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.

15 Beautiful Wineries for Sonoma Wine Tasting

By Averi Melcher

You’re planning your trip to premium wine country and probably wondering “where is the best vineyard wine tasting near me in Sonoma?” Well, look no further. We’ve rounded up our favorite intimate wineries for Sonoma wine tasting that won’t leave you wanting.  And, if you’re far away and dreaming of your Sonoma wine tasting tour,…

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10 Steps for Building a Home Wine Cellar

By Averi Melcher

Some wines are better with age. But if you want to get the most out of your bottle, it’s important to have a proper way to store it. Simply putting your expensive wine bottle up on a shelf is a surefire way to ruin it before your first sip. What you need is a home…

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How to Taste Wine: 11 Tips for Your First Visit

By Averi Melcher

If you’re planning your first wine tasting, or your first trip to Sonoma, you’re sure to have questions about how to taste wine. Questions like: “How many wines are included?” “Will I get drunk during a wine tasting?” “In what order should you taste wine?” “How do you choose what to wear when wine tasting!?”…

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The 21 Best Wineries in Sonoma County

By Averi Melcher

Sonoma County, California is home to some of the best wine in the world, and it’s also home to more than 425 wineries. It doesn’t matter if you’re lucky enough to be living here, or if you’re visiting on vacation. You probably want to know which of these are the best wineries in Sonoma County!…

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The 10 Best California Wine Clubs (2021)

By Averi Melcher

We’re biased, but we believe the best wine clubs in the US are right here in Sonoma County. This region is home to over 400 wineries, 18 AVAs, and some of the most astoundingly spectacular wines in the world. So it’s no surprise that this region has a sublime selection of wine clubs as well.…

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15 Best Wine Influencers on Instagram and Twitter

By Averi Melcher

Calling all wine enthusiasts! We’re here to help you pursue your passion for wine with our list of the 15 best wine influencers on Instagram and Twitter.  This list is a celebration of our love (and your love) for all things wine and wine culture. Because what better way to immerse yourself in the world…

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Single Vineyard Dry White Zinfandel at Halleck Vineyard

The Difference Between a Wine Club Membership and Wine Subscription

By Averi Melcher

You’ve probably heard of wine clubs and wine subscriptions by now, but did you know that the word “wine club subscription” is actually a little misleading? That’s because a wine subscription and a wine club membership are actually two different experiences. Wait, what? It’s true! There are different perks and benefits when you join a…

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4 Tips for Discovering the Best Pinot Noir Wine for You

By Averi Melcher

There is no shortage of options when it comes to the world of wine. And depending on your tastes, the vast array of wine flavors can be intimidating. This is especially true when it comes to finding the best Pinot Noir wine.  Pinot Noir wine comes in an immense variety of tastes and textures, and…

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Pinot Noir vs Cabernet Sauvignon vs Merlot: Finding the Right Red Wine

By Averi Melcher

If you’ve found yourself standing in front of a row of red wines, wondering what the difference is between Pinot Noir vs Cabernet Sauvignon vs Merlot, you aren’t alone. They are three of the most popular red wines on the market, and they do have distinct differences.  And we’re here to tell you how to…

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Is Pinot Noir A Sweet or Dry Wine

By Averi Melcher

If you’re new to the world of red wine, or perhaps a white wine or rosé aficionado looking to branch into new (red) territory, you may have found yourself asking: “Is Pinot Noir sweet or dry wine?”  We’re here to help you understand everything there is to know about this silky red wine, including how…

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