Year: 2012 Archives

Drink Pink to Support Breast Cancer Research

Since the PINK ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness, it seems only fitting that a PINK wine should support the cause. Bottega, an award-winning, Italian grappa producer and winery,...

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Higher Scores for Advertisers

Do wine magazines award higher scores to advertisers? Apparently, there’s some evidence that suggests certain wine magazines rate advertisers’ wines higher than non-advertisers. A study awhile back in a Journal of Wine...

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Wining Your Turkey

With Thanksgiving a few short days away, you’re probably wondering what wine to serve with turkey. It’s pretty versatile when it comes to wine matches. As the dark meat possesses a little...

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Crémant

Within the champagne-method of making bubbly, there’s a style called Crémant. Like Champagne, 2nd fermentation takes place in the bottle. However, when the primarily fermented vino is given its mixture of wine,...

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Oak Chips

There’s no question that oak treatment adds complexity to wine as long as it’s not over done. Oak barrels are usually the norm, but they’re expensive. An alternative and less costly approach...

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Late Harvest Wines

If you leave grapes on the vine after the regular harvest and pick them later, you end up with “late harvest wine”. By leaving the grapes on the vine longer, the sugar...

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Versatile Riesling

What’s the most versatile white grape variety in the world? That would be Riesling, of course. With its crisp, aromatic, peachy, floral, citrus character, it never sees oak so what you get...

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Food-Friendly Wines

You often hear wine writers refer to certain wines as “food-friendly”. Let me explain. Simply put, a “food-friendly” wine is one that overall meshes nicely with food because of its structure and...

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Romance Factor

Ever taste a wine abroad in the place of origin and discover that wine back home, but somehow it just doesn’t come across the same? Well, you’re not alone. Part of the...

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Wine and Vegetables

If you’re a vegetarian, there are lots of wine choices to match your favourite dish. Generally, wines that have vegetal, earthy, herbaceous or leathery qualities work best. For white varieties, try Sauvignon...

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