Browse: Variety

Touriga Nacional (“tor-ee-gah nah-see-un-nall”) is a full-bodied red wine from Portugal with aging potential like Cabernet Sauvignon. This unsung grape variety is most common as a blending grape in Port wine and has only recently been championed as a dry red wine.

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Explore the flavors and tastes of Petite Sirah wines as well pairing it with food. Petite Sirah (“Peh-teet sear-ah”) aka Durif, is different than Syrah…

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Native Wine Grapes of America

Posted to Learn About Wine on October 12th.

America is home hundreds of grape varieties that no one has ever heard of. Find out about these native grapes before they become lost forever.

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Montepulciano Wine Guide

Posted to Learn About Wine on October 9th.

Montepulciano (“mon-ta-pull-chee-anno”) is a medium-bodied red wine that originates from central Italy not to be confused with Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, a regional name for the…

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Cabernet Franc Wine Guide

Posted to Learn About Wine on September 30th.

Cabernet Franc (“Cab-err-nay fronk”) is medium-bodied red wine that in the Basque country of France. The wine is loved for its savory, bell pepper-like flavors, medium-high acidity and mouthwatering…

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A taste of the “other” grapes in Germany including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. The “Burgunder” grapes–as they call them,– offer spice, fruit and richness similar to their neighbors…

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8 basic types of wine (both red and white), including how they taste, what they look like in glass, and alternative options that have a similar taste.

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The Big Secret About Pinot

Posted to Learn About Wine on September 24th.

Pinot is a little bit misunderstood. Recent findings have shown us that all Pinot varieties are not just related, they are, in fact, the same! Time to get to the bottom of the story of Pinot, an ancient grape that has boggled us for centuries.

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The name Pinotage is misleading because it sounds so much like Pinot Noir it’s easy to assume they taste alike. Not true. Pinotage is more like Shiraz…

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What is it about Pinot Noir that is so darn special to enthusiasts? Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting facts about Pinot Noir.

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