Whether you’re just starting your wine journey or are WSET certified, one of the best ways to sharpen your palate is through the Wine Tasting Challenge. The goal is to taste a new wine each week for 34 weeks to super-charge your wine smarts. Complete The Wine Tasting Challenge It’s important to start with good
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
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
Looking for clean wines? Let’s explore some of the fears around wine additives and sulfites and find out what’s actually giving you a headache. Are “Clean Wines” Really Clean? Many wines claim to be “clean” but are they? Also, are natural wines clean? As we’ll soon find out, there’s very little transparency about this topic,
It has been quite a year for all of us. Tasting close to two hundred 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape wines has certainly made the year much more bearable. Overall, I was surprised at how much I liked the vintage. Having been in Chateauneuf in June 2018, I saw the incredible toll the mildew was having
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
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.
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