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One of the co-masterminds of Santa & D’Sas wines and vino expert behind Fratelli Wines, Andrew Santarossa is a killer winemaker with a killer laugh. We sat him down and asked him to divulge his deepest, darkest wine secrets. Which of course he did, because he’s a nice guy.

Gift Ideas Online For Wine Lovers

There are many things that you might consider getting as a gift for a wine lover. Getting gifts for wine lovers can be easy and it can be the best way that you have of making sure that the wine lover in your life enjoys their life to the fullest. There are several things that will make great gifts for wine lovers.

French Grapes Grown in Different Climates

Why grow French grapes in different climates to produce wine? Why not use local and regional grapes to produce wine? A Syrah from the cold climate of Rhone grown in a hot and dry climate of California?!

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Tired of spening big bucks for fruits and grapes to make wine? Read this article by a Home Winemaker on how to get free fruits and grapes to make your wine.

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Home Wine Making

Have you ever wanted to make your own wine? Its fairly easy if you know what you are doing and have the right equipment. First you have to have something to make the wine out of. The list of things that you can make wine from is long and plentiful.

California Wine Aftertaste

Have you noticed a certain after taste in many California wines? Why don’t the wines from other regions of the world have this taste? Why don’t people mind harsh and tannic wines?

6 Vital Things You Need to Know About Proper Wine Storage

There’s nothing worse than planning a party or get-together and finding out that the wine you were planning to serve has been “spoiled” while it was sitting in that box in the basement. There are 6 things you need to know about how to properly store your wine so it retains it’s taste. All six of these tips go hand in hand and they are all easy enough to accomplish…it’s just a matter of learning how to store your wine the right way so that your next wine party is a hit and not a disaster.

How Drinking Wine Can Lead to Optimum Health

Researchers report that a natural substance found in red wine, known as resveratrol, may offset the bad effects of a high-calorie diet. Their report implies that very large daily doses of resveratrol could offset the unhealthy, high-calorie diet thought to underlie the rising toll of obesity in the United States and elsewhere. Resveratrol is found in the skin of grapes and in red wine and is conjectured to be a partial explanation for the French paradox, the puzzling fact that people in France enjoy a high-fat diet yet suffer less heart disease than Americans. …

Fine Wines From France

France is famous for a number of things – amazing food, the Eiffel tower, beautiful women, and of course, some of the best wine in the world. French wine is produced in several regions throughout France, on vineyards covering more than over 2 million acres. In a typical year, seven to eight billion bottles of wine are produced in France, making it Italy’s strongest competitor for recognition as the world’s largest wine producer. Some French wine varietals have roots as far back as the 6th century BC, and many of France’s regions claim to still use recipes and techniques perfected in ancient Roman times.

What to Expect at a Winery Tour

Never been to a winery? Don’t know what to expect? Read these tips and tricks and look like a pro once you get there.

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