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What Makes a Wine Great? The Top 10 Qualities

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

What separates truly great wines from those which are very good, but somehow less memorable? Famed wine writer and educator Karen MacNeil has identified nine attributes. This article explains each.

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Merlot — What You Should Know

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Forget old stereotypes. Merlot can make great wines, wines of balance with tannins, acidity, fruit and savoriness tugging at opposing corners to create a taut, exciting glass of red. Here's what you should know about Merlot

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Merlot Renaissance: Making It Happen

by Chuck Hayward

Over the past few years, merlot has suffered more than any other grape. But there are some compelling examples being produced these days. Here's how one winery is making it happen.

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