Winemakers

Here are 15 crave-worthy comfort food and wine pairings. Be warned, naps are not included (although, you’ll be tempted!). Images of wine pairings tend to go in a decidedly elite direction. Fine cheeses, charcuterie boards, and foie gras seem to be the best friends of wine. But at the end of a long, stressful day,
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It’s time to take a closer look at Lagrein wine. What makes the “perfect” wine? It ought to be fruity. And yet, it should be a touch earthy too. Most importantly, it should be affordable! While that might not be everyone’s definition of “perfect,” it’s hard to deny that affordability is a deciding factor when
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Two Cabernet Sauvignon wine blends from two of the world’s foremost Cabernet regions go face-to-face in this tasting. It’s Napa vs Bordeaux Cabernet! [embedded content]If you love red wine, then you definitely know Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon still ranks as number one in terms of acreage grown around the world. It makes up about ~750,000
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Just like coffee always tastes rounder when served in thick-rimmed diner mugs, wine gets a boost from the serving vessel too. It’s true, matching glassware to your wine does improve the flavor! Six types of glasses cover a wide array of wine styles. Of course, it’s possible to totally geek out on this subject. Be
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Thanks to Emperor Napoleon and his infamous Grand Cru Classification of 1855, traditional winemaking methods have been upheld to ensure the quality and reputation of Bordeaux wines. But this didn’t leave much room for change and innovation. So, with climate change and a new generation of winemakers doing things differently around the globe, Bordeaux producers
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Hybrid wine grapes like Chambourcin and Marquette suffer from a long-standing reputation problem. Most critics disregard them entirely. Critics that taste hybrid wines often use the word “foxy” to describe them. In the wine world, “foxy” is a four-letter word. It’s like saying, “This wine smells like poo!” Are hybrids wine really that bad? In
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Most of us would be infuriated if we bought a bottle of Coca-Cola and it didn’t taste like what we expected. Ironically, variation is the “raison d’être” of wine. The reality is, the moment you find a wine you truly love, you have to accept it will never be the same again. Why? Vintage variation.
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Most drinking games aren’t all that sophisticated. This one is. Here’s how to play Wine Brackets, a wine tasting game where eight wines compete for number ONE. Between 100-point scoring systems, blind tastings, and countless awards to be won, competition is definitely at the heart of modern wine. So why not bring a little of
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Rosé wine: it’s easy to drink but actually pretty hard to make! This video explores 2 popular rosé wine methods and what makes this style unique. Madeline Puckette tastes rosé from Italy and Washington State. Rosé is a bizarre wine category because it isn’t exactly red wine nor is it white wine. It lies somewhere
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Is it a sin to love Zin? In this wine tasting we explore Zinfandel’s unique history and compare an Italian Primitivo with an aged American Zin. Zinfandel has zing! Here’s the kicker: one of these wines is almost a decade old! For Zinfandel, that might be too old. But is it? Can Zinfandel actually age?
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Syrah (aka Shiraz) originally comes from France and is actually related to Viognier! Find out more about this boisterous, bold red wine while tasting wines from Australia and Washington State. Grab a glass and follow along! Syrah See Guide The Wines Ex Umbris Syrah (by Owen Roe) Columbia Valley, Washington 2017 pH: 3.85 Total Acidity:
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You’re already thinking smart if you’re planning a wine date. Not only is it incredibly stylish and sophisticated to enjoy a bottle of wine in, it’s usually cheaper than running up a bar tab. And let’s be honest, there’s nothing sexier than sharing a bottle of wine together. Regardless of your date’s level of wine
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You won’t find Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Grigio on this list. Still, the following four white wine varieties are worth some serious praise. From Furmint to Viognier, there’s more to white wine than Chardonnay! White wine definitely seems like an afterthought in the wine world. For whatever reason, white wines don’t command the same
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Coming up with a tidy list of the 10 most popular wines in the world is not an easy challenge! The last study on vineyards worldwide was conducted in 2011 by Kym Anderson’s team at the University of Adelaide. Needless to say, the world’s wine information is not exactly up-to-date. Today, the team at Folly
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Some red wines age better than others. There are many reasons for this, but one influencing factor is the grape variety. A wine’s natural traits of acidity and tannin create a sort of runway that allows it to evolve (and even improve) over time. This is why some varietal wines taste better when they’re a
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With over 350 regional wines and over 500 native Italian wine grapes, how does one go about getting into Italian wine? These five Italian red wines are a great place to start –especially if you’re a beginner – because they absolutely encapsulate what Italian wine is all about! Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Super Tuscans, and Silician
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This white wine aging chart reveals which white grape varieties tend to age the best based on inherent traits. Of course there are always exceptions to the rule! Some white wines have been noted to age well for 30 years or more. Still, you’ll find this chart to be a good starting point to help
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