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Chardonnay: it’s the world’s most planted white grape and also the world’s most polarizing wine: you either love it or hate it. I’m hear to show you that Chardonnay is way less obvious (and more nuanced) that you might have thought.

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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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Wine and chocolate have a lot of similarities to each other. For one, they’re both considered aphrodisiacs and they both contain flavanols (antioxidants). Despite these striking similarities, it’s somewhat challenging to pair wine and chocolate together… but it can be done!

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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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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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Learn how different winemaking methods make different styles of wines, all with one grape: Pinot Noir!

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Is Wine Healthy?

To really answer the question of whether or not wine is healthy, you need to look at what’s inside a glass of wine.

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Our sensory biases are imprinted at a young age when we associate colors to foods. For example, we correlate the sweet, spiced, citrus flavor of an orange…

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With just a teaspoon of simple syrup per glass, you’ll find they’re only delicately sweet and not cloying.

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Despite the incredible history surrounding the fortified wines of Europe, they’ve fallen out of favor. On the plus side, it means you can find exceptional quality for great value. Here are several fine fortified wines that can be found for less than $20.

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