Year: 2015 Archives

Wine for Christmas Dinner

Christmas dinner is an annual feast where people usually pull out all the stops. This is the perfect time to uncork a special wine to accompany the meal. If there’s an older...

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Champagne Terms

Lots of Champagne will flow this holiday season and there’s some interesting terminology used on labels. Vintage Champagne (year on the bottle) is a blend of many wines from the same year....

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“House Wine” in Restaurants

Dining out is wonderful and who doesn’t enjoy some vino with their meal? However, the intimidation factor involved for most diners when ordering wine is huge. That’s why many folks simply order...

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Cat Wine

If you have a cat, you won’t have to sip wine alone anymore. A Japanese company, B & H Lifes, has come up with wine made specifically for your feline friend. It’s...

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Perception of Components

When it comes to perceiving components in wine, like sweetness, acid (sourness), tannin (dry puckering sensation on the gums), consumers are all over the place. Some folks think a particular wine is...

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Nouveau Wines

This is the time of year when all the “nouveau” wines come out on the market to celebrate the latest harvest. Whether it’s French Beaujolais, Italian Novello or others, these are wines...

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Versatile Riesling

One of the greatest white grape varieties on planet is Riesling. Why? First of all, it’s relatively easy to grow as compared to other varietals and what you get out of the...

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World’s Largest Wine Producer

For the last number of years, it’s been a battle between Italy and France as to who produces the most wine on the planet. Sometimes Italy, sometimes France! Last year France reigned...

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Wine Service Complaint

Ever notice that in many restaurants when you order a bottle of wine, the waiter comes along frequently and tops up your glass to almost full? A wine glass should never be...

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What Determines Wine Prices

Ever wonder why some wines cost more than others? It comes down to vineyard practices, winemaking techniques and marketing. In the vineyard, certain grapes are harder to grow than others requiring more...

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