What Is a Blended Red or White Wine?

A blended red or white wine uses more than one varietal during the winemaking process. One varietal will be the main anchor for the wine, and at least one other varietal will be added to tweak the ultimate outcome. By replacing up to 50% of a wine’s composition, it can make the resulting blended wine more complex and interesting as it pulls in characteristics from multiple varietals. Blended wines don’t always get the best reputation, but if you know what you are looking for, they can provide you with out-of-this-world flavors, textures and aromas. It Starts With the Grape When …
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The Ultimate Guide to New York Wines and Wineries

Ultimate Guide to New York Wines and Wineries

When it comes to American wines, California seems to get all the attention. But those who are laser-focused on Napa and Sonoma are missing out. Upstate New York has quietly earned a reputation for excellent wine, and New York wine country has blossomed into a wonderful tourist destination. To put New York’s wine industry into perspective, let’s turn to the latest research from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. There are over 1,600 family vineyards and 400 wineries in New York alone. This results in the production of over 175 million bottles of wine generating $408 million in local …
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