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Travelling Into French Wine Country

We travel for many reasons, sometimes it is for a simple desire to see the sun and relax on a beach, but often we travel to get a sense of history, to see monuments of previous glory or to experience a different culture through tastes and sights. France may not be as exotic as ancient Egypt or...
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February 06, 2011

Choosing The Right Bottle Of Wine

When you are traveling through California wine country you might find you are offered a number of different choices of wine you can choose from. Each of these bottles will offer a selection of flavors and tastes that you might find enjoyable. It is important that you take a moment to look at some...
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February 06, 2011

Expand Your Wine Knowledge

While many people might not know it, a California wine guide is just one step you can take to ensure that you make the most of your wine experience. This will contain quite a bit of information in terms of wine, but it is not the only source you have to expand the amount of knowledge that you have...
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February 05, 2011

Wine Tasting for Beginners

It is the most widely asked question among wine beginners: How do I properly taste wine? The answer is as varied as there are wines to taste. Many sommeliers have various techniques for tasting wines. But all agree, each wine should be judged equally using the same repetitive technique. There is...
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February 05, 2011

A Dry Beginning with a Sweet Ending

Dry white wines and dessert wines are classic fare at any meal time sitting but these days more than a few people end up lost in conversations regarding the qualities of the various brands. The individual qualities and characters, inherent to the final products of the assorted vineyards, tend to...
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February 04, 2011

How Wine Glass Shape Affects Taste

What sets wine drinkers apart from the connoisseurs? Wine enthusiasts know that the size, color, and shape of a the glass can significantly affect your perception of the vino that's poured into it. And their feelings are 100% correct!
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February 04, 2011

The Best Wine Guide for Beginners

People who grew up in the wine sector, or have received some training at home or at a culinary school are comfortable with the subject of wine. People who have little exposure to wines are often frustrated and uncomfortable talking about it, or choosing a bottle for a good meal. People should feel...
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February 03, 2011

Choose Your Wine Like a Pro

Wouldn't it be nice to go shopping for a bottle of wine, look at the labels, and have a good idea of how each one is going to taste? By understanding a couple of the main factors that determine a wine's flavor, you'll have a good idea of how that wine is going to taste before you shell out the...
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February 03, 2011

Popular Spanish Wine

In Spain, grain, grape and olive are the most widey produced crops. Because of the dry climate, Spain is one of the top three countries that make wine along with France and Italy. In fact, there is no country with more vineyards than Spain. Cava, Vino, Fino, Sangria and Sidra are five popular...
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January 31, 2011

Red Grapes

Red grapes were the first variety of grape to be domesticated; domestication of this grape first originated in Turkey, where not only were the grapes eaten, but they were crushed and mixed with the naturally occurring yeast on the skin of the grape in order to create the first red wine. Grapes...
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January 30, 2011

Top 10 Varietals for April, 2019

Pinot Noir is the most popular wine varietal chosen by our visitors this month.

This varies by season so if you're looking for something tasty to drink this spring, Pinot Noir is a great choice. The others are shown below:

1. Pinot Noir
2. Red Bordeaux Blend
3. Syrah
4. Nebbiolo
5. Cabernet Sauvignon
6. Merlot
7. Chardonnay
8. Red Blend
9. Sangiovese
10. Riesling

Top 10 Producers for April, 2019

Wines from Sapphire Hill were selected by our visitors the most this month, making them the most popular choice for consumers.

If you're looking for a wine suggestion, Sapphire Hill might be a great place to start. The others are shown below.

1. Sapphire Hill
2. Phelan Vineyard
3. Stephen Test
4. Ferdinand Pieroth
5. Adelsheim
6. Silver Oak
7. Louis Jadot
8. Viansa
9. Andrew Will
10. Bruno Giacosa