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New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc: A White Wine Favorite

Sauvignon Blanc, pronounced “saw vee nyon blahnk” (or “blahn” in the French dialect) is one of the world’s most popular white wines. The word “Sauvignon” is derived from the two French words “sauvage”

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Discover the Rich, Robust Flavor of Tempranillo

Tempranillo is having a moment. Often synonymous with Rioja, where this grape’s native origins hail from, Tempranillo is a black grape variety, now known for its versatile nature and high-quality wines. The name

Old vine in Ribera del Duero vineyard

The Complete Guide to Ribera Del Duero Wine

Ribera del Duero Complete Guide Drinking it, Visiting It, and More! Ribera del Duero… even the way the name rolls off the tongue feels like you’re in for a delicious Spanish treat. And

How to Store Wine at Home

How to Store Wine at Home 

Whether you’re a newbie to the world of wine or practically a sommelier, knowing how to store your wine at home is a top priority.  Why Wine Storage Matters At-home wine storage can

Drinking Gamay Noir

Gamay Noir: The Underdog Wine You Need to Try

Gamay Noir has a special place in my heart. It’s an underdog of sorts. So many people are only familiar with Gamay as the lighthearted bubblegummy wine known as “Beaujolais Nouveau” – if

Wine in an ice bucket

Stay Chill: How to Chill Wine Fast

We’ve all been there, where we could go for a nice cold glass of wine, only to realize that they’re all room temperature. You want to chill it fast, but if you add

Four of the Best Wine Hangover Cures

Your head is ready to explode. Your mouth is dry and filled with a nauseating taste. Your eyes are unable to adjust to the mid afternoon light. You’d rather crawl back into bed

Merlot Season

Each October, I rejoice as the temperatures cool and leaves begin their transition into bright auburn colors – luscious reds, fiery oranges, golden yellows. Harvest comes to a close here in wine country

Italian Wine 101: A Beginners Guide

GUEST POST WRITTEN BY HALEY OROPEZA WWW.ITSHALEYOROPEZA.COM Italy. Full of diversity, culture, great food, and even better wine. Italy actually has a wider selection of wines than anywhere else in the world! Italian

Get to Know Pinot Grigio

Ah, Pinot Grigio; the perfect summer wine! A dry white, that has a punchy acidity with flavors of lemons, limes, apples and honeysuckle. A glass of this on a hot summer day will

Paige’s Discoveries: Castell d’Age Natural Wines

Hi friends, and welcome to a new blog post series that we’re calling “Paige’s Discoveries” — in partnership with Mirabelle Selects, I’m sharing some of my favorite, super interesting finds from their assortment

The Complete Guide to Sparkling Wine

Sparkling wine is a staple during the holidays… and for good reason! There’s something exciting and uplifting about popping open a bottle of bubbly and raising a glass. Whether you’re cheersing with friends,

Merlot Month

October is Merlot Month — probably my favorite “wine holiday” out there! Merlot is one of the two main varietals in the OG Wine Region… Bordeaux. It’s capable of producing complex, interesting wines