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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.

Muscadine Wine bottles next to filled wine glasses

Muscadine Wine 101: Offbeat Wine Varieties

Few wines capture the romanticism of the south like muscadine wine.  With its origin in the hot southern climates of the United States, this fruity wild grape has become an iconic part of

Paige in a vineyard holding a glass of the best Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Cabernet Sauvignon for Any Budget

Cabernet Sauvignon is King. If you’re looking for the best Cabernet Sauvignon, I’ve rounded up my favorites and the best of the best at every price point. Cabernet Sauvignon — the drink of

Paige at Gary Farrell with a glass of Pinot Noir in Healdsburg Sonoma

Best Pinot Noir Wines for Any Budget

What’s the best Pinot Noir? You might be surprised! There are some great options out there, and we’ve rounded up the best of the best at every budget, from every region, finding you

Paige with an assortment of Best Merlot Wines - she's drinking wine and 8 bottles sit in front of her

Best Merlot Wines for Any Budget

Looking for the best Merlot wines for your budget? Each October, I rejoice as the temperatures cool and leaves begin their transition into bright auburn colors – luscious reds, fiery oranges, golden yellows.

Sangiovese vs Chianti - Paige sipping Italian wines in a wine cellar

Sangiovese vs Chianti: Must-Know Italian Wine

If you’ve just searched the phrase “Sangiovese vs Chianti” because you’re lost, confused, and looking for answers, I’ve got you!  The short answer: Chianti is a wine crafted from the Sangiovese grape in

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

22 Pirates Wine

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