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How To Approach Summer Wine and Dine
The summer wine and dine season gives us reason to play with our bottle choices to suit the vibrant mood. Here’s where our heads are at as we slip into June.
Natural Wine Starts Here: Why the Beaujolais Gang of Four Still Matter
Many of today’s natural wine growers and makers look back to the Beaujolais foundations installed by the Gang of Four. While more natural wine choices exist now more than ever, the originals still represent the category with validity, quality, and good taste. Here’s why their decisions still influence a changing industry.
5 Tips for Building a Go-To Case of Wine
Ready to build a to-go case of wine? Here’s a snapshot guide from Verve Wine’s in-house Master Sommelier, Dustin Wilson.
Athletic Wine for [Not So] Athletic People
“Drinking wine is also a sport, as you have to lift your elbow — a very high-level intensity of physical activity, you know.” Get sportif with Les Athlètes Du Vin. 
The Guide to Gifting Wine for Mother’s Day
Make mom happy. Give her wine. Mother’s Day is coming up and we’ve made our gift shopping list and here we share it with you.
A Brief Guide to Biodynamic Wine
Why buy biodynamic wine? If you prioritize hand-crafted products, don’t want to consume products made with chemicals, or care about the Earthly impact of your purchase patterns, you may have just found your why. Here we briefly explain the how and the who so that you feel even more confident in the next biodynamic bottle you snag.
5 Reasons Why You Should Change Your Mind About Riesling
In the world of misunderstood grapes, Riesling is perhaps the most misconstrued of them all. However, Riesling is one of the most versatile varieties in the world, producing bottles across the entire flavor spectrum. Here are five simple reasons why you should change your mind about Riesling.
What Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable, and Natural Wine Actually Mean
Knowing how a wine was made is just as important as enjoying how it tastes. So when it comes to being environmentally friendly, knowing the difference between organic, biodynamic, sustainable, and ‘natural’ wine is key. We’re breaking down four of the wine world’s most buzzworthy terms, here.
A Field Guide to Cooking Fireside
James-Beard-award winning author Jordan Mackay finds comfort in winter outside the kitchen -- and from a little fire and wine.
5 Best Wines for Après Ski
No matter how you approach the slopes, these are the best wines for Après ski that will get you on course for that fine winter feeling. 
5 Film & Wine Pairings for a Big Valentine's Night In
Our list of killer bottles to pair with some of our favorite things streaming right now.
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.