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How ‘Terroir’ Impacts the Perception of Wine

When I first discovered the wonders of wine back in the 1980s, I encountered a lot of wines that I liked a lot. Various bottlings of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewuztraminer, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon grabbed and

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Glassware: Size and Shape Make a Difference

A wine glass is more than a holding vessel for wine. The founders of Riedel stemware viewed the wine glass as an instrument to bring together: The personality of the wine. The smell of the wine. The taste of the

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Wine Safe at Home

We like to have several bottles of wine around the house at any given time — various cuvees for various occasions, to match various types of food, and to be ready for the occasional unexpected guests. When you’re not planning

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Walk the Wine Walk and Talk the Wine Talk

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. But when it comes to wine, the more you know, the more fun the experience can be. It would take a very thick book to fully explore the language of wine, in

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