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Drinking Around Alsace, A French Wine Region With Dual Personalities

Why you should be drinking these wines tonight
Nov 11, 2013 2:00 pm

You think you know France. Beaux Arts architecture, rich sauces, red wine blends. But then you get off the train in Colmar, some 50 miles south of Strasbourg, and wonder how this fantastical corner of the country can be. Welcome to Alsace, a small wine-producing region tucked into France’s northeastern corner that shares a border with Germany and Switzerland. This just might be your new favorite wine region. 

Discover The Wines of Roussillon, A Hub Of Modern Winemaking In Old-World France

Languedoc’s other half needs your attention
Nov 4, 2013 4:00 pm

The Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest wine region not only in France but in the world, accounting for about one-third of the country’s total wine production. Traditionally, this has not been good news: the region has long been associated with bulk wine. Today, the area is gaining recognition as a producer of great value wines.

Around The World In 80 Wine Varietals: Pinot Noir

Nearly 2,000 years old, grape inspires love or hate
Oct 29, 2013 3:00 pm

Pinot Noir is to red wine what Riesling is to white: the most terroir-driven of the varieties. Finnicky and difficult to grow, Pinot Noir is more often a labor of love than a cash cow grape. With its red berry top notes and often earthy mid-palate, it’s a love-it-or-hate-it grape. And those who love it, do so with a bizarre, obsessive passion. More information and 5 Pinot Noir bottle suggestions, after the jump.

17 Signs You're A Wine Snob

Hint: You're insufferable, only drink 98-pointers
Sep 4, 2013 1:00 pm

A wine snob is a particularly posh type of creature. Not to be confused with a wine geek. Geeks are wine lovers who seek out obscure grapes, unknown wine regions, unconventional winemaking methods. Wine snobs, on the other hand, are a different type of oenophile. Read on.

Around The World In 80 Wine Varieties: Riesling

Plus, 5 Rieslings to try (and where to buy)
Aug 15, 2013 3:00 pm

Every couple of years, wine geeks get excited: rumor has it riesling is about to be the next big thing. Well, it is and it isn’t. Right now, it’s getting buzz through initiatives like the internationally recognized campaign Summer of Riesling. But outside of oenophilic circles, riesling is still greatly underappreciated. Read on.

How Does Marco Canora Celebrate July 4th? With French Wines Of Course.

Chateauneuf-du-Pape does white?
Jul 8, 2013 9:02 am

Over a weekend when everybody was celebrating the best things of America —independence, grilled meat, the United States of Craft Beer — a few of us were busy sticking our noses in an assortment of French wines pulled together at a fun dinner arranged by the Wines Of France. Here's a report.

A Down And Dirty Guide To Natural Wines

So much controversy around "des vins naturels"
Mar 25, 2013 4:01 pm

In Paris, the city of wine for lunch and dinner, there is much talk of des vins naturels. There are entire caves and wine bars dedicated to selling these natural wines. But what are they?

8 Online Wine Clubs Worth Subscribing To

Wine to your doorstep. Like, every month.
Dec 13, 2012 3:01 pm

Wine is the gift that keeps on giving — especially when the wine keeps coming all year. A wine club subscription makes the perfect gift for oenophiles and wine novices alike and can boost one’s wine knowledge or just keep your favorite wine lover well stocked. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites.

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