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2013 Aphros Loureiro, Vinho Verde

Annette Tomei is the founder of VinEducation, where she is a food and beverage educator and consultant. She is also a professional chef who frequently contributes delicious recipes to our site.

Aphros Loureiro Vinho Verde2013 Aphros Loureiro, Vinho Verde DOC (Lima), Portugal

The Vinho Verde DOC is located in northwestern Portugal along the Atlantic coast; it extends inland along the Douro River in the province of Minho. The maritime climate provides for prolific vine growth – lush green vines are often trained into high pergolas. Read more

2011 Jacopo Biondi Santi Braccale Rosso

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 by Annette Tomei

Annette is the founder of VinEducation, where she is a food and beverage educator and consultant. She is also a professional chef who frequently contributes delicious recipes to EatSomethingSexy.com.

Braccale Rosso 2011, Jacopo Biondi Santi, Braccale (red wine), Toscana IGT, Italy

The Biondi Santi family name is often synonymous with Brunello di Montalcino, a DOCG designated Tuscan red wine made from 100% Sangiovese grapes grown in the region surrounding the town of Montalcino. Read more

2013 Livon, Pinot Grigio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Collio DOC

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2013 Livon, Pinot Grigio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Collio DOC2013 Livon, Pinot Grigio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Collio DOC, Italy

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is located at the northeastern edge of Italy where it borders Austria and Slovenia. The Livon property is at the eastern edge of this region in the Collio DOC. Read more

Mulderbosch, Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé

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Mulderbosch Rosé2014, Mulderbosch, Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Coastal Region, South Africa

Although wine has been made in South Africa since the late 17th century, the region did not have a measurable presence in the international wine market until the 1990s. In the early years, South Africa was known for Pinotage, a hybrid of Pinot Noir and Cinsault that produces a red wine with a reputation that is still suffering from poor quality products thrust on the market in the region’s early years. Read more

Bodegas Franco-Españolas, Rioja Bordón, Rioja Reserva

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2008 Rioja Bordon Reserva2008, Bodegas Franco-Españolas, Rioja Bordón, Rioja Reserva, Spain

Wine has been produced in Spain for over 3,000 years and in the Rioja region for pretty much all of that time. Rioja began its climb to popularity in the 19th century when phylloxera overcame the vineyards of Bordeaux and many French vignerons moved to the region to start anew. Read more