The Secret to Blind Tasting? Know “The Grid”

This Advanced article will show you how to improve your palate with the tasting grid, a tool used by professional sommeliers. Learn the exact technique that Master Sommeliers use to blind taste wine. If you’re just getting started with wine tasting…

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Differences Between Chardonnay and Viognier

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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Barossa Valley and The Wines of South Australia

While Barossa is famous for Shiraz, you’ll soon find out that there’s more than meets the eye with South Australian wines. Learn what wines to look for, what makes them great, and how to find good quality.

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Carménère Wine Guide

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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The Guide to Chablis Wine

Chablis (“Shah-blee”) is a Chardonnnay region in the northwest corner of Burgundy, France. Find out how to find a great bottle of Chablis with these tips.

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Loire Valley Wine Guide

In this advanced guide we’ll explore the wines of the Loire Valley of France–from Muscadet to Sancerre. Figure out what’s the love and where to look for your next bottle of Loire.

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Exploring The Styles of Vermouth

Vermouth is an aromatized wine that includes wine, botanicals, some sugar (or grape juice) and spirits–to fortify the wine. It is the use of botanicals which include herbs, spices, and bitter roots

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What Are Aromatic White Wines?

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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