The Mag / Regions & Producers
Rosé production goes much further than just Provence; in fact, the world of rosé wine vinification encompasses an entire globe of regions, featuring an array of grape varieties and preferred production methods. Here’s a survey of seven of our favorite rosé producing appellations around the world.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.