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Cheap Wine vs. Expensive Wine: How to Taste the Difference

It’s a claim that’s appeared in almost every wine magazine, on almost every food and drink website and has been discussed in almost every wine tasting room: “You know, even sommeliers can’t tell the difference between cheap and expensive wine.” Regardless of how many times this phrase has been repeated, is it the truth? We […]

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Wine Tasting in Italy, France and Europe: How to Plan Your Old World Wine Tour

If you’re planning a trip to Europe and are planning to visit wineries during your visit, there are several important differences between Although wine tourism is becoming more common, you’ll find European vineyards are not as commercialized as their U.S. counterparts. For North Americans, becoming familiar with a wine region is as easy as jumping […]

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Albariño: An Up-and-Coming White Wine Perfect for the Summer

Some wines you buy because they are transcendent, with each sip magically unfolding subtle and ever more delicious layers of exquisitely balanced fruit, acid and soft tannins. Other wines you collect because they’re worth collecting; you gaze on them fondly as the dust grows thicker and the label yellows, knowing you have something truly special […]

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6 California Wineries with Amazing Underground Wine Caves

Did you know some California Wineries have wine caves that are open to visitors? Head underground and visit these cool modern-day caves.

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Beyond Napa: 3 Lesser-Known California Wine Regions to Explore

Tired of bumping elbows with less-experienced sippers in Napa, Sonoma and Santa Barbara tasting rooms? Explore these off-the-beaten-path California wine regions.

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