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The differences between red and white wines go far beyond just the choice of grapes and the color. Here are several fascinating facts about the real differences between red and white wines. Made with Different Grapes Fundamentally speaking, red wines are made with red grapes (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, etc.) and white wines are made with white grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, etc). What’s interesting, though, is that nearly all wines we find in the marketplace were originally made from one species of grape called Vitis vinifera. Ampelographers believe that the first Vitis vinifera grapes were black grapes (e.g. red wine grapes) and that a natural mutation...

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I have one word, three syllables for you when it comes to the greatest white wine of the world: Montrachet, pronounced "Mo-nra-shay".  Montrachet is a remarkable piece of real estate, a very special place, or vineyard and terroir as the French put it.  This is the place where the Chardonnay grape, one of two Noble Grape varietals, reaches its peak.  The other Noble Grape varietal is Riesling, but we will talk about that later. Wines of this caliber and pedigree should elicit great emotion, like a great dish made with white truffles, an incredible album, a great work of art...

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For many of us, the second a wine list is placed in our hands at a restaurant, we begin to panic. Ordering wine at a restaurant piles on the pressure. Will everyone at the table like our selection? How does retail pricing measure up to restaurant fees? Can the somm tell I don’t really know how to pronounce Gewürtztraminer? It doesn’t have to be this way. With a few insider tips from the sommelier’s side of the coin, you’ll be ready to tackle the wine list like a pro. While it may feel like the server is silently mandating you to order wine immediately upon sitting down,...

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Chablis, gewürztraminer, viognier, white port, white wine blends — yes, please As winter chills begin to thaw and both meals and evenings grow lighter and spring is just around the corner, it's the perfect time to pop corks (or twist screw-caps) and explore the ultra-versatile world of white wine. Refreshing and crisp or rich and round, white wine is enjoyed all year long, of course, but the warmer weather of spring seems to call for the bright, zippy character they so often offer. Here are five categories of white wine that promise to make a delicious impression on food and friends...

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