grapes

Chenin blanc
A Guide to Chenin Blanc and Its High Acidity Versatility

In recent years, there is simply no grape that has risen into stardom as quickly…

Carménère: A French-Born Chilean Wine Gem

Sometimes, it takes a drastic move for a star to earn their due. Like Arnold…

melon de bourgogne
Loire Valley Legend: Melon de Bourgogne and Its Role in Muscadet

Muscadet (pronounced ‘moos-kah-daay’) hails from an oceanic area known as Nantes, which lies in the…

falanghina
Falanghina: A Tale of Two Grapes With One Name

Falanghina embodies Italy.  Like the best Italian treasures, Falanghina (pronounced fah-lahn-geeh-nah) has deep, millennia-old roots.…

Tempranillo Blanco
Tempranillo Blanco: A Rising Star in Rioja

Unless you’re a Rioja-loving wine nerd, chances are that Tempranillo Blanco has never crossed your…

sauvignon blanc
Sauvignon Blanc: Get To Know This Popular White Grape Variety

Wine enthusiasts cannot and should not ignore the noble lineage of Sauvignon Blanc. This vivacious…

cabernet sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon: The King of Red Grapes

When it comes to red grapes, there is no variety as noble, significant, and popular…

Sardinian grape varieties
Beyond Cannonau: A Discovery of Sardinian Grape Varieties

Once a part of the South of France but separated by tectonic movement, Sardinia has…

nebbiolo grape variety
The Nebbiolo Grape Variety and Its Multiple Italian Synonyms

Nebbiolo is one of – if not the – most famous Italian grape varieties. Wine…

Oregon grape varieties
Oregon Grape Varieties: How Climate Change Is Pushing Pinot to the Past

When Richard Sommer planted Pinot Noir grapes at HillCrest Vineyard in 1961, the Oregon wine industry became…

high acidity wine
Racy, Tart, or Austere: Why High Acidity Wine Hits Different

Acids are one of four fundamental components of wine. Its counterparts are alcohol, sugar, and…