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Wine Journal
Obscure Wine Grapes You Should Know About

We asked our wine experts for their top picks in their regions. Here are the varietals to put on your radar....

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Scotch + Oysters: The Dynamite Pairing You Should Know

Lessons were learned at a New York City restaurant as they unveiled a limited pairing menu featuring an unlikely duo....

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Coffee and Wine: How Your Two Favorite Beverages are Similar

Speaking of aromas and flavors, this is perhaps one of the most obvious similarities. Just like wine, coffee has a unique bouquet of aromas that are specific to its variety, terroir and roasting process—the same can be said for the coffee’s flavors and textures....

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The Bright World of Orange Wine

Where did this misleadingly-named beverage come from, and why are both winemakers and wine drinkers curious about it?...

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How to Pair Cheese and Salami with Rosé

This spring, we’re here to help you to brush up on your pairing skills so that you can best enjoy the marriage of cheese, salami and Rosé on those beautiful, sun-filled days!...

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Corked Wine Reality Check

Here I was under the impression that cork manufacturers were making some headway in the battle against cork taint....

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What is Bordeaux Supérieur?

In the hierarchy of Bordeaux wines, the Bordeaux AOC category offers nice expressions of the region's wines, made to be enjoyed in their youth with relatively fruit-forward characteristics. They are generally not aged that long in barrel and offer easy-drinking personalities. Take it one step further and you get a bit more quality—or at least the promise of—than Bordeaux AOC wines: Bordeaux Supérieur....

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Explain Biodynamic Wine, Please!

What are you getting yourself into when you a buy a biodynamic bottle?...

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Everything You Think You Know About Prosecco Is Wrong

“Generic sparkling wine” and “poor man’s Champagne” are probably just a couple of the ways you’ve typecast—if not altogether dismissed—Prosecco. But if your primary belief is that it’s a budget-friendly stand-in for the good stuff, I’ve got some unfortunate news: everything you think you know about Prosecco is wrong....

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A Lesson in Barrel Tasting with Moshin Vineyards

While barrel tasting is an activity that wine lovers only do on occasion, it’s actually a very frequent activity for winemakers. Once grapes have finished fermenting and are transferred into barrels for aging, winemakers have to track the development of their wines by tasting samples directly from the barrel....

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