Wine Corks, Screw-Tops, and Boxes – What’s the Difference?

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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 wine bottles with corks and screw-tops and boxed wine. Find out which packaging methods work best for fine, aged wines and which are better for modestly priced wines. Which method do you think keeps your wine fresher for longer?

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Organic Wine – What is It?

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Easiest Homemade Wine – Making Your Own Wine Effortlessly

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Drinking Wine During Bad Times

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Using a Trellis to Train Your Grape Vines

One of the key ingredients to success in growing your vineyard is training the grapes to grow on a trellis. As grape clusters grow big and ripen they become relatively heavy by comparison to the branches supporting them. The grape trellis helps support the weight of the fruit and protect the vine. For more great tips on using a trellis to train your vines, read on…

Making the Most of Your Wine Tasting Experience

You are interested in learning about wine tasting. You have many friends who have raved about different wines. Where do you start? Quite simply, you start with the first glass.

A Wine Tour is a Great Way to Learn All About Wine!

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Look at Cheap Shot Glasses – Leaving Behind High Rated Shot Glasses

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Alcohol Training – Understanding Various Programs and Their Offerings

Every state in the U.S. has different requirements for alcohol training within the service industry. Some states have their own mandated programs that are offered through the state government, while others give employers the option of training employees through state or private programs, depending on the rules and regulations of each state.

Wasting Yourself in Your 20’s

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BYO Wine – Bringing Wine to a Restaurant

Wine lovers have long since appreciated being able to bring their own wine “BYO” to a restaurant that has a corkage policy. That means that a place (normally for a fee) will allow a patron to bring their own wine to open with their meal. Mention this to non wine lovers and they give you that “really?” look. I then try to explain why this type of policy (bringing wine) makes sense for both the restaurant and the diner – in most cases.

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