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When is Wine Harvest Season?

<b>Want to visit wine country?</b> The best time to visit is during harvest for 3 reasons: the weather is a little cooler, the grapes are ripe and …

Napa Valley

Explore Bordeaux Now with 10 Wines Under $20

Bordeaux is famous for one thing: <b>expensive red wine,</b> but this is a very small picture of the true output of the region. While prices for luxury wines …

Wine & Spirits

How Wine Clones Are Already Taking Over

Perhaps you’ve heard of the ‘Dijon Clone’ for Pinot Noir or maybe Clone number 337 for Cabernet Sauvignon?<p>Wine clones are well-known amongst wine …

Intellectual Property

How to Write Useful Wine Tasting Notes

Wine tasting notes should be the most useful tips to see before you buy a wine. In the past 10 years, wine tasting notes have shifted more to …

Wine Tasting

How to Read Italian Wine Labels

<i>Learn to understand Italian wine labels enough to get what you want. Here is a great set of tips and advice to keep handy so you can find and enjoy</i> …

Learn Wine With The 9 Major Wine Styles

Ever find yourself looking at a wine list, wanting a specific type of wine, but don’t know how to ask for it? Learning how to order wine is as simple …

Sparkling Wine

Wine For All Seasons in Bordeaux

<b>Bordeaux</b>, my French family’s hometown, revolves around the seasons of wine. Harvest. Dormancy. Budbreak. Ripening. And whatever the season, there’s always some wine-related party, festival, or “open house” event going on in and around town.<p>This year, the highlight has to be the <b>Bordeaux Wine …

4 Great Wines to Buy in Argentina

We at Argovino recently came back from a few days in Buenos Aires, where we had a chance to taste some of the excellent wines that haven't yet arrived on these shores. One of our sources is always Victor Nastasi, the owner of the outstanding wine shop Autre Monde in the Palermo Viejo neighborhood. …

Is Your Wine a Fake?

The Wine Enthusiast guide to safeguarding your cellar.<p>The recent trial and conviction of counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan sent a ripple of panic through …

Identity Theft

The Importance of a Wine Glass

You’re probably wondering why some people are such sticklers about wine glasses. What’s the big deal if you prefer your wine out of a Solo cup? If …

More than 20 places to go wine tasting in the Los Angeles area

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica<p>San Antonio Winery: Wine tasting, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Free …

Wine

Is pink the new white? A complicated new era for rosé

Rosé has become a bit confusing these days - but it may be the most versatile wine of all<p>I am confused.<p>Over the past decade, I have spilled more ink about rosé than I'd care to remember. Always, there has been a story line.<p>Ten years ago, it was that not enough people drank pink wine, that it was …

33 of The Most Bizarre Wine Flavors

See the most bizarre wine flavors and find out what wines have these flavors. If wine tasted only like flowers and fruit, it wouldn’t be as awesome …

Flavors

Basic Guide to White Wine

Bold & Dry<p>These wines will blow the top of your head off with their intense flavor and a creamy-vanilla note brought about with oak aging.<p>Light & …

Madeira

What Do Wine Legs Really Mean?

Are wine ‘legs’ an indication of a higher quality wine? Find out more about wine legs tell you about wine and how you can make wine legs in your wine …

Stuart Pigott's five favorite U.S. Rieslings

Here are five American Rieslings that wine author Stuart Pigott finds remarkable, with his descriptions.<p><b>Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, New York)</b><p>Riesling would never have become the most important grape variety in New York state (ahead of Merlot!) if Dr. …

Napa Valley

5 Lesser-Known Varietals You Should Add to Your Wine Rack

<i>Today: Eric Asimov, New York Times columnist and coauthor of the newly published Wine with Food, introduces us to the lesser-known wine varietals he's most excited about. Give them a try -- your Pinot Noir deserves a break.</i><p>The black-and-white, Cabernet-and-Chardonnay world has faded. The 21st …

Flavors

Vintage Fraud: How To Spot A Counterfeit Wine

Wine counterfeiting has enjoyed a fair bit of news coverage of late–especially the scandal centered on Rudy Kurniawan–described by some as the Bernie Madoff of the wine world. Kurniawan was convicted of fraud last year for selling more than 1.3 million dollars-worth of fake wines. He is currently …

'Every hour a glass of wine' – the female writers who drank

The long list of male alcoholic authors is well known, but what about their literary sisters? Olivia Laing looks back on the great female writers who sought refuge in the bottle and salvation on the page<p>If you write a book about alcohol and male writers, as I did, the one question you'll be asked …

What To Do with Leftover Wine

Do you have an unfinished bottle of wine lurking in your fridge that you don’t want to go to waste? Here are 3 creative uses for both red and white …

The science of wine

<b>Is the temperature of wine really that important?</b><p>Even the most novice wine drinker knows you chill white wine, and serve red wine at room …

Wine-Searcher. Human race only please ...

To keep Wine-Searcher running smoothly, we've added some extra security measures to make sure you are a real person and not a robot. Please complete …

Top 15 Cabernet Sauvignons

This year saw <i>the drinks business</i> build on its successful Masters series with the introduction of a competition dedicated to the world’s most widely …