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What You Should Know about Washington State Wine Regions

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Washington State is the United States’ fastest growing, major wine region. The second-largest wine producing state in the union, it grew from 100 wineries to 900 in just 20 years. It quintupled vine acreage to 55,000 over the same period. And it makes slightly more wine than the third- and fourth-highest producing states combined. There’s a wealth of tasty wines between $20 and $50. And the state has also become known for tremendous, low-volume, high-scoring wines with prices well above $100.

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Yes, You Can and Should Pair Wine with Indian Food

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

When thinking about Indian food, wine typically isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. The thought of trying to pair a beverage with so much complexity with a dish that has the same amount of complexity — if not more — might seem like an impossible task. Not to mention that many Indian dishes have a fair bit of spice to them. The good news? It’s not as hard as it seems. Here are a few tips to help you pair Indian food and wine and what types of wine work best with different types of dishes.

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The Definitive Guide to Wine Glass Types

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

For those who invest in fine wine, selecting the appropriate glass for each pour is an important part of an optimal drinking experience. Wine glasses are carefully designed to bring out the essential flavors of different types or varietals of wine and give you the best possible experience. Follow this guide to ensure that you choose the best glass to pair with your bottle of wine, making each sip as enjoyable as possible

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What You Should Know about Rioja

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Rioja is the most famous of all Spanish wine regions. In 1560 Rioja established regulations to ensure the purity of their wines and to prevent other regions from hijacking its “brand.” In 1925, Rioja became Spain’s first, legally recognized Denomination of Origin for wine. When new classifications were introduced in 1991, Rioja was immediately upgraded to DOCa. It is still one of only two in Spain.

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Your Guide to Australian Wine

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

You could say that New World wines often have a lingering stereotype of big, bold, and fruity. Australian wines may have fit this image once upon a time, but not anymore. As Australian winemakers innovate and diversify, they've expanded far beyond a few varietals and regions to help Australia and its wines become an influential and sought-after part of the wine industry.

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