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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Nero D'Avola is the hottest thing to happen to full-bodied red wines

There is a big, bad ass Italian red wine that is about to blow all of those other full-bodied red wines away. Nero D'Avola is Sicily's answer to rich, big, spicy red wines that consume your heart and leave you super happy.

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Cool climates making cool wines: How cool climates and high elevations became the hottest trend in wine

One thing I have noticed from winemakers to wine writers, and now wine drinkers, seems to be that everybody is hot for cool climate wines. So why is everybody talking about cooler climates? And what does it do for me?

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Unforgettable: Irresistible red wines to drink this spring!

Oh Spring, where have you been! It feels like we have been waiting so long to see the flowers bloom and the birds sing. The air is filled with endless possibilities, good vibes, and just a hint of floral driven allergies. Spring just also feels like the perfect season for drinking irresistable red wines from all over the body spectrum.

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Time to step up your Rose game this Spring!

Yes Rose is awesome, but its time you stepped up our Rose game this spring. Here's how.

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Fight back! Time for small wineries to embrace the term "craft wine"

The time is right for wineries for to start embracing the term "craft wine." With everything happening in the drinks business, the general shift in consumer tastes, and the cultural shift as a whole, embracing the moniker of a craft winery is a perfect opportunity for small wineries to set themselves apart from the big brands, and big companies who dominate the industry. So what are we waiting for, and why is this not a thing?

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What the F*** is unfined and unfiltered wine?

Simply put any unfined and unfiltered wine is a wine that has not gone through fining and filtration. The result is often a wine that looks cloudy as opposed to a translucent liquid we often associate it with. But does that mean it is any better? Or is this just a hot trend in natural wine?

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Drinking craft wines from America's small wineries is one of life's greatest pleasures

Have you ever sat and thought about what are the simple pleasures that keep your spirits lifted? To me one of life's greatest simple pleasures is to drink craft wine from some of the small wineries across America. 

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Can we all just agree to drink more Riesling? 5 Reasons Riesling should be your go-to white wine!

Let's all agree that in 2018 we need to drink more Riesling, enjoy more Riesling, and finally give this wine the credit it deserves!

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