Year: 2011 Archives

Champagne Styles

New Year’s is just around the corner and no vino says celebration like Champagne. Several styles exist. Non-Vintage has no year on the bottle and is a blend of many years. Vintage...

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Toasting Barrels

You probably know that the toasty aroma and taste in many wines comes from barrels used to either ferment or age in. But do you know why? When a winemaker orders barrels...

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Why People Buy Certain Wines

People use different criteria for purchasing wine. At the top of the list – price! We all want an inexpensive wine that delivers decent quality. Since our school days we’ve been hung...

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Pressure Caps

Ever open a bottle of bubbly, not finish it and wonder how to close it up again? The cork that came out of the bottle usually mushrooms out and can’t be used...

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Wine for Red Meat

If you’re a lover of red meat like beef or lamb, you’ll need particular red wines to match them. This may sound weird but the reason red wine and red meat go...

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Wine as an Investment

Considering investing in wine to make a profit? Probably NOT a good idea! Far too many variables like storage conditions, previous history, bottle variation, agibility, insurance and its evolution while in your...

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Virtual Wineries

Ever dreamed of owning a winery but couldn’t afford it? Well, you can. It’s called a virtual winery. You strike a deal renting space and equipment in an existing winery, and fund...

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Wine in Cans

Believe it or not, wine in cans is in our future. The Aussies have been using them for years. Environmentally friendly, they have half the transport-related CO2 emissions of glass, are completely...

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Wine for Game

If you’re a fan of game like venison, bear, elk, wild duck, wild boar, etc, then you know their flavours can be aggressive. Light wines simply don’t match. You need equally, aggressive,...

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Homogenization of Wine

Homogenization can be a potential problem in the future for wine. Modern winemaking technology and skill are so advanced, that poorly made wine will not be an issue. However, with everyone using...

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