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First-Taste Guide to Toro Red Wines
It's Not Named After a Bull, But It Certainly Acts Like One
First-Taste Guide to Pauillac
The Place That Rocket-Launched Cabernet Sauvignon to Worldwide Fame
First-Taste Guide to Margaux
If You're Going to Start Drinking Red Bordeaux, You May As Well Start Here
First Taste Guide to Montefalco Sagrantino
Like Tannins? Good. This Wine is For You.
Here at Opening a Bottle, we spend a lot of our time focused on Old World wines....
First-Taste Guide to Hárslevelü
Could This Be the Next Trendy Wine?
First-Taste Guide to Gattinara
Get to Know One of the Top Alternatives to Barolo and Barbaresco
First-Taste Guide to Bandol Rouge
The Land of Rosé Says "I Can Do a Powerful Red, Too."
First-Taste Guide to Côte-Rôtie
Arguably France's finest terroir for Syrah.
A First-Taste Guide to Pouilly-Fumé
Sauvignon Blanc With a Smokin' Finish
First-Taste Guide to Ribeira Sacra
Beautifully Elegant Red Wines from Some of Spain's Most Extreme Vineyards
First-Taste Guide to Godello
Spain's Delicious Alternative to Chardonnay