Syrah Vs. Shiraz – DING! DING! DING!

What’s the difference between Syrah and Shiraz? This is a very common question and while it may be common wine logic to some, it’s still a mystery to the average wine drinker.  Syrah and Shiraz are the same grape.  The difference between Shiraz and Syrah comes down to style. Shiraz is what “Syrah” is called in Australia; everywhere else around

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The Truth about Sweet Wine and Dry Wine

Here’s a quick blog to clear up Sweet and Dry Wines. Sweet Wine and Dry Wine is something that many people get mixed up.  I’d say one of more common requests I receive when when a guest orders wine would be, “I’d like a wine that isn’t sweet.”  To give a better example:  Guests might ask for a Chardonnay that

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The Dry Side of Riesling

In my previous post I wrote about sweet Riesling.  Today I’m here to discuss Dry Riesling.  While Riesling is now being produced in many regions around the world, I’d say the two more prominent regions for making dry Riesling are the Alsace region of France and the Alto-Adige(ah-dee-zhay) region of Italy.  Over the past few years however, Germany has been

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The Sweet Side of Riesling

I’m doing a two part post on Riesling which will cover how to not only identify which are the sweet Rieslings, but how sweet they actually are.  The other part will cover dry Riesling and how to identify them. Riesling ranges from the very dry styles from the Alsace region of France and Alto-Adige region of Italy to the syrupy

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New and Exciting Stuff on the Way!

Hey there, Everybody! I just wanted to inform everyone that there are some cool changes coming to my blog as I’m turning it into a full-blown website. I’ve added many new categories to my menu.  Many of them are empty at the moment, but I will be adding more and more content very shortly. I’m expanding my site to cover

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