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Chilean Wine Region Facts

The first vineyards were established in Chile by the Spanish in the mid-sixteenth century. Since that time Chile has developed a thriving wine market, however it has grown considerably in recent years with the introduction of French wine varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot. Although Chilean Wine generally lacks the fruitiness of California or Australian wines its less understated than European wines. Geographically speaking, Chile is a very unique […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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Proper Wine Storage, Made Simple

Keep it Basic Wine Storage The thought of wine storage might seem daunting. Don’t let it fool you. We can boil it down to a few simple rules and just abide by those as best as you can. By following these guidelines, you will be enjoying your wines in prime condition for much longer. • Keep the temp as close to 55°F as possible, with little to no fluctuation. • […]