Browse: Wine Types

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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Chardonnay and Viognier are both full-bodied white wines but they have subtle differences. Learn how to identify these wines (even blind) and gain a deeper understanding how to pair them with food.

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Let’s take a look beyond Spain’s most popular wine (Tempranillo) to several unsung varieties that are well worthy of your drink budget. Included below, there are vintage recommendations and notes on what to look for.

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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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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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A few wine regions have taken on this grape as their pet project and they’re making the best wines in the world. Here is an introduction to these regions including where to look, and what to expect from a great bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.

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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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An Intro to Dry White Wines

Posted to Learn About Wine on February 5th.

Understand how to choose a dry white wine for cooking and find out about the 3 dominant styles of dry white wines. These white wines are anything but sweet.

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If you’re just getting started with Chardonnay, here’s what you need to know to be Chardonnay smart. There are 3 primary styles of Chardonnay

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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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