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Wine: Most Popular Articles

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3 Signs Your Wine Has Gone Bad
What makes good wine go bad? Learn the look, smell and taste of a bad wine so you can steer clear, along with how to store wine well.
Top Tips to Enjoying Moscato Wine
Moscato wines enjoy a sweet palate profile, making these wines perfect for pairing with spicy foods, dessert or mixing in wine-themed cocktails.
The Best Basic Sangria
The beauty of the basic Sangria recipe is that it's as delicious as it is easy and it only gets better as you spice it up with your own creative culinary additions! Citrus, berries, peaches, kiwi and of course red wine make this a true crowd-pleaser.
Best Party Sangria Recipe
This Sangria recipe is perfect for big summer parties and holiday festivities - brimming with fresh fruit, red wine and an optional shot or two of gin. This Sangria is always a favorite, a you may consider doubling the recipe.
6 Wines to Try When You Know What You Like (and...
Find delicious alternatives to your favorite wines! If you're always buying Chardonnay and Cabernet, but would like to try something off the beaten path, then look to new grapes and varied wine regions. We'll show you how here.
A Simple and Tasty White Wine Sangria Recipe
A white wine Sangria recipe that takes the key components of favorite white wines and amplifies the citrus, apple and tropical fruit profile with fresh fruit additions. Our top reviewed white wine Sangria recipe.
20 Quick and Easy Sangria Recipes
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20 Good Value Wines Under \$10
Check out our updated 20 best value wines, under the $10 mark. These are good cheap wines that won't break the bank and offer exceptional value for everyday wines from around the globe.
10 Top Sweet Moscato Wine Picks
Sweet-styled Moscato wines have gained a considerable following in recent years. The Moscato mania continues with consumers scouting for the best Moscato wines around. We've gathered our Top 10 Moscato picks here to get your party started.
How Many Calories Are There in Red Wine?
Curious about how many calories are in a glass of red wine? Find out here.
Which Wine Has The Least Amount of Sugar?
Still in New Year's resolution mode? Watching sugar intake and tackling the gym? Want to know which wine has the least amount of sugar and why? Find out here.
Know Red Wine Styles and Varietals
From Cab to Merlot and Shiraz to Pinot, there's plenty to buy and try in the wide world of red wine. Check out our favorite types of red wine according to grapes, regions and producers here.
Best Thanksgiving Day Wine Pairings
A Thanksgiving Day wine pairing guide, offering top tips for pairing Turkey Day recipes with favorite wines from around the world.
Good, Cheap Pinot Noir - It's Possible!
Finding Pinot Noir wine in the under $15 category can be tricky, given the finicky nature of the grape and its demanding growing requirements. However, we've narrowed down our best bets for Pinot Noir under $15 for your tasting pleasure here.
The Brunch Drink Everyone Should Know How to Make
It doesn't get any easier than this, the basic Mimosa recipe calls for a bottle of your favorite champagne and orange juice. Two dashes of each and you are in business to celebrate a wedding, Mother's day, whatever the occasion - nothing says fancy brunch like a Mimosa.
5 Tips for Enjoying Port Wine
Learn the basics of Port wine, by understanding the various types of Port, best brands to buy, how and why it's fortified, along with top tips for storing, serving and pairing Port with food.
Can You Store Wine in the Refrigerator?
Can I store my wine in the refrigerator? Find out why storing wine in your refrigerator long term, may not be a good idea and why wine refrigeration units differ from your basic kitchen refrigerator.
How Can I Tell If a Red Wine Will Be Sweet?
Sweet red wines come in a variety of wine styles ranging from low alcohol to fortified wines like Port. Find out which wines, producers and regions make sweeter styled reds with this quick guide.
How to Let Your Wine Breathe (and Why It's...
The whole concept of letting wine breathe, or aerate, is simply maximizing your wine's exposure to the surrounding air. By allowing wine to mix and mingle with air, the wine will typically warm up and the wine's aromas will open up, the flavor profile will soften and mellow out a bit and the overall flavor characteristics should improve.
8 Tips on Chardonnay, the World's Favorite...
An overview of chardonnay wines, complete with flavor descriptions, food pairing options and recommended chardonnays for under $15.
Merlot: Quick Guide to this Popular Red Wine
Meet Merlot. A thin-skinned red wine with dark fruit character and silky tannins, Merlot is the perfect blending partner for Cabernet Sauvignon and Cab Franc. Merlot has a pairing affinity for a variety of meat dishes and impresses with its versatile nature and solid value in terms of quality and price.
Quick Tips for Removing Red Wine Spills from...
Gather quick tips for cleaning red wine spills and stains. Whether its carpet or clothing, we've got easy tricks for taking the angst out of red wine accidents.
How to Pair Chocolate With the Right Wine (No...
Some say it cannot be done, pairing wine with chocolate, but if you have the right wine to complement the right chocolate it can be a match made in heaven! Whether you are pairing a delicate white chocolate or a lively dark chocolate with wine, there are a few pairing tips to keep in mind. Below is a selection of fine wines to serve next to your favorite white, milk or dark chocolate. Wines were reviewed and recommended based on taste, pairing compatibility and price.
8 Tips to Choosing and Buying Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is typically a light to medium-bodied red wine that boasts considerable meal pairing versatility. While a frail grape to grow, when harvested under ideal circumstances it promises to compliment many meals and social gatherings.
Traditional Mulled Wine - Easy to Make, Easy to...
The vine's version of a classic hot toddy, mulled wine is a traditional holiday treat in many Old World countries. This warm spiced wine recipe is easy to make and delicious to drink.
What Makes a White Wine Sweet?
Sweet styled wines come from a variety of grapes and regions. Learn to find the best sweet, dessert wines for your palate with a quick guide to sweet wine finds.
11 Great Cabernet Sauvignons for Under 10 Bucks
Cabernet Sauvignon recommendations priced from $6-10
Are Champagne and Sparkling Wines the Same Thing?
Champagne and celebrations go hand-in-hand. Find out how Champagne is produced and grab a few suggestions for buying and pairing Champagne with your next celebration.
Quick Tips to Store Wine for Optimal Aging and...
Storing wine is a snap, just remember to keep it cool, dark, still and sideways to successfully store wine for both the short and long term with confidence.
Know How to Store White Wines
How to Store White Wine
Discovering Fortified Wines
Port, Sherry, Marsala, Madeira - all forms of fortified wines. Learn how fortified wines are made, aged and foods to pair them with here.
9 Steps to Wine Tasting Success
Learn the basics of wine tasting - look, smell and taste, it's that easy. Then dive a little deeper and gain an understanding of how a wine's flavors are influenced by key components from the grape to the winemaker's preferences.
Dry Red Wines
Dry red wines tend to be the preferred style of wine in today's foodie-driven wine frenzy, but what determines whether a wine will be dry or sweet on the palate? Find out here.
The Top 10 Ways to Tour Napa Valley and Sonoma...
Planning a trip to Napa Valley or Sonoma for some serious wine country touring? Then, check out some of the top 10 ways to travel or trek the scenic roads and rails of California's prized wine country scene.
How to Make a Summer-Fresh Peachy White Wine...
Super tasty white wine sangria recipe with peaches and splash of Peach Schnapps. Refreshing and delicious, this crowd-pleaser is a great introduction to the ultimate summer Sangria.
8 Must Try Riesling Wines
Riesling is one of the world's most food-friendly white wines. We've rounded up some of our favorite Riesling finds, at a spread of price points, to highlight this delicious and versatile German grape.
Beginner's Guide to Cabernet Sauvignon
Learn what to expect from Cabernet Sauvignon in terms of flavor profiles and food pairings and find out where the best Cabs come from.
What's the Best Drink to Pair With Chili?
What Drinks Pair Well with Chili? Find out here.
How to Make a Super Fruity Sangria Using White...
This Sangria recipe maximizes the fruit content and adds a new twist, using a white wine, instead of the traditional reds (however, if you are a red wine fiend - feel free to still use your favorite red). Buckle-up for a fruit-punch like flavor that is perfect for a backyard BBQ this summer.
How Many Calories Are In a Glass of Your...
Wondering just how many calories are in a glass of white wine? Find out here.
Top Tips to Enjoying Pinot Grigio
Pinot Grigio is Italy's ever popular white wine - dry, crisp, food-friendly and well-priced. Pinot Gris is the same grape grown in France and often leans a little heavier in style and palate feel.
Hosting a Party? 20 Wine and Cheese Pairings...
Learn how to pair over 20 popular wines with your favorite cheeses. Check out this quick guide to making the most of the long-standing partnership between choice cheese and good wine.
Red Wine Poached Pears
The recipe maximizes the pear's natural sweetness, combining it with a fruit-forward red wine and highlighting both with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla. Truly decadent!
A Beginner's Guide to Italian Wines
Get the lowdown on Italian wines by understanding the regions, grapes and food culture that surrounds the Italian wine scene.
8 Wines That Are Perfect for Making Sangria
Check out top wine picks for making delicious sangria recipes, all under $10. Start with good, cheap wine, add fresh fruit and you're well on your way to super sangrias.
12 Must Try Rose Wines
Check out a dozen delicious rose wines to fill your glass all year long. Summer sipping or versatile holiday pairing partners, rose wines are distinct, often dry and extremely food friendly.
Are You Serving Wine at the Right Temperature?
Wine serving temperatures vary depending on the varietal and style. Discover ideal serving temperatures to get the most from your wines here.
How To Host a Wine Tasting Party
A wine tasting party is a creative way to gather friends and family together to learn about wine and experiment with new or unusual varieties. Pairing wines with cheeses will only enhance your tasting experience. Read on for a list of ideal cheese and wine pairings.
10 Italian Wines That Offer a True Taste of Italy
Interested in trying Italian wines, but not sure how to read the labels, determine the DOC or figure out who makes what where? Look no further, here are ten reasonably priced, easy to find Italian wines to get you started.
Quick Tips for Pairing Wine and Salmon
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7 Tips to Riesling (You Know...'The Other White...
Riesling Wines, Germany's greatest grape has made a name for itself in the modern wine market. Easy to pair with a wide-variety of foods and relatively easy to grow, make this wine a popular choice for wine connoisseurs and wine masters alike.
Bordeaux Wine for Beginners
The French region of Bordeaux is home to over 10,000 wine producers and close to 70 million cases of wine per vintage. It is the modern-day red wine Mecca.
8 Things You May Not Know About Marsala Wine
Marsala Wine - Italy's classic fortified wine, that comes in both sweet and dry varities. Check out what Marsala is, how Marsala is made, how Marsala wines are classified and much more!
5 Tasty Merlot Wines Under \$10
Top ten reasonably priced (and good) Merlot wines for under $10 from the likes of 14 Hands, Clos du Bois and more.
What Do Layer Cake and Hundred Acre Wines Have...
What do Layer Cake wines and Hundred Acre have in common? Layer Cake Wine - a legendary winemaker crafts the best for both ends of the wine tasting spectrum - cult wine and wine for the masses. Read more...
12 Good Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner
Take a peek at 12 of our favorite Thanksgiving Day dinner wine picks, perfect for pairing with traditional family favorites and bringing out the best from high profile appetizers to turkey and stuffing or seasonal pies.
10 Favorite Pinot Noir Wine Finds
Pinot Noir entertains many fans these days, all looking to find the best without paying a bundle. To that end, we've gathered some of our favorite Pinot picks to share ranging from the easy, bottle entry fee of $20 to the special occasion splurge of $50. See what you think.
11 Dessert and Ice Wines
Best bets for a wide range of intriguing dessert wines, we've picked 11 wines that lean on the sweeter side of the vine. Ranging from ice wines to Sherry and Port to Moscato.
11 Good Bottles of Riesling for Under \$10
Best Value Rieslings under $10
How Many Calories Are in Your Favorite Glass of...
How Many Calories Are in a glass of Wine?
6 Sweet Wines and Why They Have a Unique...
Sweet dessert wines are made from grapes with higher residual sugar levels. Find out how sweet wines are made, what to drink and where to buy.
What is Brut Champagne?
Brut Champagne refers to a French sparkling wine that is decidedly dry in style. Sugar levels in a brut Champagne must be 1.5% or less.
You Say 'Shiraz,' I say 'Syrah'...Either Way...
Shiraz and Syrah defined, flavors profiled, food pairings suggested and producers recommended.
What Are Wine 'Legs' and Why Are They Important?
The streaks that form on a wine glass when the wine is swirled, are they an indicator of quality or merely physics at work?
5 Pizza and Wine Pairings We Love
Tip top wine recommendations to accompany your favorite Friday night pizza pie.
Is Red Wine Good for Your Health?
Red Wine and Resveratrol
How Many Ounces in Red Wine Glass?
How many ounces in a red wine glass? Find out here.
5 Easy (and delicious!) Red Wine Sangria Recipes
Sangria is the wine world's answer to the cocktail question. Originally from Spain, the world over has taken the fresh fruit themes mixed with red wine and tailored it to individual regions and tastes. Always a summertime hit, the sweet vibrant flavors of these red wine sangrias woo even the staunchest palates.
How Many Ounces in a Champagne Flute?
How many ounces in a Champagne flute? Not many. Check it out here.
6 Tips to Pairing Riesling Wines With Food
Pairing Riesling Wines with Food
Good Value Chardonnay Under \$10
Good solid everyday Chardonnay recommendations priced under $10.
Why Riesling Rocks
Riesling Wine Classifications
Pairing Pinot Noir with Food
Pinot Noir Food Pairings
Super Spooky Halloween Sangria Recipe
This Halloween Sangria recipe takes the best of the basic Sangria and spooks it up. Ghouls and guests will love the creepy, crawly additions.
Wine Lover's Guide to Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc is a delicious red grape originally grown in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley, Producing a red wine with significant spice and structure, its international appeal is on the rise and today Cab Franc is finding footholds in unexpected regions.
7 Best Bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon for Under...
Best Cabernet Sauvignon Under $100
Did You Know Wine Bottles Come in 12 Different...
Glass wine bottles come in over twelve sizes, though we are most familiar with the standard 750 ml or .75 L wine bottle. Here is a list of sizes.
When Should You 'Drink Pink'?
Rosés are perfect for spring and summer, as they are served chilled and can be a refreshing accompaniment to a variety of warm weather fare. Rosé wines also top the charts for food-friendly versatility. Read more...
The Best White Wines for Your Lobster Dinner
Butter. Lots of butter. Lemon. Lots of lemon. Lobster's top culinary companions tend to be melted butter and a twist of fresh lemon. But don't forget the wine.
Make Your Own Very Berry Sangria With This...
This is a red wine sangria recipe built on ripe, juicy berry-based fruit often found in many red wine varietals.
Everything You Should Know About Madeira Wine
Madeira wine - find out how it was discovered, why the American colonists raved about it, how it's made and the wild place that it hails from.
How to Perfectly Pair Wine with Soup Dishes
How to pair wine with soup, chili, and chowder.
Pros and Cons of Wine Refrigerators
Learn the pros and cons of using a wine refrigerator for storing wines, along with which manufacturers are our top choices for wine storage.
Try This Tropical White Wine Pineapple Sangria
This is a totally different take on the traditional sangria, starting with white wine and adding tropical pineapple and coconut rum to the mix.
Baked Chicken Marsala Recipe
Baked Chicken Marsala Recipe. Wine.
5 Things You May Not Know About Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc defined, with flavor profiles and food pairing suggestions. Also includes a few key producers to try.
How to Make White Lightning Sangria
White wine sangria recipe
What's Special About Prosecco?
Prosecco, Italy's famed dry styled sparkling wine, offers a festive, food-friendly wine offers versatility and value. Find out how it's made, what to pair and which labels to look for here.
7 Must-try Malbecs
Meet Malbec, Argentina's signature red grape that packs plenty of power alongside dense, dark fruit and smoky spice. Food-friendly, well-priced and ready to roll around the globe, this red grape is always a crowd-pleaser.
Malolactic Fermentation
Malolactic Fermentation. Wine.
12 Great Wine Club Finds
Wine club reviews and wine club recommendations consolidated on a single site.
Passion Fruit Sangria Recipe
Use pineapple and passion fruit juice mixed with a sweet white wine, to make an unforgettable Sangria.
Top 10 Chardonnay Wines for Under \$15
Affordability, availability and flavors that bow to most people’s palates, make Chardonnays an exceptional wine to have on hand for all occassions. Recommended Chardonnays are available in most states for under $15.
7 French Wine Regions Where Your Favorite...
There are seven primary wine-producing regions in France. Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence and Rhone comprise the dominant French wine regions, with particular tribute paid to the red varietals of Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley.
Pretend to Be a Wine Connoisseur with This Trivia
Ever wondered how many grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine? That's here, along with some other interesting wine-related facts and figures.
8 Budget-Friendly Shiraz Wines
Find the best values in Shiraz and Syrah wines for under $15.
What Gives Red Wine the 'Pucker' Effect?
Definition of Tannins in Wines
Try One of Nature's Sweetest Nectars: Ice Wine
Ice wine is an ultra-rich, super sweet dessert wine made from the intense liquid of naturally frozen grapes.
Why Does Wine Taste Like Lemon, Cherry, Pepper...
Wine flavors depend on the type of grape the wine is made from, with white wines steering towards yellow and white fruit flavors and red wines often claiming black and red fruit derivatives. Find out what influences a wine's flavor profile in the vineyard and cellar.
Wine Fermentation Factors
Wine fermentation is the process of taking the innate sugars found in grapes and converting them into alcohol via active little yeast cells. Fermentation is what gives a wine its distinct aromas (violet, cherry, fig) and flavor compounds along with the addition of alcohol.
Petit Verdot
Petit Verdot hails from Bordeaux, where it is most often used in the region's famous red blends to impart concentrated fruit flavor on the palate.
6 Steps to Understanding Riesling Wine
Riesling is one of the world's greatest white wines. Learn about the grape itself, key Riesling regions, how the wines are classified and what foods to pair Riesling with here.
Easy Red Wine Marinade
Red Wine Marinade
Secrets to Discovering Burgundy Wine
Burgundy wine is built on two key grape varieties, Chardonny and Pinot Noir, but it's the place, the specific vineyard location and soil conditions that are reflected in the best of Burgundy wine. Learn all about the grapes, the ground, history, and producers that make Burgundy one of the world's most sought after wine regions.
Why Climate Matters When Buying Wine
Climate zones, temperatures and ripeness levels all make a dramatic impact on wine grapes and the resulting wine. Higher alcohol levels in a bottle typically reflect the distinctly warmer growing conditions of a particular region. Read more...
Wine Cork vs. Cap?
Screw caps on wine bottles, were once a sign of inferior wines, but they are on their way to becoming the wine bottle closure of choice for many winemakers.
The 1976 Paris Wine Tasting - The Judgment of...
The 1976 Paris Wine Tasting - The Judgment of Paris
4 Helpful Tips to Successfully Cooking With Wine
Learning to cook with wine adds another dimension of flavor (and fun) to many recipes. Check out our top tips for using wine in your favorite recipes.
10 French Wines Under \$15
Looking for a cheap, but well made French wine with plenty of character? Bargain hunting for the best of the French vineyards? Here is a list of recommended value-priced French wines for under $15.
Paleo with Wine?
Paleo with Wine
Screaming Eagle Wine
Screaming Eagle Wines
Malbec Food Pairings
Malbec Food Pairings, Learn how to pair Malbec with food
Wine Refrigerator and Wine Cabinet Reviews
Wine Refrigerator and Wine Cabinet Reviews
8 Must-try Languedoc Wines
Wines from the Languedoc region of France bring value, adventure and out-of-the-box tasting experiences by relying on lesser known grape varieties and Rhone-inspired blends. Check out some of our favorite Languedoc bottles here.
The Carmenere grape varietal was originally from France, but has since found favor in Chile, where it is grown with gusto.
Wine Storage Cabinets
Wine Storage Cabinets
7 Tips for Pairing Wine and Food
Learn top tips for pairing food and wine like the pros with this quick guide to stellar food and wine pairing combinations. User-friendly wine pairing suggestions keep things fun and tasty.
5 Quick Tips for Pairing Wines with Christmas...
A quick guide to Christmas Dinner wine pairings - whether you're serving ham, turkey, goose or prime rib - there is a red and white wine recommendation that is sure to please the guests gathered around your table.
The Love Affair of Oak and Wine
Oak has been an important asset in winemaking for centuries. Learn the ins and outs of oak's remarkable influence on a bottle of wine.
How to Order Wine in a Fine Dining Restaurant
An insider's guide on how to order wine at a restaurant.
Spooky Mulled Wine Halloween Recipe
Mulled wines are a traditional favorite, no matter what the occasion, but Halloween presents a terrific opportunity to introduce others to its appeal.
The 3 P's of Selecting the Perfect Wine
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Best Champagne Quotes
From heady to humorous, covering Napolean to Churchill, here are some great Champagne quotes to share at your next occasion to bust out the bubbly.
7 Sparkling Cavas to Kick Off Spring
Cava Spain's Sparkling Wine
4 Kid-friendly Wineries in Napa Valley
Find the best kid-friendly wineries in Napa Valley, where families are welcome and parents can squeeze in a few tastings.
Try a Vertical Wine Tasting: What You Should Know
A vertical wine tasting is surveying a series of wines based on vintage years and is a nifty way of experiencing just how unique every year can be in the world of wine.
Sauternes and Sweet Bordeaux Wine
Learn more about this popular white wine, including its sauternes, sweetness, food pairings, and other serving tips.
4 Mimosa Recipes to Blow Away Guests At Your...
Mimosas are often associated with special occasions or brunch events, bring your special occasion to a new level with a few new Mimosa recipes. From the traditional OJ and champagne to the Mama Mimosa, these recipes promise to add a festive flare to any occasion.
What is a Corked Wine?
What is a corked wine, what causes it, and how do you tell if one of your wines is in danger of corking?
Mead Wines - History and Origins of Mead
What exactly is Mead? It is a delicious honey wine that is made from fermented honey and has been made and enjoyed for centuries. Some believe it is the world's oldest alcoholic drink.
Spicy Sangria
Hot and spicy this Sangria adds a touch of Cholula sauce to the mix, a super summertime delight!
Make Your Own 'Instant' Sangria In 10 Minutes
Instant Sangria recipe - when you are short on time.
Decode Different Wine Types
Discover the various wine types by color and style and then take a peek at what specific grape varietals fill your glass. From red wine to rose, and sparkling to dessert wines, there's plenty to learn, see and taste.
Bordeaux Wine Classifications
Bordeaux's regional wine rules dictate what grape varieties may be grown where and how (no irrigation, all AOC wines are dry farmed).
Wine Grape Harvest
Wine Grape Harvest
Good Red Wines for Beginners
Good red wines for beginner's tend to be lighter in body and style, with more fruit on the palate and exceptionally food-friendly. Need a primer on which red wines are good go-to wines for wine newbies? Find out here.
Make Sangria with Strawberries, Summertime's...
Strawberry Sangria Recipe. Wine.
Wine Woes: Phylloxera
Phylloxera is a nasty insect that attacks the roots of grapevines, effectively destroying the vine's ability to access water and nutrients from the soil.
Bellini Wine Cocktail Recipe
Bellini Wine Cocktail Recipe
Why Gewurztraminer Rocks with Asian Fare
Gewurztraminer wines are one of the hardest wines to pronounce and one of the easiest to drink. Spicy aromas, fuller-bodied styles and versatile for pairing with Asian fare, Gewurztraminer is a white wine delight. Read more...
Is Champagne Gluten-free?
Is Champagne Gluten-free? Wine.
The Perfect Brunch Passion Fruit Mimosa
This recipe takes the Basic Mimosa and turns it up a notch! Once you've enjoyed a Passion Fruit Mimosa, it is unlikely that you'll settle for the standard OJ and bubbles during your next celebratory brunch.
Women in Wine: Maria Martinez-Sierra
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