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All You Need to Know About Cabernet Franc

The more popular Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot certainly overshadow Cabernet Franc, but what most people don’t know is that without Cabernet Franc, we wouldn’t have either of these grapes!

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The Do's and Dont's of Aging Wine

You want to start aging wine but don’t quite know where to begin. It’s certainly an experience to taste a wine that is 20, 30, or even 40 years old or to enjoy a wine from a certain year that may have a special meaning. Perhaps you’re saving a wine with a vintage of a child’s birth year or one from your wedding. Here are answers to some of the common questions that come up about aging wines at home.

Yes Way Gamay: The Many Ways of Beaujolais

Beaujolais is a wine-producing region where one grape steals the show: Gamay. This grape has a thin skin, but don’t let that fool you. It’s capable of producing a wide array of wine styles, from the fresh and fruity, to the concentrated and complex. Gamay pairs wonderfully with a wide range of food options thanks to its high natural acidity. Check out these food and wine pairings to make the most out of Beaujolais.

Winemaker Crush: Mustafa Çamlıca of Chamlija Wines

"Eastern Thrace is a unique terroir in the Balkans. Three inner seas make an exceptional terroir. The Black Sea brings freshness, the Marmara Sea for balance and the Aegean Sea brings sunshine and warm climate."

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