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How Terroir Affects Wine


While terroir itself has no defined flavor, how terroir affects wine is determined by a combination of soil, climate, temperature, minerality and lake effect.

Understanding Wine Varietals


Wine varieties are simply the type or types of grapes used to make wine, these are usually categorized by color and genetic familial traits. the wine is named after the...

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The best wines to use for red sangria are Spanish reds from the Rioja region. Our Red Sangria recipe is designed as a perfect standalone punch. But it can also be paired...

How Fortified Wine is Made


A fortified wine is a wine that has a higher content of alcohol, or alcohol by volume content (ABV), achieved through the addition of a distilled spirit at some point...

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What's the difference between a bottle of wine priced at $3.95 and one that sells for $39,000? The factors that determine the price of wine are varied and volatile....

A Guide to Wine Glasses


Wine glasses are designed for specific wine styles, find out how to pair your wines to the right glass.

FRENCH WINE flat belly


Thomas Newman, personal trainer and weight loss expert offer a guide entitled French Wine for a Flat belly with a claim that French wine can reduce visceral fat in our...

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In 2017, California wildfires, torrential rains and massive mudslides left conditions that vineyards are expected to take years to recover from.

Perfect Pairings for German Riesling


German Rieslings fall under Kabinett, Spatlese, Auslese and Beerenauslese in either Troken or Halbtroken styles and these all pair well with spicy Asian fare, cold-water...

Choosing Wine as a Gift


If you want to find a great red wine for under $25 consider an Argentinian Malbec, which is a smooth medium bodied red with flavors of plum, black cherry, cocoa and...

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Both pruning and training refer to the practice of removing selected plant parts, in order to manipulate a grapevine into acting in a certain way. Training occurs at the...

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French oak used for barrel making is often grown in one of five forests, Nevers, Tronçais, Allier, Limousin and Vosges. Oak used for barrel making comes from either...

5 Wine Apps Worth Trying


Wine Quick Picks is a free app available for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app includes lists like, 100 Widely Available Store Wines and Top 25 Widely Available Bargain...

What's the Difference Between Champagne, Cava and Prosecco?


Most of us are familiar with the names of Champagne, Cava and Prosecco. But what makes them different? Champagne, Cava and Prosecco are the signature sparkling wines of...

how long does wine last after opening


Some wines are more susceptible to oxidation than others. Pinot Noir, for example, is highly sensitive and prone to quicker oxidation. An open bottle of wine can last...

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What are fortified wines and how do they differ from each other?


Fortified wines are wines that undergo a fortification process through the addition of a distilled spirit. Brandy is commonly used in the process of fortifying a wine....

Are Claret and Bordeaux the same wine style?


Depending on where you are in the world, it is probable that you will have heard of red wine from Bordeaux, France being referred to as claret. In the USA and the UK,...

Old World and New World wines, what makes them different?


Now that the countries have been introduced for both the Old World and New World, we can delve into the differences in winemaking practices and the style of wines that...

What is the difference between a varietal wine and a regional wine?


Varietal wines are those which have been made from one particular variety of grape. For example, some of the most common grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,...