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In-depth articles about wine, regions, varieties, producers, science, and geography.


Cover Image for Pinot Noir of Marlborough on the Rise

Pinot Noir of Marlborough on the Rise

Pinot Noir is growing in popularity in Marlborough, New Zealand. The area known for its Sauvignon Blanc has a new rising wine star.

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Spicy Red Wine Quick Guide

Spicy red wine – Syrah, Chianti, and Californian Zinfandel. Learn more now about your palate and how to choose bold spicy red wine.

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Wine Folly’s Handy Champagne Guide

There’s a lot to consider when opening a bottle of Champagne for your celeberation. We’ve got you covered with our Handy Champagne Guide.

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Cover Image for New Zealand Chardonnay – Jewel of the South Pacific

New Zealand Chardonnay – Jewel of the South Pacific

Dive into New Zealand’s Chardonnay – your next favorite wine is waiting to be discovered in a small land with passionate wine makers.

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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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New Zealand Wine: Guide to Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay may be New Zealand’s greatest wine region, making it one of the world’s. Explore this fascinating wine region.

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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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Cover Image for Clean Wines: The Truth About Biogenic Amines and Wine

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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Cover Image for AOC Wine: Decoding French Wine Classifications

AOC Wine: Decoding French Wine Classifications

When it comes to AOC wine and French classifications, it can feel really complicated really fast. But if you know some basics, you’ll find that understanding comes pretty easily.

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Light Strike: Why Wine and Sunlight Don’t Mix

Unless you want its fruity and floral aromas to become those of cooked cabbage, wet cardboard and wet dog, make sure your wine and sunlight stay far away from each other. Keep reading for more on this and what else you can do to protect your wine.

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Cover Image for What Makes a Good Wine Cellar? Some Organizational Tips

What Makes a Good Wine Cellar? Some Organizational Tips

Ready to organize your wine collection, but not sure where to begin? Here are tips on wine storage and how to organize your wine cellar or cooler.

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Wine Antioxidants: A Greater Perspective

Wine antioxidants: we keep hearing about how good for us they are. But what are they, and why should we even care about them?

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Cover Image for 5 Wine Flaws That Can Actually Be Very Good

5 Wine Flaws That Can Actually Be Very Good

Not all wine faults are created equal: some are used intentionally to enhance a wine’s unique character! Learn what makes some “flawed” wines so appealing.

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What Winemakers Don’t Tell You About Making Wine

The role of a winemaker is often a romanticized profession. But the truth is that winemakers manage an infinite number of variables to produce the wine in your glass.

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Stemmy Wines? Let’s Talk Whole Cluster Fermentation!

We hear about whole cluster fermentation more and more each year. Perhaps you’ve also heard how wines sometimes taste “stemmy.” So, what’s the benefit?

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Guide to Online Wine Courses (Free & Paid)

Whether you work in wine or just want to refine your knowledge, online wine courses offer a great way to build your foundation. Plus, you don’t even have to leave the house.

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Cover Image for Some Nifty Science to Help You Identify Wine Aromas

Some Nifty Science to Help You Identify Wine Aromas

Let’s understand wine aromas through the science behind them. As it turns out, those little whiffs of fruit, flowers, and “minerality” help us deconstruct a wine.

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Cover Image for Concrete Egg Fermenters: Classic or Cracked Fad?

Concrete Egg Fermenters: Classic or Cracked Fad?

Concrete egg-shaped fermenters: One of the newest trends in innovative wine-making? Or a doomed fad destined to go the way of the mullet?

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Cover Image for Wine and Health: A Bio-Psycho-Social Perspective

Wine and Health: A Bio-Psycho-Social Perspective

What’s the truth behind wine and health? From the French Paradox to the Mediterranean Diet and the latest science of aging, let’s get to grips with the debate.

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Cover Image for Veuve Clicquot and Champagne’s Leading Lady, Barbe-Nicole

Veuve Clicquot and Champagne’s Leading Lady, Barbe-Nicole

This is the story of the Madame Clicquot Ponsardin and her vision for her brand, Veuve Clicquot. Her determination changed the face of Champagne.

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Wine Sommelier Levels and What They Mean

Taking your wine education to the next level? Know where to start. Here’s a breakdown of wine sommelier levels and what they really mean.

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Why Old Vine Wines Are So Special

What is it about old vine wines that’s so special? Let’s explore some of the theories about old vineyards and why they’re increasingly rare.

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Cover Image for Filtered vs Unfiltered Wine: Which is Better?

Filtered vs Unfiltered Wine: Which is Better?

What are the pros and cons of filtered vs unfiltered wine? How does fining work, and how does it affect wine? Find out more in this article.

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