While some tasting phrases may be self-explanatory, like dry or fresh, others sound so bizarre that ...

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The practice of ordering wine ...

There are some vestigial practices in wine. For example, the one we all know (and some of us dread) is the practice of ordering wine in a restaurant. It goes ...

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Wines will change the way ...

As humans, our sense of smell is not only closely linked to our sense of taste but it also directly connects to the parts of our brains that manage both ...

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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 best wines from Lazio

Even though Rome has a history of winemaking since before the Romans, Lazio (or Latium, as it’s also called), has more recently been considered the doldrums of wine. During the ...

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How wine labels influence our ...

Looking for a new varietal or bottle of wine to drink when you’re just starting to explore the world of wine can lead to a bit of exasperation. The process ...

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Rueda: a wine region with ...

Your internationally travelled friends will never come back with stories of Rueda. It’s a place where few outsiders will venture, even if the region produces some of the most amazing ...

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Cheese and wine are best ...

Whether you’re stocking up for a party or just looking for a new tasting experience, these classic regional pairings will highlight why certain wines and certain cheeses have a kind ...

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The signature cider of San ...

When you think of San Sebastián the first thing that springs to mind are probably pintxos, but did you know the Basque Country also has a long history of cider ...

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What to drink with Sunday ...

The Sunday roast is a quintessential part of British dining culture. Traditionally, this hearty dinner will include some type of roasted meat and potatoes, vegetables and gravy, and various side ...

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