It has always been true that the best way to learn about wine is to taste it — as broadly and as often as possible. …

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Champagne But Were Afraid to Ask

Is all Sparkling Wine Champagne?

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Champagne is a sparkling wine produced in the Champagne wine region of France using the Methode Champenoise (as defined below).

In America, many people use the word Champagne to describe any sparkling wine. The Comité Champagne fiercely…

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Organic Terms to Know

As climate change concerns and health information become ever more prevalent, the choices we make about what we put in our bodies and how it was produced become more complicated.

When it comes to how wine is produced, you have choices. Organic, biodynamic, and sustainable farming pertain to the grapes…

What Natural Wine Is and How to Spot It in the Wild

Dry-farmed, organic grapevines at Chateau de Beaucastel in the Rhone Valley. Photo by Jessyca Frederick.

What is Natural Wine?

Natural wine, to most of its fans and proponents, is made with organic or biodynamic grapes, utilizes native yeasts, is unfiltered, and has no additives (including sulfites). …

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