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Alan Tardi

Besides writing about wine, I teach at annual wine conferences such as SommCon and the Society of Wine Educators, and online for the Wine Scholar Guild. WSET Advanced Level 3 Award, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), Italian Wine Scholar (IWS), and Champagne Master certificate.


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The Many Styles of Tawny Port Wine

People love Tawny Port wine for it’s sweet flavors of caramel, cocoa, dried fruit, and nuts. Lets find out which style of Tawny to choose based on your tastes.

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8 Dark Horse Red Wines from Southern Italy

Get excited for a dark horse Italian wine. These 8 wines from Southern Italy aren’t well-known, but you just might crown them a winner.

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6 Italian White Wines That Are Hugely Underrated

There’s an amazing abundance of extraordinary Italian white wines out there that can rock your world as well as quench your thirst. Sadly, most are shamefully undervalued or completely overlooked.

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What Are Wine Tannins?

Most of us have at least heard of wine tannin. But what is it, exactly? And how does it affect our perception of wine?

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