Archive for January, 2011

Jan 31 2011

What to look for in Spanish red wine

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Though French wines are famous the world over, it is Spain which has the honour of having the largest percentage of land devoted to making wine. It stands to follow that the country produces a vast array of wines. Spanish red wines are very popular and it is eminently possible to buy wine online as […]

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Jan 31 2011

Wine Futures For Risk Reduction And Lucrative Investment

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The Wine futures are a very good investment avenue for the investors who are looking to make good profits in future. These also provide a coverage of the risks associated with the making of the wine for the wineries. Go to Source

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Jan 31 2011

A Bluffer's Guide to Drinking Wine

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Confused reading wine reviews? Here are a few quick tips on how to enjoy and discuss wine! Go to Source

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Jan 31 2011

The Must-Have Glassware Items Every Restaurant Must Carry

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When running a restaurant, there are certain glassware items considered as necessities. This article explains the must-haves of restaurant glassware, from sidewalk tavern to upscale dining. Go to Source

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Jan 31 2011

Abstinence bad for grapes…need more sex

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According to a new study by Cornell University, wine grapes have abstained from sex for nearly 8,000 years. As many of 75% of current grape varietals are as closely related as ‘brother' and ‘sister' or ‘parent' and ‘child' (for example, Cabernet Franc & Sauvignon Blanc are the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon). Now especially many grape […]

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Jan 31 2011

New Definition of "Craft Brewer"

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The Brewers Association has changed the definition of a “craft brewer.” To accommodate the growing craft beer industry and those breweries that are coming close to surpassing the previous maximum on the number of barrels which constitute a craft brewer, the Brewer's Association has changed the rules. The previous definition capped out a craft brewer […]

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Jan 31 2011

Feature Winery: Nickel & Nickel

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I was asked by a customer of ours the other what my favorite Cabernet is. That's a hard decision to make, especially when you are staring at a wall of such deliciousness. But after some thought I responded, “I don't have a favorite single Cabernet, but overall I appreciate the Nickel & Nickel cabs the […]

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Jan 31 2011

Picking the Right Champagne for your New Year's Party

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As New Year's Eve approaches, we are all perplexed as to which bubbly to celebrate with. And with that, let's begin with a quick ‘bubbly' lesson. Bubbly or Sparkling wine is technically any wine with bubbles in it, while Champagne (notice the capital C) ONLY refers to sparkling wines made in the Champagne region of […]

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Jan 31 2011

Our New Year's Resolution: Drink More Wine

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Since we have tasted and hand selected almost every wine, beer, and sake in our store, we've decided our new year's resolution is to drink more. We're determined to find new and different varietals, wineries, countries, and off-the-wall crazy winemakers. Go to Source

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Jan 31 2011

The Truth Behind Sulfites

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We've had a number of customers now ask us about sulfites in wine. Are they naturally occuring? Can a wine really be sulfite free? Am I allergic to them? So we've decided to tackle some of these questions. Go to Source

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Jan 31 2011

BYOW: Bring Your Own Wine

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Florida has always been one of the biggest wine markets in the United States. And in Naples, we are in the height of that large market. We have plenty of excellent restaurants, with very high-quality and high-priced wine lists. But in today's economy many of us can't afford to enjoy these excellent wines at the […]

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Jan 31 2011

Valentine's Day Wines

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Lucky for all of us, Valentine's Day only comes but once a year and for this weekend alone we are expected to come up with the most romantic gift for our significant others. What better way to say you care that a great bottle of wine (which you can also enjoy yourself!) We've compiled a […]

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Jan 31 2011

Washington Wines Revealed

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For too long now, Washington wines have existed under the shadow of their neighbors to the south, and living under the pretense that they could not, and would not stack up to the boisterousness and nobility of California wine. Washington has been prisoner to the understandable misconception that they simply do not host a suitable […]

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Jan 31 2011

A Toast to St. Patrick

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Why do we celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Who was that guy and why is it a major beer-drinking holiday celebrated with parades and shenanigans? Why do we wear green? Go to Source

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Jan 31 2011

A Case for the Case

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With the increasing popularity of wine over the last twenty years or so we've seen prices rising and rising and rising. Wineries have responded to buying anxiety by reducing the case size of wine from twelve to six to even three and four in some cases. Go to Source

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