Carignane Wine

The Carignane grape variety is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world. It's popularity stems from the high crop yeilds that it produces as well as the characteristics that it can bring to a wine. Wine made from Carignane usually has red-fruit characteristics, deep violet and purple... Read More

Chablis Wine

Chablis is thought to have originated in northern Spain and grows well in a 'Mediterranean' climate. As a result, it is widely grown in many of the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea including France, Italy, Spain, and Algeria. Chablis is the most widely planted grape in France. It has... Read More

Gewurztraminer Wine

Gewurztraminer is an excellent and unique grape variety that is capable of producing some of the world's greatest and most memorable Gewurztraminer wine. Gewurztraminer wine has inspired flavor comparisons to lychee, rosewater, honeysuckle, mango, papaya, coconut, apricot, peach, and Jamaican allspice. To say that Gewurztraminer wine is deeply flavored and... Read More

Merlot Wine

Merlot wine is a rich, soft wine with the flavor of blackberries, beloved because it is seldom harsh and not as acidic as a Cabernet Sauvignon with which it is often blended. Merlot wine has the added advantage of being rich and supple but only moderately tannic and, therefore, wonderfully... Read More

Riesling Wine

The most famous cool climates for Riesling wine are in Germany, Austria, and the Alsace region of France. In these places, Riesling wine can be dazzling, with intense mineral and peach flavors and breathtaking clarity and transparency. Similarly, the cool vineyards of upper New York state, Washington, Ontario, British Columbia,... Read More

Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Sauvignon Blanc wine is crisp, high in acidity and light- to medium-bodied, and Sauvignon Blanc wine is recognizable for its grassy, herbaceous flavor and aroma. When grown in warmer climates the flavors are more fruity, melon-like. The grape is important in California, New Zealand and Northeastern Italy, but it really... Read More

White Zinfandel Wine

White Zinfandel wine is a blush wine made in California from early-picked Zinfandel grapes. The red grapes are quickly separated from their skins during crushing and fermentation so that the resulting White Zinfandel wine is very light pink; thus White Zinfandel wines have far less color, alcohol and flavors than... Read More

Whisky Syndicates

Whisky syndicates are groups of private owners and many have been around for years. The main purpose is to bring together a group of like-minded people to enjoy the benefits of cost sharing in order to invest in whisky casks and to eventually bottle for private consumption. As it will... Read More

Buying Wine, How to Read a Wine Label and Select a Great Bottle of Wine

I must admit, that for many of us, walking into a store to buy a bottle of wine can be a little like visiting a foreign country and not knowing the language. If you're buying wine for yourself that's probably not a big deal, although it might be nice to... Read More

Wine Making and Home Brewing: Whats the Deal?

When it comes to making alcoholic beverages at home, wine making and home brewing is considered sort of a 'niche' market. You either know how to do it or you don't! This is very hard to believe as wine making and home brewing has been going on for thousands of... Read More

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Chardonnay Wine

Chardonnay is the world's most popular white wine grape. Chardonnay... Read More

Merlot Wine

Merlot wine is a rich, soft wine with the flavor... Read More

The Truth About Red Wine and Heart Disease

Red Wine, Heart Disease, Hungry Sharks and Knights in Shining... Read More

Gewurztraminer Wine

Gewurztraminer is an excellent and unique grape variety that is... Read More

The Harmony between Wine and Food

Wine is a social drink which should be enjoyed in... Read More

Wine Tasting -- The Traditional Way

Wine tasting is properly known as 'Wine Degustation'. It is... Read More

Wine Making and Home Brewing: Whats the Deal?

When it comes to making alcoholic beverages at home, wine... Read More

The Origin of the Cocktail

The cocktail has the distinction of being an original American... Read More

Food - Wine Pairing Tips For French and Italian Wines

Many people are intimidated by the task of selecting wine... Read More

Who Made the First Wine Anyway?

Although details are understandably sketchy, it is believed that, around... Read More

Bordeaux Wine

Bordeaux is a region in France that produces some of... Read More

Red Wine Compound May Extend Life

Good news! A recent study suggested that resveratrol, a red... Read More

The Old Fashioned: Two Recipes of an Underrated Classic

Like many mixed drinks, the Old Fashioned has a number... Read More

Tasting Wine

Wine Tasting Component I: LookThe first step you have to... Read More

Wine, Wine, Wine

What in the world is up!Was there a full moon... Read More

Using Cooking Wine

Cooking wine is sort of a holdover from prohibition. People... Read More

France Car Hire

Here is a quick summary of the different French wine... Read More

Ideal Wine Temperature

The ideal temperature to store wines is between 55?F and... Read More

An Introduction to Wine

What is wine?Wine has been made for centuries from just... Read More

Pairing Beer With Food

Pairing beer with the fine cuisine has recently come to... Read More

Hosting A Wine Tasting Party

As your love and knowledge of wine grows, it is... Read More

Buying Wine, How to Read a Wine Label and Select a Great Bottle of Wine

I must admit, that for many of us, walking into... Read More

The Ten Most Important Wine Label Terms

For the average wine consumer, there is a plethora of... Read More

Overcoming Red Wine Spills

Red wine spills can be a disaster whether they occur... Read More

Barbera Wine

Barbera is a wine grape variety from Monferrato in Piemonte,... Read More

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