vocabulary

What Is A “Crisp” Wine?

What Is A “Crisp” Wine?

You’ve probably heard the word “crisp” uttered by the puckered lips of one of your wino friends, but what actually is a crisp wine and what makes it crisp in the first place? Let us demystify this often-used, confusing term. The word ”crisp” is exclusively used to describe white wines and is a reference to […]

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What Is A Meritage Wine?

What Is A Meritage Wine?

First, divest yourself of the temptation to pronounce it “Mary-Taj.” It’s pronounced like “heritage.” Yeah, that goes against the forced grown-up pronunciation boot camp we’ve all been through (Bach, Neufchatel, fiscal insolvency). But the reason it’s pronounced that way has a lot to do with its meaning. See, meritage is basically a made-up word. And […]

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A Shortcut To Decoding Wine Labels

A Shortcut To Decoding Wine Labels

What seems important on a wine label can vary drastically, depending on where the wine is from, if it’s a varietal, whether the winemaker is going for aesthetic or information—or just straight up girl power shock value. Good news for you: there’s really only a handful of essential things you need to know on any […]

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