Topic: Learn About Wine

The once forgettable wine region of Lazio is starting to turn out some fascinating wines. Better still is the fact that since they’re so under-appreciated you’re likely to find exceptional values.

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Ever wondered why some wines have a creamy or buttery taste? The process of Malolactic Fermentation is a winemaking process that gives both red and white wines a richer and creamier texture. Oddly enough, Malolactic Fermentation isn’t technically a fermentation at all.

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How To Start A Wine Collection

Posted to Learn About Wine on February 17th.

There is a big different between buying wine and collecting wine. Buying wine is a somewhat random effort based on likes and preferences in the moment. Collecting wine on the other hand…

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Ice Wine, You’re So Fine

Posted to Learn About Wine on February 3rd.

Welcome to the wonderful world of ice wine, one of the sweetest mistakes nature has ever made. Here’s why ice wine (aka eiswein) is one of the great wine treasures of the world.

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Extended maceration is a red wine technique that you’re likely to hear about more in coming years. This wine making process is known to add incredible depth to red wines and it’s increasing in popularity around the world.

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Central Coast is a large encompassing American Viticultural Area (AVA) that extends from the south of San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara. This region does happen to produce some of California’s most intriguing, up-and-coming wines.

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Understanding Napa Cabernet

Posted to Learn About Wine on January 25th.

By learning more about Napa’s great Cabernet wines, we can better understand what defines quality with this particular wine grape and seek its potential in both Napa Valley and other regions as well.

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Get to know two great alternatives to Napa and Sonoma that are right next door. Mendocino and Lake Counties are the up-and-coming wine regions to know.

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The Prosecco Wine Guide

Posted to Learn About Wine on December 21st.

Learn more about this fascinating sparkler including how to choose Prosecco, the different styles, the main winemaking region, Valdobbiadene, and what foods to pair with it.

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In Greece today you can still find a traditional wine flavored with sap from an Aleppo pine tree. The wine is called Retsina and it’s making a surprising comeback in Athens and beyond.

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