Tag Archives: Wine

The Most Popular Wines in Every State

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There’s something special about wine. Whether you’re ending the workday with a glass of Chianti while you cook or sipping crisp Chardonnay in your favorite restaurant, the mere act of opening the bottle lends a sense of celebration. To determine which types of wine are most popular by state – from Merlot to Malbec, Sauvignon […]

10 Amazing Wine Facts

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Wine is a very old and complex drink with a long and fascinating history. It can take you years of study to really understand its intricacy and become a wine connoisseur. Still, there are a few facts about wine that everyone can grasp quickly, perfect if you want to get the conversation started or impress your […]

Date Night Wine Pairing Menu: Beyond Wine and Chocolate

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Say romance and wine…and you might start getting visions of decadent truffles paired with port or mountains of ripe strawberries alongside flutes of bubbles. While there is nothing wrong with these tried and true pairings, we dare you to go off the beaten path and ramp up your ordinary date night this month with a couple […]

How Many Grapes in Your Glass of WIne?

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Here at Wine Spectrum we get to taste hundreds of wines every year. One of the most interesting questions we get asked by our clients is how many grapes does it take to make a bottle of wine? Why do some bottles cost a lot, while others cost a little? Well, it all depends on how […]

Tasting Notes: Word of the Week “Leathery”

Leather as a wine descriptor can refer to either the aroma or texture/ mouthfeel  of the wine. Like most terminology used to describe wine it is subjective, but the overall consensus seems to be that this is positive characteristic. Most of us are pretty familiar with the scent of leather. In terms of aroma it […]

How Many Grapes in a Glass of Wine?

This morning at 530am, Harvest officially began in Napa with sparkling producer Mumm Napa starting us off yet again. With the summer months beginning to wind down, kids are getting ready to start school, leaves will soon start to change, and significant others all over wine country are preparing to become “Harvest Widow(er)s” for a […]