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A little wine education can help you enjoy yourself even more. Here you'll find notes on the world's most popular grapes (like Cabernet Sauvignon), the diverse countries and regions in which they are grown, plus answers to some commonly asked questions and expert wine advice.

Grape Varieties

Spotlight On: Rioja

You can't think of Spain without also thinking of Rioja, the country's flagship region. Here, the Tempranillo grape is king (and holds court with dozens of other equally delicious varieties). But the story is more than grapes. Rioja is as famous for its centuries-long winemaking heritage as it is for its ever‐burgeoning streak of innovation. So whether you're a staunch wine traditionalist or a seeker of the latest new trend, Rioja offers something delicious for every explorer. Read more

Wine Regions

Exploring Wine Regions

From the bucolic hills of Bordeaux to the arid, red-soiled vineyards of Australia, wine is made all over the world. Beyond the differences in climate and “terroir” (the French term that refers to the totality of a wine growing region’s environmental and weather/climate conditions), wine spans many different cultures as well. Here’s a closer look at some of the most popular wine regions of the world. Use the interactive map to help guide you.

France | Italy | USA | Argentina | Australia | Spain

Grape Varieties

Learning Grape Varieties

Any wine fan should, at least on occasion, look beyond Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. There are literally thousands of different wine grapes to discover (and we look forward to introducing you to many of them). But understanding the flavors and wine styles you can expect from the world’s best–known varieties is a great way to start navigating your way through the complexities of wine with more confidence.

Cabernet Sauvignon | Merlot | Pinot noir | Chardonnay | Pinot Grigio

Wine Advice

Useful Wine Advice

It’s a great time to be a wine fan. There are countless books, blogs, films, and even classes you can lose yourself in, depending on your level of interest. Wine is more than just a beverage. It’s a complex and fascinating subject with a long history. Here are a few explanations to commonly asked questions about everything from serving to storage — consider it a quick crash course in wine education!

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