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5 things you didn’t know about Bordeaux and German wines (surprising styles)

There is so much more to these regions than Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling. (And even the mighty Riesling has a lot of surprises.)

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How to sip wine like a real Berliner or Bordelais

If you go by stereotypes alone, you might think there isn’t a lot that unites Berlin and Bordeaux. But there are quite a few similarities to the way both cities celebrate wine.

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The $20 wines you need for Thanksgiving

The turkey has been basting for hours, your kitchen smells amazing and – most importantly – your house is filled with family and friends: it’s time to toast Thanksgiving! Despite the myriad of flavours vying for attention on the traditional Thanksgiving table, choosing a wine for your full house of guests does not have to be tricky or leave you worried about your wallet. Thanksgiving calls for wines that deliver on fruity, autumnal flavours but that don’t overpower its turkey & gravy centrepiece. We’re also looking for wines to help your palette stay fresh because, let’s be honest, Thanksgiving is an endurance sport.

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These $20 wines will change your brunch game forever

Find us a meal that is happier than brunch. You’ve slept in a little longer, you’re surrounded by friends, dish choices are fun, and no one is in a rush. It’s the perfect occasion to open a bottle and we have a few suggestions for equally palette-pleasing wine pairings.

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8 Amazing events you don’t want to miss in Europe in 2020

2020 - the date itself suggests that this must be the year of years, a perfect time to experience a very special adventure. Europe has a wealth of those in store, and we have interviewed some local experts to gather 8 wonderful events that happen in Germany and Bordeaux each year. Without further ado - here are the top 8 happenings that you shouldn’t miss in the new year.

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The green revolution in wine-making: how European winegrowers are putting sustainability first

Globally, the discussion on environmental protection has been getting a new sense of urgency to it. The need for action in sustainable practice and reducing our carbon footprint is a growing concern to all aspects of daily life and business. European wine-making is at the front and center of this conversation. After all, wine is a product coming from nature, and without a healthy planet, there simply is no wine.

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Understanding wine styles : Blend vs Varietal

When we think about wine styles what comes to mind is color white VS rosé VS red , still VS sparkling, sweet VS dry…did you ever think about Blend Vs Varietal and how is it different, why would a winemaker choose to go with either direction, so many decisions and thoughts comes to mind to create the perfect wine, starting from terroir. Here, we unpack the key differences to blends and varietals with delicious examples throughout Bordeaux and Germany

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Celebrate Halloween with Surprising Styles of Wine

Time for ghosts and ghouls, spooky skeletons, and a little bit of magic. It’s Halloween! If you’re throwing a costume bash for the occasion, you’ll need two things: candy and wine. Leave the witches brew behind! Here are our favorite, surprising candy and wine pairings to cast a spell over all your guests this Halloween.

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10 Picnic Ideas for the Weekend

Autumn is here, but that doesn't mean all of your wine drinking activities have to head inside. We've still got long stretches of days with beautiful weather. Take advantage and plan a picnic in the great outdoors, whatever the outdoors means to you! Picnics are perfect for groups big and small, intimate dates, and can pretty much happen anywhere you go.

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9 Hidden gems (in the US) to discover with your favorite European wines

While the ultimate destination to drink French and German wine is in their respective home countries, there are plenty of hot spots in the U.S. for your next wine-infused getaway. We’re highlighting our favorite landmarks in some of America’s best cities, and don’t forget to take in the sites with a bottle of your favorite European wine. Cheers to seeing the world!

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Night in with your favorite German/Bordeaux wines : What to cook or order ?

There is much buzz out there about the good life, about work-life balance and about simply enjoying our time on this planet. Many might agree that food is a huge part of a quality lifestyle, just like a good glass of wine at the end of your work day. Whether you enjoy cooking your favorite cuisine or treating yourself to an order of take-out, we have worked with the best chefs and sommeliers around the world to create exciting pairings for you with some truly delicious wines that will take any dinner enjoyed at home to the next level.

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Party in vineyards or Berlin : How germans drink wine ?

If you can read, chances are you'll have come across an article in the past 5 years stating that Berlin is the ultimate place to party in Europe (and maybe the world), so when it comes down to deciding where one can have the best time socializing while drinking wine, many people just might assume that Berlin is the first address for that. Spoiler alert: they're probably right.

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Surprising activities Germans or Bordelais do with wine

The Germans and the Bordelais love their wines, so much in fact that they don't stop at simply sipping a glass over dinner or an evening out. They go much farther in how they experience wine and how wine can add new challenges and fun to their lives. We’re marveling at the peculiar ways wine is celebrated and enjoyed in both France and Germany.

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Urban Foods to Pair with Your Bordeaux Wines

Any excuse to have friends over for wine is a good one in our books. And, if friends want to bring a bottle of Bordeaux along, here are some of our favorite bottles to guide a delicious dinner for a group.

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Urban Foods to Pair with Your German Wines

Throwing an end-of-summer dinner party but not sure where to start? We’re covering our favorite German wines to pair with a variety of shareable fare, no matter who you have coming to the table.

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Wine tourism: 10 most amazing places to drink wine

Ah drinking wine, never a bad idea. On your trusty sofa back home, at a restaurant or a bar or even your neighbor's kitchen table – we cannot really think of a bad spot to have wine at. There are, however, some places that are better than others for experiencing a lovely glass within the full glory of a perfect setting. In the name of cutting-edge research, we have tested and slurped our way through some of the best spots for wine-drinking in Germany and the Bordeaux region. These were our top 10!

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Women take over the vineyards

For the longest time winemaking was a predominantly male domaine with little room for women to make their way in the industry. They had their place in the trade and presentation of wine but the production, for the most part, was considered a man's job. In the past years this trend has finally seen a shift.

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European Wines & Sustainability

Sustainability is the word on everyone’s lips when it comes to food and wine. From the way the land is treated and cultivated, to organic, natural, and even biodynamic production, wine is at the forefront of the sustainability conversation.

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One day in the life of a winemaker in Bordeaux

Pauline Dufour just may be the Beyoncé among Bordeaux winemakers, because just like the pop diva one can't help but wonder how she only has 24 hours to her day like the rest of us. The mother of a 5-month old baby whose husband often travels for business during the week manages Château Simon, a vineyard that's been in her family for over 200 years, mostly by herself, alongside her sister Anne-Laure, and that certainly is not an easy task.

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Indulge Your Palate with Unexpected Wines

Most wine drinkers have their minds made up when they think of their favorite bottles of German and Bordeaux wines. A sweet German Riesling perhaps, or a brooding, expensive Bordeaux red boasting centuries of master craft? If you've ever wanted to dig deeper and try some unexpected German wines and wines from Bordeaux, here are a few of our favorite places to start!

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One day in the life of a winemaker in Germany

If you met Philipp Freitag at a bar or a cafe, chances are you would not assume the charismatic 23-year old to be a winemaker with his own vineyard. It's true that Philip did not find winemaking, it found him. His grandfather bought the estate before he was born and initially used the 4 hectares to raise crops, farm animals, and wine. It wasn't until Philip was a teenager that all of their land was used for winemaking.

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10 things Bordeaux and Berlin have in common

Chances are it has never really occurred to you to compare Berlin and Bordeaux, simply because, well, they seem different. Berlin, Germany’s capital city is known for parties and its self proclaimed “sexy“ attitude to life. Bordeaux on the other hand oozes casual elegance and is world-renowned to be a major European center for wine, food, and what can probably be summed up as “the good life.” If you actually take a closer look, you’ll find that these two cities have more in common. Let’s find out why!

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All The Wines You Need for Your Fourth of July Celebration

From picnics and barbecues, to full on fireworks displays, wine makes any Fourth of July celebration even more celebratory! Unsure which bottles to pop as the fireworks go off? We’ve selected our favorites from Bordeaux and Germany to guarantee your Fourth of July gathering is a success!

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Red or White? These Wines from Germany and Bordeaux Might Surprise You

Expect the unexpected! We're exploring the world of German red wines and Bordeaux's renowned white wines. Did you catch that? While Germany is most known for its white varietals, and Bordeaux its reds, both countries are producing wines of the opposite tint with extraordinary results. Let's "clink different" and learn more!

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Why Are Wines of Germany and Bordeaux Wines Pairing Together?

The world-famous French wine region of Bordeaux is joining forces with Wines of Germany in an unprecedented effort to celebrate their unique qualities, as well as their surprising similarities with wine drinkers around the world.

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5 things that German and Bordeaux Wines have in common

At first glance you might think that the wine regions of Germany and Bordeaux aren't all that similar. Sure, both are located in Europe, and both profit from a 2,000 year-long history of wine-making, positioning them as forerunners of their craft.

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European Wine Tasting Events in the U.S. This Year

This year, Bordeaux and Wines Of Germany invite you to “Clink Different” about wine! From the beaches of Miami to the Las Vegas strip, we’re popping up at some of the best food and wine festivals around the U.S., and even hosting our own tastings.

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How to clink different? 5 things you need to know about European wines

We’ve all been there. You walk into a wine shop with little to no idea which wine you should get. You may have a budget in mind, and you might know the color you are going for, but that's about it.

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5 young, European winemakers you should know

If you thought that winemaking was reserved for middle-aged white men, think again. The people behind the wine are just as diverse as those who drink it. Together, they are forming an entire generation of new and forward-thinking wine producers who value tradition and craft just as much as the latest innovative trends.

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More than Wine: 2 winemakers from Bordeaux and Germany who did things a bit differently

We all know not to judge a book by its cover, yet most of us have purchased a bottle of wine based purely on the look of its eye-catching label. What lies behind the origin of the wine we drink? Who harvested the grapes, filled the bottles and designed those labels?

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