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Find out what qualities define the best summer wines and learn about several lesser-known red wine varieties that pair excellently with the summer heat.

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Chenin Blanc is a grown throughout the world, most notably in the Loire Valley of France and South Africa. What’s amazing about this variety is the diversity of styles, from sparkling wines and lean, dry whites to sweet, golden nectars and even fine brandy.

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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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