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  • The lesser known wine culture of Russia and its neighbors

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    Russia is the largest wine producer in Eastern Europe, but does not make enough wine to satisfy the domestic demand and is therefore also one of the largest wine importers. While vodka is the most famous and popular alcohol ...

  • The grapes of Spain

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    Bobal is a thick skinned, dark, flavorful grape high in tannin... and contains more heart-health Resveratrol than Pinot Noir. 'Airén' is a grape few know, even though it is recognized to be the world's most planted grape va ...

  • Untangling regulations from vine to wine

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    Understanding how wine gets from the vine into the glass is fairly complicated. Federal regulations stemming from the prohibition created a complex process that differs from state to state. At the federal level there is the ...

  • Between wine and spirit, Portugal’s exports struggle with identity

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    Portugal has long been known for its wine culture, even if what most of the world knows of Portuguese wines is actually a specialty product: Port and Madeira. They are fortified wines, which means that distilled grape juic ...

  • Wine from “the land down under” holds impressive variety

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    Australia is the fourth largest wine exporter in the world after Italy, France and Spain; and the second biggest source of imports into the US after Italy by volume. By value it ranks third behind France, an indication that ...

  • Summer white wines by popularity

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    White grapes are actually green in color. Grapes that don't have red or purple pigmentation are called white, whereas 'green' grapes in wine terminology actually refer to under-ripe grapes. Among the white grapes and the wi ...

  • Wine, a health choice in moderation

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    The chemical composition of wine makes it a natural companion to many foods, since the mild acidity of wine contrasts with the oily or fatty contents of food. And the carbohydrates, sugars and alcohols in wine tend to comple ...

  • Challenge the senses with blind wine tastings

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    No blindfolds needed to do a blind tasting! While it might lend itself as a party game, blind tasting of wine can be a serious challenge for the wine connoisseur. All you need is to hide the identity of the wine bottle, and ...

  • Frangrants of wine and perfume

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    The common wisdom is that wine and perfume do not mix, but perhaps they can? 'A masculine aroma that has top notes of sage, orange, lemon; blends into carnation, cinnamon, jasmine, geranium and heliotrope; and finishes wit ...

  • Labeling regional wine is highly regulated by not consistent internationally

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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 ...

  • 'Cognac': the most famous variety of brandy

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    Just north of Bordeaux is a wine region that actually does not really produce wine: surrounding the town that gives it its name Cognac is the most famous variety of brandy, a spirit produced by distilling wine. The word Bra ...

  • Vineyards expand perserving Vermont’s rural landscape

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    Rural land seems under threat from residential and commercial development all over the state and developing wineries and vineyards could be a good agricultural alternative to big box retail and self-storage buildings creepin ...

  • Winemaking requires patience and vision

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    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 ...

  • The successful story of two vineyards

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    Real people still make up the world of wine, starting with the winemaker to you, the wine drinker (or, should I say, enthusiast, lover, or consumer?)While there might be some industrialization techniques already employed in ...

  • Labeling wine: What’s in the bottle can be difficult to decipher

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    What's in a bottle of wine? Well, of course wine. At least that's what's to be expected - and to be clear, it typically is. But by looking at the bottle, the only information we have about the contents is what's listed on th ...

  • Importers: Demystifying the process of choosing wine

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    Choosing wine is not that different from choosing a new shirt. It's all about your own personal taste. Most people stick with the tried and proven, whatever your shirt color, you'll probably stay within shades of it. This co ...

  • Wine and Religion intertwined through history

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    "He who drinks wine sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven." An Old Monk's Prayer says.  Wine and religion are inexorably intertwined. Christians know the story of the marriage f ...

  • Food-friendly wines: The basics

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    So many different people and so many different wines! In all the years involved with wine, one thing became clear: very rarely is there an absolute perfect match in the many ways combining wine, food and people to create a m ...

  • Wine Experiments

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    Up in the hills of Castagnole Monferrato in the province of Asti in Piedmont, one of my favorite wines is made from 100% Grignolino grapes. Grignolino for some reason got a bad reputation for some inferior wines made with th ...

  • California and Oregon

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    The bulk of wine produced in the US comes from California, with Oregon closing in second. The California sunshine intensifies the sugar content of the grapes, so the wines tend to higher in alcohol and usually richer and bol ...

  • A Toast: Keeping it Simple

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    Wine is such a pleasurable experience, why would anyone find it intimidating? This article is to show that although there are no rules when it comes to how to taste and drink wine, there are ways in which you can maximize th ...

  • VINS Kayak Wine & Dine

    Quechee. Paddle along the Connecticut River from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. while discovering plants & animals living beyond the water's edge, then head inside for 3-course meal at Breakfast on the Connecticut in Lyme, NH. $65/ m ...

  • Killington Wine Festival

    3 days of Mountain Wine Events. For lodging & ticket info, call Killington Chamber of Commerce at 800-337-1928. Friday night with the Estate Wine Tasting & 'Pop Goes the Cork' Wine party at the Killington Grand Hotel ...

  • Summer Wines

     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 ...

  • Marilena Barbera, Winemaker at Cantine Barbera

    The town of Menfi is located about 40 southwest of Palermo on the northern west coast of Sicily. It is an amazing valley formed by the Belice River, which flows slowly into the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. The picturesque sc ...