Year: 2016 Archives

Trump Wine

The next potential president of the US, Donald Trump, makes his own wine, among other things. He has a 1,300-acre estate and winery in Charlottesville, Virginia near Thomas Jefferson’s estate at Monticello....

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Red Wine Before Bed – Lose Weight

Scientific researchers now say that drinking two glasses of red wine before bed could help you lose weight. Apparently, resveratrol, in the skins of red grapes, transforms “white fat” into “beige fat”...

Carbonic Maceration

In red winemaking there is a procedure where grapes are not crushed. The process is called “Carbonic Maceration”, sometimes known as “whole bunch fermentation”. Whole grapes are put into a fermenter and...

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Upside Down Wine Glass

Hey folks, there’s a new wine glass on the market that may have you baffled. It looks pretty much like any other glass with a stem, bowl and base, but this one’s...

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Wine/Beer in Bookstores

American bookstore giant Barnes & Noble may start selling wine and beer in their outlets along with existing coffee and vinyl records. In an attempt to give them an edge and be...

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Another “Sideways”

If you liked the wine-themed movie “Sideways, then perhaps you’ll enjoy the new French flick, “Saint Amour” coming out in March. The plot, somewhat similar to “Sideways”, depicts Gerard Depardieu and Belgian...

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Alcohol Content

Got a hangover from sipping only a little wine last night? Could be the vino had more alcohol than stated on the label. In most countries, winemakers are allowed to round alcohol...

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Wine and Junk Food

Ah “junk food”, the universal grub of sports events, movie theatres and TV watching. So what does the sophisticated “wineknow” drink with his/her favourite snack? For potato chips, the flavour dictates the...

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Chateau “Kimye”

If you happen to follow the goings on of the Kardashians (I don’t) and particularly Kim and Kanye, then you might find this interesting. Apparently, they have been renovating their French, château–style...

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