How Beaujolais Pioneered the Modern Day Movement for 'Good Wine'

How Beaujolais Pioneered the Modern Day Movement for 'Good Wine'

Here at Verve Wine, we believe that good wine must first and foremost be absolutely delicious to drink. However, there’s a bit more to good wine than just simply tasting great. In conjunction with tasting delicious, we also believe that good wine is produced sustainably, crafted from fruit...

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The Bad'ash' Producers From Etna You Need to Know

The Bad'ash' Producers From Etna You Need to Know

Etna is home to some of the most distinct vineyard sites in the entire world. Volcanic soils, extreme climate conditions, and saline-tinged sea ...

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Breaking Down the Biggest Myths About Burgundy

Breaking Down the Biggest Myths About Burgundy

Despite being one of viticulture’s most renowned growing regions, Burgundy is also one of its most misunderstood. Beloved by sommeliers, ...

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Barrels, Cement, and Tanks, Oh My! A Primer on Wine's Most Popular Vinification Vessels

Barrels, Cement, and Tanks, Oh My! A Primer on Wine's Most Popular Vinification Vessels

When it comes to making quality wine, vinification choices are just as impactful to the final cuvée as the grape varieties used. In addition to ...

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Meet Our Friend, Wine Director, Winemaker, and Reboule du Rhône Co-Founder, Thomas Pastuszak!

Meet Our Friend, Wine Director, Winemaker, and Reboule du Rhône Co-Founder, Thomas Pastuszak!

Thomas Pastuszak is a force to be reckoned with. In addition to running the wine program at the world-renowned NoMad Restaurant in New York, ...

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Pro Tips for Tailgating

Pro Tips for Tailgating

Tailgating season is officially upon us and that can only mean one thing: the booze is officially flowing. So how exactly does one go about ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Portugal

Everything You Need to Know About Portugal

Portugal’s vast array of soil types, microclimates, and indigenous grape varieties make it one of the most unique wine-producing nations across ...

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What 24 Hours of Harvest Looks Like

What 24 Hours of Harvest Looks Like

Life on a vineyard seems romantic: working with sprawling rows of gnarly vines, connecting to Mother Earth and all of her natural resources, ...

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Nerding Out on Soil : Why You Should Give a Schist

Nerding Out on Soil : Why You Should Give a Schist

Soil plays a massive role in the way a final wine tastes. It may seem insignificant, but the composition and texture of the dirt in which vines ...

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Producer Spotlight: Domaine Roulot

Producer Spotlight: Domaine Roulot

We're bringing you in deeper and sharing some of the wines that not only tickle our taste buds, but also come from some of the best people ...

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Six Tips for Approaching Burgundy Like a Pro

Six Tips for Approaching Burgundy Like a Pro

Breaking down the beast that is Burgundy can be an extremely daunting task, even for the most seasoned of wine professionals. The region’s ...

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What to Drink When the Heat Is On

What to Drink When the Heat Is On

Whether East Coast, West Coast, or anywhere in between, come mid-August, the late summer heat is at its peak. The sun is hot, the AC is turned ...

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Simplifying Wine Jargon

Simplifying Wine Jargon

Here at Verve Wine, we believe that wine should be approachable, fun, and enjoyed without any sense of pretension. However, we get that the ...

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Our Favorite Wine Bars in Paris

Our Favorite Wine Bars in Paris

No one does wine culture quite like the French. Whether late morning, mid-afternoon, or post long day at work, there really isn’t a bad time to ...

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Pinot Around the Globe, Explained

Pinot Around the Globe, Explained

Who doesn’t love a good bottle of Pinot Noir? Elegant, sophisticated, and terroir-reflective, Pinot Noir creates some of the most delicious and ...

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Six of Our Favorite Burgundian Producers with an Unbelievable Quality to Price Ratio

Six of Our Favorite Burgundian Producers with an Unbelievable Quality to Price Ratio

In honor of this weekend’s Bastille Day celebrations, we’re keeping the wine focus on all things France. We can’t get enough of the country’s ...

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Producers We Love: Dominio del Águila

Producers We Love: Dominio del Águila

Spanish viticulture is seeing a renaissance like never before. For far too long, Spain was synonymous with bulk wine and subpar swill, but today, ...

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The Only Fourth of July BBQ Recipe You'll Need This Weekend (Wine Pairings Included!)

The Only Fourth of July BBQ Recipe You'll Need This Weekend (Wine Pairings Included!)

Summer has officially settled in and that can only mean one thing: Fourth of July weekend is just around the corner! There’s no better way to ...

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Everything You Need to Know about Summer Sipping

Everything You Need to Know about Summer Sipping

No matter what your preferred summer activity may be, one statement rings true across the board: all seasonal festivities are made better with ...

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Meet Our Wine Bar Extraordinaire Friend, Ariel Arce!

Meet Our Wine Bar Extraordinaire Friend, Ariel Arce!

Ariel Arce truly does it all. A native New Yorker, Arce grew up in a home with parents who entertained frequently, where wine was consistently ...

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5 Provençal Producers We're Digging This Summer

5 Provençal Producers We're Digging This Summer

Winemaking in Provence is no new thing. The region’s sunny days and cooler nights create optimal conditions for cultivating balanced fruit, making ...

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5 Chablis Producers You Need to Know

5 Chablis Producers You Need to Know

Chardonnay from Chablis is perhaps the world’s most distinct expression of the grape. These bottles show a dichotomy between rich texture and ...

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Producers We Love: Cruse Wine Co.

Producers We Love: Cruse Wine Co.

Here at Verve, we love ‘pioneer producers’ that spearhead good winemaking in unexpected places. For far too long, Northern California was ...

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What Is Carbonic Maceration and Why Do We Love It So Much?

What Is Carbonic Maceration and Why Do We Love It So Much?

With so much wine jargon in the world, getting a grasp on every technical term pertaining to vinification can seem impossible. However, there are ...

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Why You Should Be Drinking This Red Wine During Warm Weather Months

Why You Should Be Drinking This Red Wine During Warm Weather Months

Come late spring, most wine drinkers are packing away their bottles of red and swapping them out for something more refreshing. As much as we love ...

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These Mexican Drinks Make Cinco de Mayo a Year-Round Celebration

These Mexican Drinks Make Cinco de Mayo a Year-Round Celebration

Good wine, good booze-- we love it all. Whether crushing a bottle of mouth-watering wine or sipping slowly on an artisanal spirit, we always put ...

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Here's How to Crush Rosé All Season Long

Here's How to Crush Rosé All Season Long

Here at Verve Wine, we believe that rosé is made for year-round consumption. However, there’s no denying that extra-special feeling that comes ...

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5 of Our Favorite Food & Wine Pairings for Spring

5 of Our Favorite Food & Wine Pairings for Spring

Spring has finally sprung and we can’t wait to indulge in all of the crisp, refreshing flavors that the season has to offer. From fresh produce ...

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Meet Our Winemaker Friend, Pete Stolpman!

Meet Our Winemaker Friend, Pete Stolpman!

Revolutionary winemakers across Santa Barbara have reawakened the region’s booming viticultural scene, bringing environmentally conscious farming ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Santa Barbara

Everything You Need to Know About Santa Barbara

Old World addicts with a stigma against California clearly haven’t given Santa Barbara a proper shot. The region’s insane topography, unique ...

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What Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable, and Natural Wine Actually Mean

What Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable, and Natural Wine Actually Mean

Here at Verve, we believe that knowing how a wine was made is just as important as enjoying how it tastes. For us, this means environmentally ...

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Arnot-Roberts & the Future of California

Arnot-Roberts & the Future of California

Gone are the days where Northern California was synonymous with boisterous reds and oak-driven, chunky whites. Now more than ever, California ...

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5 Ways to Up Your Wine Game

5 Ways to Up Your Wine Game

Thinking about diving deeper into the world of wine? With so much information, so many different grape varieties and styles, and what seems like ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Sicily

Everything You Need to Know About Sicily

Sicily marches to the beat of its own drum. In addition to being physically detached from Italy’s mainland, the island's unique topography, ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Friuli

Everything You Need to Know About Friuli

Regional diversity is one of the many reasons why Italy is so great. In the realms of food and wine, Italy truly does it all. And when it comes ...

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6 Tips for Building a Go-To Case of Wine

6 Tips for Building a Go-To Case of Wine

Every wine enthusiast reaches that crucial moment in their drinking regimen when simply having a go-to bottle on hand just doesn’t cut it ...

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Our Favorite Wine Bars in San Francisco

Our Favorite Wine Bars in San Francisco

Grabbing a bottle and staying in is great, but sometimes, a night out in the city is exactly what the doctor ordered. Here at Verve, we take our ...

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Meet Our Friend, Winemaker, Sommelier, and Award-Winning Author, Rajat Parr

Meet Our Friend, Winemaker, Sommelier, and Award-Winning Author, Rajat Parr

There’s no one in the world like Rajat Parr. An accomplished sommelier, winemaker, and award-winning author, Rajat made his way to the States back ...

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Our Favorite Wine and Taco Pairings

Our Favorite Wine and Taco Pairings

As much as we love a good margarita, tacos and wine provide some of the most versatile and delicious pairings on the planet. We’ve matched up five ...

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Everything You Need to Know About New Zealand

Everything You Need to Know About New Zealand

When it comes to New Zealand wine, thirst-quenching Sauvignon Blanc is usually the first thing to spring to mind. However, across both islands, ...

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Meet Our Friend, Wine Director & Managing Partner at CdVS, Caleb Ganzer

Meet Our Friend, Wine Director & Managing Partner at CdVS, Caleb Ganzer

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Introducing our friend, fellow sommelier, partner in crime, and mastermind behind Compagnie des Vins ...

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Producers We Love: Domaine Tempier

Producers We Love: Domaine Tempier

IAmongst a sea of Provencal producers, Domaine Tempier stands above the rest. Headed by the iconic Peyraud family, the Tempier estate has become ...

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Discover Hungary, Central Europe's Hotbed Rich Dessert Wines & 'Bull's Blood'

Discover Hungary, Central Europe's Hotbed Rich Dessert Wines & 'Bull's Blood'

When it comes to Old World viticulture, Central Europe is exploding with rich history and delicious bottles-- and Hungary is no exception. ...

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Meet Our Friend, Sommelier & Managing Partner at Racines NYC, Pascaline Lepeltier, MS

Meet Our Friend, Sommelier & Managing Partner at Racines NYC, Pascaline Lepeltier, MS

French wine aficionados, soil geeks, and lovers of #chenincheninchenin, get to know our friend, Pascaline Lepeltier MS! Pascaline comes to us from ...

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Are You a Vinification Expert? Test Your Knowledge Here

Are You a Vinification Expert? Test Your Knowledge Here

We all love to drink the final product-- but how much do you actually know about the production process? Test your vinification knowledge with ...

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Discover Savoie, France’s Alpine Influenced Wine Region

Discover Savoie, France’s Alpine Influenced Wine Region

Small but fierce, Savoie is one of France’s most interesting and underrated regions, producing thirst-quenching wines from an array of local ...

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Get to Know the Wine World’s Six ‘Noble’ Grape Varieties

Get to Know the Wine World’s Six ‘Noble’ Grape Varieties

In the world of grape hierarchy, six special varieties sit slightly above the rest. These ‘Noble Grape’ varieties-- yes, this term actually ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Change Your Mind About Riesling

5 Reasons Why You Should Change Your Mind About Riesling

In the world of misunderstood grape varieties, Riesling is perhaps the most misconstrued of them all. For far too long, the grape was associated ...

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Meet Our Friend, Author and Sommelier, Sarah Thomas of Le Bernardin

Meet Our Friend, Author and Sommelier, Sarah Thomas of Le Bernardin

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Aspiring authors, sommeliers, and lovers of all things food, get to know our friend Sarah Thomas, one of our ...

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5 New Year's Wine Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

5 New Year's Wine Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

Come January 1st, New Year’s resolutions are the only thing on everyone’s mind-- that is, for about thirty days, until said goals are either ...

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Discover Austria, Central Europe’s Capital for Cool Climate Wines

Discover Austria, Central Europe’s Capital for Cool Climate Wines

Known for crisp whites, earthy, high-acid reds, and rare yet delicious dessert wines, Austria’s viticultural scene has come a long way since ...

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Sparkling Wines from Around the World, Explained

Sparkling Wines from Around the World, Explained

Whatever the situation, sparkling wine is always the solution. Whether brunching, celebrating the holidays, or toasting to the ‘little things’ in ...

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Meet Champagne Queen Rita Jammet

Meet Champagne Queen Rita Jammet

Love a good sparkle? Then you have to meet our friend, Rita Jammet, founder of La Caravelle Wines/Bouquet Ventures Hospitality. Rita received her ...

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Five of Our Favorite Spanish Natural Wine  Producers

Five of Our Favorite Spanish Natural Wine  Producers

Over the last few decades, Spanish wine has seen a serious revolution-- and we can’t get enough. What was once synonymous with bulk wine and ...

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Meet Restauranteur, Italian Winemaker, and Sommelier, Joe Campanale

Meet Restauranteur, Italian Winemaker, and Sommelier, Joe Campanale

Love natural wine, restaurants, and all things southern Italy? Then you have to meet our sommelier, restaurateur, and wine educator friend, Joe ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Aging Wine

Everything You Need to Know About Aging Wine

To pour or to store, that is (generally) the question-- at least if you’re as into wine as we are. Knowing when, which bottles, and how to ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Decanting Wine

Everything You Need to Know About Decanting Wine

Serving bottles with the proper decanting etiquette, as well as at the appropriate temperature, is imperative to making sure that a wine shows its ...

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A Guide to Our Favorite California Producers

A Guide to Our Favorite California Producers

With 480,000 acres under vines and a signature ‘New World Winemaking’ style, there’s no region in the world like California, home to 90% of ...

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The Best Temperatures for Serving Various Wines

The Best Temperatures for Serving Various Wines

Temperature is easily one of the most overlooked, yet imperative, components to impeccable wine service. Consuming wines at the proper temperature ...

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Choosing a Sparkling Wine for Every Occasion

Choosing a Sparkling Wine for Every Occasion

No matter what the occasion, sparkling wine always fits the bill. Whether brunching with friends, giving a holiday gift, or simply enjoying a ...

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Meet Author, Sommelier, & Napa Valley Expert, Kelli White

Meet Author, Sommelier, & Napa Valley Expert, Kelli White

Before her writing career, Kelli worked as a sommelier at New York City’s Veritas & St. Helena’s PRESS; in 2013, she was named one of Food & Wine’s

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A Guide to Our Favorite Tuscany Producers

A Guide to Our Favorite Tuscany Producers

Rolling hills, medieval villages, and juicy Sangiovese as far as the eye can see; it’s no surprise that many wine drinkers’ obsessions began ...

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5 Tips For Choosing the Best Thanksgiving Wines

5 Tips For Choosing the Best Thanksgiving Wines

Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner is stressful enough; add in the stress of choosing wines to serve, and you’re bound to be in over your head. However, ...

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Discover Tuscany - Italy's Most Famous Wine Region

Discover Tuscany - Italy's Most Famous Wine Region

For many, falling into the world of Italian wine begins with Tuscany. Considered a gateway drug for consumers worldwide, the region is a common ...

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Meet the Minds Behind the SOMM Trilogy, Jason & Christina Wise

Meet the Minds Behind the SOMM Trilogy, Jason & Christina Wise

Can’t get enough of the SOMM documentary series? Meet the brains behind the project, Jason and Christina Wise, founders of Forgotten Man ...

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Get to Know Piedmont, Home to World Class Nebbiolo

Get to Know Piedmont, Home to World Class Nebbiolo

Tucked away in northwestern Italy, Piedmont is one of the country’s wine producing hotbeds. From the boisterous wines of Barolo, to the easy ...

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A Guide to Our Favorite Piedmont Producers

A Guide to Our Favorite Piedmont Producers

Nestled away in the foggy hills of northwestern Italy, a grape-growing haven thrives at the feet of the snow-dusted Alps. For zesty whites and ...

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Our Favorite Wine Bars in New York City

Our Favorite Wine Bars in New York City

As much as we love grabbing a bottle and cozying up at home, sometimes, heading out for a night of wine on the town is just what the evening calls ...

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French Wine Regions And Producers

French Wine Regions And Producers

There’s wine-- and then there’s French wine. From the cool, saline-tinged coasts of the Loire, to the sweltering, sun-drenched region of ...

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Discover France's Rhône Valley - North vs. South

Discover France's Rhône Valley - North vs. South

Northern Rhône, Southern Rhône-- what’s the difference? Although the two lay nestled within the same valley, the Northern and Southern Rhône ...

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Wines That Pair Perfectly With Fall Dishes

Wines That Pair Perfectly With Fall Dishes

Fall flavors are some of our favorites; from rich soups and stews to pumpkin spice everything, we look forward to gorging on these earthy, savory ...

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A Guide to Our Favorite Burgundy Producers

A Guide to Our Favorite Burgundy Producers

For a proper taste of terroir, look no further than the wines of Burgundy, where endless crus, superior quality, and single-vineyards as far as ...

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How to Properly Open Sparkling Wine

How to Properly Open Sparkling Wine

Whether working the floor or simply hosting guests at home, knowing how to properly open a bottle of sparkling wine is step number one to offering ...

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A Guide To Our Favorite Beaujolais Producers

A Guide To Our Favorite Beaujolais Producers

For a wine that makes sense in every situation, look no further than Beaujolais. These juicy, Gamay-based wines are the definition of ...

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What NOT to Do When Pairing Food & Wine

What NOT to Do When Pairing Food & Wine

Here at Verve, we are huge proponents of drinking what you love with whatever you decide to eat; however, knowing some basic no-no’s will assure ...

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What You Need to Know About Natural Wine

What You Need to Know About Natural Wine

Love it or hate it, natural wine is one of the industry’s most widely discussed and debated topics; though for many, a few basic questions still ...

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A Guide To Our Favorite Loire Producers

A Guide To Our Favorite Loire Producers

For one of the best quality to price ratios the industry has to offer, look no further than the Loire Valley. Chillable reds, chuggable whites, ...

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7 Rosé Producing Regions You Should Know

7 Rosé Producing Regions You Should Know

From pale pinks to darker hues, to still, varietal, blended, or bubbly, rosé wines are produced all over the style spectrum-- and we have a ...

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A Guide To Our Favorite Champagne Producers

A Guide To Our Favorite Champagne Producers

Just 150 kilometers east of Paris, France’s famed City of Lights, lies the world’s unofficial capital of sparkling wine. For the world’s most ...

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A Guide To Our Favorite Rhone Producers

A Guide To Our Favorite Rhone Producers

From savory varietal Syrah in the North, to boisterous Grenache-based blends in the South, dotted with full-bodied whites and zesty rosés in ...

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Meet Bad Boy Turned Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy

Meet Bad Boy Turned Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy

Looking to take a walk on the wild side? Meet bad boy turned Master Sommelier, Carlton McCoy Jr, MS, wine director of The Little Nell in Aspen, ...

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What Are Tannins?

What Are Tannins?

Tannins are hands down one of the wine world’s most highly misunderstood components. When paired properly with food, tannins in wine can elevate ...

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5 Tips For Pairing Food & Wine

5 Tips For Pairing Food & Wine

We’re letting you in on a secret: pairing food and wine isn’t as tricky as you think! Whether eating out at a restaurant or prepping dinner at ...

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