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What Does Sauvignon Blanc Taste Like? | Top Sauvignon Blanc Wine Regions | SommelierQA.com

What are some of the top regions Sauvignon Blanc is coming from currently? What does Sauvignon Blanc taste like? What makes these wines ideal for pairing with seafood?

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Sauvignon Blanc originated in the Loire Valley in France and, as such, remains one of the top regions for the grape (which is labeled under its region Sancerre). Currently, New Zealand is leading the way in terms of Sauvignon Blanc production and sales. From these two regions, the wine is seldom oaked. The ..

What are the wines of the Loire Valley? | Loire Valley Wine Region of France | SommelierQA.com

What Are the Wines of the Loire Valley?

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What are some of the standout wines coming from the Loire Valley? What makes this region special, and what advice might you give to those looking to visit the region in terms of where to go and what to try? What foods pair best with Loire Valley wines? Loire valley is vast – stretching from […]

What are the Best White Wine with Seafood Pairings? | SommelierQA.com

What is the Best White Wine to Pair with Seafood?

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Today, New England-based sommelier Nicholas Daddona explains some of the best white wine with seafood pairings. Could you explain some of your favorite styles of white wine and tips for pairing these styles with seafood? What makes these pairings standout? Seafood is a New England staple. Boston and New England ..

What is Cabernet Franc? What Does Cabernet Franc Taste Like? | Cabernet Franc Food Pairings

What is Cabernet Franc? What Does it Taste Like?

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Cabernet Franc is a medium-skinned grape variety of the genus vitis vinifera. It is not clear where the grape vine originated but there is some evidence it came from the Basque region of France. The grape is considered one of the “International” varieties having originated in around France. Cabernet ..

What is Pouilly-Fumé? | Loire Valley, France - Sauvignon Blanc | Adam Chase, SommelierQA.com

What is Pouilly-Fumé?

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Pouilly-Fumé is a PDO/Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AC) wine region in the Central Vineyards section of France’s Loire Valley. It produces only white wines from Sauvignon Blanc. Many people confuse the region with Pouilly-Fuisse AC. Fuisse also produces white wine, but from Chardonnay and is located ..

Malbec Wine Taste | What Does Malbec Taste Like? | Kevin Cornish | SommelierQA.com

What Does Malbec Wine Taste Like?

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What does Malbec taste like? Malbec is a lush, ripe wine with dark concentrated flavors.  It contains beautiful black fruit flavors and aromatics of spice and some floral notes at times.  There are different degrees of complexity in Malbec depending upon the winemaker and the region it is made in. What’s ..