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What is Vermouth

Many people are under the false impression that Vermouth is wine. This is somewhat accurate, but it is not entirely true. Vermouth is a wine-based beverage. One of its core ingredients is wine, but it also has some other flavors mixed in as well. The most common place that you might see Vermouth is as part of a martini. A different bouquet of herbs, fruits, and spices are used in […]

California Riesling

People Have the Wrong Idea About Riesling wine

Most wine lovers, from experts to hobbyists, will tell you that Riesling is their favorite white-wine grape variety. The industry almost entirely agrees that it is the best white wine grape grown on Earth. Most great wines come from France or Italy. The Riesling grape originates in a region located in Germany. I wonder if this damages the French pride in their nation’s wine. You may have a bad feeling […]

The Noble Red Grape Varieties

An Overview of Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon is presumably the most acclaimed red wine grape assortment on Earth. It is equaled in such manner just by its Bordeaux stalemate Merlot, and its inverse number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its starting points in Bordeaux, Cabernet has effectively spread to practically every winegrowing nation on the planet. It is presently the key grape assortment in some top notch New World wine locales, most eminently Napa Valley, […]

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Wine Bottle Shapes

Wine bottle shapes are very easy to learn because you can see how they change the more that you are drinking wine. Your wine is going to help you have a nice drink with dinner or friends, but you also have to make sure that you have the right wine bottle for every wine. Classic Wine Bottle Shapes The classic wine bottle usually all fits in one place, but you […]

US Wine Regions

Merlot is Unlike Any Other Wine

The red wine variety offers many options and is plentiful, Merlot is one of the most loved of all those in that red wine variety. It is planted in many wine regions with perhaps France leading the way. Red wine like most wines, has plenty of different qualities, and Merlot is certainly one of the most distinctive of the red wine classes. Saying that this wine is distinct is undoubtedly […]

A Bordeaux Blend from Washington State

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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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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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 […]