Alsace Wine: A Guide For Oenophiles

Learn how to find great Alsatian wines on your own by understanding the region’s wine classification system. You’ll learn about the styles of Alsatian wines but also get to make sense of how the varied soils affect top wines including Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris.

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Amazing Red: Nerello Mascalese

Nerello Mascalese is a light-bodied red wine that primarily grows on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. Despite its rarity, the wine offers amazing value and a taste profile that’s often likened to fine Pinot Noir. Find out what this special Sicilian red has to offer.

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Wine Additives Explained

Let’s take a look at what additives are commonly used in winemaking. Some of them are useful for making great wine, and others could be more questionable. Either way, it’s useful to know what goes into what you drink. Winemaking is a fascinating balance of science and chemistry.

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How Sparkling Wine Is Made

Learn the primary methods used for sparkling wine production including the traditional Champagne method and the tank method (used for Prosecco).

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Drink Your Way Through Austrian Wine

Austrian wines lean towards tart, herbaceous flavors in a style more akin to France. Find out what’s hot and what wines are worth drinking from this tiny, high quality region.

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Sancerre: The Ultimate French Sauvignon Blanc?

Sancerre is known for its flinty, savory Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley of France. Learn about the taste and possible food pairings with Sancerre and then discover some high-quality alternatives in Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley.

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What Makes Great Wine… Great?

By understanding the processes involved with making a great wine, you’ll be able to identify a great wine based on your own tastes. It doesn’t matter if you’re a collector or novice…

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The Wines of Portugal (Organized by Region)

To many wine experts, Portugal is the last frontier of wine in Western Europe; there is still so much to be tasted and explored. So with all the excitement this region offers, let’s take a look at what the major wines and regions there are to know.

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Understanding Aglianico Wine: Italy’s Next Red

Young Aglianico wines are known for strikingly savory flavors of leather, white pepper, black fruits and cured meat that when aged, develop soft dusty aromas of dried figs and sun-tanned leather. For those of us who are a fan of rustic, terroir-driven wines, Aglianico is a star.

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