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Major Wine Grape and Wine Flavors

The following alphabetical chart will give you an idea of the flavors and aromas of some of the most popular wine grape varietals and the wines made from those grapes. Red Grape Varietals Barbera – red plum and red cherry Cabernet Franc – ripe raspberry, pencil shavings, herbs Cabernet Sauvignon – black currant, blackberry, cedar […]

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Wine Selection

Wine Buying Tips

Selecting wine at a self service wine shop or grocery store can sometimes be a very daunting experience.  Wine shelves are overloaded with with just about every type and style of wine imaginable.  Wine labels scream at you with cute or provocative names and descriptions, then stores place signs imploring and seducing you into buying […]

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The Art Of Wine Tasting

The Art Of Wine Tasting

Even though many just assume that wine tasting is sipping, swishing, and swallowing – most people are amazed to find that it’s actually far more involved. Wine tasting is more of an art, an art that has been honed to distinguish the aromas and flavors and potentially the quality and age-worthiness of all varieties wines. […]

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How to Make Red Wine at Home

How to Make Red Wine at Home

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Wine Storage Temperature And Serving Suggestions

The love of wine has existed since the dawn of time. Fossil vines, 60-million-years-old, are the earliest scientific evidence of grapes. The earliest written account of viniculture is in the Old Testament of the Bible which tells us that Noah planted a vineyard and made wine (well with all those animals on the Ark what […]

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The Art of Enjoyment

The Art of Enjoyment All wines, no matter their color and their wine storage temperatures, should be given a chance to breathe after they have been opened. They should be allowed at least fifteen minutes–thirty would be much better– of exposure to the air before they are poured and consumed, and they should never, ever, […]

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Optimal Wine Storage Temperature

Modern science, when applied to the millennia old art of wine making, has let the great vineyards of the world produce many vintages which do not need to age in their bottles for extended periods before reaching the peaks of flavor and aroma. But the question remains of how to store other vintages for which […]

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Tips For Making Wine With Other Types of Fruit

Tips for Making Wine with Other Types of Fruit

Most people commonly associate wine with grapes; however, it is entirely possible to make wine from fruit other than grapes. The production of wine using fruit other than grapes has become quite commonplace as the hobby of home wine making has become more popular in just the last few years. The process of making wine […]

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The Flavors Of Wine

Although the four main flavors – sweet, salty, sour, and bitter are all your tongue is really capable of tasting, the long lasting impression that wine leaves in your mouth is far more complex. When you drink or taste wine, your taste buds and your sense of smell are involved, adding to the way you […]

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Red & White Wine Grapes

The Art Of Making Wine

The art of making wine in it’s simplest terms begins with fruit such as grapes and berries being pressed or crushed (wine grapes are also known as berries in the industry) to extract the juice and then fermenting the extracted juice.  The process of fermentation, which is in itself a whole other discussion, causes yeast, […]

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