buying wine

Can an Algorithm Decode Your Palate to Find Your Perfect Wine?

Can an Algorithm Decode Your Palate to Find Your Perfect Wine?

The wine market in the U.S. is booming. The days of deciding whether you’d prefer a red or white to accompany your entree are long gone; choices now include rose and orange. (Hello, millennials!) Despite our relatively young wine industry, and cultural conditions like age restrictions, the United States consumes more wine by volume than […]

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Can the Local Wine Shop Survive in the Age of Amazon?

Can the Local Wine Shop Survive in the Age of Amazon?

Two years from now, it will have all seemed inevitable. You will want wine, and instead of going to your local brick-and-mortar store, you will log onto your Amazon Prime account, do a quick search, compare prices, glance at ratings, and order. It will be delivered to your doorstep. For free. Industry observers and consumers […]

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7 Bottles to Taste to Learn About Mourvèdre

7 Bottles to Taste to Learn About Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre is one of our favorite red grapes. It buds and ripens late, produces firm wines that can be high in alcohol, and creates deliciously earthy wines with soft fruit flavors. One of the many glorious grape varietals of the Mediterranean, the grape is extremely popular in the Rhone Valley and Provence regions of France (hello, […]

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Don’t Let Anyone Tell You A Wine Vintage Is Bad (Or Good)

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You A Wine Vintage Is Bad (Or Good)

Making wine is risky business. Not only does it take costly equipment, from temperature-controlled tanks to pneumatic presses to oak barrels; it also includes some high stakes real estate and often-unpredictable biochemical reactions that keep winemakers constantly on their toes from fermentation right through to bottling. The biggest risk factor of them all? Mother Nature.

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The Ideal Wine For Every Kind Of Beer Lover

The Ideal Wine For Every Kind Of Beer Lover

Fact: beer lovers who refuse to drink wine are missing out. Yes, of course, beer and wine are two very different beverages. Beer is brewed year-round from a variety of starches, treated more like an ever-evolving recipe to experiment with and perfect. It’s seen as a casual, (usually) unpretentious beverage, created to be delicious and […]

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The 8 Best Bottles Of Affordable Prosecco You Need To Drink Now

The 8 Best Bottles Of Affordable Prosecco You Need To Drink Now

Planning on poppin’ some bottles this week? Do they have to be Champagne? ‘Cause maybe you could get as much bubbly love from a bottle (or three) of more affordable, incredibly increasingly popular Prosecco. One of the major reasons Prosecco is more affordable than Champagne has to do with the way it’s made. While Cava—sparkling […]

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