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Top Wine Regions Around the Globe

Wine can be made pretty much anywhere. Decent wine requires a decent climate. But if you want GREAT wine, you need to look toward one of the world’s great winegrowing countries — nations most often blessed by a Mediterranean climate.

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Posted in Wine Buzz, Wine Region Profiles

3 Great Reasons to Stock Up on Syrah While You Can

More and more, it’s looking like it’s going to be a long winter. For that reason alone, this is a perfect time to stock up on Syrah, the wine that goes by the name of Shiraz in Australia. But there

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Posted in Wine in the Glass

Pan-Seared Cod: Perfect With Pinot Grigio

One of the joys of exploring the wines of Italy is the opportunity to discover varieties you seldom (if ever) seen grown in the United States. In this Vinesse sampler, for instance, you’ll find two such varieties — Nero di

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Exploring Soave: The Region and the Wine

Soave is one of the major tourism districts of Italy’s Verona area, thanks to its amazing historical and architectural sites, and its postcard-worthy vineyards. Soave wines are known for their fresh, delicate character that emphasizes the aromatic qualities of its

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Why Are Most French and Italian Wines Named After a Place Instead of a Grape?

In telling the story of my “epiphany wine,” I have mentioned the period of time when I used to have a glass of “Chablis” with my steak at the local Sizzler restaurant. I knew nothing about wine then. First, I

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Posted in Wine FAQ
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