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There is no black or white, Only shades of Gamay.

The story of Gamay goes to show that, when it comes to wines, you can’t let someone else judge which grapes are “good” or “bad.” In the wine world, there is no…

TBH, p. excited about these v. important Italian abbrevs.

(Translation: To be honest, pretty excited about these very important Italian abbreviations) If you can interpret this headline, you must be a millennial. We live and breathe for abbreviations, amirite? Luckily, there…

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How it’s made: Sparkling Wines Edition

Horrible wordplay aside, ever find yourself on the NASCAR victory podium after a grueling 300 lap race celebrating your hard-fought victory, only to think to yourself, “Hey, how did they get the…

Wines to Fall for: What to Drink this Autumn

FALL IS OFFICIALLY HERE! Can you tell I’m excited? Let’s face it, fall is the best. You can try and debate me on this one, but you will lose. It’s the season…

Grigio vs. Gris: Do you (pi)know the difference?

Similar but not the same, two wines from one grape with a changing name. Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio come from the same grape. The grape has a skin that is white,…

Interview with a Concierge

Welcome to the wonderful world of wine concierges. It’s a magical world, where everything revolves around helping people find the wines they love. So magical, in fact, that one of our writers…

Let’s Meet Lillet

Lillet (pronounced li'le) is a wine-based apertif from France. Consider it the French pre-game to a nice meal. Lillet was first created in 1887 by two brothers, Paul and Raymond Lillet, in…

The Battle of the Wine Stoppers

It’s like they always say: “it’s what’s on the inside that counts.” While the debate has gone on for ages, one thing still reigns true for wine lovers: the seal should not…
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How to Pair Your Food and Wine Like a Pro

True story: when I was in college I used to pair my wine with Goldfish. While I’m not saying that unique wine pairings aren’t amazing in their own right, I’ve come a…

How to Chill Your 4 favorite Types of Wine

Now that we’ve sipped our way through the Fourth of July, it’s safe to say that summer is officially here. And boy, do we love it. Summer gives us a chance to…