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The Most Expensive Wine From Every Country in the World

The Most Expensive Wine From Every Country in the World

There are more than 70 countries worldwide producing wine. Historically, 90 percent of the world’s wine came from 15 countries, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. To understand the global spectrum, we analyzed data from Wine-Searcher.com and compiled the most expensive wine from every country. From the Old World usual suspects, to […]

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Alphabet Soup: Decoding Appellation Acronyms from 10 Major Wine Countries

Alphabet Soup: Decoding Appellation Acronyms from 10 Major Wine Countries

Ever look at a few wine labels and find your eyes swimming in what looks like code? You’re not the only one. Among the myriad pieces of intel crunched onto each label (producer, grape variety) is the wine’s appellation, usually designated by a two-to-four-letter acronym. Written as abbreviations such as AVA, AOP, and DOC, appellations […]

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Five (Really Good) Wineries Bottling Olive Oil

Five (Really Good) Wineries Bottling Olive Oil

Excellent olive oil has a lot in common with great wine. Both are complex, pair beautifully with food, and have been produced for centuries. That’s not referring to the large-format, blended bottles lining grocery store shelves; those are the Carlo Rossis of oil. In some circumstances, wine and olive oil share something else: a home […]

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5 Surprising Places Making Great Sparkling Wine

5 Surprising Places Making Great Sparkling Wine

What’s better than wine? Wine with bubbles, of course! The sparkling wine trend is booming. In 2015, Americans consumed over 21 million cases of wine, according to the Wine Institute. For winemakers, this means two things: First of all, there’s a much bigger reward in focusing on producing excellent sparkling wine, since consumers are clamoring […]

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If You’re a Patriot, You Should Be Drinking Madeira This Weekend

If You’re a Patriot, You Should Be Drinking Madeira This Weekend

It’s President’s Day weekend and we all know what that means: Three. Day. Weekend. President’s Day is the federal holiday we celebrate on the third Monday in February to honor George Washington’s birthday, though the holiday’s significance has shifted to include all of our nation’s presidents. For such a patriotic weekend, we’re raising a glass of the […]

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