Issue 28

Wine Your Friends And Influence People

You are an avid wine drinker. You have been imbibing for years and have amassed a small arsenal of memorable wines. You have visited a winery or two, done a bit of reading on the subject, and are comfortable discussing

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Red Wine And The Healthly Lifestyle

The salutary benefits obtained by drinking red wine come from two different mechanisms. One is from alcohol; the other is from health-giving compounds, called polyphenols. Polyphenols are found in the pigments of fruits and vegetables and are found in concentrated

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In Like Zin

Zinfandel is a Vinifera grape that is grown almost exclusively in California. The major other producer is from Italy where the wine is called Primitivo, a good wine, but most consider the varietal from California superior. Other vintners are also

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The Perfect Wine

Recently spotted wine review: “Voluptuous and powerful….reminds me of Angelina Jolie (substitute Brad Pitt or George Clooney).” Now, if that description doesn’t come close to defining a superlative wine then nothing will. Is there any other consumer beverage that could

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the celebrated grape varietal that produces the spectacular red Burgundy wines from the Côte D’Or region of France. At their best, Burgundy wines are peerless. They have great breeding, incredible finesse, and their soft, elegant and sophisticated

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Le Drunken Frog

I’ve had many brilliant ideas in my day. Like how I always think it’s a good idea to ease my tension from the week with a few too many drinks on Friday night. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem so brilliant when

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How Italians Drink Wine

As I sat next to my father at the dinner table and stared at his glass of wine, I mustered up the courage to finally pop the question: “Dad, can I have a sip?” “Sure, but not too much.” The

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Winter Reds

Summer is lovely. It’s warm outside, and the perfect time to enjoy a crisp, refreshing glass of white wine. In the middle of winter, many yearn for the long days of summer. True, winter may be cold and dark, but

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Sauvignon Blanc – Better than Chardonnay in Wine Food Pairings?

Sauvignon Blanc has long been regarded as a second class wine, being continually outflanked by Chardonnay – a situation that remains to this day. However, Sauvignon Blanc has in recent times experienced an increase in popularity. It is crisp, refreshing,

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The Characteristics of a Great Wine

After tasting a great bottle of wine, have you ever asked yourself why you liked it? Most people willy-nilly take in the hedonistic pleasures that the wine evokes without any analysis. The purpose of this article is to outline the

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