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Alcohol in Wine

We all know that all wine has alcohol in it otherwise it's just grape juice. The alcohol in wine is of vital importance to experiencing the texture, smell and taste of the wine. The alcohol content in wine will vary from wine to wine grape to grape winemaker to winemaker.


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June 24, 2011

Faulty Wine

I was recently asked the difference between an oxidized wine and a corked wine. I answered the question using the best knowledge I could from what I have experienced over the years.

Although I was not wrong, double checking my answer later that evening I discovered there are many...
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May 12, 2011

Sangria, Anyone?

Around Mexico and the United States this weekend people will celebrate Mexico's defeat over the French on May 5th, 1862, also known as Cinco de Mayo! Many of us have celebrated with our Mexican counterparts over the years, from fiestas with great food and traditional Spanish cocktails to...
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May 05, 2011

What Texas and French Wines Have in Common

Every bottle of French wine has its roots in Texas history... but why?

In the late 19th century, France was hit with a plague that almost destroyed all of their grapevines. This plague is Grape Phylloxera and is caused by pale, sap sucking microscopic insects. They feed on the roots...
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April 26, 2011

Wines for Easter

One of the best things about celebrating Passover and Easter is the massive feast that we share with our friends and family. There is much speculation about the type of food and wine that was served at these feasts, including the Last Supper. It was originally believed that bread and duck...
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April 21, 2011

Spring Wines

Spring is here! The sensory perception that comes to mind when I think of spring is cool breezes, fresh cut lawns, the morning dew, budding flowers, sunny days and the aroma of a cool spring rain. As wine lovers, we should celebrate this beautiful season with wines possesing these qualities....
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March 22, 2011

Red Wine

When it comes to wine, you can find dozens of different varieties just by differentiating them on the basis of their colors. Wine colors are determined by the skin of the grapes that they are made form and the amount of time taken for them to be fermented. Contrary to popular belief, no artificial...
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February 14, 2011

Custom Wine Cellar Door Tips

In this article, I'll discuss all you need to know about Insulated Glass plus a few practical tips. Insulated glass is composed of at least 2 panes of glass attached together and sealed around the edges, leaving a layer of space in between. This space is the most important key in preventing...
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February 13, 2011

About Wine Decanters

Wine is a drink everyone enjoys pre or post meals. It can be enjoyed by one and all irrespective of the sex or age. A decanter is a must have for all wine drinkers. It is designed to hold any drink/liquid that has sediments. Primarily used to serve liquid, decanters can hold at least 0.75 liters...
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February 12, 2011

Wine Tasting in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has become a popular destination for wine tasting tours. Most wine tourists do their tasting in the mountains behind Santa Barbara, at the many excellent wineries to be found in the Santa Ynez and Santa Maria Valleys - also known as the Santa Barbara Wine Country. This is a course of...
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February 12, 2011


Top 10 Varietals for December, 2017

Pinot Noir is the most popular wine varietal chosen by our visitors this month.

This varies by season so if you're looking for something tasty to drink this winter, Pinot Noir is a great choice. The others are shown below:

1. Pinot Noir
2. Red Bordeaux Blend
3. Syrah
4. Nebbiolo
5. Cabernet Sauvignon
6. Merlot
7. Chardonnay
8. Red Blend
9. Sangiovese
10. Riesling

Top 10 Producers for December, 2017

Wines from Sapphire Hill were selected by our visitors the most this month, making them the most popular choice for consumers.

If you're looking for a wine suggestion, Sapphire Hill might be a great place to start. The others are shown below.

1. Sapphire Hill
2. Phelan Vineyard
3. Stephen Test
4. Ferdinand Pieroth
5. Adelsheim
6. Silver Oak
7. Louis Jadot
8. Viansa
9. Andrew Will
10. Bruno Giacosa