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Getting Outside Napa: Why California Is Perfect for Viticulture

Getting Outside Napa: Why California Is Perfect for Viticulture

California isn’t all beaches and movie stars. It’s actually much more wine country and mountains. While Napa and Sonoma steal most of the winemaking spotlight, the entire state is essentially blanketed with successful vineyards. Despite local variations in weather, climate, and soil types, the Golden State is essentially designed for viticulture, thanks to its one-of-a-kind combination […]

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Unpasteurized Beer Is Having a Moment: Here’s What You Need to Know

Unpasteurized Beer Is Having a Moment: Here’s What You Need to Know

It’s in vogue to produce and consume things that are natural, wild, and untreated by modern industrial methods. That goes for food, wine, and, increasingly, beer. There are many breweries in the U.S. producing unpasteurized beer. But what is it exactly? Here’s everything you need to know before drinking unpasteurized beer. What is it? An […]

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The Differences Between Sauvignon Blanc from France, New Zealand and California

The Differences Between Sauvignon Blanc from France, New Zealand and California

We’ve all had that experience where someone serves us two glasses of wine made from the same grape variety that taste completely differently. That’s thanks to the concept of terroir, the all-encompassing term for what makes a wine-producing region unique, based on soil, climate patterns, and geographical features. Terroir is the reason why a glass […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Merlot

An Illustrated Guide to Merlot

It’s time to settle this once and for all: Merlot is not a subpar grape variety and yes, you should be drinking it. After the Sideways Effect of 2004, Merlot went through some serious trauma, thanks to Paul Giamatti’s character’s snobby Merlot-based remarks. However, Merlot is responsible for making some of the best wines in […]

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