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An Illustrated Guide to Nerello Mascalese

An Illustrated Guide to Nerello Mascalese

If you don’t already know Nerello Mascalese, you should. It stars in some of Sicily’s most exciting reds, thriving in the region’s volcanic soils on the eastern side of the island. Many liken Nerello Mascalese to the Pinot Noirs of Burgundy, praising its lingering minerality and bright acidity, but the wines can actually be quite […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Viognier From France

An Illustrated Guide to Viognier From France

It doesn’t get much more aromatic than Viognier, a white grape known for its intensely fruity, floral, exotic notes. The nose may smell sweet, but the palate is typically dry and full-bodied, and its lower acidity gives the impression of softness. While Viognier is grown in much of southern France, its most famous iterations come […]

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The Definitive Guide to Oregon’s Willamette Valley (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Definitive Guide to Oregon’s Willamette Valley (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Willamette Valley put Oregon on the wine-drinking map. This 120-mile-long region, flanked by Portland and Eugene, is responsible for 72 percent of the state’s wine production and all of its most revered wineries. As the region’s reputation has soared, oenophiles have championed the particularities of the region as a whole, as well as the appellations […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Pinot Noir From New Zealand

An Illustrated Guide to Pinot Noir From New Zealand

Pinot Noir is found in most of the world’s major wine regions, but it only really succeeds in a select few. One such region is New Zealand, which produces slightly different Pinot Noir iterations in various areas of the country, from dark and savory to round and perfumed. New Zealand Pinot Noir bears quite a […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Chardonnay From the Côte d’Or

An Illustrated Guide to Chardonnay From the Côte d’Or

As its name might suggest (it translates to “golden slope”) the Côte d’Or is the crème de la crème of Burgundian wines, the heart of the region. Pinot Noir is actually planted heavily throughout the Côte d’Or, but the Côte de Beaune — the more southern of the region’s two pieces — is home to some […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Montepulciano From Abruzzo, Italy

An Illustrated Guide to Montepulciano From Abruzzo, Italy

Not to be confused with Tuscany’s Montepulciano region, the Montepulciano grape finds its home in warm central and southern Italy, most famously from the region of Abruzzo. Its wines tend to have plenty of color and body, with ripe fruit and earth, offering great ability to pair with a range of foods or sip solo. […]

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How to Pick the Perfect Bottle of Wine for Every Holiday Party [Infographic]

How to Pick the Perfect Bottle of Wine for Every Holiday Party [Infographic]

We’re in the thick of holiday party season, which probably has you on a first-name basis with your local wine shop salesperson. Different parties require different bottles, depending on whether you’re trying to impress the boss, surviving a night with the in-laws, or being dragged along as a last-minute plus-one. Whatever the party situation, we’ve […]

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Mapped & Ranked: The NFL’S Drunkest Fans This Season (2017)

Mapped & Ranked: The NFL’S Drunkest Fans This Season (2017)

We’re back with a new edition of the infamous NFL Fandom sobriety map we put together with our friends at BACtrack. The original 2015 map was a viral sensation, drawing so much attention to the intoxicated activities of Buffalo’s fans that the Erie County Sheriff’s Office responded. It noted that the city had been working […]

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