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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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Why Does My Wine Smell Like Gasoline?

Why Does My Wine Smell Like Gasoline?

Have you ever heard someone describe a wine as a fine example of Riesling, exuding flavors of lime, nectarine, and petrol? We know, something sounds off here. Why in the world would anyone want a wine that smells and tastes of gasoline? But believe it or not, these kerosene notes coming from your glass are […]

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Does Your Wine Smell Like Spring? Here’s Why

Does Your Wine Smell Like Spring? Here’s Why

Spring might be the most fragrant time of year. After a long, sleepy winter, everything is in bloom once again: flowers, grass, produce, even people. It seems only appropriate to drink floral, spring-scented wines to celebrate. There’s actually a reason that some grape varieties are more aromatic, floral, and springy than others. It’s all thanks to something that […]

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Barnyard Odors In Your Wine Can Actually Be A Good Thing

Barnyard Odors In Your Wine Can Actually Be A Good Thing

The lexicon of wine terminology is as flexible as our verbal ingenuity: “You taste Milk Duds in there? Hmmm. I get notes of rotted out Jack-o-Lantern.” “You’re crazy, I don’t get a hint of Jack-o-Lantern, not a hint.” “A scary-faced one, not a cheerful one.” “Ahhhhhhh, yes.” In that conversation, with that particular palate subjectivity, […]

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11 Of The Weirdest Wine Aromas

11 Of The Weirdest Wine Aromas

As we always say, everyone’s experience with wine is different, and what you smell or taste does not have to be exactly the same as what the person next to you with the same glass experiences. If you think a wine smells like grapes and only grapes, then damnit that’s what it smells like.

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