The Wines of Argentina

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An Overview of Wine Making at Home

Some people are hesitant to prepare or make their own wine at home but I’d say, give it a go! By making your own wine, you will be joining thousands of people who have already discovered this fascinating and satisfying pastime. Read on to learn how easy it is…

Beginner Winemaking – What You Need to Get Started

Being a beginner to winemaking at home can be an incredibly daunting thing. There’s so much information out there that you literally read information on it for weeks on end… Really, the best thing for you to do is to start with the basics. The first thing you need will probably be to gather the equipment and supplies that you will need.

Colorado – Not Just For Beer Anymore

When we think of wine, we often think of Napa Valley, the vineyards of Italy, perhaps even certain regions of Chile. Most of us, however, don’t think of Colorado. A state that is well known for beer, Colorado is one place where wine can easily be overlooked.

How to Choose the Right Wine Fridge

Buying a wine fridge is a relatively large investment, and you need to get it right the first time. I have seen too many people buy poorly, ultimately becoming disappointed and frustrated with their cabinet, something that can easily be avoided.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Building a Wine Cellar and How to Avoid Them

We all know that wine needs to be cellared correctly so that it matures as the winemaker intended. The problem is that many cellars are built without the proper insulation, equipment or technical knowledge needed to do the job properly.

The Importance of Yeast in Wine Making

At the heart of wine making is the yeast, a creature so tiny (8/25,000ths of an inch in size) you’ll wonder how it can turn juice into wine. This wee, one-celled, living thing is not a miracle worker; by simply existing, this fungus can singlehandedly make or break a winemaker. Read on to learn more about yeast and its role in wine making.

Ice Wine is For the Wicked

Mm so what is Ice wine? Sounds like a delicious and wicked thing to me. I had never heard of it before and so I did a little research. Here is what I found out. Ice wine also known as Eiswein came from a town in Germany called Franconia. It originated way back in 1794. What happens in this special type of wine is that the grapes are left on the grape vines until the first hard frost. They allow the thawing and freezing cycles to happen which brings a greater concentration of sugar and increases the flavor of the grape. Because of this the wine is very sweet and used as a dessert wine.

Outsource Your Wine Storage – It’s Not Just Your Wine That Will Benefit

We all know wine needs to be stored in a cool place, but how cool is cool? Ideally, wine needs to be stored at around 14 degrees Celsius.

How to Maximise Your Enjoyment of Wine

We’ve put together a list of tips, ideas, and equipment for any self confessed wine lover. If you can’t tick each of these, you’re not getting the best out of it, and boy, you’re missing out.

The Origins and History of Gin

Gin is a juniper berry-flavored grain spirit. The word is an English shortening of Genever, the Dutch word for juniper.

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