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4 Reasons Why Alsace Rocks

4 Reasons Why Alsace Rocks

Alsace (say it with us: ah-ZAHS) is a predominantly white wine region in the Rhine River Valley in northeastern France, with Germany and Switzerland for neighbors. Throughout this 10-mile-wide, 80-mile-long strip you’ll find aromatic whites at the ready, including the fab five: your dry Riesling, spicy Gewurztraminer, the always easy-to-drink Pinot Blanc, earthy Pinot Gris, […]

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Curb Appeal: Denver Winemakers Are Amphora-Aging Sparklers in a Suburban Strip Mall

Curb Appeal: Denver Winemakers Are Amphora-Aging Sparklers in a Suburban Strip Mall

A strip mall in Parker, Colorado — a quiet suburb of Denver — is about the last place you’d expect to find award-winning wines made with centuries-old technique. But that’s just what’s going on at Purgatory Cellars. Purgatory’s Marko and Ivanka Copic immigrated to the U.S. from Croatia in 2013, settling in Parker to be […]

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Review: Trimbach Gewürztraminer 2013

Review: Trimbach Gewürztraminer 2013

We know what you’re thinking: What the heck is Gewürztraminer,  anyway, and how in God’s name do you pronounce it? Gewürztraminer, pronounced Geh-vurtz-trah-meen-ur, is a highly aromatic white grape varietal that predominantly thrives in cooler regions. The grape has pink skin and is naturally high in sugar, which gives the wines their signature lychee and […]

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Get To Know The Wines Of Alsace, France

Get To Know The Wines Of Alsace, France

What, exactly, makes a wine “food friendly”? The most basic answer is: when you take a sip, you begin to salivate, and begin imagining a dish that would go well with the juice. It’s something personal and subjective, yet most sommeliers would agree that high acidity, pronounced minerality, and complex structure are the essential ingredients […]

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Pairing White Wine With Winter

Pairing White Wine With Winter

It’s dangerously cold outside and your peers are screaming for red wine, but you’re a white wine drinker. Are you stuck with crispy, light and refreshing whites that all those red wine drinkers start sipping on when the snow melts? NO! White wines can have just as much oomph as red wines during a Hercules […]

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