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

A bunch of merlot grapes at a vineyard.

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?

Rows of grapes at a vineyard with a sign that says Chardonnay.

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?

Six bottles of red wine lined up on a rack with some vineyard photos in the background.

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?

Bunches of green grapes on a vine at a vineyard.

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

Types of Wine: Guide to the Most Common Varieties

Bottles of different types of wine in a wine cellar.

If you’re a wine lover you probably know that there are thousands of different types of wine, which can make trying to learn about all of them seem daunting. Luckily, most wine generally fits into a few broad categories. Spend some time familiarizing yourself with the following popular types of wine: Sparkling Wine For Example: … Read more