Malbec vs. Merlot: What’s the Difference?

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Malbec and Merlot are two of the most popular wines on the market, and they do have some remarkably similar traits- making the question ‘what is the difference between malbec and merlot’ a question that may seem to have a relatively technical answer. However, there are many different nuances and complexities that set both of … Read more

Merlot: The Ultimate Guide

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Merlot is one of the most popular red wine varietals in the world. It is grown across the planet and is second only in production to Cabernet Sauvignon. As well as being an extremely popular wine for drinking at the table, it is also one of the most popular varietals for adding into blended red … Read more

10 Common Wine Faults and How to Spot Them

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Sometimes, and sadly, faults can occur in wine. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these are called wine faults. A wine fault happens when something has gone wrong either with the grape, the fermentation or production process, the aging, or the storing of the wine after it is bottled and sent off to its new home. Wine faults are … Read more

Pinot Noir vs. Merlot: What’s the Difference?

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Pinot Noir and Merlot are both very common red wines, but there are several key differences between the two, and several key points that make them similar to each other as well. This article will offer a comprehensive understanding about what makes these two wines similar, and what sets them apart. From areas of growth … Read more

Chardonnay v Pinot Grigio: What’s the Difference?

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Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio are two of the most popular types of white wines on the market. However, there are a few key differences between the two. Chardonnay can, and is often, aged in oak barrels, which give it a uniquely smooth body and texture. Chardonnay is also a major component in many types of … Read more

Merlot vs Cabernet Sauvignon: What’s the Difference?

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Merlot and Cabernet are both red wines that are commonly grown and sold around the world. While Cabernet commonly refers to the most popular of the Cabernets, Cabernet Sauvignon it can also refer to a multitude of different types of grape, such as Cabernet Franc, Gros, or Dorsa- and more. Cabernet Sauvignon is in fact … Read more

Chardonnay vs Sauvignon Blanc: What is the Difference?

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Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are arguably the two most popular white wines in the world. They’re both very widely grown and sold- you will probably be able to find both of them in every store that sells wine, and in every restaurant that sells wine. However, the two wines being produced from green-skinned grapes and … Read more