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5 to Try: German-Bred Wine Crossings
Every other month, our 5 to Try series showcases five examples of stellar wines from varying styles, grapes, and Germany’s 13 winegrowing regions. This spotlight is on German-bred wine crossings! We’re highlighting the ingenuity of German viticulture with wines produced from grape crossings that […]
500 Wine-Experts To Attend The Institute Of Masters Of Wine’s 10th International Symposium In Wiesbaden
Two months before the start of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) 10th international symposium, 500 wine professionals and enthusiasts from almost 40 countries have confirmed their participation. The sold-out event will take place from June 29 – July 2, 2023 in Wiesbaden, […]
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SF’s Super-Luxe Sommelier Recommends His Favorite Bottles
Michael Lagau knows the power of wine: over a mood, over a meal, even over a life. After all, in the face of all manner of obstacles and hurdles, he’s been able to reinvent his career time and time again thanks to the wealth offered by the wine world.
13 Sweet Wines Perfect For Beginners
With such a vast variety of wine in the world, it’s no wonder that trying a glass, or outright buying any bottle, can feel daunting. It’s not that wine is specifically an acquired taste, but the tannins in wine can make some varieties bitter and the acidity levels in wine can produce a sour taste. So how do you know what flavors you prefer, and where do you even start? Sweet wine is an ideal choice for beginners because the sweetness can dull down the bitterness of tannins or the sourness of acidity. It also comes in every type: Red, white, and rosé.