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Is Merlot Sweet or Dry?

When it comes to the world of wine, there’s an incredible variety of options to explore. Among the red wines, Merlot often stands out as a popular choice. But is Merlot sweet, or

Paige surrounded by Merlot bottles, drinking red wine

Merlot 101: A Grape with a Story to Tell

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

Paige drinking a GSM Wine blend with three bottles of wine in front of her on a bed and her cat, Arwen. A camera is shown also on the bed.

GSM Wine Blend: Decoding Rhône Blends & Legacy

The world of wine is a diverse and delightful realm, filled with intriguing blends and varietals that offer a tapestry of flavors. Among these, the GSM wine blend stands out as a gem

Two women drinking Dry Red Wine on a fall picnic

Unlocking the Rich World of Dry Red Wine

When it comes to wine, there’s an abundance of choices to explore, from sparkling whites to luscious dessert wines. Among the wide array of options, dry red wine stands out as a beloved

Red Wine Slushies

10+ Red Wine Cocktails to Raise a Glass To

Indulge your senses in the world of red wine cocktails, where the rich flavors of red wine blend harmoniously with an array of delightful ingredients to create tantalizing concoctions that are perfect for

Paige with red flowers and light red wine in a glass next to her

9 Light Red Wines Every Wine Lover Should Know

Light red wine can be an excellent choice for both experienced and novice wine drinkers alike. With friendly tannins, fruity flavors, and a generally more approachable nature, this style of wine is where

Healthiest Wine - Paige in a vineyard drinking the best red wine for health

The Healthiest Wine: Your Full Guide

In recent years, the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle has become a top priority for many individuals. This shift in mindset has influenced various aspects of our lives, including our dietary choices and

Two glasses of Nerello Mascalese wine in front of a charcuterie plate

Nerello Mascalese 101: A Must-Try Italian Wine

If you’re a fan of Italian wines, you need to try the Nerello Mascalese grape variety. This lesser-known varietal from Sicily is gaining popularity among wine lovers looking to explore something new and

Corvina Wine Bottles on a wine rack

Corvina Wine 101: Offbeat Wine Varieties

If you consider yourself a wine lover, then there’s one varietal that should be on your radar: Corvina. This Italian red wine grape has been producing incredible wines in both red and rose

Malbec vs Merlot Wines - Paige on a white bed with red wine and her cat, Arwen. A camera is in the foreground

Malbec vs Merlot: Comparing Great Wine Varieties

Ah, the age-old debate on the best wine – Malbec vs Merlot. The answer can be either, as both of these fine wines offer something truly unique and flavorful to spark conversations around

Pinot Meunier Grapes

Pinot Meunier Wine 101: Offbeat Wine Varieties

Despite its presence as one of the grapes in the most famous wine blend in the world (Champagne), Pinot Meunier is relatively hard to find as a single-varietal wine.  If you’re able to

Syrah vs Shiraz Wine - red wine in a glass in front of cheeseboard with fruit

Syrah vs Shiraz: What’s the Difference?

Curious what the difference is between Syrah vs Shiraz? This might surprise you, but they’re actually the same grape! Syrah and Shiraz, two names for one beloved red wine.  The grape started off

Dornfelder Wine 101: Offbeat Wine Varieties

Welcome to a world of wine and exploration! Whether you’re an experienced connoisseur or just dipping your toes into the world of wine, Dornfelder wine is here to take you on a journey.