Year: 2010 Archives

Superiore/Superieur

Ever notice the term “superiore” on some Italian wines or “superieur” on occasional French bottlings and wondered what it meant? Here’s the scoop. Technically, in both countries, this means the wine carrying...

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Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is one of the most versatile, white wine grapes in the world. Honeyed, full of fruit, with good balancing acidity and great aging potential, it doesn’t get its just support....

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What Grape Variety are You?

It recently occurred to me that people are a lot like grape varieties with respect to their personalities. Are you popular, easy-going and reliable like a Chardonnay or versatile and outgoing like...

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Threasholds to Components

If you’re not experiencing the exact same thing in wine as your fellow tasters when it comes to certain components, there’s a good reason for it. Our sensitivity to components such as...

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Types of Producers

When it comes to winemaking, there are different types of producers. First of all, there are negociants. These are companies that either buy grapes, half-fermented juice or finished wine from somebody, finish...

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Wine with Fried Foods

We all know that too much fried food is not good for us, but every now and then, it’s nice to indulge. Not just any wine will work. Because this method of...

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Chaptalization

Sometimes when making wine, the winemaker will discover, before it’s complete, that it will simply not possess enough alcohol, as a result of a poor or cold growing season. Not enough heat...

Barriques

Wine Doctor 072110 Barrique file:///Users/edwardfinstein/Desktop/Wine%20Doctor%20072110%20Barrique.mp3 A “barrique” is the most famous wine barrel in the world. It’s considered the “cadillac” of barrels. Originating and still used to age wine in Bordeaux, it...

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