Anine Myrhagen Ward

Anine is a wine and travel writer for Drinkhacker. She is a native Norwegian and holds the WSET 3 certification in wine.

Review: 2019 Vurria Di Giovanna DOC

By Anine Myrhagen Ward | February 12, 2022 |

Sicily is an important wine region in Italy, producing mostly red wines with substantial body and flavors. The region has a Mediterranean wine climate, with long, warm and sunny days and an overall dry growing season. Nero d’Avola is the dominant black grape in Sicily and is cultivated throughout the entire island. This grape is apt…

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Review: 2020 Castel Sallegg Bischofsleiten DOC

By Anine Myrhagen Ward | February 4, 2022 |

Wines from northern Italy and the mountainous region of Alto Adige are often light to medium bodied, high in acid, and fruit forward, which in general is a result of growing grapes in high altitude vineyards. And they are delightful. The black grape used to make the 2020 “Bischofsleiten” from Castel Sallegg is called Schiava…

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Review: 2017 Quintessenz Kalterersee Classico Superiore DOC

By Anine Myrhagen Ward | December 11, 2021 |

Alto Adige is Italy’s northernmost wine region, bordering the Austrian alps on their southern side. The wines here are predominately white, yet there is a significant red wine production as well. Wines from the Alto Adige region usually have high acidity levels, resulting from grapes grown in vineyards of 1500 meters altitude and up. The…

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Review: NV Valdo Cuvee 1926 Prosecco Superiore

By Anine Myrhagen Ward | December 9, 2021 |

In a saturated market, choosing the right Prosecco can be challenging, especially when you’re just looking for a wine to enjoy as is, and not mask it with other beverages like orange juice to make mimosas or Aperol for a Spritz. Hidden in Italy’s large Prosecco and Pinot Grigio region of Veneto, the smaller geographical…

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Review: 2019 Echolands Cabernet Franc

By Anine Myrhagen Ward | November 9, 2021 |

The Walla Walla AVA encompasses both Oregon and Washington wineries, where the days are warm and sunny and the nights are cool. Overall, this climate is a great recipe for grape growing. Cabernet franc is a finicky grape and can show itself quite differently depending on the climate in which it is cultivated, vineyard sites,…

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Review: NV G.H. Mumm Grand Corton Rosé

By Anine Myrhagen Ward | September 25, 2021 |

Mumm is a well-recognized Champagne house. Located in Reims, one of the key towns in the Champagne region in France, it traces its history to the early 1800s. The nonvintage G.H. Mumm Grand Corton Rosé is a sparkling wine mainly made from Pinot Noir, however the two other traditional Champagne grapes of Pinot Meunier and…

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Review: In Good Taste Summer Sips Collection

By Anine Myrhagen Ward | September 11, 2021 |

In Good Taste is looking to reform the wine industry by offering “small batch” wine in small wine bottles that are, well, quite cute looking. Interestingly enough, the bottles are not sealed with a regular wine cork, rather it’s a glass stopper, which is then secured by a piece of plastic. That’s great for convenience…

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Review: Licence IV Canned Blanc & Rose

By Anine Myrhagen Ward | August 20, 2021 |

Licence IV is making a push for its French-made white and rosé wines, packaged in two interesting formats. One-liter bottles are much appreciated, but canned wines remain off-putting to many. After all, most, like myself, simply enjoy drinking wine from a glass. Still, one can always use a great beach and boat option, so lets…

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