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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What Exactly are Cult Wines?

Cult wines are the pigeon-blood ruby of the wine world. They are extremely rare benchmark wines that exhibit the expression of a particular winemaking region. Of course, actually getting to taste a cult wine presents a bit of a quandary, so here’s an alternative…

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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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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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Guide to Petit Verdot Red Wine

Petit Verdot (“peh-tee vur-doe”) is a full-bodied red wine that originates from Southwestern France (in Bordeaux). It is commonly used as a blending grape in Bordeaux blends, but warm climate regions have begun to champion this wine…

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On Finding Great Torrontés Wine

Torrontés (“torr-ron-tez”) is an aromatic white wine that originated in Argentina. The wine smells sweet but tastes dry and is an ideal wine to match with Asian and Indian cuisine due to it’s…

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