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Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Georgian Qvevri Wine


Qvevri wines are made using either red or white native Georgian grape varieties. Grapes are crushed and placed into buried qvevri, complete with their stems, to begin...

Best Wines for cooking


Use dry wines, known in wine parlance as 'crisp.' Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are recommended because of their bright citrus and green apple notes....

aromatic white wines


Aromatic white wines are defined by intense fruit, floral or spice aromas. The pronounced aromas they display come from a higher than normal concentration of an aroma...

How and Why Oak is Used in Wine Making


The pores of American oak are much looser than its counterpart in France. This will introduce characteristics much quicker into wine. French oak is known for having much...

What Does Dry Wine Mean? A Beginners Guide to Wine Tasting Lingo


The characteristic of a dry wine is not a sensory characteristic, but a measure of the amount of residual sugar in the wine. Dry, off-dry, medium sweet, sweet and...

The Best Wines for Winter Meals


The best wines for winter meals depends on flavor. Most winter meals are dense and creamy, acidic wines help to cut the fat. Stews and soups blend well with Chardonnay....

Salta, Argentina: Land of the Highest Vineyards in the World


The Province of Salta, Argentina is Cafayate, home of the highest vineyards in the world. The vineyards here in Cafayate of Salta sit at and around 5,522 to over 6,000...

Grenache Magic: Subtle and Seductive


Black Grenache is the most common form of Grenache planted, this is a voluptuous grape variety, rounded and smooth; it blends well with dry wine and is also suitable for...

Pop The Cork or Saber? How to Open Champagne Safely & Stylishly


Before you start, keep in mind that sparkling wines are under pressure, when you handle the wine keep the cork pointed in a clear direction, away from your face, other...

The Difference Between Old World and New World Wines


Old World wine originated centuries ago in Italy, Spain and France, while the New World version is from the U.S., Australia and South Africa. An example of the...

Tips for Holiday Sips


For these joyous occasions, bottles are most often filled with a sparkling wine. If a social statement is to be made, Champagne is usually the preferred pour. As the...

Christmas Wines to Pair with Everything from Gingerbread to Goose


Some of the wines we pair for Christmas are fortified wines, like Port and Sherry... A savory roast goose with its rich fatty meat pairs well with the deep stone fruit...

How to Take Wine Tasting Notes


Make a few sections in this binder where you will categorize your wines: red wine, white wine and rosé wine. Then add a couple other sections for those tastings which do...

T.V. Munson - The Man Who Saved the European Wine Industry


T.V. Munson was an American viticulturalist who perfected the science of vine grafting, saving the European wine industry after grafting American phylloxera-resistant...

How to Recognize Wine Flaws and Faults


When we use the term oxidized, what we mean to say is that it has been exposed to an exceptional amount of oxygen. An oxidized wine can be recognized by a loss of...

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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,...