The 4 Basics of Wine Storage

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Ah, wine: nectar of the gods, agent of honesty, and reliever of workday stress. Whether you’re drinking a rare vintage or filling your tumbler from a cardboard box, vino works the magic that we all need once in a while.

Drinking wine shortly after purchasing is easy enough, but if you’re planning on holding off for a while, there are some rules you have to follow so that your godly nectar doesn’t spoil. If you’re a serious collector, or just someone saving a bottle for that big life event years down the road, here are some basics of wine storage.

Control the Temperature

Temperature is a key factor in the aging process. If you keep wine in a climate over 70 degrees, the heat will ruin the works...

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Wine Temperature Basics

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What is the best wine temperature to serve and store your favorite wines? I have been asked this question many times. Trying to be responsive to Blog readers and business clients, I embarked on what turned to be a two-day research project. What I found is hundreds and hundreds of websites that present information on wine storage and serving temperatures. As you can imagine, the opinions about temperature facts were all over the board.

Keeping your wine at the correct temperature is critical to maximizing its value and taste. Wines kept at too high of a temperature will age faster than desired. Wine stored at too cold of a temperature can develop deposits or other sediments in it. Each type of wine has its own desirable storage temperature range...

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The Red Wine Secrets of the French Paradox

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American scientists and other health experts from around the world are puzzled as they try to discover the “secret” behind the French Paradox. The problem is that the French consume three times as much saturated fat as Americans and one-third less French people die from heart attacks. The French also have much less obesity than America and other Western countries.

The French eat rich foods high in saturated fats, such as cream, butter, pastry and rich cheeses. But they also consume red wine and olive oil. Researchers have found olive oil to be a heart-healthy source of fat. However, the olive oil the French consume does not rule out the high amounts of saturated fats they eat, and therefore does not properly explain the French paradox.

Red wine may be the reason...

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Wine Cellar Accessories For All

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If you enjoy drinking fine  wine  and even are a  wine  collector of sorts, then having a nice old cellar in your home makes for a sensible investment. You can use the basement area in your house to create a room. However such a good space also entails the need of  wine  cellar  accessories  which are readily available today.

If you do not have a basement then you can dedicate an entire room or small store room adjacent to your kitchen for the huge collection of fine  wine  you have. If you want to go for a  wine  cellar then there are some basic  accessories  which you will need to know about. It has to be cold, dark and humid to give those expensive bottles of  wine  the perfect storage environment.

 Wines  require a specific temperature to be stored in.  Wines  also...

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Loire Valley Is Not Only About Castles – Chateau de la Bonneliere

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Loire Valley is amazing region with beautiful landscape, historic cities, villages and many great Châteaux. It is area where you can breathe history, visit Leonardo da Vinci´s thomb or town of Jeane d´Arc. It is land that has been cultivated for centuries. It may be that it is the reason why the Loire Valley wine tastes so differently.

Loire wine region is situated along the Loire River from Muscadet region near Nantes on the Atlantic coast to the region of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé southeast of Orléans in north central France. It includes regions Anjou, Saumur, Bourgueil, Chinon, and Vouvray...

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Best California Wine Tour: Save Money During Your Wine Tasting Adventure

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Are you planning to go on a wine tasting tour in California sometime this year? If you are planning to visit the vineyards of California, you should find the best California wine tour packages and get the most out of your visit to this fabulous place. No, the best California wine tour packages will not necessary put a huge hole on your budget. Some of the best country wine tours in California are just within your budget range so there is no need to for you to be overly concerned about your finances during your trip. In fact, with a few money saving tricks, you can go on the best California wine tour without spending a lot of money. The key here is to be well prepared for your trip. To help you prepare for your wine tasting adventure in California, here are some tips for you.

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Wine Accessories Gifts

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Just as you need more than food to enjoy a meal, there are wine accessories that make wonderful gifts and make drinking wine more pleasurable. Wines come in many varieties with different characteristics that are best enjoyed with the proper glassware. A set of these essentials is a good place to start your quest for the perfect gift.

To enjoy wine to its fullest extent, the shape of the glass plays a very important role; helping to aerate and concentrate the aroma of the wine. The wine glass you choose should have an adequate stem length for proper handling. Although it is quite common for wine to be served in a wine tumbler or to see people hold the bowl of a wine glass, they forget that wine needs to “breathe” and the heat of the hand can affect the taste of the wine.

Many people shy aw...

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