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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 […]

Provence Rosé Wine Guide | SommelierQA.com

Can you discuss the Provence wine region of France, what grapes and wines are produced here, and why this region works so well for Rosé Wine?

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Examining the Sights and Flavors of France’s Provence Wine Region and its Famous Rosé Wine  When thinking of Provence, the mind conjures images of lavender fields casting purple hues on rolling hills that match the sunsets. You think of the famous sundrenched seaside towns of the French Riviera ..

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 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 […]

The Margaret River Wine Region, Western Australia | Wines of Margaret River Australia | Terrior and History of the Margaret River

Can You Explain the History, Terroir and Wines of the Margaret River Wine Region?

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Western Australia is Australia’s largest state, encompassing around a third of the country, yet due to formidable climatic and near desert conditions in areas to the north and inland, the vineyards are confined mainly to its remote southwestern edge. Visiting this isolated corner of the globe is well ..

What is Sauterne? How is Sauternes Made in Bordeaux? Sauternes and Noble Rot | Allessandra Esteves, SommelierQA.com

What is Sauternes Wine? How is it Made? What Does it Taste Like?

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Sauternes is an AOC, established in 1936, and located in Bordeaux, France. The region produces an unfortified sweet wine, that can be made with Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Gris grapes. The AOC entails five different communes in the Gironde Department: Sauternes, Barsac, Bommes, ..

What is Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc? | Marlborough Wine Region | Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Recommendations

Why is the Marlborough wine region of New Zealand ideal for growing Sauvignon Blanc? What does Sauvignon Blanc taste like here? What do you recommend drinking?

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Why is the Marlborough wine region of New Zealand ideal for growing Sauvignon Blanc? Marlborough, remarkable for its southern latitude as a wine region, is home to 88% of New Zealand’s vines and most of those vines are Sauvignon Blanc.  In fact, 80% of all wine from New Zealand is Sauvignon Blanc. ..

What's the Difference Between Left Bank and Right Bank Bordeaux Wines? | Maggie Campbell DipWSET | SommelierQA.com

What is the difference between Left Bank and Right Bank Bordeaux, both geographically and in terms of wine styles?

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When discussing Bordeaux, one of the first distinctions one may come across is the differentiation between right and left bank. The Gironde estuary cuts the region in two with Médoc and Graves on the left bank and St-Émilion and Pomerol on the right. The left bank is distinctive because of its gravel, ..