An Essential Wine and Champagne Guide

Top trends, must-have gadgets, preferred bottles and more

Picking the perfect bottle of wine or champagne can be a daunting task, especially with the bevy of regions, grapes and blends out there. Luckily, DuJour has compiled a list of everything you need to know about buying the perfect bottle—plus, find helpful tips from famous sommeliers on how to serve, pour and enjoy a glass of wine or bubbly at your next party.

Standout Summer Rosés
[1]
Get the scoop on the season’s best bottles—and the mouth-watering dishes you’ll want to serve with them.  

A Chandon Summer[2]
The classic California sparking wine toasts 40 years with a new look by Trina Turk.  

A Summer Guide to Rosé[3]
Your essential primer to the pink drink—from how to choose a bottle to why it isn’t just for women anymore.  

2015’s Wine Mavericks[4]
It’s time to raise a glass to these vino-industry innovators who are changing the grape landscape. 

Great Gift for Wine Lovers[5]
For an innovative and attractive alternative to the ice bucket, try this new gadget.  

5 Family-Friendly Wine Regions[6]
Have your Cab Sav and drink it too on a trip where kids are entertained and parents can relax. 

How to Pair Water with Wine[7]
We’ve been drinking them wrong all along. 

Aldo Sohm’s Top 5 Wines[8]
The famous sommelier shares which bottles he’s obsessed with now. 

A New Breed of Tasting Rooms[9]
Banshee Wine redefines the Sonoma Country wine experience—simply by making it cool.  

America’s Wine Renaissance[10]
Amidst predictions of a global wine shortage, production in the U.S. is rapidly increasing—what gives? Four wine industry experts weigh in. 

Six Wine Accessories You Need Right Now
[11]
Sleek, sculptural bottle racks the corkscrew sommeliers swear by and more.

Twist and Shout[12]
No longer relegated to the domain of grocery store shelves, screw-cap wines are mighty fine these days.  

Experts Expose the Truth About Wine Trends
[13]
In the first of a three-part series, we reveal the real story about sustainable, organic and biodynamic wine. Is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Chardonnay’s Big Revival[14]
Industry insiders weigh in on the typically shunned white wine.

The Best Reds to Drink Chi[15]lled[16] 
[17]Is it déclassé to chill red wine? DuJour explores the curious case of “cold” reds.

Don’t Serve Champagne in a Flute & More Tips[18]
A bubbly expert who’s supped over 8,000 different varieties gives DuJour a lesson in tasting, storage, pairing and more.

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Champagne[19]
Partial to Pinot Noir? Connoisseur of Cabernet? These similar-tasting bottles of bubbly will help you expand your palette. 

A Toast to the Queen of the Champagne World[20]
With help of a powerful CEO, this bubbly brand became the exclusive beverage of the Oscars.  

Fizz First[21]
Why prosecco is set to take spring by storm. 

Everything You Need to Know About Fall Wine
[22]
Which grape is best suited for the season? And is drinking rosé after summer a major faux pas?

15 Must-Have Wines for Fall[23]
From bold, hearty reds to refreshing rosés, stock up on the season’s best bottles. 

Give Thanks and Cheer(s)
[24]
From magnums of champagne to rare vintages, here’s what sommeliers, top chefs and winemakers are serving alongside their favorite holiday dishes. 


Endnotes:
  1. Standout Summer Rosés
    : http://dujour.com/lifestyle/best-rose-wine-food-pairings-for-summer/
  2. A Chandon Summer: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/chandon-trina-turk/
  3. A Summer Guide to Rosé: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/rose-wine-guide-tips-pairings/
  4. 2015’s Wine Mavericks: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/wine-experts-entrepreneurs-producers/
  5. Great Gift for Wine Lovers: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/great-gift-for-wine-lovers/
  6. 5 Family-Friendly Wine Regions: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/family-friendly-wine-tasting-vacations/
  7. How to Pair Water with Wine: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/pairing-wine-water/
  8. Aldo Sohm’s Top 5 Wines: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/aldo-sohm-wine-recommendations/
  9. A New Breed of Tasting Rooms: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/banshee-wine-tasting-room-design/
  10. America’s Wine Renaissance: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/us-domestic-wines-rising-regions-trends/
  11. Six Wine Accessories You Need Right Now
    : http://dujour.com/lifestyle/wine-gadgets-tools-sommelier-favorites/
  12. Twist and Shout: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/twist-and-shout/
  13. Experts Expose the Truth About Wine Trends
    : http://dujour.com/lifestyle/popular-wine-myths-trends-debunked/
  14. Chardonnay’s Big Revival: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/wine-trends-chardonnay/
  15. The Best Reds to Drink Chi: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/chilled-red-wine-tips/
  16. lled: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/chilled-red-wine-tips/
  17.  
    : http://dujour.com/lifestyle/chilled-red-wine-tips/
  18. Don’t Serve Champagne in a Flute & More Tips: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/champagne-tasting-storing-pairing-tips/
  19. A Wine Lover’s Guide to Champagne: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/best-champagnes-guide/
  20. A Toast to the Queen of the Champagne World: http://dujour.com/news/cecile-bonnefond-champagne-ceo-interview/
  21. Fizz First: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/fiol-prosecco-italy/
  22. Everything You Need to Know About Fall Wine
    : http://dujour.com/lifestyle/fall-2014-wine-trends/
  23. 15 Must-Have Wines for Fall: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/best-bottles-wine-fall-2014/
  24. Give Thanks and Cheer(s)
    : http://dujour.com/lifestyle/best-thanksgiving-wine-food-pairings/

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