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How do you become a Sommelier?

How do you become a Sommelier?

Sommeliers are wine professionals. They are highly trained experts in wine, operating with an extensive understanding of how a wine is made, what are the best types of wine, and what food pairings go well with what kinds of wine. It may seem like a dream job, but the truth is that becoming a Sommelier is not easy. It requires…

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A beginner’s guide to sparkling wine

A beginner’s guide to sparkling wine

Sipping a glass of sparkling wine is often a treasured component of most celebrations in many cultures. In fact, many people associate the wine directly with happiness, joy, and liveliness. What is sparkling wine? Like any other “fizzy” beverage, a sparkling wine has tiny bubbles that give it a unique life and sparkle. Most people tend to associate sparkling wine…

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How to tell if wine has gone bad?

How to tell if wine has gone bad?

If you are new to wine, odds are good you have many questions about the best ways to enjoy the delicious drink. Thankfully, there are likely easily found answers to whatever you are looking for. For example, a common question asked about wine is how drinkers can tell if it has gone bad. This does happen periodically, and there are…

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A guide to rose wine

A guide to rose wine

If you are a lover of wine, then you certainly come across a range of delightfully pink shaded rose wines. With its pink hue, this wine variety has become a favorite of those looking for a light and refreshing experience synonymous with understated sophistication and class. Preparation of rose wine Rose wine comes from the same grapes that are used…

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How wine corks affect aging wine

How wine corks affect aging wine

Most corks used in closure of wines are made from the bark of the cork oak tree. For a cork tree’s bark to be harvested and used for cork production, the tree needs to be between 25 to 30 years old. The bark of an oak tree that is below 25 years is considered non-viable for harvesting. If you are…

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How to tell if wine should be aged

How to tell if wine should be aged

Do you know that not all wines are designed to be aged? In fact, most wines in liquor stores these days are not made to age. This means that they will probably not age even when left on the shelf for a long time. Instead, the wine will go bad. To save yourself from disappointment, here are two important things…

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