Wine

Wine articles explore the world of wine for everyone. It’s a place to come together and learn about the science, winemaking, terminology, and passion the drives the industry. Read along whether you’re a beginner, a self-proclaimed oenophile, or working in the industry.

cool climate wines
Brrrilliant Bottles: Cool Climate Wines for Cold Weather

As a prickly chill permeates the winter air, many wine enthusiasts seek solace in big,…

Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc
How Much Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Costs in 16 Countries

When it comes to New Zealand wines, one brand stands out for its vibrant flavors,…

bonded winery
What It Means To Be a Bonded Winery in the U.S.

The term “bonded winery” holds a unique significance in the U.S., encapsulating a complex web…

ultimate drinks calendar
What to Watch in 2024: SOMM TV’s Ultimate Drinks Calendar

In a world brimming with drinks holidays, from National Margarita Day to Oktoberfest, it’s easy…

most valuable wine brands
The 10 Most Valuable Wine Brands from Around the World

By definition, something of worth is valuable, whether monetarily, functionally, socially, or psychologically. It inevitably…

blind tasting sparkling wine
How To Tackle Blind Tasting Sparkling Wine Like a Pro

Blind tasting — determining what a wine is without seeing the label — can challenge…

2023 Napa Valley Vintage: Winemakers Say It’s Superior

“If you didn’t make great wine this year, you probably shouldn’t be in the business.”…

Virginia Wine
Harsh History: Is There Virginia Wine Without Slavery?

The Virginia wine region has a bright future despite its dark past. Having lived in…

why is wine important?
Why Is Wine Important? A Simple 485-Word Answer

The question posed by the 2023 Wine Writers Symposium application essay about this time last year implores…

sweet wines
5 Styles of World-Class Sweet Wines To Try at Least Once

Sweet wines can have a sour reputation among wine consumers. Wines with intricate layers of…

cup of salvation wines
3 Special Cup of Salvation Wines To Add to Your Collection

In the vast wine world, where each bottle tells a tale, one story is breaking…

emerging wine regions
Emerging U.S. Wine Regions with Centuries of Winemaking History

“Emerging” typically refers to something that didn’t exist and is now rising to prominence. Think…