Why We’re Not Drinking Beer on St. Patrick’s Day

The only reason why booze has become so intertwined with this holiday is because March 17th happens to fall right in the middle of Lent. It’s like a built-in Catholic “cheat” day! So, as far as we’re concerned, wine is still on the menu.

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Roman Food and Wine Pairings

The next time you find yourself wrapped up in a bed sheet with a wreath atop your head (Toga party?) here are some Roman foods and wines to explore to make your party more legit.

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The Wines To Know From Lazio

The once forgettable wine region of Lazio is starting to turn out some fascinating wines. Better still is the fact that since they’re so under-appreciated you’re likely to find exceptional values.

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Beware The Ides of March

The Ides of March have been remembered as a tumultuous transition time, but they are also a time of rebirth and renewal.. and a huge celebration.

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Weird Wine Flavors and the Science Behind Them

If you’re scientific minded and curious, you can learn to identify a great deal of aroma compounds (including “impact compounds”) in wine. Next time you have a glass of wine in front of your nose, see if you can pick out one of these more bizarre flavors.

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A Tale of Two (Very Different) Chardonnays

Chardonnay: it’s the world’s most planted white grape and also the world’s most polarizing wine: you either love it or hate it. I’m hear to show you that Chardonnay is way less obvious (and more nuanced) that you might have thought.

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What is Malolactic Fermentation? The Buttery Taste in Wine

Ever wondered why some wines have a creamy or buttery taste? The process of Malolactic Fermentation is a winemaking process that gives both red and white wines a richer and creamier texture. Oddly enough, Malolactic Fermentation isn’t technically a fermentation at all.

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