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Appreciating Wine Tasting For The Art Form It Represents

It is a common misconception that wine tasting amounts to merely sipping, swishing and swallowing and this couldn’t be further from the truth for the avid connoisseur. There is a definite art to wine tasting that takes years of studied practice to master. The art of wine tasting is used to distinguish fine wines and […]

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Wine Tasting — 3 Steps You Need to Know to Do it Right

How do professional wine tasters determine the quality of wine? The image is usually of a lab coated individual who pours wine from a bottle into a beaker, sips it, swirls it around in his mouth and then spits it out into another glass. That process might prove a bit awkward if you are having […]

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Wine Tours – Where Wine can be Tasted Properly

Wine tasting is not a sport and not a hobby… It is an experience. Many choose a wine tasting tour as a modern way to spend holidays, as wine tasting tours usually include going to the country side, where one can enjoy ambience, relaxation and good company. This tends to be a physically and mentally […]

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The Basics of Wine

Wine making is an art that has been practiced for over four thousand years. Essentially wine comes in three basic types: red, white and sparkling. If a sparkling wine comes from the Champagne region of France it is named after that region. Other French regions that produce good wine are Bordeaux and Burgundy. The best […]

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Pairing Wine and Food

Pairing Wine and Food The problem of pairing wine and food seems to be one that bothers many people. It’s never bothered me, though, as I follow two basic rules. Firstly, it’s far more important to pair wine with people, not food. Secondly, wine and food in general work well together – there are only […]

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