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Cult Status Cult wines are the rockstars of the wine world – incredibly rare, fantastically delicious, and often linked to celebrity winemakers, they’re the bottles that wine lovers swoon over and wallets weep for! Learn More Wine Quiz Where is the Mencía (aka Jaen) grape most commonly cultivated and what characteristic profile does it typically […]
What is Orange Wine? Orange wine is a bit of a misnomer. It is not a wine made with oranges. It’s a type of white wine that’s actually made a bit like a red wine. How does that work? Learn More Wine Quiz Which unusual aspect of orange wine production gives it a distinct flavor […]
What’s the deal with old vines? Santorini, Swartland, Lodi, Barossa… these are just a few special places on earth that have really old vines. But what is it about old vine wines that’s so special? Let’s explore some of reasons why wine made from old vines is often revered. Learn More Wine Quiz What best […]
Spain, Outside the Box Let’s take a look beyond Spain’s most popular grape, Tempranillo, to several unsung varieties that are well worthy of your drinking budget. While known for red wines, Spain has some of the world’s best sparkling, white, and rosé wines too! Learn More Wine Quiz Which region is renowned for producing […]
Blending is Best Some of the most famous wines in the world are blends. For example, pretty much all wines from Bordeaux are blends of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Even the white wines from there are blends. But why do winemakers blend? Learn More Wine Quiz Which grape variety in Bordeaux contributes body and smooth […]
Whole Cluster What? Pinot Noir is one of the main grapes that undergoes Whole Cluster Fermentation to add structure and complexity. But what exactly is this semi-secret technique that winemakers use? Learn More Wine Quiz Which aroma is often associated with Whole Cluster Fermentation in Pinot Noir? Tropical Fruit Flavors Vanilla Undertones Spicy Notes […]
Understanding Spain Spain enjoys a fascinating and diverse landscape, with both Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, dry plateaus, and the many different mountain ranges. Tempranillo reigns king, but other amazing grapes can be found too. Find your Spanish style today. Learn More Wine Quiz Tempranillo is the main grape in many Spanish wines, and its versatility […]
Rediscover Italy While Italy’s fame often rests on its sublime red wines from Barolo to Brunello, don’t overlook its sumptuous white grapes. Lesser-known yet equally delightful, varieties like the fragrant Arneis and crisp Verdicchio showcase Italy’s diverse and rich viticultural heritage. Learn More Wine Quiz Which of the following is a rare and ancient white […]
Anything but Chardonnay? Some people love Chardonnay, others hate it. Is it buttery and creamy? Yes. Is it lean and fresh? Yes. Is it sparkling and age worthy? You betcha! Chardonnay is the most planted white grape in the world for a reason. Find one to fit your style. Learn More Wine Quiz Wines from […]
Improve Your Tasting Game Improve your ability to write wine tasting notes with a simple process. Taking better notes improves your tasting abilities and you can use this new skill to buy, and drink, better wine. Learn More Wine Quiz What are the four major steps when it comes to wine tasting? Look, Taste, Smell, […]
Learn, Sip, and Savor Discover your wine-loving tribe with Wine Folly Club! Expand your palate, learn directly from winemakers and experts, and never drink ordinary again. Learn More Wine Quiz We tasted a lovely Carménère from Chile in the April shipment of Wine Folly Club from a specific high quality region. Do you know which […]
Winemaking Costs Unbottled Uncover the captivating factors behind wine prices, from terroir treasures to winemaking wizardry. Cheers to enlightened sipping! Learn More Wine Quiz Question: Which factor is NOT a key component of wine pricing? Grape quality Terroir and region Oak aging Wine label design Scroll down to find out! Cabernet Franc – Everyone’s Dad […]
Upgrade your Spring Time Sipping As the weather starts to warm up, nothing beats a refreshing glass of white wine. From light and crisp to full-bodied and complex, check out the range of white wines that are perfect for sipping on a sunny day. Elevate your Spring wine game with these delicious options! Learn More […]
More than a Club – an Education Wine Folly Club isn’t about wine – it’s about your journey with wine. It’s going beyond the label to learn and understand what makes each wine unique. Every month, Club Members have access to micro-courses for six different grapes and regions, along with tasting notes, recommendations, and how […]
Italy Makes Amazing Sweet Red Wine Sweet red wines are ideal for beginners – but there is a perception that sweeter reds are simple. Not so! There are a few sweet red wines that will change your life – many of them coming from Italy. Learn More Wine Quiz Question: Which region in Italy produces […]
Finding Value in Hidden Places Knowledge is power. Understanding undervalued regions and grapes to find great wines at great prices is one of the secret tools that wine professionals don’t often dish about. Learn More Wine Quiz Question: How many American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) does the state of Virginia have? Seven Twelve Eight Virginia doesn’t […]
Tannins are the Elixir of Life Tannins, found in grape skins, help wines age but also help you age too. What do they taste like? Put a wet tea bag on your tongue and find out! Learn More Wine Quiz Question: Which of the following is true about tannin? They come from the juice of […]
The Hallmarks of Expensive Wine The high dollar value of a wine can be attributed to several factors including the age, quality, and scarcity of the grapes used, production costs, and the reputation of the winery. So what do the most expensive wines have in common? It turns out, they’re more similar than you might […]
Look Behind the Label Wine Folly Club had its first live tasting, and it was a hit! This is a Club like no other – direct access to three massive wine nerds, pop quizzes to test your knowledge, and new and exciting wines hand picked by us. Learn More Wine Quiz Check out this quiz […]
Explore Marsala, the fortified wine originating in Sicily, Italy. Marsala comes in a wide range of styles and qualities.
Ever find yourself looking at a wine list but don’t know how to ask for it? Learning how to order wine is understanding just 9 wine styles.
Need a white wine for cooking? The most important thing to know is that the wine should taste good on its own. A poor-quality wine can turn a great dish into a bad one.
Pictured: Italian Wine 201 Course Chianti: The Pride of Tuscany Chianti is as essential to Italian cuisine as extra virgin olive oil. There are few pleasures as distinct as a tart, spicy, herbaceous Chianti next to a plate of sliced prosciutto or pasta al pomodoro. Learn More Pictured: Page 124 of The Essential Guide to Wine […]
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