Red Wine

Merlot: The Less-Popular Half-Sibling

glass or red wine overlooking a coastal vineyard

Merlot: The Less-Popular Half-Sibling I love the question “what do you do?” because a) I think I have the greatest job on the planet, and b) it opens the door for some fun discussion. A new acquaintance recently asked me for some red wine recommendations. So I asked about his preferences: “Cab, Merlot, Pinot Noir?” His…

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What Exactly is a Rosé Wine

What Exactly is a Rosé Wine If you were under the impression pink wines are syrupy-sweet blends of red and white wine, you aren’t alone – thanks to the reputation of White Zinfandel. As it turns out, pink wines can be dry or sweet, and are made from red grapes. Unlike traditional red wines, rosés (pronounced…

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What’s the Deal with Wine Blends?

glass or red wine overlooking a coastal vineyard

What’s the Deal with Wine Blends? One of our followers wrote in: “What’s the deal with the cheap wine blends in the grocery store? Are they kind of like sandwiches made with Thanksgiving leftovers?” Yep – that’s exactly right! There is a growing number of wine blends on the market, all with super-cool labels and irresistibly…

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