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What Is Muscadine Wine?

What Is Muscadine Wine?

While it may not be the most popular wine on the market, Muscadine is a must-try for all American wine lovers. Why, you may ask? Believe it or not, Muscadine is one of the most patriotic wines of them all; that’s to say, it is one of the only wines on the market made with […]

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The 3 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Cabernet Franc

The 3 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc, the quiet parent grape of flashy Cabernet Sauvignon, plummy Merlot, and tannic Carménère, deserves far more attention than it gets, especially during the holiday season when wine recommendations reach a fever pitch. Not only does Cabernet Franc create wines of exceptional character, but it matches beautifully with fall comfort food, and will never, […]

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This Is How You Can Learn To Love Grappa

This Is How You Can Learn To Love Grappa

Annacarla Berta’s first taste of grappa came right around the time that most of us would be learning to form full sentences. While spending time with her father Gianfranco in their family’s Piedmontese distillery, the then-three-year-old stuck her finger in a recently distilled batch of grappa upon her father’s insistence. Her first impression? “I don’t […]

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There Aren’t Really 18 Different Grapes In Châteauneuf-du-Pape

There Aren’t Really 18 Different Grapes In Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are some of the world’s most collectible. Hailing from the Rhone region of France, the wine is named for the area of Avignon, where in the fourteenth century the Papal court relocated from Rome to France, with seven successive Popes refusing to move to Rome. It’s during this time that vines were planted in […]

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