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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 ..

What is Barbaresco Wine? | Barbaresco Wine Taste & Food Pairings | SommelierQA.com

What is Barbaresco Wine and What Does it Taste Like?

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Where is Barbaresco from and What are these wines made of? Barbaresco is an Italian wine region in the Northeast portion of Italy between Turin and Genoa. This wine is produced from Nebbiolo grapes. They are aged for a minimum of 2 years — at least 1 of which is in oak. These wines tend […]

What is Montepulciano Wine? | Montepulciano Wine Taste Description | SommelierQA.com

What is Montepulciano Wine? What Does it Taste Like?

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The name derives from the small town of Montepulciano in the south east area of Tuscany. Similar to other Tuscan wines, the main grape used in the production of the wine is Sangiovese. The wines tend to be darker in color close to a brownish red, as the wine ages it begins to take on […]

What Wine Goes With Steak? High-end Steakhouse Sommelier Explains Ideal Steak and Wine Pairings

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What are some of the most coveted wines on Del Frisco’s wine list that you recommend pairing with steak? Can you elaborate on these wines, what they taste like and how they may pair with different variations of steak dishes?  Some of the most coveted wines on our list at Del Frisco’s Double ..

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 is Chateauneuf du Pape Wine? | SommelierQA.com

What is Chateauneuf du Pape Wine?

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The wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape (CDP) vary from full-bodied reds to rich and mouth filling whites and even some light–hearted Rosés. The CDP AOC is the largest single AOC in the southern Rhone valley in France. Bordered to the North by the northern Rhone Valley (CDP is equal in size to the total ..

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 ..

The Best Pinot Noir Food Pairings | Pinot Noir Vines at Vergisson Vineyards Burgundy, France

What are Some of the Best Pinot Noir Food Pairings?

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The Flavor’s of Pinot Noir Pinot Noir with its characteristic moderate tannin levels and heightened acidity is a widely versatile wine when it comes to food pairings. The signature flavor profile of Pinot Noir is strawberry, raspberry, black cherry, and floral hints of dark roses and violets. Oaked ..

How Long to Age Barolo Wine? | SommelierQA.com

How many years does a quality Barolo need to age before it matures?

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I like at least 5 years of aging time, but a lot of that depends upon the producer and vintage. However, it’s not worth getting get too wrapped up in the timing thing. If the Barolo is from a good producer, I am up for seeing how it evolves in the glass even while it’s […]

Wine Recommendations for a Party | SommelierQA.com

If you were throwing a large party, what red and white wine would you serve to the group? Why?

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Right now we keep a couple of cases of Broadbent Vinho Verde (both white and Rosé) and Triton Mencia around the house just in case a party breaks out. The Vinho Verde can be found for less than $10.00 a bottle and the Mencia for less than $15.00. They are delicious summer time wines that […]