Wine Academy

Wines from Caucasus

The Caucasus region encompasses the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and parts of Iran, Russia and Turkey. This region is considered to be the birthplace of wine. We know this ...

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The good stuff of Red ...

Some red wines have significantly higher levels of what science has determined to be the beneficial ingredients found in wine. Evidence also suggests that younger red wines are better than ...

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The practice of ordering wine ...

There are some vestigial practices in wine. For example, the one we all know (and some of us dread) is the practice of ordering wine in a restaurant. It goes ...

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Pinot Noir: one grape, more ...

Pinot Noir is often hailed for being utterly delicious but it also happens to be one of the most versatile wine grapes in the world. This single red grape variety ...

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The real differences between red ...

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 ...

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What to drink with chocolate

Wine and chocolate have a lot of similarities to each other. For one, they’re both considered aphrodisiacs and they both contain flavanols (antioxidants). Despite these striking similarities, it’s somewhat challenging ...

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The strong impact of colors ...

Our sensory biases are imprinted at a young age when we associate colors with foods. For example, we correlate the sweet, spiced, citrus flavor of an orange to the color ...

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The brave new wine regions

From the craggy peaks of Corsica to the rolling hills of Idaho (yes, Idaho), new-wave vintners are tackling tough terrain and magnum-sized skepticism to produce remarkable, award-winning wines in the ...

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Enjoy a wine-centric vacation

There’s more to wine than just red and white. From the unique flavors of each region to the distinctive taste of a vintage blend, wine lovers know the libation’s complexity. ...

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9 wine words you need ...

When you remove the beautiful label and the distinguished-looking bottle, you will have a wine that you either: 1) Enjoy; 2) Are indifferent to; 3) Absolutely hate. Because wine isn’t ...

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