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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 - always a favorite, you may consider doubling the recipe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Holiday-Ready Traditional Mulled Wine
The vine’s version of a classic hot toddy is a traditional holiday treat in many Old World countries.
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.
Quick Tips for Removing Red Wine Spills from...
Gather quick tips for cleaning red wine spills and stains.
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.
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 grapes, regions and producers of red wine here.
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.
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.
Which wine has the least sugar?
Which wine has the least sugar?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Red Wine Poached Pears
wine poached pear recipe dessert wine recipe
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.
How to Make a Summer-Fresh Peachy White Wine...
White wine sangria recipe with peaches
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.
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.
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.
11 Great Cabernet Sauvignons for Under 10 Bucks
Cabernet Sauvignon recommendations priced from $6-10
Good, Cheap Pinot Noir - It's Possible!
Best bets for Pinot Noir under $15.
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.
Pairing Wine with Salmon
Pairing wine with salmon
What's the Best Drink to Pair With Chili?
What Drinks Pair Well with Chili?
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.
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.
9 Steps to Wine Tasting Success
Learn the basics of wine tasting - look, smell and taste, it's that easy.
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.
Bordeaux 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.
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.
11 Good Bottles of Riesling for Under \$10
Best Value Rieslings under $10
Are You Serving Wine at the Right Temperature?
Wine serving temperatures vary depending on the varietal and style.
Know How to Store White Wines
How to Store White Wine
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.
Top Value Chardonnay Recommendations Under \$10
Great Chardonnay recommendations priced under $10.
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.
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 Italian wines to get you started.
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?
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.
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.
You Say 'Shiraz,' I say 'Syrah'...Either Way...
Shiraz and Syrah defined, flavors profiled, food pairings suggested and producers recommended.
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.
11 Dessert and Ice Wines to Top Off Your Meal
Top Picks for the best dessert and ice wines available.
Top 10 Pinot Noir Recommendations From \$11-20
Pinot Noir wine recommendations priced from $11-20.
4 Helpful Tips to Successfully Cooking With Wine
How to cook with wines to enhance a variety of dishes.
10 Good Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner
Take a peek at our 10 best Thanksgiving Day dinner wine recommendations for pairing with traditional family favorites and more.
Pairing Pinot Noir with Food
Pinot Noir Food Pairings
5 Pizza and Wine Pairings We Love
Tip top wine recommendations to accompany your favorite Friday night pizza pie.
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 Great Wine Club Finds
Wine club reviews and wine club recommendations consolidated on a single site.
Why Riesling Rocks
Riesling Wine Classifications
Wine Refrigerator and Wine Cabinet Reviews
Wine Refrigerator and Wine Cabinet Reviews
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!
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.
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.
Everything You Should Know About Madeira Wine
Madeira wine - find out how it was discovered, why the American colonists raved about it, how Madeira is made and where it is from.
14 Malbec Recommendations (Tip: Cost Doesn't...
Malbec Wines Recommendations & Reviews
Easy Red Wine Marinade
Red Wine Marinade
Malolactic Fermentation
Malolactic Fermentation. Wine.
6 Tips to Pairing Riesling Wines With Food
Pairing Riesling Wines with Food
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.
Make Your Own Very Berry Sangria With This...
This is a red wine sangria recipe that is based on the top fruits often found in many red wine varietals.
What Is a Fortified Wine and Where Does it Come...
What is a Fortified Wine? How is a fortified wine made? What's the alcohol content of a fortified wine?
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.
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.
10 Riesling Recommendations (Tip: Cost Doesn't...
Riesling Wine Recommendations & Reviews
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.
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.
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.
7 Best Bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon for Under...
Best Cabernet Sauvignon Under $100
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.
Malbec Food Pairings
Malbec Food Pairings, Learn how to pair Malbec with food
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.
How to Perfectly Pair Wine with Soup Dishes
How to pair wine with soup, chili, and chowder.
How to Make White Lightning Sangria
White wine sangria recipe
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.
Our 10 Favorite Pinot Noir Wine Finds
Top 10 Pinot Noir Wine Picks
8 Budget-Friendly Shiraz Wines
Find the best values in Shiraz and Syrah wines for under $15.
Brut Champagne
Wine. Brut Champagne is dry to the taste, referred to as dry in style, with very low levels of sugar left in the bottle.
How Many Ounces in Red Wine Glass?
How many ounces in a red wine glass? Find out here.
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.
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.
What Gives Red Wine the 'Pucker' Effect?
Definition of Tannins in Wines
5 Tasty Merlot Wines Under \$10
Top ten reasonably priced (and good) Merlot wines for under $10.
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.
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.
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc is a red grape grown in the Bordeaux and Loire Valley regions of France to produce a red wine with spicy aromas and fine tannins.
Baked Chicken Marsala Recipe
Baked Chicken Marsala Recipe. Wine.
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.
Passion Fruit Sangria
Use pineapple and passion fruit juice mixed with a sweet white wine, to make an unforgettable Sangria.
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.
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.
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.
Wine Storage Cabinets
Wine Storage Cabinets
Sauternes and Sweet Bordeaux Wine
Learn more about this popular white wine, including its sauternes, sweetness, food pairings, and other serving tips.
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.
Paleo with Wine?
Paleo with Wine
Top 5 Italian Barolo Wines
Barolo Wine Recommendations
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.
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.
Spicy Sangria Recipe
Hot and spicy Sangria, a super summertime delight!
Wine Grape Harvest
Wine Grape Harvest
How to Order Wine in a Fine Dining Restaurant
An insider's guide on how to order wine at a restaurant.
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).
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.
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.
Buying Bordeaux Wine
Buying Bordeaux Wine
Carmenere
The Carmenere grape varietal was originally from France, but has since found favor in Chile, where it is grown with gusto.
Champagne Quotes
From Dwight D. Eisenhower to Winston Churchill, here are some great champagne quotes to share at your next champagne occasion.
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.
Screaming Eagle Wine
Screaming Eagle Wines
Best Kid-friendly Napa Valley Wineries
When it comes to touring Napa Valley's wine country, times have changed. No longer are tasting rooms only for adults. See what which ones welcome children.
Pocket Guide to Pairing Food with Sparkling Wine
Quick guide to the best Champagne and sparkling wine food pairings.
Top Champagnes and Sparkling Wines for Weddings...
Whether you are looking to bring in the New Year or toast a marriage, there are plenty of options for sparkling wine and Champagne at just as many price points. Find our top recommendations here.
Best Wine Apps for Android
Best Wine Apps for Android
What to do with Leftover Wines
While an opened wine may not be as good a day later, try Sangria recipes where the fruit, sugar and additional alcohol will give it new life.
What Drinks Pair Well With Thai Yellow Chicken...
What Drinks Pair Well With Thai Yellow Chicken Curry Recipe?
8 Great Napa Winery Tours
The Napa Valley is home to over 500 wineries, making it tricky to choose which to visit for tours and tastings. Winery tours provide a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of how wine is made, aged and served from grape to glass. From vineyard demonstrations, to cellar and wine cave tours, followed by an educational tasting, winery tours make Napa Valley personal and accessible. Take a peek at our top 8 Napa winery picks for educational tours and top notch tastings.
Make Sangria with Strawberries, Summertime's...
Strawberry Sangria Recipe. Wine.
Screw Cap Closures on the Rise
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.
How many ounces in a Champagne flute?
How many ounces in a Champagne flute?
Beaujolais Nouveau
Beaujolais Nouveau wine, traditions, and tastings.
Gewurztraminer Wines
Gewurztraminer wines are one of the hardest wines to pronounce, yet one of the easiest to drink.
How to Choose the Right Wines for Your Wedding...
When the subject of weddings come up, visions of meaningful wedding toasts and wonderful, bubbly champagnes often come to mind. But which champagne should your offer at your wedding? What about the best wedding wines to serve and savor on your special day? If you are a Wine Lover and are hoping to incorporate your passion for the vine into your big day there are plenty of unique and creative options to do just that!
What to Know About These 9 Common Chardonnays
Chardonnay Wine Recommendations & Reviews
Top 4 Red Wine Clubs
Red Wine Clubs
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