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3 Greek White Wines For Summer Drinking

3 Greek White Wines For Summer Drinking

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.

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5 South American Wine Varieties You Need to Know

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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Sancerre: The Ultimate French Sauvignon Blanc?

Sancerre: The Ultimate French Sauvignon Blanc?

Sancerre is known for its flinty, savory Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley of France. Learn about the taste and possible food pairings with Sancerre and then discover some high-quality alternatives in Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley.

The small town of Sancerre appears as the archetypal, bucolic French village. Situated almost exactly in the middle of the country and, perhaps because of this, Sancerre has been a center of French resistance since the Middle Ages. Huguenots retreated to it during the wars of religion and the Protestant reformation. Again, during the French revolution, the village was a center of the royalist rebellion to restore the French monarchy. Finally, during World War II, Sancerre was a regional command center for the French resistance. After all of this, we can conclude that Sancerre takes “being French” very seriously.

“What do true French …

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Cereal and Wine Pairing Throw Down

Cereal and Wine Pairing Throw Down

To prove that there really is a wine for every occasion we attempt to match of wine and cereal with a professional wine taster. Find out what to drink with your next bowl of Lucky Charms. This pairing throw down was inspired by episode #734…

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Treasure Map of West Coast Syrah

Treasure Map of West Coast Syrah

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.

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Redefining the Food Pyramid

Redefining the Food Pyramid

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The Veronese Wine Cork Trick

The Veronese Wine Cork Trick

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.

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Where To Find The Best Value Red Wines (2016 Edition)

Where To Find The Best Value Red Wines (2016 Edition)

If you’re a lover of new world wines, the last 3 vintages (2015, 2014, 2013) offer excellent value. Here is a summary on great places to look for great tasting, affordable red wines

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Italian Wine Exploration Map

Italian Wine Exploration Map

This article serves as a guide to outline the types of wines from each of Italy 20 wine regions. See which regions have the most vineyard plantings and learn what their wines taste like.

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A Guide to Umbrian Wine

A Guide to Umbrian Wine

Bordering on Tuscany and right above Rome is the lessor known and lessor traveled region of Umbria. It’s here where you’ll find some of the most amazing, delightfully undervalued Italian wines…

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What Are Wine Lees? (Sur Lie Explained)

What Are Wine Lees? (Sur Lie Explained)

You might have seen the words “sur lie” on a bottle of Loire white wine. Sur lie translates to “on the lees,” but what exactly are wine lees and what do they do?

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Carménère Wine Guide

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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Updated! Wine Maps of the World

Updated! Wine Maps of the World

It doesn’t matter if you’re working in the wine business or love wine as a hobby and side-passion, wine maps are an essential way to understand wine on a deeper level. This latest set…

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Brunello di Montalcino… it’s worth the wait

Brunello di Montalcino… it’s worth the wait

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…

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The Oldest Winery in France is For Sale?!

The Oldest Winery in France is For Sale?!

Chateau Goulaine is looking for a new owner…

By the way, this estate hasn’t been on the market for 1000 years.

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3 Rosé Varieties to Know (and Love)

3 Rosé Varieties to Know (and Love)

Explore four top varieties used for rosé wine. While these wines may look similar in terms of color, they are a world apart when it comes to flavors and food pairings. Find out which style you’d like to try next.

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White Wines for Red Wine Drinkers

White Wines for Red Wine Drinkers

There are several white wines that go above and beyond the typical fruity-fresh white style and deliver a savory complexity that is worthy of even the most ardent red wine fan.

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Amazing White Rioja Wines

Amazing White Rioja Wines

if you’re interested in knowing what a serious white wine is all about, look no further, this is your gem.

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Outstanding Finds in Cava Sparkling Wine

Outstanding Finds in Cava Sparkling Wine

The more you know about Cava, the more you realize its similarities to Champagne. This article will help you identify great Cava wines by understanding the different styles and what to look for.

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Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

  Grapes 100% Sauvignon Blanc   Facts Today I realized that this only the 2nd New Zealand white wine I’ve ever reviewed. Why is that, you ask? Wellllll…I think they all taste the same. Not that that’s a terribly bad thing. If you’re looking for a dependable summer-time glugger, I’d definitely put NZ SB in my top 5…but it’s no huge secret that New Zealand has developed a tiny reputation as being a “one trick pony” because of their…

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Why Swirling Makes Wine Taste Better

Why Swirling Makes Wine Taste Better

Why do people swirl wine? Find out why swirling is improves the taste of wine and learn an easy trick to learn how to do it right.

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Getting Started With Food and Wine Pairing

Getting Started With Food and Wine Pairing

Learn the fundamentals behind food and wine pairing to create your own great pairings. This guide will show you the steps and what to look for in your recipe to find the perfect wine.

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Introduction To Sardinian Wine

Introduction To Sardinian Wine

Get to know Sardinia’s top wines and where they come from on this exotic Mediterranean island.

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Current Trends in Wine Cellar Design – Part 1

Current Trends in Wine Cellar Design – Part 1

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…

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Authentic Italian Pizza and The Wines To Complement

Authentic Italian Pizza and The Wines To Complement

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.

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