SPOTLIGHTS

Chardonnay vs Viognier

Chardonnay and Viognier are both full-bodied white wines but they have subtle textural differences and aromatically are quite distinct. Both are full-bodied white wines and both typically are oak-aged to ...

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Grape Varieties by South America

While you’ll find all the usual suspects (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc etc…) in South America, there are a handful of lesser known varieties of wines that have taken on ...

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Tricks to save your wine

Chances are you’ve been stumped by this question: How do you save an open bottle of wine and ensure it will be delicious the next day? As you know oxygen ...

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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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Wine World: Italy

In ancient times, the Italian peninsula was commonly referred to as enotria, or “land of wine,” because of its rich diversity of grape varieties and many acres dedicated to cultivated ...

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Wines that deserve a second ...

A bad reputation is hard to fix. Even after things have changed, the rest of the world still makes judgements based on the past. This kind of thing can happen ...

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How to do the Pink ...

Pink wine happily spans the colorspace between red and white wine, in a way, rosé is more like a state of mind. Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes ...

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What to expect based on ...

The cost of a bottle of wine is a lot more pre-thought-out than you might think. There are different pricing segments for wine which include words like “ultra premium”, “popular ...

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What is Orange Wine?

Orange wine is a bit of a misnomer because it isn’t referring to a wine made with oranges nor is it a Mimosa cocktail (a blend of 1 part orange ...

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Wines from Provence

There’s nothing not to love about deliciously lean, antique pink-colored rosé from Provence. However, if you dig a little, you’ll find the region has some seriously respectable wines that are ...

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