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Argentina: Sebastian Zuccardi

Argentina: Sebastian Zuccardi
Duda de usar la palabra espiritual, pero Sebastián siempre parece ver horizontes más amplios en su búsqueda por «producir vinos de montaña con identidad del lugar». El especialista se hizo cargo de la bodega en el 2009, lue...

Fortified Wines

Fortified Wines
What does it mean to “fortify” a wine? When a wine is fortified it means that a neutral spirit (usually a clear grape brandy) is added during the fermentation process. The alcohol addition does several things: it stabilizes the wine, increases the alcoh...

Lambrusco

Lambrusco
Lambrusco is actually a family of very old grape varieties native to Italy. Most wines are a blend of several distinct varieties, each with a unique taste profile. It is unclear exactly when these varieties manifested, but Cato may have mentioned them in De Agri Cultura...

Lodi Wine Guide

Lodi Wine Guide
On the surface, Lodi doesn’t seem to be very special. There are several big brands (Woodbridge, Rex-Goliath, Bronco Wine Co., Sutter Home, etc.) who use Lodi fruit in their unexciting California wines, chiefly Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Grig...

Cool Climate

Cool Climate
According to Jones, cool climate wine regions have average growing season temperatures of 55–59 ºF (13–15 ºC) and 850–1389 growing degree-days (Winkler Index). Want to know if a region has a cool climate? Generally you’ll find that cool...

From Dry to Sweet

From Dry to Sweet
Since wine ranges in sweetness, you have to do some research to figure out the actual residual sugar in a specific bottle. You can use wine tech sheets to find the exact number. (So useful!) When reading a tech sheet: Below 1% sweetness, wine are considered dry...