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5 Scary Wine Faults and What You Should Know

Explanations from our favorite wine fault articles on the web, along with a “How Scary?” description, which aims to break down each “fault” in layman’s terms.

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Like or Dislike Oak Aged Wine? It’s More Complicated Than You Think

For the most part, oak-aged red and white wine is still misunderstood among most consumers. We asked seven winemakers to explain what oak actually imparts to a wine.


Calm Down and Drink Your Claret: Bordeaux’s New Grape Approvals Aren’t All That Radical

For now, Bordeaux lovers can expect fascinating discussions around the newly approved wine grapes, but little actual impact on their favorite beverages. Writer and raconteur Joe Roberts has the scoop. And we have the dish on all things French Wine, so after reading Joe’s article, and you get a little taste of just how much there is to know, we recommend you explore the French Wine Scholar program.

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5 Bordeaux Wine Facts Made Clear by Traveling

French wine has always spoken to my heart and palate, so it is no mystery that I am drawn to the wines of one of the most historically important wine regions in the world, Bordeaux. My most recent travels took me on a wine adventure to a villa in Saint Émilion and exploration of the region. While you can learn most everything from a book, here are five Bordeaux wine facts that became clearer after visiting the region:


The Definitive Guide to Bordeaux

by Shelley Cartland Bordeaux is perhaps the most recognized wine region in the world and France’s number one producer of premium wines. And while Bordeaux is known all over the world as the veritable epicenter of quality wine production, it is also one of the most intimidating and confusing wine regions, particularly for anyone who …

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The Definitive Guide to Burgundy

To truly understand fine wine, you must study the classic regions. And at the top of that list is Burgundy (Bourgogne in French). With around 2,000 years of wine history, Burgundy sets the benchmark for the purest expressions of the region’s star grapes—Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Major Wine Regions of Burgundy Burgundy is a narrow …

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