Year: 2016 Archives

Chaptalization

Sometimes when a producer is making wine, he/she will discover even before fermentation is complete that the finished product will not possess enough alcohol. As to what qualifies as enough alcohol depends...

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Green Wine

“Green wine” is one infused with marijuana and the only place it seems to be commercially available (with a medical marijuana card) is, you guessed it, California. Surprise, surprise! It’s actually been...

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Hosting a Wine Tasting at Home

Choose a part of your home that is free of traffic and extraneous smells. Limit the number of people to 6 -8 and ask them not to wear perfume or aftershave. Focus...

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Aging Wine Under the Sea

The discovery of intact wine found on sunken ships after many years has led some producers to experiment with aging it under the sea. Aside from space limitations at the winery, they...

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Social Aspect of Wine

Why is wine such a social drink? Aside from the obvious aspect of promoting relaxation, there are several reasons. One could argue that these apply to most alcoholic drinks, but not as...

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Ordering Wine in a Restaurant

Ordering wine in a restaurant can be intimidating. Here are some helpful hints. Decide on what you want to eat first before selecting a wine match. If you’re the only one in...

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Celebrity-Owned Wineries

What does a movie star, professional athlete, iconic musician or other celebrity do when they have more money than they know what to do with? They invest in a winery, of course....

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Wine in Barbershops/Beauty Salons

Hold on to your hats folks, California may soon be serving wine and beer in establishments where you get your hair cut or done. The state is considering allowing this, with some...

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Wine in a Box

Boxed wine has never had a good reputation, synonymous with poor quality. Too bad…the concept itself is great. The reduced packaging, production and transport costs are cheaper; the plastic bladder in tetra-packs...

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Crisp Wine

The term “crisp” when it comes to wine has a very specific meaning. It usually refers to dry, young, whites with good, pronounced acidity. Acidity is the sour component experienced on the...

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