Guide to Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Guide to Champagne and Sparkling Wine

With its fun bubbles and celebratory “pop,” it’s no wonder Champagne is associated with special occasions. While 20 percent of Champagne and sparkling wine sales occur in the last four weeks of the year, “bubbly,” as it is affectionately known, is not just for holidays, weddings or anniversaries. You can enjoy it year-round, and it pairs well with many different foods. Did you know there are other sparkling wine varieties besides Champagne? Many people refer to any kind of bubbling wine as Champagne and are not exactly sure what the differences are between the two. This Champagne and sparkling wine guide will outline everything …
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The Best Wines for Wedding Gifts

Bottle of red wine for wedding gift

For wine enthusiasts, a great bottle of wine is the perfect way to help a newlywed couple celebrate this new chapter in their lives. They can pop open the bottle during their honeymoon or cellar it for a later occasion – and toast to what great gift-giving friends they have! With so many different types of wines, all with unique flavors, there are several amazing choices out there for a bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette or wedding gift. How to Give Wine as a Wedding Gift When you’re looking for the perfect wedding gift wine to give, there are a few things …
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The Different Types of White Wine

The Different Types of White Wine

They’re more than just for spritzers or to satisfy your sweet tooth. Crisp, tart, aromatic and expressive, the different types of white wines are as much of a journey for your palette as they are a tour around the world. However, many still assume that all white wines are too flat or too sweet — or worse — somehow not as sophisticated as reds. White wine types are cultivated in every single wine-growing region around the world for a reason. With hundreds of varietals and variations, each of the many kinds of white wine showcase a range of smells, sights and tastes unmatched …
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The Different Types of Red Wines

The Different Types of Red Wines

A universally beloved beverage with a long history, red wine is available in dozens of different varieties. Winemakers can produce them either from a single type of grape, known as a varietal, or as a specialty mix of grape blends. This versatility is key to the beauty of the beverage and what leads to its wondrously unique and complex range of colors, flavors and finishes. There are so many different varieties, in fact, even connoisseurs spend years understanding what the “best” types of red wine are — and why. Whether you’re a seasoned wine lover looking to brush up on red wine …
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