Guide to Muscadine Wine

As we delved into understanding one of America’s true native wine grapes, we realized they are uniquely amazing, but the wines are a bit misunderstood.

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Getting Into Grenache Blanc Wine

Since being planted in the United States, single-varietal Grenache Blanc wines continue to grow in popularity where it’s loved for its intense flavors, higher alcohol content, and plush style (when aged in oak) giving it an affinity with Chardonnay. Find out more about Grenache Blanc including tasting notes, serving tips, food pairing and where it grows best.

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The Story of Tokaji Wine

The sweet wines of Tokaj offer a compelling story of Hungary’s role in the modern history of wine. The wine was treasured by sophisticates from Joseph Haydn to King Louis XIV and because this, the wine inspired many derivatives from France to…

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Amazing Red: Nerello Mascalese

Nerello Mascalese is a light-bodied red wine that primarily grows on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. Despite its rarity, the wine offers amazing value and a taste profile that’s often likened to fine Pinot Noir. Find out what this special Sicilian red has to offer.

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Understanding Aglianico Wine: Italy’s Next Red

Young Aglianico wines are known for strikingly savory flavors of leather, white pepper, black fruits and cured meat that when aged, develop soft dusty aromas of dried figs and sun-tanned leather. For those of us who are a fan of rustic, terroir-driven wines, Aglianico is a star.

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5 South American Wine Varieties You Need to Know

While you’ll find all the usual suspects (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc etc…) in South America, there are a handful of lesser known varieties, that have taken on an almost uniquely South American identity. Here are the top five you need to know about:

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Differences Between Chardonnay and Viognier

Chardonnay and Viognier are both full-bodied white wines but they have subtle differences. Learn how to identify these wines (even blind) and gain a deeper understanding how to pair them with food.

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