The Difference between New and Old World Wine – Wine Simplified

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*I may earn commissions, including Amazon affiliate commissions, from links on this site. Expert sommelier and wine educator Marnie Old explains the difference between New and Old World wine, including which goes best with food. Learn how to enjoy the taste of any wine, whether traditional or modern, American or European.

This video is an excerpt from iPad/iPhone book “Wine Simplified.” For more tips and tricks to navigating the world of wine visit:

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How to Choose a Wine Cooler?

If you are a wine lover or an amateur collector, you must invest in a good wine cooler. The definition of a “good” wine cooler however, varies from person to person. The best cooler for you would be one that meets all our needs. The following are some basic guidelines which will help you make the right choice.

Delicious Gourmet Food and Wine Pairings

Learn about the delicious food that really makes your glass of wine a winner. Read on for some tips on the great goodies to complement your glass of wine.

Under Counter Wine Racks Save Space

Under counter wine racks are small and compact designed to fit in tight spaces. You can find many different styles and sizes of under counter wine racks. This racking will be the most suitable for kitchens or under your wine bar.

Wall Wine Racks Save Space in Tight Places

Finding a place to store your bottles of wine without subjecting it to conditions such as heat, light and humidity is often difficult when you have limited amounts of space in your home. Unfortunately we are all not lucky enough to have an abundant amount of space in our house, and often need to create ingenious ways to store many things. This includes wine racks. There are various styles of limited space wine racks that can be used for tight spaces, and a wall wine rack is just one of them.

A Wine Bar in Your Home Offers Great Entertainment

There is no better way to entertain your guests than around a wine bar in your home. This is the most convenient and sophisticated way to have a party. You can find various styles from country to modern and everything in between.

Wine 101 – Wine Serving Temperatures

The temperature at which a wine is served is important, so it’s worth learning about. It’s commonly said that whites should be served chilled and red wines at room temperature, but that’s not entirely true. Most of refrigerators maintain a temperature of roughly 4 degrees, and that is too cold for the majority of white wines.

Wine 101 – How to Store Wine

The first thing you need to know when it comes to wine storage is to place your bottles on their side somewhere relatively cool and free from direct light. Doing so will minimize damage (mainly in terms of deterioration of taste and flavors) to the wine and allow you to store it for as long as you desire. However, knowing a bit more about wine storage will help you get the best out of your bottles.

Wine 101 – Pairing Wine and Food

There are two basic and simple approaches involved; one is contrast, where the wine is different in character to the food, yet still complimentary, and the other is complimentary, where the wine and food work together through a similar trait (such as sweetness or acidic). Either works equally well, but which to apply varies on the type of food being served.

Reading a Wine Label

Learn how to read a wine label and discover the valuable information hidden there. This knowledge will make choosing the perfect wine for any occasion less overwhelming.

When in Aspen? Wine in Aspen

As summer begins, it almost seems that the town of Aspen should go into seclusion for the next several months, with a sign reading “Closed for Season” hanging from their city limit signs. When it comes to Aspen, people are attracted to three main things: skiing, skiing, and – wait for it – skiing.

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