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Blue Oasis Founder and Winemaker Kate Jones remains true to the varietal character of Pinot Noir and how it expresses the region in which it is grown. Her success with winemaking is built on the discipline developed while growing up on a horse, cattle, and hay farm. Learn more about this winery:

True Etiquette for Wine Tasting

If you plan to go to a winery for wine tasting, it is important that you understand the etiquette, which includes how to taste wine. There is a proper way to do this as this ensures you get the full flavor of the wine during your visit. This is what makes tasting different wines exciting and helps you to find what types you prefer, such as dry, sweet, or somewhere in between.

Week One Wine Tasting Notes

The grapes for this Sparkling Pinot Noir are source mainly from the Upper Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia. The nose is of distinct white stone fruit and citrus.

Here’s to Your Health With Red Wine

It wasn’t that long ago that we were told coffee was bad for us. Most of my life I heard that daily fluid intake quantity suggestions applied to water only; other liquids did not count. Over the last 5 years I remember reading a great deal that said women who drank wine daily had higher risk of breast cancer. Well, without going through a litany of other pieces of questionable sage advice, we know at least the above have been proven wrong.

How to Use Modern Wine Corkscrews

Wine corkscrews are the easiest way to safely and effectively open your bottle of wine. Find out how these new models differ from the classic ones of yesterday.

How to Host a Vertical Wine Tasting Event

There are a number of different ways to approach wine tasting, with some folks preferring a small gathering of friends who will taste 3 or 4 wines, all the way up to a blind wine tasting that plays more on the fun aspect of the event. One style of tasting that is very popular is vertical wine tasting, and it differs from others in that the tasting is focused on a single wine, based on a number of different vintages. For example, you may decide to do a tasting of the McGuigan Black Label Sauvignon Blanc from 2003, 2004, and 2005…

Drink Wine to Your Health – Resveratrol

There is a great deal of research going on in several countries about the health benefits of resveratrol and even to a greater extent on grape seed extract. Earlier in the week of January 8, 2012 an article came out that said resveratrol in red wine may have a positive impact on reducing breast cancer risk in women. There have been some interesting findings about benefits of wine. In the 1990’s a study was released about the French Paradox, still discussed to this day, and potential heart benefits of red wine. Do your own analysis of the available information. There is a sizable amount of studies about resveratrol and grape seed extract on-line. It always makes for great dinner party conversations.

How to Cleanse Your Palette Between Wine Tastings

A common ritual in both wine tasting and fine dining is to cleanse the palate. The theory is that it is easier to appreciate all the complex and varied flavors that you are sampling if you clear one taste from your senses before attempting the next. Begin your wine tasting with a clean sense of taste and smell.

Terms to Look for When Evaluating the Nose of a Wine

Wine tasting is something done by professionals to determine the best wines for retailers. It is also a pastime enjoyed by hobbyists who do it for enjoyment. Being around professionals and experienced hobbyists can be a bit intimidating, but as long as you know the basics of how to taste wine, you will learn all about wine and the etiquette involved over time.

Accessories Available for Wine Tasting Events

Once you have decided to know all about wine, the next thing to do is to learn how to wine taste and become familiar with the “nectar of the gods” where it counts the most – in your mouth and through your nose. You can start learning how to wine taste by holding a series of wine tasting parties among your friends and relatives who may also be interested in widening their knowledge of wines. In order to ensure a pleasant and meaningful wine tasting experience, you can acquire a few accessories to help.

The Art of Glass Making

In a previous article I discussed the affect that shape and size have on the taste of wine. Now we need to consider the composition and construction of glass and ultimately crystal stemware.

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