• Where Wine Flavors Come From: The Science of Wine Aromas

      Why does wine taste the way it does? If you love wine, you’ve no doubt read countless wine tasting descriptions like this one: “blueberry aromas and accents of camphor, anise and the slightest floral hint…” Wine Advocate 2010 Penfold’s “Grange” Shiraz You might also be wondering… are winemakers are actually blending blueberries into their wine? The answer is no.

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    • Dear Delicious Cheap Wine, Stop Lying To Me

      Get the low-down of how wine prices work, what you should expect, and some tips and clues on how to identify good cheap wine. My best pal buys her wine like this: she goes to the aisle with the wine variety she wants (be it Malbec or Cabernet) and then finds the bottle with the biggest markdown. Her reasoning: Why would I drink a $12.99 wine when you could have a $24.

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    • Getting into Grower Champagne

      We worked with expert, Bryan Maletis, who runs to help create a guide grower Champagne. Learn some interesting details on about Champagne that will surprise you and find out how to select small-producer Champagne. What is Grower Champagne? Grower Champagne is sparkling wine crafted by grape growers and their families.

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  • Have Wine What Cheese?

    … Chardonnay) Morbier, Chenin Blanc – Derby, Graddost (Off Dry Chenin) St. Nectaire English Dry White – Caerphilly Falanghina – Robiolina Gattinara – Fontina Gewurztraminer – perhaps Boursin, Fontina, Gruyère, Livarot, Munster Greco di Tufo – Camembert Gruner Veltliner – Comte Jura White – Comte Pinot Blanc/Pinot Bianco – Bally Oak from Ireland, Montasio…

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  • Stories I left behind, 2014

    … people wanting to check him out, he didn't want to give me access. And I could not reward him with an article. You can get his better than Époisses, Ouleout at Saxelby. Then there was the fanciful, resin toilet seat I discovered at Cullen in Margaret River, found it at a General Store there. It was just too pricey and risky (would it fit…

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  • Visiting Cava Country – Museum of Wine Cultures of Catalonia

    … Visiting Cava Country – Museum of Wine Cultures of Catalonia Across the Jaume I Square from the gothic Church of Santa Maria in Vilafranca del Penedes, housed in converted Royal Palace buildings sits the Vinseum – Museu de les Cultures del Vi de Catalunya. Its a marvellous space combining original features from the 12th and 13th centuries…

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  • 10 Outstanding Wines With Turkey

    … Zinfandel is the classic turkey pairing wine for 2 reasons: for one, it’s a variety with a long history in America and two, the flavors of raspberry and sweet tobacco are an ideal match for rich darker or smoked turkey meat. It also will do great alongside a honeybaked ham. Zinfandel tends to be much more fruit-forward which is why is does well…

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  • Absolutely Cracking Wines From France

    … Absolutely Cracking Wines From France Perhaps you caught Anthony Rose’s article in the Independent the other day (15th November)? He made it to the Absolutely Cracking Wines From France tasting, a tasting I sadly couldn’t get to. The event offers one of the more interesting line-ups of wines as the list is drawn up by a mix of 40 or so wine…

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  • Nickel Above The Dollar Cocktail Recipe

    … Nickel Above The Dollar Cocktail Recipe It was only open for two days – a pop-up Tanqueray experience at Six Fitzroy Square, off Warren Street in London. Top notch Tanqueray cocktails served by a good looking bunch of hipster mixologists, songs from the 1920’s and 1930’s sung by Acantha Lang, canapés, digital artist Sophie Barton creating…

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  • Beer 52 The Craft Beer Discovery Club

    … magazine is as fantastic as the beers. Each bottle is detailed to one degree or another, there was a recipe for Beer 52 Brined Pork Shoulder Steaks, an article on matching beer with chocolate and details of some favourite pubs across Britain. Beer52 offers individual bottles to purchase in addition to subscriptions (Craft Beer Gift Box 3 Month…

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  • The Wines of Artemayor

    … The Wines of Artemayor Surrounded as we were by old railway carriages, great hulking bruts of steam engines and a more delicate vernacular train, just about made this wine tasting location perhaps the most unique ever. Here we were at day 4 of an in-depth investigation into the 50 Great Cavas of 2014 in a railway museum, just outside Barcelona…

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  • Interactive Wine Map from HTF Wines

    …, England, Australia, New Zealand, Lebanon etc), find the countries traditional dish (including a link to the recipe) and offers a wine as the perfect accompaniment. The suggestions are obviously from Hard To Find wines, so by clicking the bottle it should take you directly through to their web-shop to buy if you are tempted. Interactive Wine Map from HTF…

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  • A Seriously Useful Guide on Biodynamic Wines

    … What exactly is Biodynamic Wine and why is it so controversial? Find out about biodynamic wines including how they’re made and how they taste. A Guide To Biodynamic Wine Some call it “Hippie, dippy, wacky commune back to the Earth zeitgeist” while proponents claim that it permits the only true expression of terroir. Are biodynamic wines really…

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  • Vegan wines?

    … The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again. As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments. Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate…

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  • How Wine is Made: From Grapes to Glass

    … A picture guide of how wine is made, from picking grapes to bottling wine. Depending on the grape, the region and the kind of wine that a winemaker wishes to produce, the exact steps in the harvesting process will vary in time, technique and technology. But for the most part, every wine harvest includes these basic vine-to-wine steps: Pick…

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  • What is Brix? Winemaking Secrets

    … vinification. ‘Watering back’ simply means some of the sweet grape juice is drained off and replaced with plain water. The leftover pink-tinted grape juice is used to create a rosé wine called Saignée. This technique is commonly practiced in warm climate regions where grapes become very sweet by the time they’re ready to be picked. WINE IS SWEET…

    Madeline Puckette/ Wine Follyin Riesling Chardonnay- 8 readers -
  • 6 Food Trends Call For Off-The-Wall Wine Pairings

    The hottest food trends posted for 2015 prove that our taste preferences are rapidly changing. It’s time to pair wine more intelligently with your evolving new diet. Go beyond “white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat” Fortunately, new trends in cuisine give you the opportunity to try different wines that you may not normally select.

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