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The first vineyards in North America were planted in Mexico. Here’s a little overview of what’s to know about modern Mexican wines.

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A useful tool to have on hand while tasting, the wine flavor wheel is a visual glossary of wine terms organized by where they come from.

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Those of us love wine aren’t aware of how our appreciation for wine changes the way we view the world. For example, we might plan our vacations in wine regions, or spend a little more time reading the fascinating histories around wine. Of course, sometimes we do silly things too.

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If you’re scientific minded and curious, you can learn to identify a great deal of aroma compounds (including “impact compounds”) in wine. Next time you have a glass of wine in front of your nose, see if you can pick out one of these more bizarre flavors.

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When it comes to how geography influences wine, there’s no one rule that guarantees great wine, it’s more of a matter of connecting the dots – 5 dots to be exact: temperature, climate, elevation, soil type, and geopolitics.

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If there’s one thing you absolutely can’t blame for date gone bad, it’s the wine. Here are a few wines that say “I love you” in very different ways.

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Washington is still very much a frontier of winemaking on the West coast, Here’s what’s worth getting excited about from an insider’s perspective.

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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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Despite what you may have heard, it doesn’t matter if you’re a super taster or not, almost everyone can improve their sense of taste by learning to identify aroma compounds in wine.

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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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