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:

Awards announced in wine, spirits industry  North Bay Business Journal
Top 100 Spirits of 2019  Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online
An Oenophile’s Tour of Denver  The Wall Street Journal
The Eight Best Ladies' Nights in South Florida  New Times Broward-Palm Beach
Is It Time to Change How We Describe Wine?  Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online
Vinexpo creates advisory board  The Drinks Business
Top 25 Beers of 2019  Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online
Friday Read: Is this the end of no/low premium?  Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review
Government hit by fall in wine-duty revenues  Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review
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Whisky Syndicates

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

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon is the grape responsible for the wines of... Read More

The Origin of the Cocktail

The cocktail has the distinction of being an original American... Read More

The Stuff of Poetry ? Mead

People have been drinking fermented beverages since the dawn of... Read More

The Ten Most Important Wine Label Terms

For the average wine consumer, there is a plethora of... Read More

Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Sauvignon Blanc wine is crisp, high in acidity and light-... Read More

Wine Etiquette With Ease

Correct wine etiquette makes the tasting experience much more enjoyable.... Read More

Chablis Wine

Chablis is thought to have originated in northern Spain and... Read More

Food - Wine Pairing Tips For French and Italian Wines

Many people are intimidated by the task of selecting wine... Read More

Wine Tasting

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

Pairing Food and Wine is a Matter of Taste

First off let me say that I am in no... Read More

The Cocktail Party

A cocktail party can be more daunting than a dinner... Read More

Beer and The Commodities Market

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

Gewurztraminer Wine

Gewurztraminer is an excellent and unique grape variety that is... Read More

Build Your Own Wine Rack (In An Afternoon)

A good drink is what even Gods enjoy and to... Read More

White Zinfandel Wine

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

Start Your Wine Cellar The Right Way

One of the great joys of wine is to be... Read More

The Old Fashioned: Two Recipes of an Underrated Classic

Like many mixed drinks, the Old Fashioned has a number... Read More

Chardonnay Wine

Chardonnay is the world's most popular white wine grape. Chardonnay... Read More

Guide To Tasting Wine

The basics of tasting wine are relatively simple to learn.... 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

The Curious History Of Wine Consumption In America

The history of wine consumption in America has been frought... Read More

Riesling Wine

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

France Car Hire

Here is a quick summary of the different French wine... Read More

Tempranillo?s Role As A New Varietal Wine In Australia

Tempranillo is the premium red wine grape variety from the... Read More