Winemakers

When it comes to French sparklers, Champagne gets all of the attention. But anyone who’s looking for sparkling wine that’s just as lovingly crafted can find it all over France in the form of Crémant. And while Crémant is often largely known for being a more affordable alternative to its expensive cousin, its many styles
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Is there any wine in the world more argued over than Chardonnay? It’s one of the only grapes that has a cleverly negative acronym assigned to it: ABC (“Anything But Chardonnay”). And yet, it’s responsible for some of the greatest wines in the world (Chablis, Champagne, etc.). Let’s taste one of its more popular iterations
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Pairing wine and spaghetti is one of the best food experiences you could possibly hope for – rich spices, fresh vegetables, endless variety. It’s delicious eating Italian for the day, so dive in and explore the best wines for spaghetti. The Best Wine For Spaghetti Of course, you don’t need a holiday like National Spaghetti
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Different countries and cultures ring in the New Year with the same hopes for luck and prosperity, and each has delicious traditions that demand a perfect wine. Find your favorite New Year’s wine pairing tradition! Try pairing wine to these classic New Year’s cuisines. New Year’s Wine Pairings From Around The World Every culture around
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Drinking deliciously aged fortified wine sounds great, but what happens if you haven’t had a bottle in the cellar since you were a teenager? Not to fear, because the makers of Tawny Port have done the aging for you. All that’s left to do is choose the style that fits your palate. How To Choose
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When you look back on 2020, you may not be able to fight the urge to drink directly from the decanter. No one’s judging you. [embedded content][embedded content]What really happened in wine in 2020? Reality is stranger than fiction. There’s Never Enough Wine – Year of Wine In Review (2020) You can’t hurry through a
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This 12-bottle wine advent calendar of France doesn’t have a fancy box, but it’s not about the box–it’s about the wine inside! [embedded content][embedded content]The secret to French wines starts with the regions. Discover France with Wine Folly Madeline Puckette from Wine Folly and Master of Wine Vanessa Conlin from Wine Access worked together to
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Wine body is defined by how heavy and rich a wine tastes. It’s a combination of several factors: grape variety, alcohol level, and even sweetness level. If you’re trying to find new favorites, wine body is a great way to differentiate grape varieties to find your style preference. Let’s break down the different body styles
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Expand your palate with Spain’s answer to Champagne: Cava. This week’s tasting challenge explores a delicious bubbly that offers surprising value. What is the Tasting Challenge? The challenge is a way to improve your wine palate each week with 34 wines from 12 countries — The Wine Tasting Challenge. This week we taste a Cava
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Few things are as exciting as the come-from-behind winner, the one you didn’t expect – the dark horse. In that spirit, these red wines from Southern Italy aren’t well-known, but once you’ve tried them, you just might give them the crown. 8 Dark Horse Red Wines From Southern Italy This region is where Greek and
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Despite what might look like a classic dogs vs cats alley fight to some, wine people vs beer people actually have plenty in common. But you can’t deny that these two tribes have some pretty obvious differences. In the interest of not taking either of these libations too seriously, let’s take a look at 7
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For a wine region built on tourism, Napa Valley has had a rough vintage. Let’s take a deeper look into what happened this year and how to help. (PS it involves our favorite thing: wine!) Napa Valley: Quench The Wildfires With Wine In Napa Valley, COVID-19 shuttered businesses for 81 days straight. Then, tourism was
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For those looking for wine-buying inspiration, the 2020 Wine Buying Guide is a handy overview organized by style so you can find what you like. This year we honor the classics. Learn what varieties and regions are known for excellent quality along with a few added examples to get you started. 2020 Wine Buying Guide
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Special Classification: An AOC might be further specified for quality at this point, indicating a Cru, which refers to a specific vineyard or group of vineyards typically recognized for quality. Where Did the AOC Come From? In an effort to control the reputation of wine and other cultural foods, France established the INAO in 1935.
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For those who love a rich Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon blends are a rare white wine well worth investigating. In this video we compare two regions (Bordeaux and Washington State) that make Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon blends into a lusciously rich style. [embedded content][embedded content]The secret to French Wines starts with their wine regions Most people know Sauvignon
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Get confident with the wines of France in this introductory seminar. You’ll learn about the 11 major regions and the best wines to explore. [embedded content][embedded content]The secret to French Wines starts with their wine regions Getting into French wine is a bit baffling to the neophyte. Firstly, wines are labeled by region instead of
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