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Review: Domaine de Montvac ‘Arabesque’ Vacqueyras 2014

Review: Domaine de Montvac ‘Arabesque’ Vacqueyras 2014

As much as female winemakers are discussed today, the world of wine has historically been dominated by men. The phrase “& Fils,” appended to the family name of many French domaines, exemplifies the tradition of handing the family business from father to son, generation after generation. The southern Rhône’s Domaine de Montvac, however, follows a matrilineal […]

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Shinn Estate Vineyards Brought Sustainable Winemaking to the Mainstream. So Why Did Its Owners Just Sell It?

Shinn Estate Vineyards Brought Sustainable Winemaking to the Mainstream. So Why Did Its Owners Just Sell It?

Since its first wines were released in 2002, Shinn Estate Vineyards on Long Island’s North Fork has been a force in the region. Until the winery arrived on the scene, the Long Island wine industry hadn’t been shaken up much since the early 1970s when it started. Although there were dozens of vineyards, they were […]

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The Complete Guide To Rioja And The Tempranillo Grape [Infographic]

The Complete Guide To Rioja And The Tempranillo Grape [Infographic]

Rioja, one of Spain’s best-known wine regions, evokes visions of tapas-laden bistros on evenings that stretch lazily into night. But how well do you really know Rioja? From sub-regions to classifications to typical flavor profiles (and how the heck do you properly pronounce Rioja, anyways?), there’s much more to this Spanish standard than meets the […]

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Stop Hating on Chardonnay and Find a Bottle You’ll Love

Stop Hating on Chardonnay and Find a Bottle You’ll Love

Poor, poor Chardonnay. Despite being the grape behind the world’s most coveted wines — Champagne and Burgundy — it’s also the most maligned vitis vinifera variety on the planet. It’s even more maligned than Merlot. In my mind, the ABC or “Anything But Chardonnay”school of wine-drinking isn’t just silly, it’s downright wrong. Though American store shelves […]

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The 25 Best Summer Beers of 2017

The 25 Best Summer Beers of 2017

Summer is beer’s time to shine. Oppressively hot weather, outdoor activities, and a need for refreshment all call for a cold one. Breweries across the world recognize this call and answer with a slew of summer beer releases. VinePair drank through as many as we could get our hands on to give you the official […]

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