Year: 2014 Archives

Drinking Upscale for the Holidays

To accompany holiday meals, what you drink should be a notch or two above the ordinary. Nothing is more festive or special than bubbly and the best comes from France in the...

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Off-Season at a Winery

Ever wonder exactly what goes on at a winery during the off-season or winter months? While it is a slower time for winery folk in general there are lots of things going...

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Reserve Wines

The term “reserve” on bottles of wine throughout the world implies the wine is somehow different and usually better than regular bottlings. It can mean the wine has possibly been kept back...

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Wine, Music and Lighting

I’m sure you’re aware that wine will taste much better when consumed out of a decent glass or one that is specifically designed for its style or varietal. Music and lighting can...

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“Petit Chateaux” in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is well known for its single-vineyard, red wine produced on such famous appellations as Margaux, Pauillac, etc., especially its expensive “Grand Crus” (classified growths). However, did you know there are many,...

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Brandy for the Cold Weather

Now that the cold weather is upon us, nothing warms the cockles of the heart better than a brandy. Made by distilling wine, it is usually aged in oak barrels and is...

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Brunch Wines

There’s nothing quite like sleeping in on weekends followed by a hearty brunch. The most popular wine served at brunch is usually bubbly, often mixed with fruit juice. Light and fizzy, it...

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World’s Most Popular Varietal Wines

When it comes to what varietal wines are the most popular among consumers around the globe, there are the big six. For whites, Chardonnay has to top the list. Produced or sold...

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Diet and Wine Appreciation

You are what you eat, so your diet can affect your perception of wine, or at least certain components of it. For example, if spicy food is regular part of your daily...

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Biodynamic Wine Growing

When it comes to food and drink, we’re all familiar with the concept of organic products. Creating these using only natural ingredients, no man-made fungicides, pesticides and other chemicals is the key....

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