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Blanc De Noir - The Reddest of White Sparkling Wines

Blanc de Noir is the French term used for white wine from red grapes. In particular, the phrase Blanc de Noir is used with those champagnes that are made entirely from the pinot noir grape. In the ..
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The Best Types of Champagne

Champagne is a sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of wine to produce carbonation. It's made solely within the Champagne region of France, which is also where its .
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Auslese - The German and Austrian Selected Harvest

Auslese is a German wine word for a late harvest wine and is a more developed category than Spätlese in the QmP category of the Austrian and German wine classification. The grapes are chosen from ..
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Chenin Blanc and the Loire Region

Chenin Blanc is a white grape variety that appears to produce wines built to last eternally. While many Chenin Blanc wines are somewhat insipid, at their best they compete with the finest of any ..
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Gewurztraminer - White Wine For the Bold

Gewurztraminer is the most usual Alsatian wine. Gewûrz means “spicy" in German. It is the key trait of the Gewurztraminer. Traminer means “coming from Tramin". The wine is tasty, fruity ..
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Pinot Blanc in the Hierarchy of White Wines

The grapes are used to produce light, dry, pleasant white wines. It is grown in Alsace, California, Italy, Germany and Austria. Pinot Blanc wine has been grown in Burgundy and was sometimes mistaken ..
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Popular Wine Rating Systems

One of the top and most widely used wine ratings system is Parkers 100 Point Scale. The scale, which was founded by Robert Parker and his friend Victor Morgenroth, rates wines from 50 - 100, 100 ..
(June 23, 2008)
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Most Useful Wine Accessories

One of the most important wine accessories to have is stemware. Stemware is a type of drink ware that stands up on a stem above a base. Most of the time it's made from glass, but it can also be made ..
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Food and Wine Pairings For Dinner Parties

Most people look for a wine that can go with their dinner. In reality, there are only a few good food and wine pairings, and there are a few that aren't so good. What you want to do is find a wine ..
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Red Wines Improve Your Health

It has been proven that red wines, when being consumed, may have a number of health benefits due to the high antioxidant substance. Red wines contain certain antioxidants not found in other alcoholic .
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Rose Wines How They Get Their Pink Color

There are three ways to produce rose wine. First is used for when the rose wine is the main product. The red-skinned grapes are smashed and the skins are left in the juice for a short period of time. .
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The Best White Wine Pairings

When pairing white wine with food you must take into consideration what you are making. When dealing with appetizers, manage to be flexible with it. Appetizers are more flexible and can come together .
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Dessert Wines What Are They?

Dessert wines are usually served with a dessert, but can also be enjoyed by itself or with fruit or bakery sweets. They are a little more complex to define than other wines. For example, the United ..
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Barbera Wines The Most Planted Grape in Italy

Barbera wine is the most or second most planted type of red wine grape in Italy. It can convey deep color, low tannins, and high levels of acid. In a lot of regional vineyards, century old vines and ..
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Malbecs Popularity in South America

Malbec is a variety of grapes used for making red wine. Malbec grapes tend to be a dark inky color and have vigorous tannins. Malbec is one of the six grapes permitted in the blending of red Bordeaux .
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Grenache Grapes The Subtle Wine Giant

Grenache is most likely the most vastly planted variety of red wine grape in the world. It grows in dry, hot conditions like Spain, and the south of France, since it ripens late. Usually, it has a ..
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Merlots Rollercoaster Ride of Popularity

Merlot is a red wine grape that is used as a blending grape and for varietal wines. Merlot-based wines typically have average body with trace of berry, plum, and currant. Its softness and stoutness, ..
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The Popular Wines of Chianti

Italy's most famous red wine is Chianti, a name taken from the traditional region of Tuscany, where it is also produced. It is easily identified by its squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket called ..
(July 16, 2008)
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The Mourvedre Grapes Roll in Blending

The names Mataró and Mourvèdre may come from the towns of Mataró in Cataluña and Murviedro near Valencia, suggesting an origin on that coast. Though the origin of the grape may be Catalonian or ..
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The Growth and Success of Pinot Noir

Pinot noir is a red wine grape selection of the sort Vitis vinifera. The name can also refer to wines produced mainly from Pinot noir grapes. The name is a derivative from the French words for pine ..
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The Importance of Nebbiolo in Italy

The Nebbiolo is one of the most important wine grape varieties of Italy's Piedmont region. The history of Nebbiolo is understood to have start in the 13th century, and certainly it was refined since ..
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The Fruit Forward Italian Primitivo

Mostly, Primitivo is grown in Puglia, the tip of Italy. The major 3 DOC regions are Primitivo di Manduria, Gioia del Colle Primitivo and Falerno del Massico Primitivo. The Manduria DOC covers still ..
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The Life and Times of Red Zinfandel

Red Zinfandel, also known as Zinfandel, is a type of red grape that is planted in over 10 percent of California's vineyards. Usually, it is a robust Red Zinfandel, but in the USA it has also become a .
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Sangiovese Grape of Tuscany, Italy

Sangiovese is a red wine grape assortment originating in Italy whose name comes from sanguis Jovis. It is most renowned as the main element of the Chianti blend in Tuscany, but winemakers outside ..
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Most Popular Fruit Wines

Fruit wines are unique wines since they are not made from grapes. They have adopted the nickname ‘something’ wines, since the word wine is legally defined as a drink made only from ..
(July 02, 2008)
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