Wine of the Week: 100% Chardonnay

z2-meduatae-thomas-verbruggenAnd yet, another wine from France — and yes, another one from the Burgundy region. But I’m not going to apologize because you’ll thank me for this one. This wine is a very neutral wine. Good to pair with a number of dishes. For those who like to keep a few bottles around the house, this one is a good choice.  Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: Merlot/Cabernet Franc

ghfkrvlxk8c-jez-timmsThis week’s wine is particularly special because it’s an older, aged bottle. Aging wine can get tricky because there is a specific process to aging them. First, you must know the wine well so that you exactly how long to age it. Second, you must turn the bottle every once in awhile to prevent the sediments from collecting in one spot for too long. This wine was aged just right. Let’s get started: Continue reading

Make America Grape Again

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Did you know that each and every state in the United States bottles their own wine? Yes, all 50 states. However, it doesn’t mean that each winery is successful. Out of all 50 states, there are 4 states that make up the majority of winemaking in the United States–about 95% to be exact. Here are the top 4 states: Continue reading

New World

Vineyard in CaliforniaWhen it comes down to it, wine is produced in two major areas of the world. The old world and the new world. These two places have their similarities, but they also have many differences. Once you get to know these differences, blind-tasting a flight of wine can become much easier. Here, I’m going to talk a little bit about the New World. The countries considered as “New World” wine countries are: the United States, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and many more. Continue reading

Old World

Walking through Montmartre in Paris, FranceWhen it comes down to it, wine is produced in two major areas of the world. The old world and the new world. These two places have their similarities, but they also have many differences. Once you get to know these differences, blind-tasting a flight of wine can become much easier. First of all, the old world consists mostly of European countries. When people think of wine, they tend to think France.

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