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All About Riesling: The Most Versatile White Wine

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Riesling is one of the world’s most misunderstood and under appreciated wine grapes. (So is Chardonnay, but that’s another story.) This brilliant wine has unfortunately been associated with Germany’s mass exports of the 1970s and 1980s, or more recently with brands like Barefoot, and is typically assumed to be sweet. But while Riesling can make some of the […]

The Best Wine Pairings for Football Season and Tailgating

Football and Wine Glass

Most of us insist on beer at a tailgate. That’s how the knee jerks, anyway. But there are great wine pairings for football and we are on a mission to bring together the disparate fan domains of football and wine. Because a good red will bring out the flavor in the condiments. Because Riesling matches […]

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 […]

A Campaign for Cork: Why we should keep popping bottles

corks

No one is completely sure who first came up with the idea for cork stoppers, though legend holds that it was the 17th-century monk Dom Pérignon. Perhaps he does deserve the credit; perhaps some other cellar master was the first to abandon convention and seal his glass wine bottles with cork stoppers over wooden plugs. […]

Wine Lesson: Identifying Corked Wine

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One of the questions we get a lot is how to tell if a wine is corked. Corked wine is something we’ve all heard of, but you may not know if you’ve ever actually encountered it. We’re going to break down what it means when a wine is ‘corked’ and what you should do when […]