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This small wine region straddles the Oregon-Washington border and offers some of the best examples of Syrah in the United States.

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The Story of Tokaji Wine

Posted to Learn About Wine on July 20th.

The sweet wines of Tokaj offer a compelling story of Hungary’s role in the modern history of wine. The wine was treasured by sophisticates from Joseph Haydn to King Louis XIV and because this, the wine inspired many derivatives from France to…

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Get to know Hungarian wines with an introduction of 4 of Hungary’s most intriguing wine regions: Tokaj, Villány, Eger and Nagy Somló.

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All About English Wine

Posted to Learn About Wine on July 13th.

If you’re curious about the growing buzz around English wine, this introductory guide to the wines of England will help you get to know the major emerging regions, grapes varieties and styles that are putting England on the map.

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Learn how to find great Alsatian wines on your own by understanding the region’s wine classification system. You’ll learn about the styles of Alsatian wines but also get to make sense of how the varied soils affect top wines including Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris.

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Nerello Mascalese is a light-bodied red wine that primarily grows on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. Despite its rarity, the wine offers amazing value and a taste profile that’s often likened to fine Pinot Noir. Find out what this special Sicilian red has to offer.

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Wine Additives Explained

Posted to Learn About Wine on June 20th.

Let’s take a look at what additives are commonly used in winemaking. Some of them are useful for making great wine, and others could be more questionable. Either way, it’s useful to know what goes into what you drink. Winemaking is a fascinating balance of science and chemistry.

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You might have seen the words “sur lie” on a bottle of Loire white wine. Sur lie translates to “on the lees,” but what exactly are wine lees and what do they do?

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Learn the primary methods used for sparkling wine production including the traditional Champagne method and the tank method (used for Prosecco).

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Austrian wines lean towards tart, herbaceous flavors in a style more akin to France. Find out what’s hot and what wines are worth drinking from this tiny, high quality region.

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