Styles of Chardonnay + Quick Wine Tips

Common Chardonnay Questions Do you have a Dry Chardonnay? All Chardonnay is Dry unless labeled sweet. What’s the best chardonnay wine? Depends on your taste and style preference. What makes Chardonnay Creamy and Buttery? MLF (Malolactic Fermentation) What is MLF? This is a process used to decrease acidity in wine by adding lactic acid. (Always used in red wine, but

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The Rise of New York Wine: Red Hook Winery

If you told me a few months ago that I’d be loving wine from New York City, wine from Brooklyn to be more specific, I would have probably scoffed at you despite being an anti-snob. I got a real eye-opener when I visited Red Hook Winery in Brooklyn. They have some really interesting wines going on there, specifically orange wine.

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Food and Wine Pairing Tips: Problem Pairings

There are certain foods that are difficult to pair with wine. Here’s a few quick pairing tips to guide you. For a full list of problem pairings, you can check out my page on pairings(link below). Keep in mind that these are simple, quick and easy wine pairing tips. There are other solutions and just because I don’t list certain

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Sforzato…Gesundheit! It’s Not a Sound, Sforzato is a Great Italian Wine!

If Amarone and Barolo had a baby it would be Sforzato.  Sforzato is an Italian Red Wine made from the Nebbiolo grape and is from Valtellina.  Valtellina is located in the Lombardia region of Italy.  Just a quick review:  Amarone is an Italian red wine known as “Passito wine” which is created from the Appassimento method. Appassimento is a winemaking

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The Modern Somm Updates

Hey Everyone, I wanted to update you on some new stuff… A new Resource page for all things related to the Wine, Beer, Spirits and Food Industry where I will feature websites and fellow bloggers: Click Here for my Industry Resource Page Franklin Liquors is currently a featured industry resources for news and reviews. New Pages on My site to

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