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The Ultimate IPA Flavor Map (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Ultimate IPA Flavor Map (INFOGRAPHIC)

India Pale Ale, or IPA, is inarguably the most sought-after style of craft beer in the country. It’s also the most misunderstood. For many, hearing ”IPA” causes a knee-jerk reaction that sends them running for the hills, or for a glass of wine. The acronym is often associated with ”hoppy,” and therefore bracingly bitter, offensively […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Riesling From Australia

An Illustrated Guide to Riesling From Australia

There’s a general rule that New World wines are more fruit-forward than Old World wines, which tend to be mineral-driven. Australian Riesling shatters that notion. While Riesling always has high acidity, Australia’s bottles can be straight-up piercing, practically shredding the enamel from your teeth. While a light white grape might theoretically clash with the massive, […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Pinotage From South Africa

An Illustrated Guide to Pinotage From South Africa

Love it or hate it, most can agree that Pinotage is distinctive. After all, it isn’t a naturally occuring grape variety. This crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault (at that time called Hermitage, hence the name “Pino-tage”) was created in 1925 by scientist Abraham Perold in his personal garden. Why? Nobody knows — Perold left […]

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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 Shiraz From Australia

An Illustrated Guide to Shiraz From Australia

Many international grapes have slightly different names because they are grown around the world. French Pinot Blanc becomes Italian Pinot Bianco, while Tempranillo is known as Tinta Roriz, Tinto Fino, Aragonez, and more, depending on the part of Iberia where it’s grown. But Syrah and Shiraz are more than just synonyms for the same grape. […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine With Pasta (Infographic)

The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine With Pasta (Infographic)

Wellness trends come and go, but pasta is forever. Whether it’s a quick weeknight supper, indulgent feast, or Hail Mary hangover remedy, there is no wrong time to pick up one’s fork and embrace la dolce vita. Among the many excellent pasta-centric restaurants debuting across the United States (we see you, Felix Trattoria in L.A. […]

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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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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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