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Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly


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The First 4 Wines You Must Try From Bordeaux

It’s difficult to master Bordeaux but not hard get started enjoying this wine region by tasting the four major wine styles.

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The Fine Wine Business Celebrates Diversity

Diversity scholarship awards were announced at a London club. Two winners received $75,000 each towards wine education and opportunities.

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Taste Napa Valley – Learn By Drinking course

Start learning today about Napa Valley wines through a guided tasting course with wine expert Madeline Puckette.

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Wine Folly Wine Club 003 – Aging Vessels

This month’s wine club shipment theme is “Aging Vessels: Oak, Stainless, Concrete.” We’ll be tasting four wines that each use a different aging method to understand how aging affects wine taste.

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Opening 40-Year-Old Wine (Video)

Opening old vintage wine is a once in a lifetime experience. Here are some things we learned while opening 40 year old wine. Get ready for a few surprises!

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Taste Argentina – Learn By Drinking Course

Learn about and taste 6 amazing Argentina wines in a guided tasting course with wine expert Madeline Puckette.

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Wine Folly Wine Club 002 – Pinot Noir Four Ways

July’s Wine Club theme is “Pinot Noir Four Ways.” We’ll be tasting four different styles including rosé, red, and sparkling blanc de noirs.

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Wine Folly Wine Club 001 “Bold Red Wines”

This month’s wine club shipment theme is “Bold Red Wines.” With four exceptional bold red wines, we can learn more about things like tannin and under-the-radar varietal wines, like Aglianico!

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Huge First Step: Dynamic Guides To The World of Wine

Let’s take a closer look at Wine Folly’s new Region Guides and wine tasting courses!

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Can You Drink Wine on a Diet? (Carbs vs Calories)

Can you drink wine on a diet? Some of us can and some can’t. Let’s find out which wines work for a healthy diet and some other important facts.

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A Year of Wine In Review (2020)

When you look back on 2020, you may not be able to fight the urge to drink directly from the decanter. Here what really happened in 2020 – A year of wine in review.

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Wine Advent Calendar of France (in 12 Bottles)

It’s time to discover France! The French wine advent calendar includes 12 wines that span the most famous (and delicious) regions.

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What is Wine Body and How To Taste It

Wine body is defined by how heavy a wine tastes. Learn how to taste body in wine with examples of wines by type.

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Napa Valley – Quench The Wildfires With Wine

Napa Valley wildfires caused damage but that’s only part of the story. Let’s take a deeper look into what happened this year and how to help.

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Clean Wines: The Truth About Biogenic Amines and Wine

Looking for clean wines? Let’s explore some of the fears around wine additives and sulfites and what’s actually giving you a headache.

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2020 Wine Buying Guide (Red, White, and Rosé)

For those looking for wine-buying inspiration, the 2020 Wine Buying Guide is a handy overview organized by style so you can find what you like.

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Cover Image for Love Chardonnay? Try Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon (Video)

Love Chardonnay? Try Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon (Video)

For those who love a rich Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon blends are a rare white wine treat worth investigating.

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Getting Started With The Wines of France (Video)

Get confident with the wines of France in this introductory seminar. You’ll learn about the 11 major regions and the best wines to explore.

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Celebrate National Red Wine Day With Some of Our Favorites

August 28th is National Red Wine Day! For inspiration, here are some of our favorite red wine varieties you must try.

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Serious About Champagne? Here’s How To Taste It

Ever wonder how a wine professional assesses Champagne? Madeline walks through a wine tasting with a bottle of vintage Champagne from a notable producer.

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3 Tips On How to Read a Wine Label

Beyond winery, region, and vintage, what else should you look for on a wine label? These tips are a clue to what’s inside the bottle.

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The Best Advice I Ever Got Choosing Wine at the Store

Choosing wine is easy, even for a novice if you follow this simple tactic. All it takes is a little planning!

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Practice Your Red Wine Vocabulary

Red wine vocabulary starts with an understanding of basic wine traits. This wine palate training exercise is easy to try at home with a bottle of red wine.

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Only One Rule To Holding a Glass of Wine

There’s really only one rule when it comes to holding a glass of wine: Don’t hold it by the big round part. Here are 3 tips on holding a wine glass like a pro.

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