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Wine Labels 101: French Wine Labels


they would ask where it was from rather than what type of grape it was made from... By EU wine laws, there are only specific grapes that...

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Vermouth, From Medicine to Martinis


It reportedly first appeared in China around 1,000 BC as a propitiatory medicine for stomach and intestinal disorders. It later was traced...

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French Wine for a Flat Belly: Is it True?


Thomas Newman, personal trainer and weight loss expert offer a guide entitled French Wine for a Flat belly with a claim that French wine...

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Cooperative Growers go Organic with Syrah Grapes


The grape Syrah also known as Shiraz originates from the Rhone region in France. Most red wines from the Northern Rhone are made from...

The Grenache Trio: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris The Grenache Trio: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris The Grenache Trio: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris The Grenache Trio: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris

The Grenache Trio: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris


Predominantly blending grapes, White Grenache, Black Grenache and Grey Grenache grapes produce quality single varietals as well that pair...

Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same? Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same? Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same? Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same?

Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same?


A Bordeaux wine is one that that has been produced in the Bordeaux, France. Claret continues to be a generic term for Bordeaux red wine....

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The Champagne Riots of 1910 and what Led to Them


During the early part of the 19th century, the region's wine grape growers and wine makers were in a row over the finished wine price and...

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The Wine Fraud of Rose de Provence


Millions of consumers are being fooled by false rosé wine with the Provence label; some wines have been adulterated (addition of cheaper...

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Pineau de Charentes: The Success Story of an Aperitif


The Charentes and Charente Maritime regions of south-west France are noted for two fine alcoholic beverages, Pineau de Charentes a...

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Natural Polyphenols in Red Wine Contribute to a Healthy Heart


Red wine’s most outstanding health claim, over the years, is the heart-healthy benefits of high levels of polyphenols. Also referred to as...

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What Criteria Is Organic Wine Required to Meet in Europe?


European organic production covers an area of over 150 hectares with Italy, Spain and France the leading organic wine producers. The...

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The Underestimated Wines of Alsace


Alsace is located on the upper eastern side, bordering Germany and Switzerland... Basically, a wine of the Alsace AOC on the label means...

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How is Rose Made?


Rosé wine is made using three methods that include either blending red and white wine or reducing red grape skin contact with must. direct...

The Difference Between Old World and New World Wines The Difference Between Old World and New World Wines The Difference Between Old World and New World Wines The Difference Between Old World and New World Wines

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...

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Wine and Wood: Combining Tradition with New Techniques


Wines aged in oak barrels have a sophisticated and oaky set of flavors and aroma, but new-age techniques have reinvented the concept of...

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An Exceptional Vineyard in the South of France


In the South of France lies the Abbey de Lerin, famous for its assortment of traditional wines. Producing red & white wines, these monks on...

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The Five Forests Where Oak is Harvested for Wine in France


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

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

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...

Wine in a Box: A Success Even in France Wine in a Box: A Success Even in France Wine in a Box: A Success Even in France Wine in a Box: A Success Even in France

Wine in a Box: A Success Even in France


France holds a yearly international competition for the Best Wine in Box that serves as a great incentive for national and international...