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The Best Wines for Winter Meals


The best wines for winter meals depends on flavor. Most winter meals are dense and creamy, acidic wines help to cut the fat. Stews and soups blend well with Chardonnay....

Salta, Argentina: Land of the Highest Vineyards in the World


The Province of Salta, Argentina is Cafayate, home of the highest vineyards in the world. The vineyards here in Cafayate of Salta sit at and around 5,522 to over 6,000...

Grenache Magic: Subtle and Seductive


Black Grenache is the most common form of Grenache planted, this is a voluptuous grape variety, rounded and smooth; it blends well with dry wine and is also suitable for...

Pop The Cork or Saber? How to Open Champagne Safely & Stylishly


Before you start, keep in mind that sparkling wines are under pressure, when you handle the wine keep the cork pointed in a clear direction, away from your face, other...

The Difference Between Old World and New World Wines


Old World wine originated centuries ago in Italy, Spain and France, while the New World version is from the U.S., Australia and South Africa. An example of the...

Tips for Holiday Sips


For these joyous occasions, bottles are most often filled with a sparkling wine. If a social statement is to be made, Champagne is usually the preferred pour. As the...

Christmas Wines to Pair with Everything from Gingerbread to Goose


Some of the wines we pair for Christmas are fortified wines, like Port and Sherry... A savory roast goose with its rich fatty meat pairs well with the deep stone fruit...

How to Take Wine Tasting Notes


Make a few sections in this binder where you will categorize your wines: red wine, white wine and rosé wine. Then add a couple other sections for those tastings which do...

T.V. Munson - The Man Who Saved the European Wine Industry


T.V. Munson was an American viticulturalist who perfected the science of vine grafting, saving the European wine industry after grafting American phylloxera-resistant...

How to Recognize Wine Flaws and Faults


When we use the term oxidized, what we mean to say is that it has been exposed to an exceptional amount of oxygen. An oxidized wine can be recognized by a loss of...

Nero d'Avola: The Wine Designed for Red Sauces


Nero d'Avola is made from the Nero d'Avola grape, translated as Black of Avola, from the small town officially named Avola, located in southeastern Sicily. From then on,...

Common Vineyard Pests, Diseases & How to Treat Them


Phylloxera is a microscopic aphid that feeds on the roots of grapevines; it is responsible for the Great French Wine Blight. Also known as Oidium, Powdery Mildew attacks...

How to Pair Argentinian Malbec With Fish, Meat and Pasta


Malbec’s mild tannins are a great match to grilled, thick-fleshed fish. Malbec also pairs perfectly with rich tomato sauce-based pasta dishes. Medium to full-bodied,...

How Malbec Came to be Argentina's New World Signature Wine


It may then come as a surprise to many to learn that Malbec is actually a French grape variety, brought over in the 1800s after The Great French Wine Blight caused by...

U.S. Wine Is All Over The Map


From California to New York, each state has its own primary grape that is cultivated as the star of their wine show. In Alaska and California, it's Cab Sauv, while in...