A Tasting Masterclass – Part 1 of 3 – The Look of Wine

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In this video I focus solely on what looking at your glass of wine can tell you

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Responsible Drinking

Just over a century ago a Scottish doctor, Dr Francis Anstie, suggested that to get the risk-free benefits of drinking it was wise to consume no more than one-and-a-half fluid ounces of alcohol per day. That’s equivalent to half a bottle of wine, two pints of beer or three-and-a-half measures of spirits. This was a pretty accurate estimate, for a recent study of nearly 1,400 Dutch men has revealed that subjects who keep within ‘Ainstie’s Limit’ extend their life span by about two years.

This Holiday Season, Get From Givers

Holiday entertaining is in full swing and party-goers have a festive opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. As giving a bottle of wine is a popular hostess gift, this is a timely subject. Taking it a step further, it is appropriate to recommend wines from merchants who have a giving nature and actively support not-for-profit organizations in our community.

Wine Appreciation 101 – Having Fun With Wine

In the state of California it’s not hard to find good wine. From the boutique wine shops to the extensive wine selection you can find in almost any supermarket, it’s everywhere. But that’s California and each state has its own liquor laws. But it doesn’t matter is you are in one of the drier, less wine ample states because there are other ways to partake in the joys of wine and gain a greater appreciation for it.

Cool That Wine

An Avanti wine cooler is a great choice if you are in the market for a product to chill your wine. Avanti has been making appliances for over thirty years and they specialize not only in wine coolers but also in compact refrigerators (like the type found in dormitories and hotels) and gas and electric ranges to name a few of their other products. They have a very good reputation for providing quality products at a great value.

Open That Wine You Silly Rabbit

According to most experts, wine has many healthy benefits. Due to its naturally occurring plant compounds, wine has been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers and of heart disease, and to slow the progression of some disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Champagne – Bubbly 101

Choosing the right sparkling wine or champagne for the occasion can be daunting. Some people choose a champagne solely by the bottle in which it is packaged. But, a few basic terms can help to make the choice easier.

Vintage and Specialty Wines – What You Need to Know

There are many wine connoisseurs who enjoy a vintage or specialty variety of wine. These wines can provide enhanced taste or meet special dietary requirements. Here are things to look for in vintage and specialty wine products.

Wine Glasses Defined and Proper Use

A wine glass is a glass stemware used to drink and taste wine. It is composed of three parts: the bowl, stem, and foot. Selection of a particular wine glass for a wine style is important, as the glass shape can influence the perception of the wine.

Surprise Friendly Visits, Forgotten Birthdays – Get a Bottle of Wine

Sometimes, we forget a friend’s birthday or an old friend came by for a visit; a good bottle of wine can be a lifesaver. Keep a few bottles close for these emergencies.

Learn How to Taste Wine Before You Travel to Napa Valley

Napa Valley is where it all happens for wine enthusiasts on the main drag of State Road 29. This area is known as the Silverado Trail and is where more than 300 wineries produce up to nearly 2,000,000,000 bottles of wine a year thanks to the perfect and ideal climate. What the grapes are looking for are balmy type days with coolish mornings that have the Pacific fog slowly drifting in every evening.

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