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Travel to South Africa in a Glass

Travel to South Africa in a Glass Travel right now happens to be quite restrictive, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot explore a far away place, right at home, in your glass. This week, City Vino takes you to South Africa with four wines from the country. Let us embark on our wine trip.

Blends - Approach, Mid-Palate, and Finish

Blends - Approach, Mid-Palate, and Finish Our blog has featured discussions of red blends over the past year or two, like this one on Red Blends and this one Red Blends Redux.  Red blends are very popular-selling wines because of how they are intentionally made to give your palate a full experience. What do we mean by "full experience?" Read on.

Rhône, Rhône on the Range

Rhône, Rhône on the Range The Rhône Valley region of France runs in a narrow band from Burgundy to its north to Provence to its south, and is one of the oldest wine-growing areas in France. It comprises two distinct areas—the Northern Rhône Valley and the Southern Rhône Valley, both of which are along the Rhône River. Different styles of wines are produced in each area, but both are known predominantly for red wines.

Noble Grapes, The White Varieties

Noble Grapes, The White Varieties Originally, there were six noble grapes identified: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Merlot for the reds; and Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling for the whites. “Noble grapes” is a term that was coined to describe international grape varieties that were the most recognized for the top-quality wine they produce.