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What is skin contact (aka orange) wine? Read the quick guide

What is Skin Contact (aka Orange) Wine?

Orange refers to the general color palate of these wines, and that color is earned when white wine grapes experience skin contact during vinification. This is a category ripe for exploration, a unique lens in which to view the wine world, get familiar with orange wines. Learn the history, methods, and how to buy these wines for your home.

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It’s Time You Tried Dry Austrian Riesling

It’s Time You Tried Dry Austrian Riesling

Riesling is one of Austria’s finest white categories. While not the largest producing variety, its stature as an elevated wine has earned Austrian Riesling a place on the world’s most exciting wine lists. Generally dry, age-worthy, and complex, we consider these wines to be refinement in a bottle. There’s something here for everyone, from under $20 selections to three-figure collectibles. It’s time you tried Austrian Riesling.

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Our 5 All-time Favorite Beaujolais Pairings

Our 5 All-time Favorite Beaujolais Pairings

Beaujolais is one of the world’s most food-friendly wine categories, and some of the most coveted cru bottles come with a price tag approachable enough to pull out for a weeknight dinner. The staff at Verve Wine recommends it as a satisfying match to almost anything on the table. Here we highlight our all-time favorite Beaujolais pairings. Dig in! 

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A Primer On Volcanic Wine

A Primer On Volcanic Wine

Wine and soil are intimately tied, and one soil type that gets major attention is volcanic. You’ll hear wines that are grown in this environment often referred to as volcanic wines. Curious about what that means? Let’s jump in (not actually in a volcano, but into the topic).

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White Wines You Should Be Drinking This Winter

White Wines You Should Be Drinking This Winter

What makes people think that white wine in winter is anything less than expected? We’d argue that it’s only natural to include white wine in your winter dining and enjoyment, and here are a few of our favorites for this time of year.

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72 Hours in Vermont

72 Hours in Vermont

Vermont is one of the premier outdoor destinations in the United States, thanks to its Green Mountain State identity. But it doesn’t stop at skiing, trails, and fresh air—Vermont also has a vibrant food and drink scene, and plenty of artisanal makers and growers. Here’s how to spend a long weekend in Vermont.
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Bodega Chacra: Wines That Reflect the Patagonian Ecosystem

Bodega Chacra: Wines That Reflect the Patagonian Ecosystem

According to founder Piero Incisa della Rocchetta, Bodega Chacra was established to discover the “most unobstructed expression” of the micro-climate of Mainqué in the Río Negro region of Patagonia. Peek inside this biodynamic sanctuary with a fascinating agricultural story and travel opportunity. 

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The Story Behind the 'Verve' in Verve Wine

The Story Behind the 'Verve' in Verve Wine

Paris in the late 1930s was a strong influence on culture. It was here that many looked for inspiration on what to read, where to visit, what art to admire, and what food to eat. In 1937, a publisher realized the value of sharing some of the finest works in art and literature with enthusiastic and curious subscribers and Verve magazine was born. Learn how this magazine inspired the Verve Wine concept and the meaning behind the Verve Wine name.

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Cleanse Your Palate with These 6 Food and Wine Pairings

Cleanse Your Palate with These 6 Food and Wine Pairings

One of our favorite ways to welcome the new year is to cleanse the palate with fresh and lively pairings. We are craving light and bright meals that match with zippy acidity, crunchy fruit, and linear mineral qualities—here are a few of the most appealing partnerships on our wish list right now.  

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New Year, New Wines: Your Guide to Drinking Better Wine in 2022

New Year, New Wines: Your Guide to Drinking Better Wine in 2022

Wine is meant to be shared among friends, enjoyed with food, and add pleasure to your life. In that light, here are a few simple tips to make sure you're cracking into good wine in 2022—no experience required.  

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The Ultimate New Year’s Resolutions for Wine Lovers

The Ultimate New Year’s Resolutions for Wine Lovers

Like learning a language or sport, wine offers growth when considered to be an important hobby, capable of delivering a new layer of enjoyment around every corner. If you’ve got your notes open or journal out, scribbling plans for the weeks and months after the ball drops, here are our wine-focused resolution suggestions.

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How to Choose Wine For A White Elephant Gift

How to Choose Wine For A White Elephant Gift

Oh, the holiday tradition of White Elephant gifting. It can be a stumper. If you are like us, even the name is a head scratcher. Here are our best wine gifting suggestions should you find yourself in a White Elephant situation.

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HOW TO OPEN SPARKLING WINE

Tips from Master Sommelier and Verve co-founder Dustin Wilson.