Carignan vs Merlot: What’s the Difference

So what’s the difference between Carignan vs Merlot? Carigignan and Merlot are both red wines. Merlot has silkier tannins and plum. Carignan has more non-fruit aromas, like licorice and meat, with red berry. Carignan has a fuller body than Merlot. Carignan Basics: The Common Man’s Wine Carignan has a reputation for being a robust, everyday […]

Carignan vs Cabernet Sauvignon: What’s the Difference

Carignan vs Cabernet Sauvignon is a logical question – these are both robust red wines with grip. Both Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon are red wines. Cabernet Sauvignon has more body and acid, with firmer tannins and herbal aromas. Carignan has red fruits, Cab has black fruit. Carignan Basics: The Common Man’s Wine Carignan has a […]

Carignan Wine Guide: Sometimes It’s Even Good

Pronunciation: care-ree-NYEHN Carignan is a red wine grape with its roots tracing back to Spain. It serves both as a blending grape in various wine regions and as a single varietal, showcasing its (very) unique character. This grape variety produces a robust, medium-bodied dry red wine with notes of blackberry, cherry, and a touch of […]

Grenache Blanc: A Comprehensive Guide

Grenache Blanc, also known as Garnacha Blanca, is a white wine varietal originating from Spain and now grown in various regions worldwide. With its distinctive flavor profile of juicy stone fruits, citrus, and herbal notes, Grenache Blanc offers a refreshing and versatile white wine experience.

Grenache: A Comprehensive Guide

Pronunciation: gruh-nosh Grenache, a red wine varietal, embodies rustic charm. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or a curious beginner, this comprehensive guide introduces you to Grenache. What Kind of Wine Is Grenache?  Grenache is a medium-bodied red wine with medium acid, medium to pronounced tannins, and medium alcohol. It often falls between Pinot Noir and […]

11 Strong Red Wines to Try Tonight!

So, you’re looking for a red wine with a little brawn to it? Something that will bite back with your BBQ brisket? Climate and grape variety both play a role in crafting strong red wines. Widely available good strong red wines with high alcohol include Zinfandel, warm climate Cabernet Sauvignon, and new world Syrah (Shiraz). […]