Champagne and Sparkling Wines

Champagne and Sparkling Wines

Champagne, that wonderful nose tickling beverage, is by far the most famously celebrated of all sparkling wines. Champagne is a type of Sparkling Wine, but… The type of sparkling wine that can be truly called Champagne is made only from grapes of the Champagne region of France. Not only that, but French law dictates that […]

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The Ideal Temperature To Store Your Wine

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The ideal temperature to store wines is between 55F and 58F (13C-15C). However, any temperature between 40-65F (5-18C) will suffice as long as it remains constant. The degree and the speed of the temperature change are critical. A gradual change of a few degrees between summer and winter wont matter. The same change each day […]

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How to Grow Grapes

Good lovable wine grapes can be easily grown in your backyard. Start growing your own wine grapes today and you’ll be on your way to making your own delightful homemade wine.

Good lovable wine grapes can be easily grown in your backyard. Start growing your own wine grapes today and you’ll be on your way to making your own delightful homemade wine. The wine quality from your wine grapes will depend on the grapevines. Here are some helpful tips to make sure that your grapevines are […]

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Rating Wine

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The art of rating wine is a skill anyone can acquire with a little information and a lot of practice. Whether you will be participating in formal wine tastings or you simply want to understand wine a little better, this is a good place to get started. There are basically 4 things to notice when […]

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What is White Wine?

Most white wine is produced from white grapes. I say most, because there are a few exceptions. Wine gets its color from letting the skins soak in the juice. Since this is the case, it is possible to make white wine out of black grapes by carefully extracting the juice and keeping the skins separated. […]

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Tasting Characteristics of Red & White Wines

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Tasting Characteristics of White Wines Dry, Neutral The term dry is simply the opposite or absence of sweetness. Some white wines are extremely refreshing when youre very thirsty. The fact that they are neutral means that they do not exhibit any particular strong quality. The Italians tend to stay away from aromatic, strong flavored white […]

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Which Are The Best Wine Coolers?

Wine Coolers For the wine enthusiast,  bottled wine needs to be stored in technology more advanced than the refrigerator where they store their pasteurized milk.  If you, as a wine enthusiast, do not have access to proper and environmentally controlled wine cellars, then you will need a wine cooler in order to have any chance […]

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Choosing a Wine Refrigerator for your Wine Collection

Using Wine Refrigerators as Cellars With so many more people becoming interested wine these days, wine refrigerators have come to fill the need for storage. Many of us do not have the space, money, or desire for a full blown walk-in wine cellar. Refrigerators make the perfect solution. I especially enjoy the fact that you […]

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