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  • Grapes of the world – part 1 By : Christian Rios
    Do you know where your wine comes from? This article series provides information on many world-renowned grapes that are used in wine production.
  • How To Pair Wine With Food By : Brue Baker
    Don't host a dinner party and just serve any wine with your food. You will be sure to upset the palates of many of your guests.
  • How to Go About Buying a Wine Cellar Cooler By : April Kerr
    If you have a wine cellar or are planning to have one built, it's important to understand how to cool it. There are some correct ways and there are some very wrong ways to keep your wine cool.
  • A Little Wine Goes A Long Way By : Mark Hooson
    Not sure what to buy your friends or relatives this Christmas? Well, why not opt for a wine gift? It’s a definite crowd pleaser, looks classy and can be bought from the comfort of your armchair, so you simply can’t go wrong with it.

    Buying wine gifts is easy. Just follow a few handy tips and you’ll have your Christmas shopping sorted in no time.
  • Wine 101 For The Alcoholically Challenged By : June Beezy
    Do you drink wine? Ever wondered where it came from or how it is created? Here is a little wine 101 for your noggin.
  • Wine for your Valentine By : Winnie Su
    Aside from sending the usual gifts on Valentine's Day, ever thought about buying wine for your Valentine? Wine for your Valentine can create a romantic setting as well as complement your meal. And health experts say drinking wine has its health benefits. Find out more now!
  • French Wines Are Still Considered the Best By : David Cowley
    How can such a small country be such a dominant force in the winemaking world? What makes wines from France so superior to wines you find in other parts of the world?
  • There is a Reason Why People Love Italian Wines By : David Cowley
    Italian wines traces their roots as far back as the Roman Empire, and probably even before that. Rome is the city that began bottling wines for ease of transportation, storage and use.
  • Simple Wine Etiquette Tips To Enjoy By : April Kerr
    It doesn't matter whether you enjoy a glass of wine at home with friends, in a restaurant or in a tasting room at a vineyard, there are a number of things that you should avoid doing.
  • How To Read A Wine Label By : David Cowley
    What is on a wine label and how to read it
  • Making Wine At Home Is A Very Legal Hobby By : June Beezy
    Are you scared that if you start making wine at home you will end up in jail? Well making wine at home is getting just as common as collecting coins or any other popular hobby that is out there.
  • How to Choose a Bottle of Wine By : Johnny Smallhat
    So, you've finally hooked up with that girl you've been oogling at work and you're on your first date at a local Italian restaurant. You already know you want some spaghetti, but you're on a date and you want to impress your woman. One great way to do so is by ordering some wine. If you've aren't much of a connoisseur, don't pretend to know what you're doing and order the most expensive bottle. Instead, read through this article and learn just enough to know what to do.
  • Winemaking Or Home Brewing By : June Beezy
    Is wine making and home brewing the same thing? Not really, but they sure are fun! See what the difference is and what applies to you. If you were like me, you would enjoy both of them.
  • French Wine Can Cost Over £1,000 Per Bottle! By : Martyn Davis
    Wine is undoubtedly one of the great national treasures of France, and some of the most expensive in the world, like a vintage Romanee Conti red wine produced in Burgundy can set you back anything upwards of £1,000 for just one bottle!
  • Champagne, A Luxury Product – Blessing Or Curse By : Laura Hope
    Champagne has always been seen as a thing of luxury. Most commonly found at celebrations be they weddings or on the podium at the Monaco Grand Prix, Champagne's image has always been one of success.
  • Liquid Investments By : Simon Fisher
    A case of Mouton-Rothschild 2000 that went for around £1000 will now fetch somewhere in the region of £6000. That’s 600% growth in just 7 years, no wonder the city boys are scrambling to get their hands on good wine! This levels of growth begs the question, who is actually drinking these wines?
  • The Wine Spectator Keeps You Up To Date By : Madison Greene
    The best method of keeping yourself informed about everything wine is through the online magazine known as "Wine Spectator."
  • Buying Wine Online By : nischa
    Buying wine online is steadily gaining popularity as everything else on the internet. The internet offers a convenient means to order wine from the comforts of home. However, due to the nature of wine, there are issues you must consider when purchasing wine online. This is especially true if you are new to purchasing anything online.
  • How To Buy Good Wines Cheaply By : Louise Truswell
    No matter what you may have heard elsewhere, buying good wines cheaply is easy. Simply follow these useful tips and you’ll be well on the way to finding great value wines without compromising quality.
  • The Importance of Wine Reviews By : Madison Greene
    Wine reviews are not like any other reviews, the reader often listens and respects the differences of opinion presented by the critic.
  • Discover Wine Making Kits For Your Home By : Madison Greene
    People have been making and enjoying fine wines for thousands of years. However, you don't have to own a vineyard to make wine. Making your own wine is not as difficult as it may seem.
  • Lay Down Your Bottles On Wine Racks By : Madison Greene
    A great accessory for any home is a beautiful wine rack with fine bottles of wine aging for the perfect occasion.
  • The Importance of Proper Wine Storage By : Madison Greene
    Wine is one of the more complicated alcoholic drinks because the manner in which it is stored can enhance or take away from certain flavors in the wine.
  • Wine Tasting Secrets By : Madison Greene
    Most people, when they think about wine tasting, imagine people sipping, swilling and spitting their wine. Believe me there is a lot more to wine tasting than that.
  • Wine Ratings Help You Choose Your Favorite Wine By : Madison Greene
    Some wines are rated on the bottle, but the best way to find a great wine for yourself is to read wine ratings or reviews.
  • Wine - "Drink Of The Gods" By : Alex Olson
    In this article we will discuss basic knowledge about wine. We will look at the history of wine, the types of wine and why people enjoy it. After all, it is only with a strong foundation that we can build the grandest of houses.
  • A Review Of Some Of The Great Gifts For The Wine Lover On Your List By : Gregg Hall
    Of course, it's hard to beat a nice bottle of wine as a gift. Available in so many styles and flavors and in such a wide price range, wine is a gift anyone can purchase. Wine is a good choice as a gift for any occasion and one any wine lover would appreciate.
  • The Côtes du Rhône Wine Region Of France By : Donald Saunders
    The Rhone Valley wine region looks very much like a small version of Italy as it extends roughly 125 miles from the south of Lyon to just south of Avignon. Along this course the weather varies from the warm summers and cold winters of the Rhone to the classic Mediterranean where the winters are mild and the summers are hot.
  • A Sparkling Trip To Bollinger By : Richard Davis
    Normally, trips to wine suppliers are very hard work (no, honestly) and the preserve of our buying team, trying to find the best cuvées at the best prices. However in February, we took a group to visit the world-renowned Champagne house of Bollinger and it turned out be a wonderful education in to what makes the bubbly stuff so very special.
  • Have You Ever Heard Of Ice Wine, The Rarest of Rare Wines? By : Gregg Hall
    One of the rarest wines in the world is called ice wine. You will not find it in your local wine shop and you probably have never heard of it. True wine aficionados refer to ice wine as the ultimate dream for wine collectors but few will ever experience it for themselves.
  • Do They Really Make Fine Quality Wine In Hungary? By : Gregg Hall
    Many people are unaware of the long history of wine tradition in Hungary. As this rich wine tradition is brought to light, more and more people are becoming aware of Hungarian wines.
  • Why Many People Stll Prefer Fine French Wines Over All Others By : Gregg Hall
    France has an ideal climate for producing wine, couple that with perfect soil conditions and availability of water and you have the best location in the world for wine production.
  • Some Of The Reasons Chardonnay Is A Favorite Among White Wines By : Gregg Hall
    Chardonnay wine is named for the Chardonnay grapes that are used to create it. These grapes originated in the Burgundy and Champagne regions of France but have adapted well to conditions all over the world. The ease of growing Chardonnay grapes have helped them to spread to many parts of the world.
  • Guide To Buying Online Wine By : Derek Both
    Buying online is so simple and easy that it's not surprising that so many people choose to make their purchases this way now.
  • Wine Food Pairing for the Best Dinner Party By : RAYMOND NWAMBUONWO
    Red wine is excellent with foods that include pasta and red sauce, such as Italian food. Red wine also goes great with beef and chocolate. Likewise, some red wines, such as Pinot noir, go great with pork. Considering there are a few types of red wine,
  • Wine Making Kits By : Anand
    Want to make your own wine and don’t know how to start, find out all about wine-making at WINE-MAKING-KITS.NET and get all the key resources on wine making kits and other important information as well
  • True Wine Enthusiast - Lessons Learned By : rayray7
    Certainly, there are events at which a wine enthusiast can join with others with similar interests to taste some of the latest offerings by wineries, domestic and imported and they are finding out that some of the smaller vineyards have been
  • Many Flavors of Wine By : RAYMOND NWAMBUONWO
    Even though your tongue doesn't really know how to decipher the taste of alcohol, it is always present in wines. The alcohol present in wine will dilate blood vessels and hence intensify all of the other flavors found in the wine. After you have sampled a few types of wine, the alcohol level can easily
  • Unique Wine Gifts 134 By :
    Shopping for the society in your life is no way easy is it? Of course not, and it seem like the more you care about this person the harder they are to shop for best? Of course, s what can you get the person who has just about everything? A wine gift wicker basket.
  • Wine Gifts Online - Reidel Wine Glasses - Unique Wine Gift By :
    Shopping for the folks in your life is not ever easy is it? Of course not, and it seem like the more you care about this person the they are to shop for right-hand? Of course, s what can you get the person who has just about everything? A wine gift linen basket.
  • Holiday Gift Baskets By : Betty Melancon
    Your one stop spot for your unique holiday gift baskets for your family, friends and neighbors. Check out:
  • Long Island Ice Tea - Amazing Assortment Of Ingredients By : Corbin Newlyn
    Long island iced tea has become a perennial favorite in the United States in recent years. However, are you aware that there is a unique history to where this exotic drink actually came from. Read on to learn more.
  • Did You Know That Champagne Comes From Three Different Grapes? By : Gregg Hall
    Champagne hails from the vineyards of the French regions. If you buy a bottle and it says champagne on the bottle it's most likely that it was made from France's vineyards. If you didn't get the champagne that is so legendary to the regions of France, you pretty much just wasted your money on sparkling wine.
  • Why Red Wine Is Thought By Many To Be The Very Best Wine Available By : Gregg Hall
    Among the many hundreds of types of wine available, red wine is thought of as the best. There are several different types of red wine, even though they are all made using the same methods. This very good type of wine is made from the black grape, the color deriving from the skins.
  • An Intensive Look At The History Of French Wine And Winemakers By : Gregg Hall
    Wherever wine comes up whether it be a conversion or taste test, most of us start wondering where it came from. If you had ever studied the name of wine, such as Burgundy or Champagne, you shall find a log of wine.
  • Why Wine Racks Are Becoming More Popular And Common In Average Homes By : Gregg Hall
    A wine cellar rack allows any wine lover to have a lot of wine in their home. Usually wine racks are wall mounted, even though they can be stacked as well. They differ in size, and can hold from 10-300 bottles of wine.
  • How To Properly Care For And Store Wine To Maintain Taste And Quality By : Gregg Hall
    Year after year, wine consumption has become more and more popular all over the world. With more and more money going into wine, the wine and its history will always remain a question. With this in hand, a lot of people often wonder how they can keep and store their wines to maintain a fine taste.
  • If You Have Never Heard Of Ice Wine Here Are Some Reasons You Need To Check It Out By : Gregg Hall
    Even though there are many different wines to buy, one that is most unheard of by most is ice wine. Ice wine is a very rare form of wine, a wine that is made under very specific weather conditions. Ice wine is normally made in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, where the weather conditions give it the name.
  • What Is All The Fuss Over Wine Glasses? By : Madison Greene
    Beer drinkers or Whiskey drinkers will slug their drink of choice down in any glass that will hold it no matter what the name or shape. Have you ever wondered why the wine glass is so important to wine drinkers?
  • Wine Gifts Online and Reidel Glasses 101 By :
    Shopping for the folks in your life is for no reason easy is it? Of course not, and it seem like the more you care about this person the they are to shop for respectable? Of course, s what can you get the person who has just about everything? A wine gift hamper.
  • Riedel Wine Glasses and Riedel Crystal Wine Glasses By :
    Shopping for the people in your life is at no time easy is it? Of course not, and it seem like the more you care about this person the harder they are to shop for righward? Of course, s what can you get the person who has just about everything? A wine gift shopping basket.
  • Wine Accessories and Wine Gifts 143 By :
    Shopping for the public in your life is no way easy is it? Of course not, and it seem like the more you care about this person the harder they are to shop for healthy? Of course, s what can you get the person who has just about everything? A wine gift hamper.
  • Wine Gifts and Wine Accessories 101 By :
    Shopping for the general public in your life is no way easy is it? Of course not, and it seem like the more you care about this person the they are to shop for reasonable? Of course, s what can you get the person who has just about everything? A wine gift basket.
  • Country Wine Gift Basked Giving 101 By :
    Shopping for the population in your life is for no reason easy is it? Of course not, and it seem like the more you care about this person the they are to shop for best? Of course, s what can you get the person who has just about everything? A wine gift carrier.
  • Wine Gift Giving 202 By :
    Shopping for the nationality in your life is on no occasion easy is it? Of course not, and it seem like the more you care about this person the harder they are to shop for nondiscriminatory? Of course, s what can you get the person who has just about everything? A wine gift wicker basket.
  • Wine Gift Giving 101 By :
    Shopping for the populace in your life is by no means easy is it? Of course not, and it seem like the more you care about this person the they are to shop for appropriate? Of course, s what can you get the person who has just about everything? A wine gift wicker basket.
  • Natural Ice Wine - Please Find A Bottle By : RAYMOND NWAMBUONWO
    Just like the beauty of owning a diamond, original ice wine is something that many of us hope and dream to experience at some point in our lives...
  • Chardonnay A Fine White Wine By : RAYMOND NWAMBUONWO
    The grapes are thin skinned. Most wine makers agree that the grapes used for chardonnay is probably a cross fusion between the pinot and the croatian blanc grape. The two mother grapes
  • Topping Off Chinese Meals With Table Wine By : Jimmy Cox
    No dinner is complete without wine, which brings joy and drives away depression, and makes the old feel young and the young still more youthful. Taken in moderation, it is undoubtedly an excellent stimulant.
  • The Origin Of Southerners' Beloved Mint Julep By : Jimmy Cox
    The word julep is an old and honored one and can be traced as far back as A. D. 1400 - long before we ever heard of the Southern States of these United States, where the julep is popularly supposed to be indigenous.
  • The Cocktail, A Piece Of New Orleans History By : Jimmy Cox
    The most popular alcoholic beverage in the world today is that high-powered mixture known as the cocktail.
  • The Absolute Beginning Of Absinthe In The US By : Jimmy Cox
    Absinthe is a drink that has caused much controversy of the years for being a "wild" and "sinful" drink. These stereotypes fit in well with those that have followed New Orleans, which is where this potent drink first hit American soil.
  • Growing Wine Grapes By : Jimmy Cox
    I think it quite safe to say that more has been written about the cultivation of grapes than has - or ever will be - written about any other fruit. This is not surprising, considering that the grape is probably the oldest of known fruits.
  • Experimental Wine Making By : Jimmy Cox
    Vegetable wine, fruit wine, flower wine - there are hundreds of recipes, all different yet all basically the same; and if you like to experiment there is a vast field in which to do so.
  • Beginning Your Wine Making Adventure By : Jimmy Cox
    If you want to make wine there is no excuse for not doing so: you need neither license nor cellar and the utensils may already be in your house, flat or caravan -for wine may be made in the smallest of places.
  • Champagne - Enjoy Good Times By : RAYMOND NWAMBUONWO
    For many years, this exotic drink has been used as a way of celebration or to enjoy the good times that lie ahead. You probably want to know if champagne is a wine or a category all on its own.
  • Red and White Wine - the Differences By : RAYMOND NWAMBUONWO
    During the fermentation process for white wine, the stems, seeds and grape skin are gently removed from the grape juice after it has been squeezed from the pressing machine. On the other hand, during fermentation process ....
  • Pouring The Perfect Wine Glass 101 By :
    To pour the perfect glass of wine you must take several steps: Temperature Of The Wine: The temperature at which a wine is served makes an immense impact on its taste.
  • Australia As A Wine Making Region By : Derek Both
    Over the last twenty years, Australia has become the world's fourth largest wine producer with exports to over a hundred countries and is known for its uniqueness and quality. Australian wine exports mainly comprise the products of large commercial vineyards which competed with other wines on quality for price.
  • The Greatest Wine Making Regions In Spain By : Derek Both
    Spain produces an extraordinary amount of wine each year and growers have significantly refined the production process as well as the quality of the wine itself. However, before the end of the 19th century, Spain was actually known for cheap, tasteless wine that didn't offer much for the serious oenophile.
  • A Guide to Storing and Enjoying Wine By : john mce
    Fine wine is a living breathing thing. This is a quick guide to ensuring your wine is always stored in perfect condition for maximum enjoyment.
  • Some Shocking Facts About Washington Wine By : Ross Lambert
    Self-described "wine geek" Ross Lambert begins a series about the origins and present state of the Washington State wine industry.
  • Different Types Of Wine By : David Cowley
    A discription of several different wine types
  • Port Wine Information By : David Cowley
    Description Of Port Wine
  • A Taste of Italy - Italian Wines By : Clyde Lee Dennis
    Information on Italian wines
  • Jello Shot Fun By : Mario
    Making jello shots are great fun for every one, even in the preparation and making of the shots can be a lot of fun.
  • Alcohol Safety By : John Myre
    It's possible to stay sober and have a good time. It's also possible to have a few drinks and stay safe. Here are some suggestions for taming the party spirits.
  • Jello Shot and Jello Shots In The Making By : Mario OReilly
    Making jello shots are great fun for every one, even in the preparation and making of the shots can be a lot of fun. A gelatin shot or jello shot has always been a smash hit in bars, night clubs, theme bars at home and parties.
  • Wine Producing Is An Ancient Art, A Modern Day Science and A Global Business By : Donald Saunders
    Wine is a fascinating subject not only because of the pleasure that drinking wine gives so many people but because wine production is an ancient mixture of both art and science.
  • The Health Benefits of Red Wine By : Darlene Berkel
    Both red and white wine have a positive effect on the digestive system in moderation – one glass of wine with your meal will probably be beneficial to you. Balance is the key!
  • How To Make Beer By : Mario OReilly
    Beer has been in our midst for as long as anyone can remember it is one of the most common alcohol beverage to be consumed in the world. But its worth a thought as to how beer is actually made.
  • How To Make Labels For Your Homemade Wine By : Brian Ankner
    If you are making your own homemade wines, it only makes perfect sense to make your own homemade labels. Making your own labels is the only way for you to know the homemade wines contents, age and characteristics. Having clear and consise homemade labels will make it easier when you are looking for a specific wine for it's flavor or character without trying to remember the specifics of each batch.
  • What is Wine - An Introduction to wine By : Mario

    What is wine exactly?

    Wine has been around the world for over 7000 years and is made from just 2 basic ingredients, yeast and grape juice.

  • The History Of Alcohol By : Mario
    Thoughout recorded history there has always been alcohol in of some variety,think of this
  • Grain Distillation By : Mario
    Aquavit, genever, gin, and whiskey (or whisky as the Canadians and Scots spell it), as well as vodka and the unflavored German schnapps called korn
  • Bartending By : Mario
    Drinks requiring only shaking are covered with a plastic shaker cup and mixed within the glass; whereas shaken and strained or stirred and strained drinks are originally mixed within
  • Irish Whisky By : Mario
    Irish Whisky
    The fact that there are only three distilleries in Ireland would suggest that this has always been a small-scale industry. Take time to visit the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin or the Jameson Heritage Centre in Midleton,
  • Champagne or Sparkling Wine? By : Evelyn Whitaker
    Many people don't realize it, but there is a difference between sparkling wine and real champagne. Want extra bubbles? Learn which glasses to use for the best effect.
  • The Ten-Minute Sommelier A Wine Guide By : Josh Stone
    Of course, if your restaurant is serious about serving wine, you will want to have a wine expert on hand. This kind of expert is called a "sommelier", which is French for wine steward. However, for the restaurant that wants to just keep a few bottles on the menu, a basic working knowledge of wine will be enough to get a grip on the subject.
  • The Corona Beer By : Rene Graeber
    While you can find many types of alcoholic drinks beer is one drink that is very popular with lots of people.
  • Ordering Wine In A Restaurant By : Jim Brown
    It is important to at least have a basic knowledge on which types of wine would go best with certain dishes in order to order the right wine when dining at a restaurant.
  • Wine Tasting Just Like A Pro By : Jim Brown
    Wine tasting is considered an art by many wine enthusiasts. Tasting wine just like a professional would enable you to enjoy the wine and the richness of its flavor.
  • Wine And Its Effects To Your Health By : Jim Brown
    There are numerous claims that drinking wine is good for the health.
  • Loire Valley Wines - Five Wine Appellations Sprinkled Among the Historic Chateaux By : Corina Clemence
    Description of 5 AOC in the Loire Valley in Chateaux Country - the prettiest wine region of the world
  • Vouvray - An exceptional Loire Valley Wine By : Corina Clemence
    Vouvray is an exceptional wine in that it lasts. It is one of the longest lasting white wines of the world.
  • Hungarian Wine Tradition By : Carl Hoffman
    The area known as Hungary holds more wine tradition than any other country in Europe. Hungary is home to over 20 wine regions, fully of forests, vineyards, and orchards.
  • Restaurant Guide - Making Your Own Wine By : Josh Stone
    One of the things that can put your restaurant on the map is serving your own in-house wine. Perhaps with some skill, you can compete with a name label. But even if your wine-making skills don't put you in ranks with the top French vineyards, the point is that you make your own house wine!
  • The Different Types Of Wine By : MIKE SELVON
    Wine is one of the most commonly served beverages in the world and has tremendous cultural significance in many countries.
  • Learning About Vineyards In The Wine Industry By : MIKE SELVON
    Vineyards are located in many parts of the world and are central to the wine industry.
  • A Guide to Wine Tasting By : MIKE SELVON
    In terms of wine tasting, there are a number of rules to consider in order to get the most out of the experience.

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