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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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Best Wine Gadgets

Technology is revolutionizing just about every industry in the world. The wine industry is no exception. Every year, there seems to be a new slew of gadgets released that designed to improve the wine consuming experience. Some gadgets help regulate the temperature of the bottle. Other devices make drinking it more fun. I have a deep love for gadgets and a lively affection for vino. I enjoy trying out all […]

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Thanksgiving wines: The Perfect Wine for the Perfect Thanksgiving Feast

Before long we will again be celebrating the holiday of Thanksgiving. For those of us planning to make our traditional Thanksgiving feast into a special celebration, we want everything to be perfect down to the last detail. From the food to the right china and of course the perfect wine in which to serve. Thanksgiving wines For some of us we would no doubt just think when it comes to […]

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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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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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A brief introduction to Spanish Wine

When wine was brought to Spain in 800 BCE by Phoenicians it grew into a very different creation than the French based wines normally found in America. There is a wide variety of Spanish Wine with their own unique flavors and aromas that would add quite a bit to any meal. Red wines from Spain are often very reliant on spices or fruits other than grapes such as grapefruit, sour […]

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Sultry Bordeaux Wine

Tasting wine is an art form that takes many years to master. However, wine lovers can learn the basics in just a few easy steps. The first thing is to swoosh the wine around a glass. You need to look at the clarity of the red: is it dark and cloudy or is is clear and vibrant? This is one of the first ways to distinguish your wine. A good […]

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The production of Italian Wine

The country has a rich history when it comes to the production of wine. The production of wine has been taking place for more than 2000 y has years. Over the years the country has been improving the quality of wine, it offers the global market. With the increase in demand of wine across the globe, the country has been able to increase the amount of wine it exports to […]