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No Experience Required: Our Guide to Drinking Better Wine in 2021
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.  
Everything You Need to Know About Grower Champagne
When we pop bubbles, we sip the best-- which means we stick to Grower Champagne. Check out our guide to Everything You Need to Know About Grower Champagne!
Everything You Need to Know About Decanting Wine

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!

Our Guide to the Best Thanksgiving Wines
We’ve rounded up five tips from the crew here at Verve Wine on how to approach your Thanksgiving wine plans, whatever form the big meal takes this year. 
Insider Tips on Pairing Wine and Pasta
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.
What We Look for In Good Natural Wine
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. 
Old World vs. New World, Explained
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.
Beaujolais Breakdown: Everything You Need to Know About the 10 Crus
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.
Dustin Wilson, MS: Thoughts on 2018s from Burgundy
Check out what our co-founder Dustin Wilson, MS, has to say about the newly dropped 2018 vintage from Burgundy (hint, you don't want to miss it!)
When Instinct Reigns King: Checking in on Harvest 2020
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. 
6 Alternative Grapes for Chardonnay Enthusiasts
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.
How to Find the Best Value-Driven Wines in California
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.
Wine in the Wild: Tips for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

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. 

Breaking Down the Myths Around Rosé

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. 

Here's Why We're Drinking Cabernet Franc All Summer Long
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.
Six Tips for Building a Go-To Case of Summer Barbecue Wine
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. 
In Praise of Domestic Chardonnay: Stripping Away the Shade from America’s Most Misunderstood Grape

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.

6 Alternative Grapes for Pinot Noir Enthusiasts
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...
Everything You Need to Know About Négociant Wines

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Whole-Cluster Fermentation

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.

How to Make the Most of Your Socially-Distant Memorial Day Weekend

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!