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What Does Tempranillo Taste Like? Tempranillo Grape Information & Food Pairings | SommelierQA.com

What Does Tempranillo Taste Like?

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Common Flavors and Aromas Fruit: Red & Blue (Black Cherry, Red Currant, Plum, Cranberry, Tomato, Subtle Strawberry) Earth & Mineral Notes: Limestone, Silt, Clay Additional Complexities: Tobacco, Mushroom, Black Pepper, Leather Saddle, Herbs Structure Body: Medium-Full Sugar: Dry Tannins: Medium ..

Little Known Wine Regions to Visit | SommelierQA.com | Best Up and Coming Wine Regions to Visit

What Up and Coming Wine Region Would You Recommend Traveling To? Why?

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I personally highly recommend traveling to wine regions outside of the big areas to places like Madiran in France, or the Douro in Portugal. This way, you still have all the old-world charm we all know and love but with new and exciting innovation when it comes to their winemaking processes.  It is a wonderful ..

What is Vintage Port? | Tim Smith | SommelierQA.com

What is Vintage Port?

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Traditional Port is produced from indigenous Portuguese varietals such as Touriga Nacional and Tinto Roriz among others, only in the Douro region of Portugal. Vintage Port is only produced in excellent vintages and is aged in cask for at least a year, then longer in bottle before release. Vintage Port ..