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Wine Basics: Airén Wine Wine Basics 

Wine Basics: Airén

Airén: Pronunciation: A white grape is Spain’s and the world’s most widely planted grape variety. Airén blankets central Spain’s hot, arid regions of La Mancha and Valdepeñas and is used for both red and white wines. The Airén grape’s reputation for creating dull white wines is still widely dependable but-thanks to modern equipment and new wine making techniques-these wines... Read More
Wine Basics: Aglianico Wine Wine Basics 

Wine Basics: Aglianico

You’ve learned the difference between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. You are now ready to dive into a whole new undiscovered world of wine. There are thousands of wines made from varietals outside of the French noble grape varietals. This week we take a basic look at Aglianico, an Italian grape varietal pronounced “ah-lee-ahn-i-co”. Aglianico is a black skinned grape... Read More
Wine Basics: Sauvignon Blanc Wine Wine Basics 

Wine Basics: Sauvignon Blanc

Pronounced:     So-Vin-YAWN-Blonk Basics: Sauvignon Blanc is a dry white wine grape varietal that can offer distinctive flavors of citrus, melon, fig, herbs and grassiness. When it is made in oak barrels, the Sauvignon Blanc grape showcases its vanilla and creamy flavors.  This wine is typically light, crisp and full of fruit flavors. An exceptional Sauvignon Blanc will have great... Read More