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How To Become A Wine Expert

One of the most fascinating subjects in the arena of food and drink is wine. What makes a good wine? Do you need to be a wine expert to choose a good wine? What is a wine connoisseur? Is a wine connoisseur the same as a wine expert? Let’s tackle these terms one at a time. The interesting thing about wine terms are that the meaning of words used are […]

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Understanding Wine Scores Scales

Knowing what wine scores are can be important for those who regularly drink from the vine and for those who don’t. Nobody, avid wine fans and casual drinkers alike want to drink a bad wine. So wine, like virtually everything else in the world, has a rating or scale. Wine, in fact, has three primary wine-scoring scale systems. Wine Scores Obviously, you don’t want a wine that scores a 5 […]

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Gifts Wine Lovers Will Love

Everyone has at least one wine lover in their life! Sometimes finding the perfect wine gifts they don’t already have can be a tough task. Don’t worry though, there is always something out there they will love. Corkscrews are one of the most basic and most necessary tools needed by a wine drinker. Not all corkscrews are created equally though. A cheap dollar store corkscrew will work, but you run […]

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1,000 Ratings of Wine

Every wine lover likes to point out the differences in their wines from a 1 to a 100. On a 000-point scale they like to point out the differences between a 90 and a 91, or 68 and a 67, but now there is a new rating system in town, called the “Wine Lister” and it’s a 1000-Point wine rating system. Not so far into the future you could be […]

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The History of Pinot Grigio Wine, Plus Food Pairing and a Tasting List.

Most people believe Pinot Gris / Grigio wine is an Italian Wine, but it actually started in Burgundy and was known as Fromenteau. By the 1300’s Pinot Grigio wine had made its way to Switzerland, where it was favored by Emperor Charles IV. Eventually finding its way to Italy, where it became known as Pinot Grigio. The Gris / Grigio grape is a close relative to the Pinot Noir. Usually, […]

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Win Bad Luck Stories of the Wine and Winemaker

Breaking through in the wine making industry is much harder than you think. For every first-timer that has a breakthrough year, there are a hundred that fail and go out of business. It is a cutthroat business with a lot of established players that don’t want too many new people coming in and taking a piece of their pie. Revenge of the Wine and Winemaker Friday the 13th is a […]

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Wine Ratings Sites To Purchase Wine Online

Using wine ratings sites will help you when you know that you need to get information on wines so that you can buy them for good prices. You can count on these ratings because they are aggregated from many places, and you will see wine rating scales that cover several different kinds of wine. Wine Ratings Sites Online wine ratings at are helpful, and they tell you the […]

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The Wine Dilemma: Organic Wine vs Non-Organic Wine

There are many things to consider when choosing a wine. Do you like reds or whites? Something full bodied or light? Have you ever considered whether or not it’s organic really matters much? I’d like to fill you in on a few things when it comes to organic wines and non-organic wines. One thing to remember is the definition of organic wines. Most see it as meaning completely natural, but […]