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How rosé wine turned around its cheap, overly sweet reputation

For most of living memory, pink wines were usually made with the grapes that didn’t make the cut for better wines.

Wine corks vs. screw caps: Which one is better?

While wine drinkers have largely accepted screw-cap closures on styles like rosés and unoaked whites, they remain illogically skeptical about reds.

Try this South African sauvignon blanc blend, prime for cost-conscious shoppers

South Africa’s Western Cape region has perfect conditions for making fine wines.

Try this snappy red wine from Italy’s white truffle region

It's remarkably flexible for pairing — as good with white-wine fare like fish and vegetables as with red-wine meals like steak and hearty pastas.

The rising popularity of unoaked chardonnay, explained

Chardonnay makers are moving away from the distinctive, nutty “toasted oak” flavor, and closer to the orchard-fruit flavors of steel-aged chardonnay.

This Central California cabernet gives Napa Valley reds a run for their money

Its flavor is layered with dark, rich flavors of black cherries and cocoa, coffee beans and ripe blackberries.

Drink this white wine to celebrate Pa. Wine Month

In Pennsylvania, it's been clear for decades that white wines have the edge over red.

Don’t write off this red wine with a not-so-serious reputation

You just need to know the right word to look for.

Here’s why zinfandel is cheaper than pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon

Plus: A popular example that's currently on sale at the State Store.