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A Beginner's Guide to South African Wine

For many wine drinkers, South Africa is a bit of a mystery. A lot of stores have shelves of cheap bottles with various animals on the label, but while people all over the world assumed there wasn't much out there beyond 'Goats do Roam,' South Africa got busy making really great wine. Let's get caught up, shall we? More

A Beginner's Guide to New Zealand Wine

Sauvignon Blanc was a popular premiere, but the New Zealand wine industry has released its sophomore album, and it deserves hit status. Featuring Chardonnay, Pinot, Noir, and more, this small island nation's wines are ready for you to take notice. Today we'll introduce you to the area and the different types of wines you'll find coming from New Zealand. More

A Beginner's Guide to German Wine

Overwhelmed by German wine labels? Not sure how to figure out if a wine is going to be sweet or dry? We can help. Consider this your friendly introduction to the grapes, regions, and many reasons to love German wine. More

A Beginner's Guide to Italian Wine

It's an old saying, but in Italy, what grows together truly goes together. If you love Italian food like I do—the pasta, the prosciutto, the olive oil—exploring Italian wine is a fun next step. Let's start by getting to know a few of the essential grapes. More

A Beginner's Guide to French Wine

The idea of tackling France—the accents and the growing regions and the different vintages—can feel like a vast, unmanageable task for anyone who wants to start learning about wine. But even the most seasoned wine professionals sometime mispronounce words, so you shouldn't worry. Today's guide will help you get a little more comfortable in the French section of your local wine shop. More

A Beginner's Guide to German Wine

Glad you guys are enjoying the article! In regards to Gewurztraminer - @kmatthewson81 is right. There really isn't that much in Germany. Less than 1% of vineyard area is dedicated to what they call Traminer (and that number may also include another grape, Savagnin Rose).

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