How Does the Wine Rating System Work?

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As you shop for wines, you may have noticed that wines have a number rating associated with them. What do these ratings mean, and what are they based on? A wine “score” originates from the consensus of groups of wine experts and their take on the character of a particular beverage. As you may have realized, wine scores are an extremely helpful tool for customers trying to make a decision about what to sample next. Wine ratings seem like a mystery to some, but they can become helpful to just about anyone trying to make a purchase. What Is the Wine …
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How Can You Tell a Good Wine From a Low-Quality Wine?

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Whether you’re a wine expert or just getting into the variety of flavors, there’s nothing like a good bottle of wine. Enthusiasts travel great distances to find the perfect match for their taste buds, but finding an excellent-tasting wine can be somewhat of a process. What makes a wine taste good, and is there a way to know this information prior to pouring? Marketview Liquor wants to help you on your quest for favorable wines. Through active observation of key details, you can understand wine far beyond the marketing on the label. What Makes a Good Wine? Ideally, you’ll be …
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Guide to Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Guide to Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Sauvignon blanc isn’t like any other type of white wine — and it doesn’t want to be. Zippy, dry and full of earthy “green” flavors, sauvignon blanc is a refreshingly unique type of white wine boasting more than 30 years of explosive demand. Explore this white wine type’s key characteristics, plus where it’s grown, food to pair it with and other serving and storage secrets to get the most out of your sauvignon blanc experience. What Is Sauvignon Blanc Wine? Sauvignon blanc is one of the world’s most popular white wine varietals. Sharp, crisp, acidic and dry, sauvignon blanc presents …
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Guide to Chardonnay Wine

Guide to Chardonnay Wine

Chardonnay is the most popular white wine type in the world for a reason. Its fruity-yet-acidic balance, versatile, subtle palates and approachable pairings make chardonnay an effortless crowd-pleaser. Oh, and it’s grown in just about every major wine region in the world. Sips transport you through the golden sprawls of California to the breezy, ocean-lined vineyards of South Africa to the foggy hills of Burgundy, France, no passport required. Pervasive pop-culture jabs aside, the universality of chardonnay grapes make them a winemaker’s dream blank canvas. It’s also led to an impressive blossoming of different types of chardonnay, each distinct in flavor profiles. Grab your corkscrew …
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Sparkling Wines to Ring in the New Year

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How can you possibly ring in the New Year without a glass of sparkling wine? If you normally skip out on this New Year’s tradition, chances are you probably haven’t found the bubbly for you yet. Luckily, Marketview Liquor stocks a wide variety of sparkling wine for New Year’s Eve. From the driest of tastes to bold fruit flavors, we can help you discover a sparkling wine to entertain your taste buds. Here is our list of the top sparkling wines to pop open just after midnight. Brut Champagne Champagne is an extremely popular French sparkling wine for the New Year. While …
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