Topic: Wine Tips & Tricks

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, that have taken on an almost uniquely South American identity. Here are the top five you need to know about:

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Let’s take a look beyond Spain’s most popular wine (Tempranillo) to several unsung varieties that are well worthy of your drink budget. Included below, there are vintage recommendations and notes on what to look for.

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We charted the sweetness in wine from the wines that are bone-dry to richly sweet. You might be surprised to notice that many sweet-tasting wines are less sweet than they seem and many seemingly dry wines are more sweet than you might realize.

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Find out what makes Priorat’s wines so unique, and what to look for when seeking out a great bottle. This famous red wine region is located just outside of Barcelona in Northeast Spain.

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The best tip on pairing wine with pasta is to ignore the pasta and pay attention to the sauce. Here are 5 popular sauces and several suggested wines (both Italian and otherwise) to get you started.

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Learn which red and white wines are known for having vegetal flavors, why these bell pepper-like aromas happen, and how to seek out high quality wines.

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Why do people swirl wine? Find out why swirling is improves the taste of wine and learn an easy trick to learn how to do it right.

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No matter how you look at it, what we consume defines our health. By improving our sense of taste, we can learn to crave the food and drink that are better for us in the long term.

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A simple visualization of primary flavor components in white wines and how they are expressed in different varieties. This chart contains 16 common white wine varieties and 10 primary flavor components in varying degree.

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The best pizzas in America pay homage to classic Italian toppings and preparation methods. Here are 6 classic Italian pizzas paired with wine. Do try these at home.

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