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Legs for Days: Why Wine Experts Swirl Their Wine

article cover photo Who doesn’t love a pair of long legs? Even better: Did you know you can scope out the stems on your favorite wine? True fact. Here’s what you need to know about these luscious gams and what they mean to the most devoted wine drinkers.

Heart Healthy Wines: The Real Relationship Between Wine & Your Heart

article cover photo When we heard that wine could potentially help us live longer - to enjoy more wine - we were giddy with excitement. But there seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding wine’s relationship with your heart and whether or not it’s truly good for you. We decided to dive into the science and get nerdy for a day to bring you a solid answer. Here’s what we found.

How to Choose the Right Glass for Your Vintage

article cover photo Enjoying wine is an art. There are so many elements that go into making a great wine-drinking experience - like chilling, aerating, swirling, sniffing, and pairing. Just as temperature and food pairings affect the experience of drinking wine, so too do the glasses you serve your wine in. Here’s what you need to know about your wine glass options and when to use each.

When and How to Use a Decanter

article cover photo Many wine-lovers have heard of a wine decanter but aren’t quite clear on its purpose. After all, why would you want to add another step that further delays the wine-drinking process? And while we’re at it, what’s the deal with all those funny shapes decanters come in? Does having a decanter that resembles the most abstract pottery in the MET enhance the wine’s flavor? We’ll tell you. Here’s the lowdown on what a decanter is, what it does, if you need one, and when to use it.

The True Meaning of Wine Ratings and Why You Should Ignore Them All

article cover photo Here’s what you need to know about what wine ratings really mean, how they affect your choice of which wine to drink, and how you can use wine ratings to understand your own unique wine preferences.

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