Repost: Debunking 5 Common Wine Myths

This is a good primer for wannabe wine drinkers and aficionados alike. I pretty much agree across the board. I remember talking with the sales rep for a major California Merlot winery, and that line in Sideways cost them millions. I also have a friend whose idea of Chardonnay is stuck in the 1980s, and needs to try some contemporary takes on this versatile grape instead of always reaching for the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.

Ross Szabo: Debunking 5 Common Wine Myths.

Note that on the list you’ll find a plug for blends, which dovetails nicely with my recent post on a Caliterra wine tasting.

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  1. Excellent article share, Eliot! Personally, I love a rich Californian Merlot (Blackstone from Santa Ynez Valley specifically), and you can get Chardonnays that have been only stainless steel aged and are as crisp as a Sauvignon Blanc (personally I like the 50-50 oak-steel combo that is becoming popular now). And Blends … wow. You get the best of the best. Take for instance the Lagarde “Guarda” from Mendoza … Malbec, Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, and it’s as smooth as velvet!

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