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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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Despite Europe’s two thousand year head start, American wine traditions are happening quietly all around us. You just have to know where to look.

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The more you know about Cava, the more you realize its similarities to Champagne. This article will help you identify great Cava wines by understanding the different styles and what to look for.

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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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While Barossa is famous for Shiraz, you’ll soon find out that there’s more than meets the eye with South Australian wines. Learn what wines to look for, what makes them great, and how to find good quality.

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Carménère Wine Guide

Posted to Learn About Wine on March 21st.

Carménère (“car-men-nair”) is a medium-bodied red wine that originated in Bordeaux, France and now grows almost only in Chile. The wine was saved from extinction when it was mistakenly identified as Merlot and transplanted…

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Cult wines are the pigeon-blood ruby of the wine world. They are extremely rare benchmark wines that exhibit the expression of a particular winemaking region. Of course, actually getting to taste a cult wine presents a bit of a quandary, so here’s an alternative…

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The Guide to Chablis Wine

Posted to Learn About Wine on February 25th.

Chablis (“Shah-blee”) is a Chardonnnay region in the northwest corner of Burgundy, France. Find out how to find a great bottle of Chablis with these tips.

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Vermouth is an aromatized wine that includes wine, botanicals, some sugar (or grape juice) and spirits–to fortify the wine. It is the use of botanicals which include herbs, spices, and bitter roots

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What Are Aromatic White Wines?

Posted to Learn About Wine on February 12th.

If you stop to smell the roses, you’ll love aromatic white wines. Find out more about the science behind why certain varieties are considered aromatic and see examples.

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