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Burgundy in Six Minutes

What is Burgundy? Probably the most complicated wine region in the world, and surely one of the most famous and highly regarded. Oh, and did I mention one of the most expensive, even at the low [...]

Bordeaux in Three Minutes

What is Bordeaux? It's one of the largest and most famous wine regions in the world. More precisely, it's in southwest France on the Atlantic coast and extends inland along the Gironde river. Its also [...]

Bullish on the Wines of Toro

Worldwide interest in the wines of Toro took off in 2001 with the launch of the 1998 Numanthia Toro red and the high scores it received from Robert Parker Jr., wine’s most influential critic at the [...]

Talking about Tannins – What are they?

One term that sometimes trips up wine newcomers is “tannins”. It’s also one of those words people use to make fun of wine snobs. And why not, since people who show off by throwing around a [...]