Topic: Learn About Wine

By understanding the processes involved with making a great wine, you’ll be able to identify a great wine based on your own tastes. It doesn’t matter if you’re a collector or novice…

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To many wine experts, Portugal is the last frontier of wine in Western Europe; there is still so much to be tasted and explored. So with all the excitement this region offers, let’s take a look at what the major wines and regions there are to know.

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Young Aglianico wines are known for strikingly savory flavors of leather, white pepper, black fruits and cured meat that when aged, develop soft dusty aromas of dried figs and sun-tanned leather. For those of us who are a fan of rustic, terroir-driven wines, Aglianico is a star.

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This Advanced article will show you how to improve your palate with the tasting grid, a tool used by professional sommeliers. Learn the exact technique that Master Sommeliers use to blind taste wine. If you’re just getting started with wine tasting…

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Chardonnay and Viognier are both full-bodied white wines but they have subtle differences. Learn how to identify these wines (even blind) and gain a deeper understanding how to pair them with food.

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The more you know about Cava, the more you realize its similarities to Champagne. This article will help you identify great Cava wines by understanding the different styles and what to look for.

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While Barossa is famous for Shiraz, you’ll soon find out that there’s more than meets the eye with South Australian wines. Learn what wines to look for, what makes them great, and how to find good quality.

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Carménère Wine Guide

Posted to Learn About Wine on March 21st.

Carménère (“car-men-nair”) is a medium-bodied red wine that originated in Bordeaux, France and now grows almost only in Chile. The wine was saved from extinction when it was mistakenly identified as Merlot and transplanted…

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This guide will present Savoie’s main grape varieties (it’s white wine heaven), outline the flavor profiles of the wines and introduce you to its 3 appellations.

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The Guide to Chablis Wine

Posted to Learn About Wine on February 25th.

Chablis (“Shah-blee”) is a Chardonnnay region in the northwest corner of Burgundy, France. Find out how to find a great bottle of Chablis with these tips.

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