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Buy Wine for the Flavor, Not the Label or Name

Buy Wine for the Flavor, Not the Label or Name

During the prohibition years, from January 1920 to December 1933, Americans didn’t have much choice when it came to getting the wine they had loved pre-prohibition. They either went without, made their own, or went to a speakeasy. A label or name was irrelevant. It was wine! Fast forward to today, and the contrast is staggering. Big-box stores are loaded with aisle after aisle of choices. To buy wine today, you have to go on a veritable treasure hunt. With so much competition, the wine companies get more and more creative with labels and names, all hoping to capture...
Add a Decanter to Your Collection of Wine Accessories

Add a Decanter to Your Collection of Wine Accessories

Of all the wine accessories that can enhance your wine drinking experience, a decanter is one you definitely want to have. Serving wine from a decanter may seem a bit formal, and that may be what you are going for, but it also has real benefits that go beyond the aesthetic. A young wine benefits a great deal by decanting to soften the tannins that are present in the wine, so you enjoy a smoother flavor. As a wine ages, those tannins break down on their own, but then they cause sediment in the wine. Using a decanter allows...
Interesting Red and White Wine Facts You Didn’t Know

Interesting Red and White Wine Facts You Didn’t Know

You do not need to know the science behind wine or even much about it at all in order to enjoy a nice glass of red or white wine. However, it can be fun to learn a few facts that can be fun to amaze your friends with at the next social event. Some are interesting, some are funny, and some are just beyond quirky. The Spanish drink called Kalimotxo is made by mixing cola with red wine. It is served over plenty of ice and tastes far better than it sounds. The reason we have both red and...
When Did Wine Become Fun?

When Did Wine Become Fun?

Remember when wine was something only for special occasions or for snooty wine tastings involving sip and spit? Thank goodness those days are gone, and wine is fun and exciting. It’s often the ideal beverage with everything but breakfast! Okay, total honesty here, it goes good with the occasional breakfast, too – who doesn’t enjoy a nice mimosa from time to time with their eggs benedict? Not only is drinking wine more fun these days, but joking about it is, too. You can’t spend time on Facebook these days without seeing a new meme. For example, this one gets...
Is a Local Wine Right For You?

Is a Local Wine Right For You?

With the plethora of mass-produced wines available everywhere you look, it can become mind boggling to try to select a wine you believe you will enjoy. And shopping for wine is quite a bit different from the many things on which you may look for the ‘made in the USA’ notation. In fact, sometimes it is nice to get an imported wine. But, there are also some very good reasons to consider finding a local wine supplier that can help you determine if a local wine is what is really right for you. Help the local economy. If you...
Which Wine Accessories Make the Best Gifts?

Which Wine Accessories Make the Best Gifts?

If you have a wine enthusiast you are looking to find a gift for, your first thought may be to go with wine accessories. The problem is that you are concerned they may have everything they need already, particularly if they have been enjoying wine for a number of years. While that may be a tad trickier because they are unlikely to need more stemware or a corkscrew, there are still some unique items that they will find useful and very much appreciate. Decanter – Even someone who has been enjoying wine for quite a while may not have...