A delicious no-nonesense Rioja

Life does not have to be over-complicated, instead of fretting over every little thing that we are planning to do, we should just enjoy. The 2010 CVNE Crianza affords this possibility. So full of fruit and vitalilty, this one simply goes down easily. Made from 80% Tempranillo, 20% Granacha tinta … More

Tags: cune, cvne, grilled lamb, Rioja, spanishwines tinto
Categories: 90 under $20, Wine Recommendations
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A serious pink that is a lot of fun!

In the world of pink (wines) no one can deny the Billecart-Salmon Champagne Rose as one of the kings of the wine world Elegant, stylish and more fun, this serious wine is one of the world’s most renowned wines. Made from Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, the winery actually positions this … More

Tags: billecart-salmon, bubblies, champagne, champagne rose, france, pink wines, sparkling wines
Categories: Wine Recommendations, Wine Tips
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Riesling love

Each country has a different way of indicating sweetness levels in wines. Because everything is strictly codified and regulated there, German wines are very easy to learn. On the label, they must have the region where the grapes are grown, the variety, the quality level, and in most cases the … More

Tags: German wine, Loosen, riesling, sweetness
Categories: 90 under $20, Pairing Wine With Food, Wine Education, Wine Recommendations
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The legend of Fume Blanc

One of the reasons I love wine is its combination of history, geography, biology, chemistry and marketing. Yes, marketing. Though many romanticize about wine in its purest form, with what’s inside the bottle marketing itself, the fact is wine is a beverage that sees plenty of marketing – through traditional … More

Tags: fume blanc, robert mondavi, sauvignon blanc
Categories: Wine Education
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Fried Chicken goes with…

Well, warm weather is here, really here and I am feeling a bit like fried chicken and a salad on the side, of course. Today, I enjoyed lunch with two Wine.com pals of mine (Anne and Alma) and was thinking of what would work with fried chicken. Both Alma and … More

Tags: friedchicken, honig, kingestate, napa valley, pinotgris, sauvignon blanc, wine_com
Categories: Pairing Wine With Food
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