grapes

The World’s Most Popular Grapes Come From Only Three Countries

The World’s Most Popular Grapes Come From Only Three Countries

Despite the current craze for off-the-beaten-path wines and rare indigenous varieties, sometimes it’s nice to just stick with the classics. Classic grape varieties are timeless; they’re comfortable, easy to find, and provide a point of reference when learning about less popular varieties. According to the International Business Times, the 10 most popular grape varieties (in […]

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Why So Many Great Vineyards Are On Hills

Why So Many Great Vineyards Are On Hills

Running a vineyard is like selling real estate: location is everything. That’s not news if you’re an adventurous wine drinker and have discovered that wines from snowy hilltops in Germany taste different  from those from sunny California. But ”location” isn’t always simple. In the best and worst climates, from the frozen Finger Lakes to Grecian […]

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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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