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AVA stands for American Viticultural Area and designates wine
grape growing areas in the US, similar to regulations in other
parts of the world such as French appellations of origin (AOC) or
the Italian IGT (Indicazione Geog ...
Making wine is a little like predicting the future. It takes
years for the vines to mature and bear fruit after planting. And
once the wine is made and the vintage completed, that's it!
Whatever the harvest, however many bot ...
New wine lovers soon come across the concept of blended wines.
At the basic level, there are two types of wine, 'blended' or
'varietal'. Varietal wines are made from a single grape variety,
while blended wines are made using ...
As we celebrate the independence of our nation this
weekend, many pull out the BBQ for the 'official' start of the
summer season. Whether you need to dust off the old grill or
whether it's already out in use for a whil ...