We’re here to tell you that the journey to drinking good wine isn’t always completed by following a path from “novice” to “expert.” On the contrary, filtering out a lot of the noise and focusing on a few key ideas will more likely lead to the delicious experiences with wine you’re searching for. In that light, here are a few simple ways to make sure you're cracking into good wine this coming year -- no experience required.
Knowing when, how, and which wines to decant is an essential component to making sure your bottle shows its best. With this guide, we've got you covered on all things decanting: how to do it, which vessels to use, and which bottles absolutely need some room to breathe. Cheers!
Cool weather and comfort food go hand in hand, and nothing satisfies more than a hearty bowl of pasta – paired with a pour of something delicious. But not all wine and pasta pairings are created equal. The secret? Grab a glass and find out.
Nothing stirs the wine industry pot like a conversation about natural wine. Here at Verve Wine, we deem ourselves to be big fans of the juice – however, knowing how to scope out the good from the not-so-great is key. This week, we’re letting you in on what good natural wine looks (and tastes) like to us. Read on, grab some of our top picks, and get ready for a delicious ride.
We’re breaking down everything you need to know about Old World vs. New World wines – and the differences go far beyond regional focus. Read up on the specifics, grab some contrasting bottles, and get ready to taste the differences for yourself.
Our love for Gamay from Beaujolais knows no limits. These chuggable, earth-driven wines are everything you want them to be: juicy, food-friendly, and perfect for sipping year-round. If you’re not already an avid Bojo drinker, we can almost guarantee that you will be soon. Read more.
If great wine is made in the vineyard, then the plots are also where the stress begins. After speaking with a few of our vigneron friends, one thing’s for sure: harvest definitely isn’t for the faint of heart.
Our love for Chardonnay runs deep. Its versatility and malleability lead to a variety of wine styles and flavor profiles. Despite our love for it, there’s a whole world of white wine waiting to be discovered. Here are six alternative grape varieties Chardonnay enthusiasts are certain to love. Get ready to explore something new! Click to learn more.
We love California and all of its viticultural glory. However, there’s definitely a lot of subpar juice coming out of the Golden State. When it comes to California sipping, knowing how to pick your bottles is key. We’ve rounded up five quick tips on how to snag the best bang-for-your-buck options in a sea of California wine. Read more.
Whether sailing on the lake or hiking through the forest, one thing’s for sure: you’re going to need some juice for your adventure. We’ve rounded up five tips on how to incorporate wine into all of your outdoor escapes. Simply pop, pour, and enjoy the best that nature has to offer.
Rosé falls victim to more stereotypes than any other style of wine on the planet. This week, we're breaking down six myths surrounding everyone’s favorite pink drink. Pour yourself a glass, settle in, and get ready for a dose of rosé-soaked reality.
Cabernet Franc often finds itself in the shadows of Cabernet Sauvignon, but when it comes to warm weather drinking, the latter is where it's at. From being the perfect ‘chillable’ red to pairing well with many foods, here are the five reasons why we’re sipping Cabernet Franc this summer. Read more.
Which wines pair best with summer barbecue fare? The options are endless, so we’ve put together six strategies for building a go-to case of wine that covers all of your bases. Simply follow the tips below, sip what you love, and get ready to have your thirst quenched.
Domestic Chardonnay doesn’t always get the love it deserves and we’re here to change that. Chardonnay from the USA often falls victim to stereotypes that don’t always ring true. While there are expressions of domestic Chard that don’t live up to our expectations, this could be said about any variety. Read more.
What’s not to love about Pinot Noir? The grape’s naturally high acid, thin skins, and low levels of tannins lead to bright, easy-drinking wines that are perfect for serving with a variety of foods. It’s no surprise that consumers, industry...
Although négociant wines are often viewed as inferior to their estate-bottled counterparts, we’ve got a few producers that are certain to shift that mentality. Today, micro-négoces around the globe are purchasing responsibly-farmed fruit and vinifying wines that rival some of the best estate-bottled juice. Learn more.
It’s no secret that we love a little whole-cluster action in our juice over here at Verve Wine. When vinified at the right hands, adding stems to wine can add texture, flavor, and structure to final cuvées. However, vinifying whole-cluster requires a pretty strong attention to detail. Curious to learn more? Read on.
Memorial Day looks a bit different this year, but that’s not stopping us from kicking summer off right. Check out tips for making the most of your socially-distanced Memorial Day Weekend. Have a stash of wine on hand, chill a few red wines, support your local wine shop, and most of cheers with friends and family!