Tag: new world wine

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Is Expensive Wine Really Worth It?

Tired of springing for an expensive bottle only to hate it? Let’s examine the age-old question: Is expensive wine worth it? The answer may surprise you.

Terroir: Taste the Place

Terr-what? Our thoughts exactly! Simply put, terroir (pronounced ‘ter-wahr’), is the reason why Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France tastes different than Pinot Noir from Oregon. Like many wine terms, terroir has French…

#Winesday: Wine Connoisseur Translator

If you’ve ever found yourself at a dinner party, wine bar, or fancy restaurant and thought: “Terr-what? Who’s Stelvin? And since when did wine have so many body parts??” You’re not alone.…

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Drink Like the Spanish Do: The Kalimotxo

Surely you’ve heard of a little festival in Spain called San Fermín. A 427-year-old celebration of Basque culture, San Fermín attracts thousands of people to the small Spanish town of Pamplona. If…

Red Blends: The Goldendoodles of Wine

We’ve all heard the expression “two heads are better than one.” Perfect pairings bring out the best in one another. Think, goat cheese and honey, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Golden Retrievers…

Real Pairings for Real People

When thinking of food and wine pairings, your first thought is likely the age-old Champagne and Caviar or Cabernet Sauvignon and Strip Steak au Poivre. No? Good, because those certainly aren’t our…

Summertime Red Wines

You’re on a patio, the temperature is somewhere north of 80, you have a grill, some meat, and a bunch of empty glasses. What do you reach for? Frozen margaritas wouldn’t be…

Seeing is Believing: Wine Tasting by Sight

A lot of clues about a wine are hidden in its appearance. Before you polish off your glass, follow these visual tips for getting to know your vino! Compare your glass to…

Old World vs. New World Wine

The terms “Old World” and “New World” are often used to describe wine. But what makes one wine “Old World” and what makes another “New World?” (Note: the difference is NOT that Aladdin’s “A Whole…