Posts in What the F*** Wine?
Carbonic Maceration - Wine goes pop, but is it a hit or a miss?

While they can be delicious, they sometimes follow a pattern that seems a little bit too familiar, as if you are hearing a song over and over again and thinking "Wait, am I listening to this summer's massive hit, or is this last summer's massive hit? Is that Pharell? Again?" Fear not though, there are still a few good artists...I mean winemakers...who are doing some great things with carbonic maceration and making it an art form that can be the foundation for some truly exciting wine.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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What the F*** is the difference between dry, off-dry, and sweet wines?

Would the opposite of a dry wine be a wet wine? Can wine be considered wet? If you are a complete novice to wine this question makes perfect sense! But the answer is, the opposite of a dry wine is a sweet wine. So what are the differences between dry and sweet wines? Thats a great question!

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What the F*** are the noble grapes?

What makes a grape noble? One thing we can be certain about is that the noble grapes are the most prevalent grapes grown in the world, and they have inspired winemakers in their global pursuit for great wine. Not only have they captured the imagination of winemakers but they have captured the hearts of wine drinkers around the world

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WTF are red blends? Really!

What the F*** are red blends and why does everybody say they like them? To get the full scope you have to understand what red wine blends REALLY are and why they are so awesome!

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What the F*** are Old Vine Wines?

Old vine is a pretty common description on a wine label. We swear we love it, but do we really know why, and do we really know what old vine wines are? And why do they make such damn good wines?

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What the F*** is Pet-Nat? (Pettilant-Naturel)

What the fuck is Pet-Nat? Where did it come from? And how is it blowing up wine stores across the country? Is it just the latest hipster trend in winemaking or is this going to be a full on romance we have with a wine style like how we love Rose? To really find out, you have to try for yourself but allow us at Vynl to explain.

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What the F*** is Natural Wine

What makes natural wine the hottest thing in the wine world right now? Maybe because it is flying in the face of everything we have been taught about wine and proving us wrong. And thats awesome!

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WTF is Oxidation? Is it a mistake? Or is it a trend?

Oxidation is a flaw that reveals a wine has been overexposed to oxygen. So why is it becoming a thing in 2017?

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What the F*** is Fruit Forward?

I still laugh when people say "fruit forward" because in its simplicity, it can really prove useful to everybody. Fruit forward can save the day. Sort of. 

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What the F*** is New World Wine?
What the F*** is Acidity?