Rioja, White Burgundy, and Other Wines That Secretly Taste Like Pumpkin Spice

Rioja, White Burgundy, and Other Wines That Secretly Taste Like Pumpkin Spice

Love it or hate it, pumpkin spice season is upon us. Everywhere we turn, there are pumpkin beers, pumpkin lattes, and even pumpkin spice vodka or pumpkin spice-flavored Baileys Irish Cream. For wine drinkers who secretly (or publicly) enjoy a Starbucks PSL from time to time, there are plenty of wines with similar flavor profiles. I’m not talking […]

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Review: Grochau Cellars ‘Commuter Cuvée’ Pinot Noir 2016

Review: Grochau Cellars ‘Commuter Cuvée’ Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir is produced in almost every region around the world, but it can be difficult to find a bottle that really delivers. It would be a mistake, though, to dismiss all Pinot Noir iterations as rote or predictable. A few regions stand above the rest, such as Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Its wines, including the Grochau Cellars ”Commuter […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Carménère from Chile

An Illustrated Guide to Carménère from Chile

The signature grape of Chile, Carménère actually got its start in Bordeaux. Those Bordelaise roots explains the intense green aromas and flavors that shine through alongside ripe black fruit. Today, the category spans unoaked, easy-drinking wines, as well as rich and Bordeaux-like bottles. As Chilean winemakers further enhance their expertise with their adopted grape, the […]

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