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    Regions and Varietals

    June 19, 2018 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

    Quick Guide to the Wines of the Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley is known as “the Garden of France” for its parks, gardens, fruit orchards and, of course, vineyards.

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    Regions and Varietals

    June 6, 2018 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

    Here’s Why You Should Try Croatian Wine

    A decade ago, Americans barely knew Croatia. The slender, coastal country hugging the limpid Adriatic was associated with the dissolution of Yugoslavia and the bitter regional strife that followed. Today, all that has changed.

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    Regions and Varietals

    August 24, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

    Big Changes in Beloved Rioja and What They Mean for Consumers

    Tempranillo-based Rioja has long held a fabled reputation in the minds of wine lovers. But for many in the industry, fabled had begun to resemble antiquated. That’s why several big, hard-fought-for changes were announced this summer; changes years in the making, with the goal of embracing modernity and terroir as much as history and winemaking.

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    Regions and Varietals

    August 20, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

    Snapshot of a Region: Tuscany’s Maremma

    Renaissance master Caravaggio, the great if gloomy painter, allegedly died of fever in its coastal marshes at the age of 38. The Fourteenth-century poet Dante penned of the region that even the wildest beasts would deem it inhospitable. Once a malaria-ridden backwater fit for lepers and the untouchables cast out of Florentine society, you’d never imagine it as the Maremma we know today. The Maremma that gave birth first to Sassicaia, then Tignanello, Ornellaia, Masseto, Biserno, and the many other great wines and estates to since follow.

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    June 12, 2017 | By Cristobal Manrique for Coravin

    Wine Nation Series: California Wine

    If you asked the people of California to describe wine in one word they’d probably say: necessary. California’s impressive wine portfolio has led to thousands of jobs in the wine industry and many more industries like tourism and marketing. California has about 107 American Viticultural Areas. In the entire U.S., there are about 206 AVAs, so it’s no wonder why wine is a big deal here. 

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    Regions and Varietals

    May 31, 2017 | By Cristobal Manrique for Coravin

    South West Wines

    From dry deserts to heavy amounts of snow, the climate of the Southwestern region of the United States is about as diverse as their wines. In this installation of our Wine Nation Series we explore some of the history and popular wineries of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma.

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    Regions and Varietals

    May 9, 2017 | By Cristobal Manrique for Coravin

    Wine From the Birthplace of Wine

    If you ask most people where wine originated, they will probably tell you that it was in Italy or in France. What people don’t know is that wine has no official country of origin. The location has been narrowed down to the Caucasus region; with Georgia, Turkey, Armenia, and Iran all declaring, and providing solid evidence, that wine originated in their lands.

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    Regions and Varietals

    April 18, 2017 | By Adriana Rivera Sánchez for Coravin

    What is Organic Wine

    Organic, vegetarian, vegan, cage-free, sustainable, green, biodynamic… All of these terms are gaining more and more popularity with consumers. People nowadays are more in tune with what goes into their bodies, how things are made and the impact it has on the environment and themselves. When it comes to organic wine, there a few things to take into consideration.

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    Regions and Varietals

    March 30, 2017 | By Adriana Rivera Sánche for Coravin

    Wine Nation: The Beautiful Pacific Northwest

    The Pacific Northwest is full of life and vines! The states that make up this region enjoy cool climates, marine breezes and inland valleys. Even though there is no agreed-upon boundary, everyone knows that Washington and Oregon are the two pillars of this region. Other states that commonly make up this area are Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. This is a very exciting wine region, and in this issue of our Wine Nation Blog Series we explore the reasons why.

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    Regions and Varietals

    March 21, 2017 | By Adriana Rivera Sánchez for Coravin

    Rosé Varieties We Love

    Rosé? Yes way! All day! We love rosé. And what’s not to love? Not only is the color intriguing, these wines are also delicious. Read on as we discover la vie en rose…

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