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We’re all familiar with Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel of California, Riesling of Germany, Sangiovese of Italy or Super Tuscans, Pinot Noir of Burgundy. However, there are other varietals that thrive in these regions and are very good wines. Try These:

When it comes to viticulture, Botrytis Cinerea is arguably the most important fungus around. Its effect on the quality and quantity of a harvest can be devastating, yet under the correct conditions, it is responsible for some of the very best sweet wines

German Rieslings fall under Kabinett, Spatlese, Auslese and Beerenauslese in either Troken or Halbtroken styles and these all pair well with spicy Asian fare, cold-water seafood, and the last, with rich foods.

A fortified wine is a wine that has a higher content of alcohol, or alcohol by volume content (ABV), achieved through the addition of a distilled spirit at some point during the vinification process.

Years ago, pairing wine with cheese was considered a no-brainer. You simply followed a rule that red wine goes with hard cheese and white wine with soft cheese. But that tradition has since become outdated.

As the color of the dessert gets darker, so should the color of the wine. The wine should be as sweet as the dessert, with enough acidity for balance. Champagne, fortified wines and sweet wines are often used as dessert wines, with Sherry and Port taking

Wine grapes benefit from altitude advantages not always found on ground-level plantations. These include a frost-free climate, moderate rainfall and abundant sunshine. Cooler upper air helps foster a slower growth cycle and prolonged.....

France holds a yearly international competition for the Best Wine in Box that serves as a great incentive for national and international winemakers as well as those in the business of marketing wine.

While Malbec remains the country’s most recognized grape variety, the country also offers a mixture of reds in the way of Bonarda, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, amongst others.

Wine Quick Picks is a free app available for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app includes lists like, 100 Widely Available Store Wines and Top 25 Widely Available Bargain Wines... The Corkz app has a social media feature that lets you share .....

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