There has never been a better time to try a (obscure) new wine!

I think we should just call them..ok now bear with me for a second because I'm going to sound a little crazy... "grapes" and "wines". Whoa! Somewhere some writer for a stuffy old wine magazine just got a nosebleed, but I think its time to stop calling these wines obscure. Let's just call them what they are, delicious!

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What the F*** is Frizzante?

What is a Frizzante wine? You might see this in a few places but not really understand what it means. The term frizzante is generally used in Italian wine to describe a wine’s effervescence, or how much it sparkles.

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Wines that Rock: Saint Laurent - A high fashion take on wine

Saint Laurent wines are easy to drink, refreshing, but also have this refined and sophisticated quality that just seems to put them on a whole new level.

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The hottest white wines of the summer

Its as though summer was made for white wines, or maybe white wines were the genius invention of a winemaker who ached for his favorite grapes to quench his thirst on a hot day. You just cannot deny that summer and white wine make for the perfect pairing.

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The resurrection of California’s lost vineyards and grapes

More often than not, when I am listening to this music I am drinking wines made by new, modern producers in the new world. Their stories seemed to run similar courses. These new winemakers, these young upstarts, are doing something very different to anything that has come in the last 40 or so years since the Judgment of Paris and Robert Parker’s influential shift of the entire industry. They are going back to a point in time and where everybody turned right and kept going, instead now they are turning left. 

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The hottest red wines you need to drink this summer

Its hot out, and those stuffy wine fools are trying to get you to put away your Syrah's and your Cabernets in favor of blushes of pink and crisp white wines. We know you though, you almost exclusively drink red wine don't you?

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The ultimate glou glou wines of the summer!

If you're looking for a wine that is glou glou these are just a start. A pretty fucking awesome start!

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How to speak modern wine - The wine terms you need to know in an era of natural wine

Wine culture is shifting at a tremendous pace. Us young wine lovers are changing how wine is drunk, how we think about it, how we talk about it, and what part it plays in our lives. We have eschewed luxe wine collections from a select few wineries in pursuit of new experiences from around the world. Wine is a part of who we are, and if you want to get with the times you are going to have to learn the lingo of this new era in wine.

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That is incorrect! But so right! - Martha Stoumen throws down with her 2017 "Varietally Incorrect" Viognier

Martha Stoumen is challenging everything you knew about Viognier, and making something that is a super quaffable summer wine. Its a wine you need in your life right now, the 2017 Martha Stoumen Varietally Incorrect Viognier.

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What the F*** is whole cluster fermentation?

whole cluster fermentation is when you process whole, intact clusters of grapes together, stems and all! All the berries are tossed in, along with the stems, and pressed together. 

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What the F*** does Vin De Soif Mean?

To put it short, a Vin de soif is a wine for the throat, not the head. Its thirst quenching, and easy to drink. But why do we need this term anyway?

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The dark side of Rosé - Darker shades of pink show a different side to Rosé wine

There is something darker stirring in different corners of the world, adding a new layer of soul, complexity, and a whole different character to the bright and refreshing wines of the summer. 

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Keep Wines Cieliegiolo - What it means to be glou glou

So I am breaking my own tradition here by doing a bottle review. Screw traditions. I'm just going to go out and say that you have to get your hands on some Cieliegiolo from Keep Wines. Here's why...

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Martha Stoumen Wines - A delicate touch creates a world of difference

We could talk endlessly about how knowing where your wine comes from, and how its grown, but most of us will never understand the nuances. Thankfully we have Martha Stoumen who’s dedication to understanding how grapes are grown are the starting point for her glorious craft wines that are as hot as the climate they grow in. And that's really freaking hot!

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What the F*** does "Glou Glou" mean?

Sometimes you get a term that just makes perfect sense and just works. Its easy to understand, but cool to say, and allows you to sum up everything you want in a wine in two French-like words that just roll off the tongue. That magical term is "glou glou," a term that captures everything we want in wine right now.

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Are Frank Cornelissen's wines really all they are hyped up to be?

After a long, long day of extensive research for photoshoots, I found myself with one thing on my mind. I need a damn good bottle of wine! But not just any wine, I need something out of this world, something awesome. For some reason, I could not get the thought out of my head that I needed a bottle of something by Frank Cornelissen

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Warm climates are making some super hot wines!

There are reasons that places like California, South Africa, and the Mediterranean are pumping out such amazing wines, because there warmer climates are making for some killer wines that are full of energy and fun vibes. It’s time to give hot climate wines a closer look.

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California's hidden treasures - The delicious wines from of the beaten path

Once you go off the beaten path you find a whole world of amazing wines that tell you a much deeper story of wine in California.

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California knows how to Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is a wine with a serious edge, attitude, and killer style. It is the white wine equivalent of Atomic Blonde!

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What the F*** is a field blend wine?

Field blend wines are made from grapes that have been grown together, as the name would suggest, in the same field. Field blend wines are dope!

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