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5 Accessories Every Wine Drinker Needs

A walk around any wine store or a few minutes browsing the internet will reveal hundreds, thousands, of wine accessories. There are endless varieties of glasses, wine storage, corkscrews, chillers, preservers, and more. It’s easy to get tempted to buy everything in...

Let it Breathe

If you’ve been drinking wine for more than a day or two, you’ve probably heard that you should let wine breathe, or aerate. I’ve talked about it, wine shops talk about it, sommeliers talk about it…you get the picture. The question is, have you ever thought about why...

How to Save Leftover Wine

This may come as a shock to some of you, but sometimes you finish the day with leftover wine. I know, I know- it’s hard to believe but it is true. So, for those of you who do have wine left in the bottle at the end of the day, we’re here to help keep it from spoiling....

Wine Structure Series- Alcohol

Welcome to the last article in our wine structure series. I hope you’ve enjoyed it so far and learned a thing or two about the different factors that make up your glass of wine.  If you missed the articles on acidity and tannin, and sugar, make sure to check those...
Let it Breathe

Let it Breathe

If you’ve been drinking wine for more than a day or two, you’ve probably heard that you should let wine breathe, or...

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Wine Structure Series- Sugar

Wine Structure Series- Sugar

Welcome back to our wine structure series. We are halfway through, with just sweetness and alcohol left. If you missed the articles on acidity and tannin, make sure to check those out, too. Today we’re discussing sugar, one of my personal favorite things;...

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Wine Structure Series- Tannin

Wine Structure Series- Tannin

We’re back for our second week of the wine structure series! What did you think about acidity? This week we’re switching gears to discuss tannin. This is an important compound in red wine, so if you’re white wine only, bear with us. We’ll get back to your structural...

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Wine Structure Series- Acidity

Wine Structure Series- Acidity

Welcome to the wine structure series! Through this series we’ll explore the four different structural components that contribute to wine’s body: acidity, tannin, sugar, and alcohol. Each week we’ll discuss a new component and how it impacts the body. Ready to get...

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The Final Evaluation

The Final Evaluation

Alas! We have reached the final article in our wine tasting series. I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a more in-depth look at each of the steps in wine tasting, from seeing to sniffing to sipping. Now that you’ve spent some time with the wine, it’s time to make a final...

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Tasting- What It’s All About

Tasting- What It’s All About

We have finally arrived at the best part of the wine tasting series- TASTING! If you’ve been following the wine tasting series, we’ve had an overview, discussed appearance, and reviewed aroma. We’ve finally reached the part that most people think of when they think...

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All About Aroma

The wine tasting series is back this week and we are covering wine aroma today. As with any other food or drink, the smell of wine is an important part of the tasting experience. Don’t believe me? Try it. Hold your nose and take a sip or bite of something flavored....

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Heat and Wine: A Love-but Mostly Hate- Relationship

Wine really has a love-hate relationship with heat. Grapes need heat to grow and ferment, but once the wine is bottled it needs to stay far, far away. I’m sure you’ve heard this, along with all the rules on how to serve wine at the right temperature. Today we’re going...

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Wine Appearance, AKA What’s That I See?

Wine Appearance, AKA What’s That I See?

The 2nd installment of the introduction to wine tasting series is here and we are talking all about wine appearance. Some people define appearance as just the intensity of the wine, but we’re including everything you can see when you look at a glass of wine- color,...

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Introduction to Wine Tasting

Introduction to Wine Tasting

One of the most common things I hear when I talk to people about wine is that they want to drink it but they don’t know how. You know what I say? You drink wine the same way you drink anything else- put it in a glass and take a sip. That really is true to an extent,...

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How to “Get Into” Wine

How to “Get Into” Wine

One of the most common questions I get is how to "get into" wine. There's something about wine that's intimidating to people. Maybe it's the number of options in even a small wine section at the store, or the way a small group of people have made it seem like only...

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What’s Your “Room Temperature”?

What’s Your “Room Temperature”?

I?ve got a question for you. This may seem a little odd in light of this being a wine and dessert blog, but bear with me. At what temperature do you set your thermostat? Seriously, what temperature is ?room temperature? for you? For me, if I loved alone, it would be about 78. I live with my sisters, who are apparently polar bears, so it?s at 74. They?re comfortable; I?m often in a sweatshirt and pants. The boyfriend sets his thermostat even colder, at 72. So what?s your ?room temperature??

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