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      Understanding Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

      If you’ve ever shopped for Oregon Pinot Noir, you’ve probably noticed most bottles on the shelf come from the Willamette Valley. Given 90 percent...
      Resealing the Cork

      A Little About Resealing Corks

      The Coravin System relies on natural cork bottle closures to reseal after accessing a bottle of wine. There are a few factors that can...

      Quick Guide to the Wines of the Loire Valley

      The Loire Valley is known as “the Garden of France” for its parks, gardens, fruit orchards and, of course, vineyards. Home to around 4000...

      Here’s Why You Should Try Croatian Wine

      A decade ago, Americans barely knew Croatia. The slender, coastal country hugging the limpid Adriatic was associated with the dissolution of Yugoslavia and the...

      Born of Fire and Violence: Volcanic Wines

      Vineyards and volcanoes may sound like an unusual pairing, but in truth, it’s one that has long been established. For hundreds of years, from...

      The Rise of Grenache: This Spanish Grape is Making a Comeback Around the World

      Garnacha. Grenache. Cannonau. Regardless of the synonym, the evidence is clear: Grenache is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world and...

      California Wineries Growing Italian Varieties

      Italian grapes are notoriously difficult to grow successfully in other countries. The issue isn’t that they won’t flower and ripen, per se, but that...

      Three Wines for Spring Sipping

      Spring is a time of renewal. What better way to embrace the spirit of the season than to open and share bottles worthy of...

      Get to Know Albariño from Rias Baixas

      When viewed from space, earth shows distinct areas of blue, white, green, and brown. Zooming in offers a closer look at the emerald hues...

      Mountain Reds from Northern Italy: Schiava, Lagrein, and Teroldego

      At the base of the mighty Dolomites sits two northern Italian wine regions known for Germanic-inflected culture, food, and cool-climate viticulture. Alto-Adige and Trentino,...