"Tips & Misc Topics"

The use of Stevia in ...

This year’s SIAL Paris international food fair saw the debut of innovative wines that exchanged alcohol for unusual ingredients such as stevia and 24k gold leaf flakes. Regarded in some circles as ...

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Hungary and its wines

One hundred years ago, Hungary was one of the most important wine producers in Europe. Every royal court in Europe clinked glasses filled with precious gold Tokaji wine, while other ...

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6 Wines for your Autumn

There’s a certain crispness to the early-morning air and the sun is sets a little earlier each day. The Autumnal Equinox announces the arrival of Autumn but it’s also the ...

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9 wine words you need ...

When you remove the beautiful label and the distinguished-looking bottle, you will have a wine that you either: 1) Enjoy; 2) Are indifferent to; 3) Absolutely hate. Because wine isn’t ...

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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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Milestii Mici: a “city” of ...

Thought you had an impressive wine collection? See how it measures up for size against this Moldovan monster city of wine: Milestii Mici, which racks up an incredible two million bottles of ...

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Chardonnay vs Viognier

Chardonnay and Viognier are both full-bodied white wines but they have subtle textural differences and aromatically are quite distinct. Both are full-bodied white wines and both typically are oak-aged to ...

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Grape Varieties by South America

While you’ll find all the usual suspects (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc etc…) in South America, there are a handful of lesser known varieties of wines that have taken on ...

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Tricks to save your wine

Chances are you’ve been stumped by this question: How do you save an open bottle of wine and ensure it will be delicious the next day? As you know oxygen ...

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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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