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  • Essential Guide to Grenache Wine
    Grenache Wine Guide Would it surprise you to know that Grenache is responsible for some of the most delicious and expensive wine in the world? From exalted regions like Châteauneuf-du-Pape to cult California wines, Grenache is just as important in the wine world as Cabernet Sauvignon.  Grenache Red Wine Profile MAJOR REGIONS: About 456,000 acres worldwide France […]
  • Amazing Pinot Noir Wine Facts
    Pinot Noir wine is the most highly prized wine in the world. But why? It’s not as rich or big as its noble cousins, in fact it’s quite the opposite. Pinot Noir wines are pale in color, translucent and their flavors are very subtle. The grape itself is weak, suffering from a variety of diseases […]
  • How Sparkling Wine is Made
    Learn the primary methods used for sparkling wine production including the traditional Champagne method and the tank method (used for Prosecco). Sparkling wine might just be the most technical of all wines in the world–even if it is so easy to drink! The reason most sparkling wine is so complex is because of the need […]
  • Many Different Shades of Rosé Wine
    What is Rosé Wine? When a wine isn’t quite red, it’s rosé. Technically speaking, this pinkish beverage is produced differently than red wine but with the same grapes. For example, White Zinfandel is produced with the same grapes as Red Zinfandel but the two wines are stunningly different. Learn all about Rosé wine, from the different styles […]
  • How Port Wine is Made and Why It’s Amazing
    Micro History of Port Wine The people of Portugal have been growing grapes along the Douro River since the time of Jesus. The wines of the region were officially demarcated in 1756. While the term demarcation sounds confusing, it basically means the quality of Port wine is protected. Port became wildly popular when English merchants started adding […]
  • Do You Know All 13 Light Red Wine Varieties?
    Everyone has heard of Pinot Noir, but did you know there are at least 13 common light red wine varieties? Do You Know All 13 Light Red Wine Varieties? Light red wines are awesome because they pair well with a wide variety of foods. Plus, they tend to have lower tannin. It makes this style of wine […]
  • 6 Essential Basics to Food and Wine Pairing
    It turns out there are 6 main basic flavor profiles that you can experiment with to develop a great food and wine pairing. In this article, we take a look at the fundamental flavor profiles for food and wine pairing, as well as the regional pairing example and why it works. Learn to match food […]
  • The 18 Noble Grapes Wine Challenge
    Want to experience the entire range of wine? Try the noble grapes. It’s time to ditch the same ol’ wine you’ve been drinking and expand your palate. Why? Well, by doing so you’ll be on the fast track to becoming a wine expert. Make a list of the grapes below and challenge yourself to try every […]
  • Red & Dark Fruit Flavors in Wine
    Red Fruit Flavors in Wine How do I buy a wine when I don’t know what it tastes like? Refer to the guide below to discover what wines have dominant red fruit flavors vs. dark fruit flavors. For example a Pinot Noir often has cherry flavors and a Cabernet Sauvignon often tastes like black currants. […]
  • How to Develop Your Wine Palate
    Develop Your Wine Palate Have you ever tasted a wine and distinctly remember smelling fruit roll-up or perhaps 5-spice powder? You may have a naturally attuned wine palate that can be developed with 6 simple techniques. Your palate is composed of a series of taste buds, tongue, the interior of your mouth and the most […]
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