Category Archives: Wine 101

This post is part of our ongoing series of interviews with some of our favorite sommelier’s around the country. Was your first love a big buttery Chardonnay?  You’re not alone!  Sommelier Matthew Lees didn’t even like wine until his first great Chardonnay in 1992. After 20 years of experience in the restaurant business, he has …

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I’m not quite sure who we should thank for it but it seems like rose has been undergoing something of a cultural comeback these days! For years I’ve professed my love of the blushing beautiful pink wines of the world and been met by looks of pity or confusion.  Lucky for us, rose is finally …

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Trying to decide between a few bottles, but not quite sure what the differences are?  Sometimes wine labels seem like they’re written in a different language because, well, often times, they are. But with these easy steps, your friends will be handing you the wine list in no time! First thing’s first – be able …

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Intimidated by the sheer volume of options when you walk down the wine aisle at your local shop?  You’re not alone! Wine labels are meant to help you figure out what awesomeness awaits inside each bottle but between fancy designs and the variety of industry terms used by producers – they can often add to …

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