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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

Grillo white wine in a glass in front of the ocean in Sicily

Grillo Wine 101: Offbeat Wine Varieties

If you’re a wine lover, chances are you may have stumbled across the Grillo grape. For over two hundred years, this sought-after variety has been producing some of Sicily’s most enchanting and romantic

Traminette Wine - white wine in a glass in a vineyard

Traminette Wine 101: Offbeat Wine Varieties

Curious about what Traminette wine tastes like? Join me as we explore this offbeat wine variety! There are over 10,000 different wine varieties today. To know them all is impossible – to taste

Six bottles of Organic Wine from The Organic Wine Store

Organic Wine: The Complete Guide

Organic wine. It’s a term you’ve probably heard before, but might not know exactly what it means. In a nutshell, organic wine is made with grapes that were grown without the use of

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

Verdejo Grapes hanging on Vine

Verdejo Wine: A Crisp, Refreshing White Wine

What could be more relaxing than sitting on a patio on a warm day, enjoying a chilled glass of wine? For wine lovers, there’s nothing quite like the taste of a good varietal.