Winemakers

Get confident with the wines of France in this introductory seminar. You’ll learn about the 11 major regions and the best wines to explore. [embedded content][embedded content]The secret to French Wines starts with their wine regions Getting into French wine is a bit baffling to the neophyte. Firstly, wines are labeled by region instead of
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Podcasts have changed the way we think about audio shows, and wine podcasts are no different! They are a great way to sneak-in some knowledge during our day to day activities. Plus, they’re a gateway to information that’s otherwise stuck in wine classes. The list below covers eight wine podcasts that range from easy-going chats
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Ever wonder how a wine professional tastes Champagne? Madeline walks us through how to taste Champagne with a bottle of Palmes d’Or (“golden fins”). [embedded content][embedded content]What do we look for in quality Champagne? Palmes d’Or is a “prestige” Champagne by the region’s largest cooperative, Nicolas Feuillatte. The wine sits on tirage (aging on the
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Wine antioxidants: we keep hearing about how they’re good for us. For instance, a glass of red wine at dinner, “for the antioxidants.” It feels a little like “medicinal whiskey.” Is this yet another snake oil cure? So, should we care about wine antioxidants? And, how do antioxidants help us with our health? To answer
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There’s really only one rule when it comes to holding a glass of wine: Don’t hold it by the big round part. Here are some fun techniques to try the next time you’re drinking a glass of wine. [embedded content][embedded content]Wine snob diversion tactic number one! Some people tell you that holding a glass of
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Red wine vocabulary starts with an understanding of basic wine traits. This wine palate training exercise is easy to try at home with a bottle of red wine. [embedded content][embedded content]Try this DIY tasting experiment at home Describing wine seems confusing at first. However, at its core wine speak a simple process of describing what’s
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Beyond winery, region, and vintage, what else should you look for on a wine label? Here are 3 tips on how to read a wine label. [embedded content][embedded content]Deciphering wine labels… one at a time The front label of a wine bottle doesn’t always give the same information. That’s because most wines use one of
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Podcasts have changed the way we think about audio shows, and wine podcasts are no different! They are a great way to sneak-in some knowledge during our day to day activities. Plus, they’re a gateway to information that’s otherwise stuck in wine classes. The list below covers 7 wine podcasts that range from easy-going chats
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In tasting wine, it’s helpful to know to pick out the good from the flawed. This can be a tricky pursuit, since (ideally) we don’t often come across examples of various wine flaws. After all, each person has a different natural threshold of perception. In wine there are 7 primary flaws. But what’s interesting is
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A well-curated charcuterie board is a work of art. When paired with the right wines, that artwork becomes a masterpiece. But unlike the Mona Lisa, you don’t need years of work to create an amazing charcuterie board with the perfect wine pairings. Instead, sticking to a few general principles and simple guidelines will make the
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When you think of rosé, do you think of a pale pink wine from Provence that you sip on during a picnic? Well, you wouldn’t be wrong, but it might surprise you to know that it’s an incredibly versatile category with regions across the world offering high-quality examples. Rosé’s value and versatility lies in its
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