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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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Petit Verdot (“peh-tee vur-doe”) is a full-bodied red wine that originates from Southwestern France (in Bordeaux). It is commonly used as a blending grape in Bordeaux blends, but warm climate regions have begun to champion this wine…

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Torrontés (“torr-ron-tez”) is an aromatic white wine that originated in Argentina. The wine smells sweet but tastes dry and is an ideal wine to match with Asian and Indian cuisine due to it’s…

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Nebbiolo (“Nebby-oh-low”) is a full-bodied red wine more famously known by the two production regions of Barolo and Barbaresco. Find out about this grape and how to find great wines.

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Certain glass shapes work better for specific wines. Find out why and how to select the ideal wine glass for your personal drinking preferences.

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Is it really just grapes or are there other ingredients added to make it taste the way it does? Find out why wine is described as tasting like berries or vanilla.

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Vin Santo Wines of Italy

Posted to Learn About Wine on December 21st.

Vin Santo (or Vino Santo) is a viscous, typically sweet dessert wine made in Italy, predominantly in Tuscany. The wine is loved for its intense flavors of hazelnut…

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