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Enter spring. Most of us know that this wave of warmth can quickly return to winter leaving us thirsty for spring and summer. With warmer weather also comes the season of Vinhos Verdes and rosés. For this week’s edition we will focus on the fun crisp wines of the Minho province of northwestern Portugal. For […] Read more...



Moving forward from our last edition about the rich, supple and opulent wines of Valpolicella, we look further west, to the region of Piedmont and its king of grapes, nebbiolo. There couldn’t be a wider contrast in Italian wines than the explosive wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. Piedmont is home to several renowned wines, but […] Read more...



Soft, smooth, supple, elegant and rich. We likely have your undivided attention at this point. These are classic descriptors for the premium wines from the Veneto region of northeastern Italy. But first, let’s explore the affordable wines of the region. Most are familiar with the affordable everyday wines from Valpolicella. As with most European wines, […] Read more...



It is often asked and challenged as to why the cost of wine can be so outrageous and whether the cost of high-end, premium wines are worth the money. To begin, let’s take a deeper look into the costs of creating wine. First and foremost, where is the wine from? Is it from the Mount […] Read more...



The now-famous grape variety malbec has a history that most fans are unaware of. While we love the ripe, lush and rich style of malbec from Argentina, its home in France produces a wine far from what we expect. The grape is still grown predominantly in Cahors, in southwestern France. It was once fashionable in […] Read more...



January 4th, 2017 For many, a new year brings resolutions and aspirations of fitness and a life without wine, or maybe just a few weeks to a few months. However, it is true that gym memberships skyrocket and wine sales plummet. For those who intend to let their passion for wine temporarily go by the […] Read more...


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