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An under appreciated but powerful and interesting grape.

Choosing Wine Cellar Accessories

There are a number of nifty items and gadgets that can help you organize, maintain and enjoy your wine cellar. For those of you that have a larger wine cellar, keeping track of what is added or removed from the collection can be a pain.

California Wine Gift Baskets

Wine gift baskets are an ideal gift for the boss. They also make a romantic impression since wine today spells more than just the good times and friendship; it also spells healthy living. Wines are often contained in attractive, mostly handmade baskets.

Wine Tasting

Wine, for many years, has been included in most household kitchens and bars; festivities and celebrations are not complete without a bottle or two of wines being poured. And if you’re among the many who have grown to love the taste of wines, then perhaps you’d love to go wine tasting.

Wine Clubs

Wine clubs are fun and convenient way for wine lovers to experience wine at its fullest. You can give a wine club membership as a present to a loved one or enjoy the benefits of it on your own.

Wine Storage Racks

Wine racks are an important piece of furniture for an avid collector of wine and can serve more than just a decorative purpose. They aid in the correct storage of wine thereby helping preserve its quality. There are a variety of wine racks available ranging from metal to wooden wine racks. These racks are also available from purely functional to elegant and in a wide price range.

Wine Storage

Wine making and proper storage techniques have been around for centuries. The process of wine making is complicated and lengthy, but the process of storing the wine to maintain its quality and taste is just as important and difficult.

Unique Argentinian Wines

Argentina is a country rich with tradition and pride. The agriculture industry in Argentina has been able to blend the European and American traditions of production in a unique way. In particular, the wine industry in Argentina has created wines of distinction with the best of the old and new world characteristics.

Methode Champenoise: The Art of Champagne

As touched upon in my article Making Red, Rose and Sparkling wine, there are three different ways to create the bubbles in sparkling wine or Champagne. After fermentation, the wine is then clarified and re-sweetened if necessary before being bottled under pressure. This method is used to produce medium price range sparkling wine. The last method and most complex is methode champenoise, used in creating the best quality wines. But what exactly is methode champenoise?

Modern Wine Cellar Coolers

It was only a few years ago that if you hear the word wine cooler the name Bartles and James came to mind. And if someone was telling you about their wine collection you pictured a massive underground vault.

Wine Tasting Clubs

To real wine lovers, tasting wine is an experience that is enjoyed in slow, satisfying moments. You need to take note of several things before the wine even touches your lips. First, you have to consider the color of the wine as it is reflected on the glass. Is the liquid clear or does it look cloudy? Wine experts say that the experience is better if the glass is bigger. Swirl the wine inside the glass in order for the wine to air out. Smell the wine and take note of its distinctive flavors. Is it fruity or sweet? Does it have a mild or strong scent? Is it spicy or earthy? You can tell a lot just by smelling the wine. You don’t have to take an extensive course in wine tasting; just go with what you feel.

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