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How to Get Those Red Wine Stains Out

If you drink enough red wine, it is pretty much inevitable: At some point in time, you will spill some on a piece of clothing. And if what happens to you is like what happened to me, that piece of

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What’s the Difference Between Red Wine and White Wine?

Wait a minute! That sounds like an answer from the “Stupid Questions” category on Jeopardy. Of course, the obvious answer is the color, but perhaps not so obvious is how the colors come to be. It all begins with the

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How to Chill Wine in a Hurry

Guests have arrived unexpectedly. You’d like to share a nice bottle of white wine with them. But there’s a problem. The only white wine you have on hand is sitting on your wine rack, and it needs to be chilled

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How to Open a Bottle of Champagne — Safely

We want you to have not only a festive and fun New Year’s Eve, but also a safe one. A bottle of Champagne — whether it’s a vintage wine like the floral, fruitful and fresh 2009 Cristal by Louis Roederer

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Yes, You CAN Open a Bottle of Champagne With a Saber

Around my house, we don’t count down to New Year’s Day; we count down to New Year’s EVE. Even though we enjoy Champagne and sparkling wine throughout the year, we tend to get out the “good stuff” on New Year’s

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Crackle or Pop? When Opening a Bottle, Either Sound Works

One more FAQ to close out the week… QUESTION: I recently received a bottle of wine from a friend that has a screw top. I thought all good wines came with corks. Is my friend trying to tell me something?

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Is There Going to Be a Champagne Shortage?

It has been a while since we answered some questions from our loyal (and appreciated!) blog followers, so let’s tackle one today and another on Friday. QUESTION: I heard that there’s going to be a big Champagne shortage. Is this

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Why ‘Swirling’ Your Wine Is So Important

Because I’m so into music and love seeing and hearing under-the-radar singers and groups perform in intimate settings, I have grown accustomed to enjoying the “patter” between songs almost as much as the songs themselves. Remember, these are not big

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How Do They Make Some Wines Sweeter Than Others?

We kick off this week with a question about sweet wines — which most wine drinkers enjoy, even if they’re reluctant to admit it… QUESTION: My wife loves dry red wines, but I prefer wines that have some sweetness to

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What Does It Mean for a Wine to Be Balanced?

As the person who writes the tasting notes that accompany the wines featured by Vinesse, I’m constantly aware of the language used in those mini-stories. No, by “language,” I do not mean bad words. I’m talking about the descriptive words

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