Tag: Wines

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Delicious German Wines.

Among all wines, those from Germany stand out with their floral and perfumed aromas, delicate balance, light body, and particularly pleasant after taste. Germany is the northernmost quality-wine-producing country in the world, with approximately 100,000 hectares under vines. Rheingau, one of the finest wine regions in the country, is located […]

Rioja Winery
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Rare Italian Varietal Wines.

As wine writers, my colleagues and I taste thousands of wines every year. Most are made from popular and widely planted grape varieties. Once in a while, an agent specializing in rare grape varietals graciously offers an opportunity to taste his wines. Ken Hayden specializes in Italian and Spanish rare […]

Modern Greek Wines.
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Modern Greek Wines.

There is some debate about whether winemaking was accidentally invented in Georgia or Armenia, but definitely it was ancient Greeks who popularized it in the western world, starting in the 7th century B.C. Classical writers Homer and Socrates, among others, wrote about the virtues of wine whether making offerings of […]

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Acidity in Wines.

Acids represent an important part of wine constituents and help preserve it. They are members of chemical compounds responsible for the sharp or sour tastes of all drinks and foods. There exist several acids in wines, the most important of which are tartaric, citric, malic, lactic, succinic, and acetic. Grapes […]

Outstanding Ontario Wines.
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Outstanding Ontario Wines.

OUTSTANDING ONTARIO WINES Every year, most Ontario wineries send four of their best wines for a blind peer judging. Those that are deemed to be outstanding are presented at a charity event titled Cuvee. Awards according to set criteria are revealed during the March event, which this year at the […]

Vintages Release Recommendations
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First Nations First Wines.

Sam Baptiste, the band chief and president of Nk’ Mip vineyards winery, wore many hats before venturing into grape farming. But now the a little more than 50-year-old Osooyos First Nations band member runs the first aboriginal vitivinicultural operation in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. The lush 100 Km long valley […]

Spanish Wines – A Revival of Vitivinicuture.
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Spanish Wines – A Revival of Vitivinicuture.

Spanish Wines Spain is one of the oldest wine producing Mediterranean countries. Phoenician traders, who dominated the merchant marine trade in antiquity, are said to have brought vine cuttings from Lebanon to Andalusia. At the time manufactured goods used to “flow” from east to west and Lebanon was on the […]