Burgundian Wine Influence in the USA

Burgundian Wine Influence in the USA

French, but make it American. When it comes to global influence, there's hardly any land that waves a flag larger than Burgundy. Considering that this is hallowed viticultural ground, we love tracing the projects with Burgundian roots that spread into the USA. Here's some of our favorite stateside producers with ties to Burgundy or a commitment to Burgundian style.

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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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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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A Quick Guide to Buying, Drinking, and Serving Champagne

A Quick Guide to Buying, Drinking, and Serving Champagne

Champagne is one of the world’s most heralded drinks. But even wine drinkers with years of experience and know-how under their belt often have questions about Champagne. Here’s a quick guide to the most common ones that our staff fields from guests in the shop.

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A Quick Guide to Sauvignon Blanc

A Quick Guide to Sauvignon Blanc

Here’s a peek at key Sauvignon Blanc regions around the world to explore for your next dinner — and yes, it does belong on the Thanksgiving table.

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Wines From Provence For The Fall Season

Wines From Provence For The Fall Season

While Provence wines are often considered to be summer indulgences, people living in the South of France appreciate their local wines in any season, and you should too. Taking inspiration from the rhythm of the fall season, discover how Provençal reds, whites, and rosés belong on the table year around.
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Our Guide to Beaujolais Wine

Our Guide to Beaujolais Wine

There’s much to enjoy about Beaujolais, regarded as one of the most food-friendly, refreshing, and approachable French wines available. Always a staff favorite at Verve, this world-class wine region deserves to be on your table and in your cellar.

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How to Drink Great Bordeaux Without Breaking The Bank

How to Drink Great Bordeaux Without Breaking The Bank

People are often surprised to discover that there’s plenty of quality Bordeaux wines under $50, under $30, even under $20. In fact, much of the wine coming from this world-class region is actually approachable. Never assume that Bordeaux is too expensive or rare — you’ll be surprised by the gems hiding in plain sight.
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Northern Rhône Wine: Syrah's Mecca

Northern Rhône Wine: Syrah's Mecca

It’s one of the most impressive sites in the wine growing world, the sloped and clinging vineyards of France’s Northern Rhône Valley. The environment is rugged, thrilling, and forceful. And some would say that the wines of this origin deliver a stamina that reflects their situation. Hit the highlights with us.
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Harvest Season: It’s Time to Pick the Grapes

Harvest Season: It’s Time to Pick the Grapes

In vineyards all over the Northern Hemisphere, this time of year signals one of the wine world’s essential seasons: harvest. When to pick is a highly refined process unique to each farmer, winemaker, or vigneron and the decision impacts what’s in your glass.

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