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Everything you’ve ever wanted to ask Aussie winemaking power duo Steve Webber and Leanne De Bortoli about life, wine and that time they drank red wine in China’s 44 degree heat.

A Little Taste of Baja in a Bottle

Perfect Pairings April 9, 2008 – as published in the Beacon News and Naperville Sun With May approaching, we don our sombreros as we head south of the border for the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. While margaritas and beer are the typical beverages of choice, wine also offers an interesting pairing with Mexican cuisine. As winter continued to linger, my wife and I recently fled to Mexico for a warm change of pace.

What Determines Wine Prices?

There is more to how wine prices are set on the open market than many people think. Many different factors come into play. Read on to learn more.

Wine Prices – How Are They Determined?

The types of different wines are as numbered as the stars at night. However, there are four main types of wines that this article will go into. Read on to learn more.

French Fine Wine

There are many different fine wines from France. Known as the wine capital of the world, France boasts many delectable wines that people from all over the world enjoy. Most fine wines from France are named after the region they come from, though there are some which take their root from French words, such as Pinot Noir.

Fine California Red Wines

On top of the red wines sits the king, Cabernet Sauvignon. This grape produces one of the finest red wines from California. Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys immense success among wine drinkers both in California and around the world.

The Absinthe of Little Paris

According to some authorities, absinthe as a drink originated in Algeria, and French soldiers serving in the Franco-Algerian war (1830-47) introduced the green spirits to Paris upon their return from the North African country where the drink found strong favor along the boulevards. In time the spectacle of bearded men and demi-mondes dripping their absinthes became one of the sights of Paris. Naturally, so fashionable a Parisian drink was not long in finding its way to the Little Paris of North America- New Orleans.

Wine Snobs Versus Wine Connoisseurs

Why be suddenly shy about our likes and dislikes among wines? Your taste is unique just as your thumb print is. You alone are the judge of what pleases your discriminating palate. It should be maintained that you are a connoisseur of wines when you have sampled enough of them to know which ones please you and which do not.

Various Types of Wine

All wines are made by grape juice through the fermentation process. In grapes, the nature has given immaculate chemical balance; thus, it can ferment without the addition of enzymes, sugar, acids, etc.

Why Wine Can Actually Be Good For You!

Wine is essentially a natural product; malt and distilled beverages are manufactured. The grape is the only fruit that will preserve itself naturally, without anything being added or taken away.

Wine to Fit All Sorts of Occasions From January to December

A perfect year round guide to wine. Wine suggestions for every major occasion, holiday and party.

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