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Become Familiar With Fruit Wine and Spiced Wine

Fruit and spiced wine are any wines that are made from any fruit and vegetables other than grapes, with the addition of spices at times. Over the last few decades, this broad category has grown from coming home winemakers and making them more commercially viable concern. These non-grape wines are becoming more popular in climates that don’t support Vitus Vinifera competently. These climates can range anywhere from Vermont and New […]

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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, […]

Bordeaux Blend Wines Tasting

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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Weird Wine Regulations Around the World

The world of wine is massive. Seemingly every region in the world makes some wine. Of course, laws and Wine Regulations vary widely from country to country. They even change a lot from state to state in America. Governments can come up with some wild rules to keep winemakers on their toes. The following are some weird laws that you should know about before you have a glass of wine […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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, […]