Brunello di Montalcino is a wine made with 100% Sangiovese with Italy’s highest DOCG classification. This is the Sangiovese that most wine critics cite to be the best in all of…
Sangria is a drink commonly served in Spain and Portugal. It traditionally consists of red wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener and…
Here are 7 wine words that help describe those indescribable flavors we taste in wine.
It’s almost weekly that I receive an email from someone thinking about building a wine cellar in their home, and looking for my personal recommendation on a good wine cellar builder. Of course there’s wine cellars and there’s wine cellars. My “wine cellar” consists of my closet containing a 200 bottle wine rack and no temperature control. It does the job…for now…but for those looking for something a little more serious, I always send them…
Beyond Provençal rosé, learn about the other styles of wine that are garnering an enthusiastic following. Bandol, Cassis and…
Learn how to find great Alsatian wines on your own by understanding the region’s wine classification system. You’ll learn about the styles of Alsatian wines but also get to make sense of how the varied soils affect top wines including Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris.
The best pizzas in America pay homage to classic Italian toppings and preparation methods. Here are 6 classic Italian pizzas paired with wine. Do try these at home.
The west coast of the United States offers several pristine climates for producing outstanding Syrah wine. See where they grow best and learn about the unique wines from each region.
How does one actually support sustainability in wine? Here is a guide explaining the different types of certifications in wine so you can buy wine smarter.
Aerating and decanting wine are foreign concepts to even the most avid of wine nerd! What exactly do aerating and decanting mean…or do for the wine? When is each one appropriate? How do you decant or aerate? And what’s the difference? Watch the video and find out!
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…
If most wines only last a couple of years, what makes a wine worthy of cellaring 10–20 years? Let’s discuss the primary traits of age-worthy wines and what considerations to make for collecting age-worthy wines.
Learn about a winemaker in Oregon who is using the ancient technique of amphorae to make wine.
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.
Here is a clever way to use the foil on the top of a wine bottle as a cork holder. We learned this cork trick in a wine bar in Verona.
A class action lawsuit filed last year caused quite a stir in the news media. Find out what wines were called out and why we’re not going to stop drinking wine.
3 Greek white wine varieties that are perfect for beaches, picnics and anywhere you might arrive at on a bicycle or in a canoe. These light-bodied white wines each offer their own individual character.
A story about an unlikely hero (a plant pathologist) who saved California’s heritage vines from being wiped out.
Here are 12 facts about Cabernet Sauvignon that might surprise you.
The second part of my “Current Trends in Wine Cellar Design” interview with Curtis Dahl, owner of Joseph and Curtis Wine Cellar Builders. In the same way people have become used to entertaining in their kitchen, has the same thing started to happen with wine cellars? The wine cellar/tasting room have become THE destination spot in the modern day home. Of course it all depends on the size of the cellar. People are obviously…
Merlot vs Cabernet – What’s the Difference? (And cake pops…for some reason…) In this video, my good buddy Joe Talentino and I examine the differences between Merlot and Cabernet wines. Of course they’re the two most popular red wines in America, but many people don’t know what makes each of them different and unique, or why you might prefer one to the other, so Joe and I here to help!
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We charted the sweetness in wine from the wines that are bone-dry to richly sweet. You might be surprised to notice that many sweet-tasting wines are less sweet than they seem and many seemingly dry wines are more sweet than you might realize.
A simple visualization of primary flavor components in white wines and how they are expressed in different varieties. This chart contains 16 common white wine varieties and 10 primary flavor components in varying degree.