Wine Styles


Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same? Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same? Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same? Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same?

Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same?


A Bordeaux wine is one that that has been produced in the Bordeaux region of France. Claret continues to be a generic term for Bordeaux red...

Champagne, Cava & Prosecco, What's the Difference? Champagne, Cava & Prosecco, What's the Difference? Champagne, Cava & Prosecco, What's the Difference? Champagne, Cava & Prosecco, What's the Difference?

Champagne, Cava & Prosecco, What's the Difference?


Most of us are familiar with the names of Champagne, Cava and Prosecco. But what makes them different? Champagne, Cava and Prosecco are the...

Nero d'Avola: The Wine Designed for Red Sauces Nero d'Avola: The Wine Designed for Red Sauces Nero d'Avola: The Wine Designed for Red Sauces Nero d'Avola: The Wine Designed for Red Sauces

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...

Vermouth, From Medicine to Martinis Vermouth, From Medicine to Martinis Vermouth, From Medicine to Martinis Vermouth, From Medicine to Martinis

Vermouth, From Medicine to Martinis


It reportedly first appeared in China around 1,000 BC as a propitiatory medicine for stomach and intestinal disorders. It later was traced...

Grappa: Once Wild, Now Mild Grappa: Once Wild, Now Mild Grappa: Once Wild, Now Mild Grappa: Once Wild, Now Mild

Grappa: Once Wild, Now Mild


Grappa has overcome its bad rap as a harsh, near-undrinkable digestif to a light, semi-sweet libation that blends a variety of flavors and...

Contributions & Inventions that Changed the World of Wine Contributions & Inventions that Changed the World of Wine Contributions & Inventions that Changed the World of Wine Contributions & Inventions that Changed the World of Wine

Contributions & Inventions that Changed the World of Wine


As early as 1000 BC, the Romans began classifying grape colors and varietals and recording flavor and ripening characteristics of different...

How to Choose Wines for Your Cellar How to Choose Wines for Your Cellar How to Choose Wines for Your Cellar How to Choose Wines for Your Cellar

How to Choose Wines for Your Cellar


There are 4 main characteristics that can help you determine if a wine can stand the test of cellaring and they are: alcohol content,...

The Lost World of Old World Wines - Czech Republic The Lost World of Old World Wines - Czech Republic The Lost World of Old World Wines - Czech Republic The Lost World of Old World Wines - Czech Republic

The Lost World of Old World Wines - Czech Republic


The first vineyards of the Czech Republic go back to the 3rd Century AD with Emperor Marcus Aurelius cultivating the first vineyards long...

Spring Wine Releases & Spring Food Trends Spring Wine Releases & Spring Food Trends Spring Wine Releases & Spring Food Trends Spring Wine Releases & Spring Food Trends

Spring Wine Releases & Spring Food Trends


This Sauvignon Blanc pairs with anything from a fresh local goat cheese to some freshly made hummus (light on the garlic) with some pita...

The New Generation of Champagne The New Generation of Champagne The New Generation of Champagne The New Generation of Champagne

The New Generation of Champagne


The region of Champagne has a long-standing tradition on how winemakers conduct their craft. However, despite tradition, or rather in...

Food and Wine Pairings for Valentine's Day Food and Wine Pairings for Valentine's Day Food and Wine Pairings for Valentine's Day Food and Wine Pairings for Valentine's Day

Food and Wine Pairings for Valentine's Day


Here are some great foods you can easily make for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day, complete with wine pairings for each one - including...

Predicted Wine Trends of the Year Predicted Wine Trends of the Year Predicted Wine Trends of the Year Predicted Wine Trends of the Year

Predicted Wine Trends of the Year


According to Coravin, they believe people will be more interested in the background and story of the wine they drink, who made it and what...

Winemaking 101: How Basic Wine is Made Winemaking 101: How Basic Wine is Made Winemaking 101: How Basic Wine is Made Winemaking 101: How Basic Wine is Made

Winemaking 101: How Basic Wine is Made


Exactly how is wine made? Modern wine making is both an art and a science. Once the grapes are crushed and pressed, the free run juice or...

Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today

Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today


Thomas Jefferson, an iconic figure in American History, a Founding Father of the country...Jefferson's meticulous record-keeping left...

Fortified Wines: The Difference Between Marsala, Port & Sherry Fortified Wines: The Difference Between Marsala, Port & Sherry Fortified Wines: The Difference Between Marsala, Port & Sherry Fortified Wines: The Difference Between Marsala, Port & Sherry

Fortified Wines: The Difference Between Marsala, Port & Sherry


Wines were originally fortified as a way to preserve them, so it would last longer before spoiling. The most well-known fortified wines are...

The History of Mulled Wine and How to Make It The History of Mulled Wine and How to Make It The History of Mulled Wine and How to Make It The History of Mulled Wine and How to Make It

The History of Mulled Wine and How to Make It


Mulled wine has become a staple of our winter traditions along with Champagne. Mulled wine actually dates back to ancient Greece where ......

White Wine's Affinity to Gastronomic Pleasures White Wine's Affinity to Gastronomic Pleasures White Wine's Affinity to Gastronomic Pleasures White Wine's Affinity to Gastronomic Pleasures

White Wine's Affinity to Gastronomic Pleasures


Notice most of the foods mentioned have an element of fat in which the wines' acidity can "cut" through, thus bringing out more of what is...

Bring the New Year in with Bubbly: Champagne, Prosecco or Cava Bring the New Year in with Bubbly: Champagne, Prosecco or Cava Bring the New Year in with Bubbly: Champagne, Prosecco or Cava Bring the New Year in with Bubbly: Champagne, Prosecco or Cava

Bring the New Year in with Bubbly: Champagne, Prosecco or Cava


What is the difference between sparkling wine and champagne, the difference is..... What is Prosecco and

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

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...