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Wine can make a brilliant gift for the right people during the holidays, but which ones (the people and the wines)? How do you know what they like? And what would make it a personal gift? When you’re staring at rows and rows of wine at the store, you can start to feel...
A ‘tainted’ wine is one in which an outside impurity makes its way into your glass. When wildfires strike, the residue of the smoke can settle on grape vines, leaving a film of volatile phenolic compounds. They infiltrate the grape skin, forming bonds with the sugars...
Sherry is a fortified white wine from Andalucia, in South West Spain. Pair with your tapas nibbles this fall at your fire pit with friends!
Italy leads the way with 26% of the world’s organic wine production. Check out some of the really great organic wines in this post.
Are Syrah and Shiraz the same wine? Made from red grape, there are some differences. Learn more in our latest post
CRU is a mysterious term on french wine labes that may not give useful information about the wine. So, what does ‘CRU’ really mean for you?
Italian white wine pairs wonderfully with summer foods. So put down that Pinot Grigio and try something new!
Summertime is a dangerous time for your wine. Heat can seriously damage wine. This week, learn more about how to store wine in summertime.
Social Drinking Origins – The Roman Convivium Social drinking, joining together for festive consumption of food and drink, was an important social ritual in the world of ancient Rome. Known as the convivium, it was a formally ritualized banquet that united...
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