Getting to Grips with Gewurztraminer

Getting to Grips with Gewurztraminer

In a world of wine known for elegance, class, tradition and sometimes a little snobbery, the Gewurztraminer grape’s name, unfortunately, renders it the under-appreciated, ugly duckling amongst classic names such as Champagne, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, and Pinot Noir. Despite its misleading moniker, Gewurztraminer is, in fact, one

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All About Retsina Wine

All About Retsina Wine

Retsina is among the oldest known wines in the world. Whereas newcomer wines, like Merlot, have claimed widespread appeal within the past century, Retsina wine has stood the test of time. Over 2,000 years ago, before Rome, the Ancient Greeks were responsible for inventing the process of

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Moscato d’Asti: A Sweet but Serious Guide

Moscato d’Asti: A Sweet but Serious Guide

Where ordinary meals are concerned, dessert can often be an afterthought—if it’s considered at all. So, it’s easy to forget that desserts have as rich a culinary history and art as any cuisine. The same holds true with dessert wines. And Moscato d’Asti is a standout wine!

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Cristal Champagne: A Drink of Legend

Cristal Champagne: A Drink of Legend

The pedigree of Cristal Champagne is as fascinating as the people, old and new, who have favored it over other varieties. Few foods or beverages have the honor of having been created specifically for legendary people. Every wine enthusiast should know about the fascinating history of Cristal

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