Exploring Touriga Nacional Wine

Touriga Nacional (“tor-ee-gah nah-see-un-nall”) is a full-bodied red wine from Portugal with aging potential like Cabernet Sauvignon. This unsung grape variety is most common as a blending grape in Port wine and has only recently been championed as a dry red wine.

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Native Wine Grapes of America

America is home hundreds of grape varieties that no one has ever heard of. Find out about these native grapes before they become lost forever.

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Montepulciano Wine Guide

Montepulciano (“mon-ta-pull-chee-anno”) is a medium-bodied red wine that originates from central Italy not to be confused with Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, a regional name for the…

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Big Papa: Cabernet Franc Wine Guide

Cabernet Franc (“Cab-err-nay fronk”) is medium-bodied red wine that in the Basque country of France. The wine is loved for its savory, bell pepper-like flavors, medium-high acidity and mouthwatering…

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Germany + Pinot = Super Delicious

A taste of the “other” grapes in Germany including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. The “Burgunder” grapes–as they call them,– offer spice, fruit and richness similar to their neighbors…

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The Big Secret About Pinot

Pinot is a little bit misunderstood. Recent findings have shown us that all Pinot varieties are not just related, they are, in fact, the same! Time to get to the bottom of the story of Pinot, an ancient grape that has boggled us for centuries.

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Give Pinotage Wine a Chance

The name Pinotage is misleading because it sounds so much like Pinot Noir it’s easy to assume they taste alike. Not true. Pinotage is more like Shiraz…

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