Counting Carbs With Wine

The recent health claims that wines have antioxidants in them that may block free radicals, prevent heart disease, cancer, and other conditions associated with aging seems to have some validity. Polyphenol, catechin, and cholesterol-reducing resveratrol are found predominately in red wines in various degrees. One suggestion as to... Read More

A Private Owners Guide to Bottling Fine Whisky

The majority of private owners of whisky casks are looking for an assessment of their options. The purpose of this article is to help answer questions that private owners may have about bottling their whisky casks.Its always recommended that private owners bottle at cask strength as this minimises the number... Read More

The Harmony Between Food and Wine

Wine is a social drink which should be enjoyed in the company of friends and .. food.The right combination between food and wine is a source of ultimate bliss for every connoisseur. Both wine and food can benefit from the right pairing. The right wine can accentuate unexpected gastronomical aspects... Read More

Using Cooking Wine

Cooking wine is sort of a holdover from prohibition. People who grew up thinking Alcohol is Evil didn't want to have any in their homes. But they wanted those delicious flavors in cooking. Cooking wine seemed to be a reasonable compromise.In essence, cooking wine is really bad wine that then... Read More

Guide To Tasting Wine

The basics of tasting wine are relatively simple to learn. Once the fundamentals are mastered, the nuances and details can be enhanced over a lifetime. Like any other skill, tasting wine requires practice, and consistency is probably the most important factor.One helpful strategy an aspiring wine taster can pursue is... Read More

Wine Etiquette With Ease

Correct wine etiquette makes the tasting experience much more enjoyable. Like most interests, there is a set of protocol that most wine lovers adhere to. Good taste dictates that tasting at wineries, ordering wine at restaurants, and hosting a dinner party all require certain formalities.Tasting Room EtiquetteIn a winery's tasting... Read More

The Curious History Of Wine Consumption In America

The history of wine consumption in America has been frought with starts, stops, and inconsistencies. The American population has always had a love-hate relationship with alcohol. Historic prohibitionist attitudes amongst much of the American population have blurred the line between moderate wine consumption and detrimental alcoholism. As a result, regular,... Read More

Hosting A Wine Tasting Party

As your love and knowledge of wine grows, it is inevitable that you will want to share your revelations with friends and family. Hosting a wine tasting party is a great way to do this.When planning a wine tasting party, some obvious questions about parameters arise. How many people should... Read More

Beer, Wine and Your Bones

If you like the taste of a good brew, then here is some good news! In a recent research study of over 2,900 women and men, researchers found that beer, which contains silicon, may promote bone health. Silicon is a mineral that is thought to stimulate collagen production, which is... Read More

The Mystery of Decanting

Decanting is a strange word to many people. Some do not even know what it means exactly. Taking the sophistication out of it, decanting literally means pouring the wine from the bottle to a special glass container. This is done in order to expose the wine to oxygen and enrich... Read More

In The News:

Montgomery County Maryland  montgomerycountymd.gov
Liquor sales continue in COVID-19 pandemic  Johnson City Press (subscription)
Sparkling dominates online wine searches  Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review
Central Coast with Alex Krause, Birichino  Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review
The revival of the monthly wine club  Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review
Casual Dining cancelled as venue converted to hospital  Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review
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Explore the U.S. Wine Trails

Follow a Local Wine Trail to Discover the Secrets of... Read More

Buying Wine, How to Read a Wine Label and Select a Great Bottle of Wine

I must admit, that for many of us, walking into... Read More

Barbera Wine

Barbera is a wine grape variety from Monferrato in Piemonte,... Read More

The Harmony between Wine and Food

Wine is a social drink which should be enjoyed in... Read More

A Private Owners Guide to Bottling Fine Whisky

The majority of private owners of whisky casks are looking... Read More

Riesling Wine

The most famous cool climates for Riesling wine are in... Read More

Whisky Syndicates

Whisky syndicates are groups of private owners and many have... Read More

The Truth About Red Wine and Heart Disease

Red Wine, Heart Disease, Hungry Sharks and Knights in Shining... Read More

How Sparkling Wine is Made

There are three methods that may be used to make... Read More

White Zinfandel Wine

White Zinfandel wine is a blush wine made in California... Read More

Enjoy Your Favorite Wine - But With Some Rules

The mere mention of etiquette brings to mind various images,... Read More

Tasting Wine

Wine Tasting Component I: LookThe first step you have to... Read More

Wine, Wine, Wine

What in the world is up!Was there a full moon... Read More

Merlot Wine

Merlot wine is a rich, soft wine with the flavor... Read More

If You Plan On Drinking, Do These Critical Things Before You Leave The House

Buy a BreathalyzerA Breathalyzer is a portable hand-held device in... Read More

What is Corked Wine?

Keeping a wine bottle sealed is probably the most important... Read More

Uses of Mirror Tinted Contact Lenses

Mirror tinted contact lenses have become a topic of interest... Read More

Champagne

Champagne is without question the finest sparkling wine made in... Read More

An Introduction to Wine

What is wine?Wine has been made for centuries from just... Read More

The Mystery of Decanting

Decanting is a strange word to many people. Some do... Read More

Beer and The Commodities Market

Most branded products and agricultural products are not commodities. However... Read More

Carignane Wine

The Carignane grape variety is one of the most widely... Read More

Who Made the First Wine Anyway?

Although details are understandably sketchy, it is believed that, around... Read More

An Idiots Guide To Wine Tasting

Have you ever seen those stiff upper-lipped types doing a... Read More

How to Order Wine in a Restaurant

Ordering wine in a restaurant is not much different than... Read More