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Stacy Slinkard

After a six year stint in the brewing industry, Stacy realized her palate preferred grapes over grains. Today, she is a wine writer, educator and sommelier.


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The Best Italian Red Wines for Beginners

The best Italian red wines for beginners share 3 common characteristics: bold flavor, familiar fruit flavors, and they’re typically under $20 a bottle.

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Why You Want To Drink More Tannat Wine

Is Tannat the next Malbec? Tannat wine has more gusto than Cabernet Sauvignon, and wines from up-and-coming Uruguay are surprisingly affordable! Here’s what you need to know.

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Serious Sweets: Sauternes Wine Guide

Sauternes is the sweeter side of Bordeaux made from the region’s rare white grapes. Find out about this wonderful dessert wine made with noble rot grapes.

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12 Spooky Wine Labels for Halloween

Here 12 popular wine producers who are known for their wines with spooky labels. Forget the sweets, wine is adult candy.

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Styles of Port and Their Pairings

Port wine in a range of versatile styles including: Ruby, Tawny, White and Rosé. Find out about the most popular styles of Port and their ideal pairings.

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Wine Vintages and Why They Matter (Sometimes)

The vintage can greatly affect the taste and quality of wine, and this primarily because of the weather the vines are affected with throughout the growing season. Find out more about how to identify great vintages on your own.

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3 German Red Wines That Are Meant For Summer

Red wine in the summer is about as palatable as warm mayonnaise. If you’ve been hiding in a dark air conditioned room just to enjoy a glass of red wine, there’s hope for you yet!

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