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Description: Founder/Winemaker Mica Raas believes that to truly leave your mark on a wine, “You must be one of the people moving the barrels, touching the wine physically and feeling its maturation with all your senses.” This hands-on attention has led to great wines and great acclaim. In 2018, Mica became the most awarded winemaker in El Dorado County, when he won 23 medals for 24 wines entered in the highly competitive San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Tasting the Best Wines

People who don’t like wine usually don’t like them for a lot of reasons, but as wine has become the social drink of today, it is important that you learn to acquire a taste for it. Intimidating it may be but once you know how to start tasting wines and what to look for when tasting them, you’ll soon find yourself as knowledgeable as the next wine connoisseur.

The Total Wine Experience – Stemware Is Important

There is a reason that glassware is shaped differently for different wines. Glasses for red wines usually have a wider, rounder bowl that allows for more contact with air thus freeing the flavors to spread. This bowl shape enhances the bold aroma of red wine. On the other hand, white wines with their lighter aromas need less air. Glasses for white wines are often shaped like a tulip. Their narrower bowl keeps the wine cooler.

That Great Gift of Nature We Call – WINE! (Part 1)

The first of two articles on the discovery, history and culture of making wine. Exploring the natural process that turns grapes into wine.

Enriching Your Restaurant or Bar Drink Menu

Explore drink menu item possibilities and ways in which to feature them on your bar or restaurant’s menu. Learn more about promotion and personalization of your drink options.

Make Your Own Wine!

Have you ever wanted to make your own wine? Ever wondered what supplies you would need to make your own wine? Well, look no further! Here is a great introduction to making your own wine right in the comfort of your own home!

How to Read a German Wine Label

A German Wine Label easily creates confusion, not only for non-German Speakers, who are not familiar with the Classification System. Once one is able to read a German Wine Label correctly, it provides a lot of detailed Information about the Quality, Taste and Origin of the Wine. The German Classification System is mainly based on the Ripeness of the Grapes at the Time of the Harvest and often provides the basis for a buying decision of Wine Consumer.

Buying the Perfect Wine Glass

It really doesn’t matter if you are an expert in wine or an occasional social drinker, having the right wine glass is a must. A large part of the experience of wine tasting is knowing which glass to serve the wine in. Having such a large selection of both wine and wine glasses makes it almost impossible to be sure unless you get these quick and very helpful tips.

Learn About Popular Types of Wines and Reasons Why You Should Trust the Products of a Wine Bar

  It is a well known fact that one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the world is wine, a fairly simple beverage made from fermented fruit juice (most frequently grapes). As with all products that have reached notoriety, there are also a lot of manufacturers that do not respect the stages of wine production by either tempering with the recipes (through the use of additives, chemical colorants or preservatives) or by growing the grapes with chemical fertilizers or other toxic substances that greatly diminish the quality of the product. If you are concerned with…

The Truth About Sulfites In Wine

Have you, too, been wondering about sulfites in wine? Perhaps you’ve heard that sulfites are the reason some people get a headache from wine, even if they only drink a glass or two of it? Actually, that is not true – but sulfites are not completely innocent either. If you want true information about sulfites in wine, please read this article carefully.

Riesling – The King of German Wine Grape Varieties

About 135 Grape Varieties are currently permitted for the Cultivation in Germany. The German Wine Law specifies which kind of Grapes may be used for the Production of Wine. Germany is still having the Reputation of being a Wine Country, which produces mainly White Wines. Among the Grape Varieties are solely 35 Red Wine Grapes, but the Ratio of planted Red Grapes on German Vineyards is increasing steadily. In 2011, around 64% of the whole Wine Stock were White Grape Varieties, compared to 71% ten years ago. The King of the German White Grape Varieties remains the Riesling, which is planted on 22% (22.636 ha in 2011) of all German Vineyards.

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