"Tips & Misc Topics"

Exploring the Port Wines

Port is the most recognizable name in fortified dessert wines. Hailing from the Douro River Valley in northwest Portugal, Port was created in the 18th century by the British who ...

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7 words for 7 indescribable ...

Describing a wine compares to writing a poem; not as easy as it would seem. Every wine tasting experience is unique because every one of us is an inimitable individual, ...

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What You Need to Host ...

Wine tastings are a great party to host because they provide the perfect excuse to improve your wine intelligence and have fun at the same time. The pressure of entertaining ...

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Do You Need a Decanter?

If you enjoy red wine or drink more affordable wine on a regular basis, then using a decanter is a great idea. Decanting may not look like much, but the ...

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A taste of cult wines

Cult wines are the pigeon-blood ruby of the wine world. They are engorged in a sort of mystery and delight that can only be satiated by tasting them. Of course, ...

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Wine and pasta: what to ...

The best tip on pairing wine with pasta is to ignore the pasta and pay attention to the sauce. Pasta is simply a canvas to deliver the accompanying ingredients. For ...

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You are not drinking wine, ...

Learning how to taste wine was one of the smartest things we ever did for our health. It seems counterintuitive but the process will taught us to crave more sophisticated ...

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Language Wine for Beginners

Learning the language of wine may be much more complicated than one may think. While some tasting phrases may be self-explanatory, like dry or fresh, others sound so bizarre that ...

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The practice of ordering wine ...

There are some vestigial practices in wine. For example, the one we all know (and some of us dread) is the practice of ordering wine in a restaurant. It goes ...

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Wines will change the way ...

As humans, our sense of smell is not only closely linked to our sense of taste but it also directly connects to the parts of our brains that manage both ...

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