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Are Expensive Wines Better?

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

This may be the wine question I’m most frequently asked by consumers. The question is broad, so a simple “yes or no” answer doesn’t work, but the short answer is “usually.” ...In objective terms, wine quality tends to go up with price. ...Some regions are famous for producing wines which offer an excellent quality-price ratio.

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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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Australian Wines for Old World Palates

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Australia is not just a great country for robust Shiraz, fruity Grenache and powerful Chardonnay. It offers precise Pinot Noir, lean Chardonnay, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon and other cool-climate surprises.

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The Roots & Shoots of Johannisberg Riesling

by Chuck Hayward

Riesling comes in many forms with just as many names. White riesling, grey riesling and the famous Johannisberg version. The last originates from the highly regarded Schloss Johannisberg in the very heart of the Rheingau region.

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