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What are the major grape varieties in wines?

What are the major grape varieties in wines?

If you are into wines, then you know that there are many varieties of grapes that go into making great wine. Wherein there are obviously a great number of subtitles involved, there are also some basics that can be learned. Here is a list of some of the grapes that make the most exquisite wines in the world. Cabernet Franc…

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What is port wine and how is it made?

What is port wine and how is it made?

Port wine is one of the most popular dessert wines thanks to its richness in flavor and texture. Port wine comes in the following styles: Rose Port- it is a new style of making Port wine. Its process of production is similar to Rose wine. The wine has flavors of caramel, strawberry, and violets. White Port- the wine is produced…

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How To Develop Your Skills as a Wine Taster

How To Develop Your Skills as a Wine Taster

Wine tasting skills can seem elusive. Many people are skeptical of experts who proclaim that one wine has hints of blackberry while another finishes with a mineral flavor. Skepticism about wine expertise can make sense. After all, some studies show that an average wine drinker can’t even taste the difference between whites and reds if food coloring has been added…

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Why is some wine so expensive?

Why is some wine so expensive?

As any wine drinker knows, drinking wine can be a very expensive habit! Sure, some wine is relatively cheap, but other wine bottles can be extremely expensive, potentially pushing hundreds or thousands of dollars per bottle. This, of course, can make wine drinking an extremely expensive endeavor. But, why? Why is some wine so expensive? Believe it or not, the…

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New World Wine

New World Wine

Old world wine? New world wine? You’ve probably heard those words and wondered… What? Old World vs. New World Old world wine grapes are grown in Europe. The European continent was full of vineyards since before the borders of modern-day countries even existed. Italian wine is older than the modern state of Italy, which was formed in 1861. These are…

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What are the most popular varieties of wine?

What are the most popular varieties of wine?

With the many different types of wine available all over the world, it is useful to have an understanding of the most popular ones to help pick a variety suites your individual taste and setting. Let us start with some popular white wines: Chardonnay It is known world over as one of the most famous of the white wines. The…

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What are the top wine regions in the world?

What are the top wine regions in the world?

Did you know that 80% of all the wine in the world comes from only 10 regions? Over the years, more countries have began producing wines too but majority of wine comes from 10 major regions. All the other up and coming wine producing countries make up for the remaining 20%. Here are some of the top wine producing regions…

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What are the main types of wine commonly available?

What are the main types of wine commonly available?

The variety of wines around the world is nearly endless. Still, some wines are decidedly more popular and available than others. These are the ones you can find almost anywhere. Red Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet sauvignon is from the Bordeaux region of France. It was first made by mistake when two wine grapes were accidentally bred together: cabernet franc and…

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What is a Sommelier?

What is a Sommelier?

If you have ever tried any sort of wine before, you can probably thank a Sommelier. A Sommelier (pronounced suh-muhl-yei) is essentially a wine expert. These professionals are trained for an extended period of time in wine. So, what does this actually involve? A few things. First, Sommeliers will be highly knowledgeable in all sorts of wine. This also includes…

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How Is Wine Made?

How Is Wine Made?

Making wine is a lengthy, tricky process. Patience, skill, and even luck are all necessary ingredients in the perfect bottle of wine. Grow Grapes Fine wines start with fine grapes. Wine grapes are different from the ones you typically find in stores. Their skins are thicker, and they have seeds. They’re also sweeter than most grapes, which might surprise you…

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