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Wines of Portugal: Vinho Verde

Vinho Verde! If you’re looking for a fresh white wine that’s light, fun, inexpensive and sometimes fizzy, then let me introduce you to Portugal’s Vinho Verde. And when I say “inexpensive” I mean you can literally get a bottle for $4.99 at Trader Joes. That’s...

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Fumé Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc are the same grape!

You see, back in the 1960’s Sauvignon Blanc didn’t have a lot of street cred. The American versions of the wine at that time were on the sweet side and less than exciting for most people. So Robert Mondavi (we ALL know that name, right?) took the initiative to visit France to see how they created their Sauvignon Blanc. He visited the regions of Loire Valley Sancerre and also the Pouilly-Fumé region whose Sauvignon Blanc at that time was called “Blanc Fumé.”

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Wine: Riesons to love Riesling

Okay so maybe that wasn’t the greatest play on words. Especially if you don’t know how to pronounce Riesling yet. It’s pronounced “Rees-ling”. “Riesons” to love “Riesling”…get it? {wah wah wahhhhhhhhh}. Admittedly, I’ve been a...

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Grüner Veltliner: Austria’s wine jewel

Never heard of Grüner Veltliner (pronounced Grooner Velt-leener)? Neither had I until last year when a dear friend of mine in NYC recommended I try it as an exotic alternative to dry Riesling or Sauv Blanc. I’m so glad she did because it has quickly become one of my favorite white wines – when I can find it.

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