Year: 2013 Archives

Serving Bubbly

No doubt there will be many a bottle of bubbly uncorked for New Year celebrations. Here are a couple of tips on serving it. It is best served slightly chilled at around...

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Holiday Cheer

Happy holidays to one and all! This is the time of year to get together with loved ones and friends and sip a little something special to celebrate the season. It’s a...

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Bitters

With the holiday season in full swing and overindulgence a given, here’s a more sophisticated way to ease that stuffed feeling rather than loosening your clothing. Try some “bitters”. They’re traditionally a...

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Healthier Wine

Ever wonder if some wines are healthier for you than others? One might suspect those with lower alcohol and less sugar would be, especially since these contain more calories. As much as...

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Bottle Shapes

Wine generally comes packaged in several, different shaped bottles. The Bordelaise (straight sides, distinctive shoulders) is used for Bordeaux blends or its individual varietals (Cabernet, Merlot, etc.). The Burgundy (sturdy, heavier, gently...

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Old World vs. New World

I’m sure you’re familiar with the expressions “Old World” and “New World” when it comes to wine. “Old World” refers to those from Europe (the “old country”). “New World” means wines from...

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Tears of Joy

When you pour yourself a glass of wine, ever notice the beading on the glass that turns into tears or legs that ooze down the side? These droplets are cause by glycerol,...

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Italian Novellos

Most of you are familiar with Beaujolais Nouveau that comes out the 3rdThursday in November around the world. However, Beaujolais is not the only “nouveau” wine produced. Most wine regions create them....

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Beaujolais Nouveau

The 3rd Thursday in November is the annual, worldwide release of Beaujolais Nouveau and has become quite the phenomenon. This easy-drinking, party red wine, made from the Gamay grape, is often packaged...

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Winery Owners

Ever wonder about the type of folks who own a winery? Whether individuals or corporations, they’re usually people with a love of creating something tangible. Something with their namesake on it that...

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