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Wine Spectrum’s Where to Taste in Wine Country Primer

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Wine country is a beautiful destination for food and wine lovers. More wineries are opening up and ready to welcome you back to our beloved wine country. With so many wineries it’s challenging to know which ones to visit. Our team lives and breaths wine country—some of us taste at wineries every weekend! Here are […]

Tasting Notes: Word of the Week “Quince”

Find apples and pears and little too pedestrian? Perhaps quince is the fruit you’ve been searching for! This ancient fruit is thought to be the predecessor of the modern day apple. In ancient Greece, the quince was a ritual offering at weddings. A small deciduous tree bearing a pome fruit, similar in appearance to a […]

Tasting Notes: Word of the Week “Powerful”

Today’s word is used to describe robust wines of great substance. Powerful wines can be a bit overwhelming to the palates of those who prefer their wines on the mellow side. Despite their potent nature, these wines never lack a sense of balance,  which is why this is viewed as a positive tasting descriptor. “Powerful” […]

Tasting Notes: Word of the Week “Minerality”

This week’s word is one that has been growing in popularity, cropping up in tasting notes, reviews and used by critics, sommeliers, and wine makers alike. If you have been following our tasting notes series from the beginning you may be coming to the realization that many of the words we use to describe wine […]

Tasting Notes: Word of the Week “Hot”

While the term “hot” in reference to wine may bring up visions of sipping mulled wine next to a roaring fire, it actually denotes that the wine is too high in alcohol. These wines usually have an alcohol level in excess of 14.5% and lack the depth of fruit needed for balance. The result for […]

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