What Types of Red Wine are Actually "Good" for You

Some red wines have significantly higher levels of what science has determined to be the beneficial ingredients found in wine. Evidence also suggests that younger red wines are better than older wines when it comes to health. Find out which red wines are the best for you – and surprise: it’s not Cabernet or Pinot Noir!

We all know that alcohol can be bad for us, especially when consumed irresponsibly. However, imbibing moderately may carry with it some surprising benefits:

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Never Fear The Grill: Wine Pairings with Barbecue

 

It’s summertime. It’s hot. And, it’s time to fire up the grill!

But what type of wine is best to pair with those foods you’re cooking on the barbie?

 

Let’s find out.

 

It’s important to understand the reasoning behind why a certain style of wine fits well with different types of food, so that you’re able to select a wine based on what’s available.

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It's Time To Celebrate!

99 REASONS TO DRINK WHITE WINE IN SPRING

We’ve survived the winter. It’s been a rough time of wacky weather, exhausting news cycles — and don’t even get us started on television finales.

It’s time we break out of this long hibernation. We need to mentally defrost, and thankfully it’s spring. As things begin to bloom, so does our love for sipping wine outside — especially when it’s a bottle of Rueda Verdejo. Crisp, refreshing flavors are exactly what the spring season calls for.

Haven’t quite caught spring fever yet? Maybe these 99 reasons are just what you need to slide into some florals and reach for your glass.

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An Overview of Mexican Wine Country

Believe it or not, Mexico makes wine too! The first vineyards in North America were planted in Mexico. Here’s a little overview of what’s to know about modern Mexican wine country.

Modern Mexican Wine

Grapes were first planted in Mexico during the 16th century by the Spanish. Despite the region’s long history, the advance of modern Mexican wine is as recent as the 1970s. The region is a melting pot of French, Spanish, and Italian grapes, from Nebbiolo to Chenin Blanc, making up 7,700 acres of vineyards. Wine blends are quite popular here, although they don’t always follow European traditions. For example, you might find Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Grenache and Barbera. More recently, single varietal wines are also gaining in popularity. Mexican wine is still very much a frontier of wine.

 

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