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Overview on California Wine Country

If you require guidance for enjoying a trip to the California wine country, you need to look for popular tours or resources that are available. Many self-planning guides are accessible for visitors to complement the wine tasting experience and make your adventure unforgettable. more
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Tasting Wine: The Basics For Beginners

Your tongue is covered with over 10,000 individual taste buds great for wine tasting. These receptors enable us to detect the presence of certain compounds in our food and drink. Yet for all the adjectives we have to describe flavors, there are only 4 basic flavors the tongue can detect, with a fifth having been described in Asian cultures and only recently being accepted in the west. more

Merlot – A Good Blending Partner?

Merlot is a very well known grape in the wine world and this is largely due to its role as a key blending buddy in wines from Bordeaux in France. However, the reputation that it has gained for producing some of the most prestigious and expensive wines on the planet (such as Margaux and Paulliac), more
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Cabernet Sauvignon – the Leading Red Wine Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon's origin was a little unclear because there are many myths and conjunctures surrounding it. The word "Sauvignon" is believed to have been derived from the French word sauvage, which means wild. It is referred to the grape being a wild Vitis vinifera vine native to France. The grape used to be rumored as having ancient origins. more
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Understanding French Wine Regions

Understanding French wine can be daunting, especially when you start to delve deeper into the mix of regions, grape varieties, complex laws and labels that make up the country’s wine industry. To help you on your way, we’ve put together a short guide to French wine so you can get an idea for the types of wine that you can expect from each region. more
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Champagne Cocktails

If you are looking for a special treat, why not spoil yourself with a Champagne cocktail? Perfect for any party or celebration, you’ll get a truly spectacular cocktail, along with all the taste of your favorite Champagne. To help you get started, give these ideas a try. more
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How to Make Cabernet Sauvignon

The grapes used for this type of wine are also unique. They are round, small, very dark with a very rough skin. The roughness of their skin actually protects them from being damaged especially when the autumn rains start to pour in. This also prevents them from being contaminated. more