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Wine Education

The differences between synthetic and real wine corks

Real . . . or fake? Get your mind out of the gutter: we are talking about synthetic vs. real corks. The debate over synthetic and real corks is quite...

Understanding the French wine classification system Appellation d’Origine Controlée (AOC)

Part of understanding a country’s wine is understanding how the country controls (and therefore labels) its wine production. Perhaps the best place to begin is the system that many modern...

An unconventional Puglian grape: Negroamaro

Just when I think I’ve learned a thing or two about Italian wines from my five months in this country, I venture into a new region and am reminded how...

In the Middle of Nowhere: Bodega Del Desierto

South African novelist Nadine Gordimer once said that “A desert is a place without expectation”. A photographer who has caught vast desert landscapes and breathtaking sunsets might disagree, as would...

Stefano Farina Italia Nebbiolo d’Alba 2008

In an attempt to break my readers out of the habit of drinking Chianti every time they are in the mood for an Italian red, I present to you this...

Discovering Canaiolo in Perugia, Italy

At Sedimentality, we try hard not to get political. It gets in the way of enjoying our food and wine. 🙂 But all this talk about the Amanda Knox trial...

Discovering Spanish Jumilla wine

Upon returning to San Diego after so much time in Argentina and Italy, I had one “wine goal” in mind: familiarize myself with wines from other countries, such as Spain....

Italian Vernaccia: an under-the-radar summer white wine

When planning our three months in Italy, I obviously envisioned wine. Lots of it. Chiantis, Montepulciano d’Abruzzos, Brunellos…. red, red, red, earthy, Italian wine. Yum. Little did I know that...

The Perfect Picnic Wine: an Overview of Rosé

I don’t want to change the wine world… but I do want to change a few opinions regarding a wine that has received a bad reputation over the last few...

Classic food and wine pairings

PB & J, Sonny and Cher, Champagne and caviar, ice cream and hot fudge, melon and prosciutto… some things in life are just both meant to be PAIRS! To aid...