Averi Melcher

Averi Melcher

Averi is a professional writer, travel blogger, full-time digital nomad, and self-proclaimed wine lover. After spending a year in France and, later, a year in Argentina, she fell in love with red wines but will never turn down a summer-y white or dry rose in the interest of research.

A Guide to Sonoma Wine Country’s Best: Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

By Averi Melcher

Reaching into the cellars of California’s wine country history, there are lines that trace back to Sonoma County as the true birthplace of the California wine industry. Today, Sonoma showcases globally-renowned Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. But how exactly did the Sonoma wine country take the stage amongst one of the world’s best known wine regions?…

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How to Pick a Wine Tasting Room for your Sonoma Wine Tasting Weekend

By Averi Melcher

Planning a Sonoma wine tasting weekend? Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a girls’/guys’ weekend, or a family trip, we’ll narrow down the best wine tasting rooms that fit your preferences.  When traveling to wine country, you want to get the most out of your experience. And, with over 600 vineyards to choose from, planning wine…

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Sonoma vs Napa wine tasting

Sonoma vs Napa Wine Tasting: Which is Better?

By Averi Melcher

Sonoma vs Napa wine tasting: which one should you choose? Chances are you have limited time for wine tasting and want to choose where you go wisely. It’s the question everyone wants answered for their wine country weekend trip. Each of these renowned wine regions has premium wine offerings, so the answer to this question…

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12 Sauvignon Blanc Food Pairing Ideas to Make Tonight 

By Averi Melcher

Crisp, bold, and refreshing, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most versatile white wines available. But one of the very things that makes it a delight to sip – a vast range of flavor profiles along the entire spectrum of white wine sweetness – also means finding the right Sauvignon Blanc food pairings can sometimes…

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Wine of the Month Club Shipment

10 Best Wine of the Month Club Gift List for 2021

By Averi Melcher

What are the best gifts for wine lovers? Wine of the month club gifts, of course! Anyone who’s a wine drinker would receive a wine subscription with open arms. It’s the perfect gift to impress the mother-in-law, your corporate partner, or your friends and family.  But not all wine club memberships are created equal. Many…

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Best Pinot Noir Wine: 15 Bottles to Try Right Now (2022 UPDATE)

By Averi Melcher

Want to experience the best Pinot Noir wine this world has to offer? Pinot Noirs that are so bold and fruity you might mistake them for Syrahs? Then we have the perfect list for you – our favorite bottles of Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California.  While the average wine drinker might be focused on…

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What is Chardonnay

What is Chardonnay Wine? History, Tasting Notes, and Pairing Tips

By Averi Melcher

Chardonnay wine is one of the most popular wines in the world – and with good reason. Chardonnay is balanced, versatile, and easy to pair with a great many delicacies.  In fact, Chardonnay is so popular that die-hard fans have labeled that last Thursday in May as “International Chardonnay Day”  And, at Halleck Vineyard, we’re…

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Is Chardonnay Sweet

Is Chardonnay Sweet Or Dry? Finding Your Perfect Pour

By Averi Melcher

If you asked any beginning wine drinker to name a white wine, they would probably say Chardonnay. That’s because Chardonnay is the most popular white wine grape in the world. But these same people may not know the answer to the question: “Is Chardonnay sweet or dry?”  This is completely understandable.  Even some seasoned wine…

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Oaked vs Unoaked Chardonnay Taste

The Difference Between Oaked and Unoaked Chardonnay Taste

By Averi Melcher

Chardonnay is the most popular white wine varietal in the world – and it’s also one of the most diverse. In fact, oaked and unoaked Chardonnay taste couldn’t be more different. Which leads many wine drinkers to scratch their heads and wonder: “What is Chardonnay, really?”  What are the characteristics of a Chardonnay grape, and…

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Gewürztraminer Pronunciation & 15 Other Difficult Wine Words (with playable audio)

By Averi Melcher

In this article, you’ll learn to say the correct Gewürztraminer pronunciation so you can order it like a native. By the time you finish reading this blog and listening to the very best audio examples which we scoured the internet to find and chose the very best, you’ll feel like a veritable wine connoisseur, and…

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