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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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A By-the-Numbers Breakdown of Oktoberfest [Infographic]

A By-the-Numbers Breakdown of Oktoberfest [Infographic]

The world’s largest beer fair kicks off in Munich this week. Oktoberfest will dominate tents, stages, and Instagram feeds from September 16 to October 3, 2017. The 184-year-old institution is a bucket-list experience for some and a headache for others. No matter where you stand, the sheer expanse of the endeavor is, in the truest […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Grenache from France

An Illustrated Guide to Grenache from France

While Syrah is king in the northern Rhône, Grenache rules its southern sphere. There, it is produced as either a blended or varietal wine. The hardy grape adapts well to the region’s warm, dry climate, producing wines that are light in color but full-bodied and fairly alcoholic. Grenache generally brings ripe and jammy red fruit, spice, […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Grüner Veltliner

An Illustrated Guide to Grüner Veltliner

While Riesling is very successful in Austria’s vineyards, the country’s signature white grape is Grüner Veltliner. A less aromatic grape variety, Grüner Veltliner is known for its bright acidity, food-friendliness, lip-smacking citrus, herbal spice, and strong minerality. While Grüners labeled Reserve (or Smaragd in the Wachau) can be quite rich, the average Grüner Veltliner is […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Syrah From the Northern Rhône

An Illustrated Guide to Syrah From the Northern Rhône

Syrah somehow manages to retain sommelier cool-kid status while simultaneously being embraced by the masses. Perhaps this is because of its alter ego Shiraz, typically found in Australia and other New World regions in a bold, bombastic, fruit-forward style. Syrah’s most classic iteration is in France, where it dominates the steep riverside vineyards of the Northern […]

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