Have you ever wondered about the similarities and differences between your favorite kinds of wine? How the differences between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes translate to differences in the bouquet of the wines? Or how a certain kind of soil can result in similarities between two wines produced far from each other? Our Wine Battle section explores these similarities and differences, comparing and contrasting popular grape varieties, wine regions and wine styles.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. We’re sure you have heard about both of these wines. After all, they are two of the most popular red wines in the world. Both grape varieties call Bordeaux home but are also produced in almost every country in the world. And they are often combined to achieve a blend greater than the sum of its parts. But do you know what sets these two grape varieties and wine styles apart? In this Wine Battle article, we take a look at the key similarities and differences between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Which one would you choose?
Prosecco from Italy and Champagne from France. You have no doubt heard about these two wildly popular sparkling wines. Perhaps you have even had the opportunity to taste them both. Prosecco and Champagne are both produced with a secondary fermentation, which leads to the appearance of bubbles in the wine. They are both bottled under pressure and make a beloved “Pop!” sound when opened. But do you know the differences between these two festive wine styles? In this article we take a closer look at the key similarities and differences between Prosecco and Champagne.