Lenzil Hoaglund

Lenzil Hoaglund

Oaked vs Unoaked Chardonnay Taste

The Difference Between Oaked and Unoaked Chardonnay Taste

By Lenzil Hoaglund

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 what affects the flavors that end up in your glass? We’re here to demystify this delightful white wine. We’ll discuss what makes one Chardonnay taste so different from another –…

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Best Crab Cakes Recipe

Best Wine with Crab Cakes: Dry White Zinfandel

By Lenzil Hoaglund

If you’re searching for the best wine with crab cakes, you’ve come to the right place. This Dry White Zinfandel crab cake wine pairing (actually a Rosé) is complex, sophisticated, and refined. And it is the perfect wine for crab.

It’s rare to find a food and wine pairing this good. The crab cake recipe is simple, yet elegant. This pairing will undoubtedly earn you the respect of the most seasoned sommelier. 

This “Best-Ever Crab Cake”…

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The Wine Lover’s Guide to Sauvignon Blanc Wine: Tasting Notes, Calories, Pairings and More 

By Lenzil Hoaglund

When it comes to a refreshing glass of white wine, Sauvignon Blanc simply can’t be beat. Sauvignon Blanc wine is one of the most popular white wines in the USA for a reason. One can compare Pinot Grigio vs. Sauvignon Blanc. But, Sauvignon Blanc is crisp, fruity, complex, affordable, easy to drink, and extremely versatile in food pairing. 

Where did Sauvignon Blanc come from, and what makes it so distinct? Does Sauvignon Blancs taste different depending on where they are made?…

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Not Your Mother’s Wine: 3 Reasons You’ll Love Dry Rosé Wine

By Lenzil Hoaglund

Wine shops used to be divided neatly into a red wine section and a white wine section. It used to be that rosé wine was a niche, mostly sweet category reserved for ladies who might have grown tired of domestic Chardonnay. 

Oh, how the tables have turned!

Now, it seems like every celebrity and pop culture icon is releasing a trendy rosé, and every liquor store, wine shop, and even grocery store features a shelf full of pink wine.…

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