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Expert Tips On Choosing Dry White Wines (Video) Explore some expert tips on choosing dry white wines for their texture and complexity.

Expert Tips On Choosing Dry White Wines (Video)

In this video, Madeline Puckette dives into what makes dry white wines intriguing. Turns out, it’s more than just grape variety that makes up quality. On Choosing Dry White Wines The very first thing we all look at when buying white wines is the grape variety. This is a great first step because the variety sets the basic structure and flavors. Beyond boldness level, white wine flavors range considerably, so it helps to categorize them further: Herbaceous: Wines with dominant “green” or herbal notes including varieties like Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, etc.Sweet, Aromatic: Wines with higher levels of monoterpenes (the same smells found in roses) that have sweet aromatics such as Gewürztraminer, Muscat Blanc, Moschofilero, etc. Once we explore the list of white wines based on their varietal flavor profile, we see variation within varietal wines based on how they’re made.

Buy Now. The 'Humble' Australian Wine Trend America Will Never Understand. Americans like to think they’re best in the world at everything.

The 'Humble' Australian Wine Trend America Will Never Understand

What’s frustrating for many of America’s critics is that they often are. But one field in which the USA is trumped by Australia is alcohol. The United States sits at #48 in the list of world’s biggest drinkers, whereas Australia comes in at #19, current World Health Organisation statistics show. America also has a puritanically high drinking age of 21, whereas Australia – like most civilised countries – has a drinking age of 18.

The types of alcohol we consume are different, too. A Guide To Ordering (And Drinking) Wine… Without Sounding Like A Snob. Cheap vs Expensive Wine Taste Test ($7 vs $75) Grocery Store Wine Showdown (Cabernet Under $20) Learn to Taste by Taking Better Wine Tasting Notes. Best Wines for Breakfast. Wine for breakfast?

Best Wines for Breakfast

Sounds too good to be true. However, in the world of wine, not all bottles are created equal—and not all bottles have to kill the rest of your day. Grape variety, region and a little old thing called terroir determine how a wine tastes, as well as how much alcohol it contains. When it comes to pre-happy hour drinking, sticking to lower-ABV bottles is probably the best option. Behold, four examples of low-alcohol wine to savor any time of day, from weekend brunch to morning meal. RELATED Gin & Tonic Toast Is Your New Favorite Breakfast » Lambrusco Perhaps the most underrated wine in the universe, Lambrusco goes well with just about everything; we’re talking meal, situation, even time of day. Try: Lini 910 Labrusca Rosso Lambrusco NV Pét-Nat Over the last few years, pét-nats have garnered serious attention—and once you’ve tasted one, it’s not shocking to understand why. Try: Patrick Bottex Bugey-Cerdon La Cueille NV Albariño.

Tips On Finding Great Oregon Pinot Noir. Want Better Wine on a Budget? Stop Buying From California. Food & Wine. 12 Amazing Wine Flight Ideas. Wine flights are an excellent way to quickly master in the art of wine tasting.

12 Amazing Wine Flight Ideas

Tasting wines side-by-side reveals the subtle differences that you might have otherwise missed, which is why the experience is so educationally compelling. In the wine business, we call this style of tasting “comparative tasting,” and organize the practice so that each participant is to bring one bottle based on a specific theme (to share the cost). Fortunately, you don’t have to be a wine professional to create a tasting group. All you really need are a few friends and a theme. Take On The Wine Challenge. Learn about wine with a structured wine tasting that you can do on your own.

Take On The Wine Challenge

The tasting is designed to be accompanied by the book: Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine. We love to drink, sometimes maybe more than we’d like to admit. How Wines Age. What do old wines taste like?

How Wines Age

And… the question we’re all wondering: are old wines better than young wines? Learn how wines age by observing a single wine (a Merlot) produced for nearly 30 years from the same vineyard by the same winery. What you’ll discover might surprise you, it certainly surprised us. We’ve all heard “the older, the better” when it comes to wine, but is this really true? In reality, there aren’t that many wines built to last (maybe only 3% of the market).

2017 Wine Buying Guide (For Reds and Whites) Last updated Oct. 17th, 2017 Wine Folly’s 2017 Wine Buying Guide will come in handy regardless of whether you’re a novice or are a pro.

2017 Wine Buying Guide (For Reds and Whites)

It’s organized by style of wine (from bold red to light white wines) with a focus on which regions, varieties, and vintages to seek out. Vintage Chart Compilation We compiled vintage ratings and vintage assessments from Berry Bros & Rudd, Wine Advocate, Jancis Robinson, Wine Institute, Wine Spectator and other regional sites into one simple, user-friendly chart.

The Type of Wine Glass Majorly Affects the Taste of Your Wine! We tested two wine glasses, both designed for Cabernet Sauvignon, that offered surprisingly different results.

The Type of Wine Glass Majorly Affects the Taste of Your Wine!

Find out which characteristics to pay attention to when looking for your perfect wine glass. See Madeline Puckette identify the differences while testing two Cabernet Sauvignon wine glasses. Upon first glance, the wine glasses don’t seem to be that different. Krug CEO Says Stop Drinking Champagne From a Flute. Proper glassware can make or break a drinking experience.

Krug CEO Says Stop Drinking Champagne From a Flute

When it comes to Champagne, the epitome of luxury, drinking from the correct glass is crucial if you want to enjoy your bubbly. Not just any glass will do, according to Krug CEO Maggie Henriquez. “You don’t use flutes,” Henriquez said according to Drinks Business. How to Stop Overthinking Wine Tasting. 12 Amazing Wine Flight Ideas. Take On The Wine Challenge. Wine Folly - Grab a glass of #wine and get inside how a... Blue Lifestyle - Curating what's best in your life. Home - The SOMM Journal. The Next Big Names in American Wine. If the word sommelier makes you think of an ascot-sporting, tuxedo-clad man looking down his nose at anyone daring to mispronounce Viognier, that image is about to change.

The Next Big Names in American Wine

A new generation of American wine experts is coming to the fore, making the world of wine a more inviting space for drinkers of all races, genders and ages (older than 21, of course). They may hail from all corners of the country, their hands in all sectors of the industry, but they all have one thing in common: a dedication to putting the fun back into vino. Meet the new wave of experts shaking up American wine. Belinda ChangJames Beard Award-Winning Sommelier at Large Chicago, IL Photo: Jason Little In the late 1990s, Belinda Chang made a name for herself at Charlie Trotter's as one of the era's few female wine directors. Weird Wine Flavors and the Science Behind Them. If we loved wine just for the fruit, we’d just drink juice. And if that were the case, there would be magazines, books, films, collector’s guides, and ratings all around the topic of juice (and this site would be called “juice folly”).

No, we love wine, partly for the alcohol, but also partly for wild diversity of flavors–many of which are bizarre and require an acquired taste. The first flavors we learn to identify in wine are fruit flavors, perhaps because these are the most gratifying. However, when you get into wine, it’s hard not to notice all the funky, weird flavors including smells like: leather, Band-Aid, clove, cooked cabbage and baby diaper.

The Wine Tasting Method (Video) The wine tasting method is a simple process that will help you identify specific characteristics of a wine while tasting it. The tasting method splits a wine tasting up into 4 sections based on four of the five physical senses we use to experience wine. Look. We Aged Two Buck Chuck; Here's What it Tasted Like. Photo credit: Flickr jadepalmer Two Buck Chuck doesn’t exactly have a reputation for aging. While arguably the most well-known wine in America, Trader Joe’s Charles Shaw wine is more often the target of lampoons than accolades among the wine-drinking set. To be honest, I think they overdo it.

The fact is, millions of drinkers enjoy Charles Shaw wines, and for that reason alone it deserves more street cred than it gets. The Prosecco Wine Guide. Prosecco is Italy’s most popular sparkling wine. While it’s often compared to Champagne, it’s made with different grapes and a different winemaking method. As you’ll soon discover, there’s more to Prosecco than affordable bubbles. “There’s more to Prosecco than affordable bubbles” Learn more about this fascinating sparkler including how to choose Prosecco, the different styles, the main winemaking region, Valdobbiadene, and what foods to pair with it. Cheap Wine Sucks: A Manifesto. The Secret to Blind Tasting? Know "The Grid" This Advanced article will show you how to improve your palate with the tasting grid, a tool used by professional sommeliers. Learn the exact technique that Sommeliers use to blind taste wine. If you’re just getting started with wine tasting, this article is pretty advanced so you may prefer to read How to Taste Wine and Develop Your Palate as a primer.

No singular secret masters the art of blind tasting. Anyone can learn, and practice makes perfect. Of course, practicing at this advanced level is a process. When you taste with the grid, you will retain more information about a wine. The professional tasting grid. The Best Wines to Try From Chile. Reality of Wine Prices (What You Get For What You Spend) Forget the 2nd Cheapest…Get The Cheapest Wine. I enjoy going to fancy restaurants. I also used to work in them and one of the things I’ve learned about the business of wine is that the cheapest wine is often one of the most special wines on the menu, especially in nice places with a proper sommelier. Late Harvest Wines and Why They're Awesome.

What are late harvest wines? Late harvest wines are made from grapes that are left on the vine even after they’ve reached their peak ripeness. When grapes are (quite literally) left hanging, they become sweeter over time as each individual grape dehydrates and the sugar content becomes more concentrated. Secrets a Wine Sommelier Will Never Tell You. All month long, we are paying homage to the mighty grape. Is There a Wine for Guys Who Don't Like Wine? 4 Wines To Try from Provence. There’s nothing not to love about deliciously lean, antique pink-colored rosé from Provence. However, if you dig a little, you’ll find the region has some seriously respectable wines that are well worth drinking (and even collecting). Drink Your Way Through Austrian Wine. The next time you strap on your lederhosen (or dirndl), don’t feel out of place if you prefer a glass of wine to a mug of beer (as if that would make you feel awkward).

Austrian wine may be something of a rarity stateside, but its history is as old as the country itself. In fact, Vienna has more urban vineyards than any metropolitan city in the world (with 1,600 acres of vineyards). Austrian wine has that certain je ne sais quoi. Understanding Aglianico Wine: Italy's Next Red. Aglianico “alli-yawn-nico” is a full-bodied red wine which is found almost exclusively in Southern Italy in the regions of Campania and Basilicata.

Young Aglianico wines are known for strikingly savory flavors of leather, white pepper, black fruits and cured meat that when aged, develop soft dusty aromas of dried figs and sun-tanned leather. Differences Between Chardonnay and Viognier. Chardonnay and Viognier are both full-bodied white wines but they have subtle textural differences and aromatically are quite distinct. The Secret to Blind Tasting? Know "The Grid" Reality of Wine Prices (What You Get For What You Spend) In Search of the Best Wines from Priorat. How Wines Age. Chablis Wine Guide. Is Expensive Wine Worth It? Red Wines From Lightest to Boldest (Chart) Gewürztraminer Wine Guide. Tempranillo: Wine Profile. Do You Have a 'Common Palate' for Wine? Updated Wine Aroma Wheel with 100+ Flavors. Top Wine Tasting Terms To Know And How to Use Them. The Art of Blind Tasting. How to Host a Wine Tasting Party. How to Taste Wine (video guide)

Ruby Port vs Tawny Port. Live Wine Tasting #1.