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Here at Wine4Food, we take our wine very seriously. Yet we also believe wine should be fun, approachable, and above all else, delicious. Read on for more about tasting, pairing, and celebrating all things red, white, pink and bubbly. Raise a glass with our team of  winemakers, sommeliers, and wine lovers. Cheers! 

Wine 101

The best place to start for wine lovers who want to know more. Learn how to pair wine with food, what a sommelier does, and so much more.

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Wine Trends in 2022

This year, wine trends are expected to veer towards lighter, fresher, and funkier styles. Call it supply chain issues forcing our hand away from the classics, or call it our need to shake up another year of this pandemic. Whatever the reason may be, wine educators, sommeliers, and consumers are expanding their palates in 2022. Up-and-coming wine regions are entering the mainstream wine dialogue, funky grapes are the norm, and the weirder the wine container, the better. However you find your wine tastes evolving this year, there’s something for everyone. 

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What I’m Drinking Right Now to Cure the Winter Blues: Coly Den Haan of Vinovore

The chilly temperatures and short days can make the first several months of the year a challenging time. For oenophiles, the winter season presents a perfect opportunity to seek out bottles that can warm their bodies and souls, can pair beautifully with hearty dishes, and- in some cases- can remind them that warmer climes and sunnier days aren’t too far away. With that last quality in mind, we decided to collect some fun and flavorful winter wine suggestions from a skilled sommelier who lives in the forever-mild weather conditions of Los Angeles: Coly Den Haan, the owner of Vinovore wine shops in Silver Lake and Eagle Rock, which specialize in wines produced by female winemakers.

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Beginner’s Guide to French Wines

In general, wines that age on the lees have longer lasting, smaller bubbles, since the lees provide a structure to trap very tiny pockets of air. Coupling this lees aging process with the chalky terroir of Champagne leads to a well-structured wine with fine bubbles and flavors of brioche, apple, citrus, and almond. 

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Wine Pairings

There’s a little bit of an art behind wine pairings and you’ll want to get it right so each complements the other. Don’t worry, we have you covered.

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Food & Wine Pairing Guide: Austin, Texas

It can seem almost indulgent to be seeking out food and wine pairings while the U.S. is in the midst of dealing with a pandemic. If anything, pandemics mean drinking wine by the box and boxed wine goes with everything right?

However, for those looking for a bit of indulgence right now – here’s a list of 5 local Austin restaurants offering food and wine pairings during COVID-19:

Splurge on a tasting menu at an acclaimed restaurant.

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Food & Wine Guide: Paso Robles, California

You know the feeling. After a few tastings and a couple nibbles of cheese, your stomach sends you a message loud and clear. You need food. A shared charcuterie platter simply will not do. It must be something substantial that complements the lovely wines you have sipped so far as well as those that await you at the next stop. 

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Hosting a Valentine’s Wine Tasting for Two at Home

Even if your local wine tasting rooms and vineyards are closed, you can still replicate the experience at home. Wine tasting is an at-home date night or evening-in activity that allows you to become better acquainted both with your partner and your own taste preferences.

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SOMM TASTING NOTES

Looking for some tasting notes? Our sommeliers are the best of the best.

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SOMM TASTING NOTES: Sabra Lewis Tastes Basile Comandante

SOMM TASTING NOTES – Nicole Hakli of Momofuku Ssäm Bar Tastes Arneis 1080 1080 Wine4Food

SOMM TASTING NOTES – Nicole Hakli of Momofuku Ssäm Bar Tastes Arneis

Ripasso
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Sabra Lewis Tastes Fabiano Ripasso Valpolicella – SOMM TASTING NOTES

Scott Woltz Tasting Notes
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SOMM TASTING NOTES: Scott Woltz of La Sirena Tastes Tempranillo

SOMM TASTING NOTES: Daniel Beedle of Indian Accent Tastes Pinot Gris 1080 1080 Wine4Food

SOMM TASTING NOTES: Daniel Beedle of Indian Accent Tastes Pinot Gris

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Sabra Lewis Tastes L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs – SOMM TASTING NOTES