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Asti Spumante Sparkling wine in champagne flutes with people holding the glasses

Asti Spumante: A Sweet & Bubbly Italian Classic

If you’re looking for a sweet and refreshing sparkling wine, look no further than Asti Spumante. This classic Italian wine is known for its light, fruity flavor and effervescent bubbles, making it the

Is Pinot Grigio Sweet? Dry Pinot Grigio white wine in a glass next to food

Is Pinot Grigio Sweet or Dry?

Pinot Grigio is a popular white wine. You may be wondering – is Pinot Grigio sweet or dry? The short answer – typically Pinot Grigio is dry, but it depends! Pinot Grigio can

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

Ice Wine grapes with snow on vineyard

Ice Wine 101: Everything You Need to Know

Are you a wine lover constantly on the hunt for something new and special? If so, then you’re in luck because today we’re exploring the fascinating world of ice wine – an intense,

Prosecco vs Champagne - woman's legs with a glass of sparkling wine and bottle of "good bubbles"

Prosecco vs Champagne: Two Great Bubblies, Compared

Ah, Prosecco vs Champagne – two sparkling beverages that have won the hearts of many a wine connoisseur! But what’s the difference between them? And which is better? Whether you’re already an enthusiast

Garganega (Soave) Wine being poured into a wine glass with pasta

Your Guide to Garganega & Soave Wine

Are you a wine lover looking for something new? Step away from the usual suspects – Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc –  and try out Garganega!  First things first: Garganega is the

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