Category: Wine 101

The Essential Guide to Dry German Riesling
The world's greatest white wine grape is finally getting some love in non-wine-snob circles. But which region to you want to try? Also, which style is the one to look out for? (Hint: it's...
The Next Big Tuscan Wine Region: Montecucco
Chianti. Montalcino. Bolgheri. Montepulciano. Carmignano. Gimignano. For a province about as big as New Jersey, Tuscany is home to some of the most famous areas for wine, and for good reason. And yet, there...
The Guide to the Best Provence Rosé
Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of summer. Hot days by the lake, beach trips, and long weekends in the country are at hand, and for many of these seasonal outings, Provençal rosé...
California's Pursuit of Balance
Though it took a few decades, California is now one of the wine world’s most vibrant, passionate and interesting areas of production. Today, there are a number of different choices and options available to...
Rioja: What’s In a Name?
Geographically, “Rioja” is divided into three subzones, each with a distinct terroir. A “Rioja” can also be defined as a “Crianza,” a “Reserva,” or a “Gran Reserva” depending on the aging. And then, there’s...
Sangiovese, Italy's Most Famous Grape
Italian wine has a well-defined hierarchy. Barbera and Nebbiolo rule Piemonte, while Prosecco-bound Glera and Pinot Grigio are the stars in the northeast. And then there’s Tuscany’s Sangiovese. The grape and its clones are...
Rosé Wines From Beyond Provence
Warm spring days mean it is “rosé all day” time. But if you’ve been turned off by some of the South of France plonk that’s found its way into many a frosé over the...