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The Proper Wine Glass

by winenews on Oct.23, 2009, under Articles, Tips & Terms

How to choose a Glass

Every wine has certain organoleptic characteristics which are different from any other.   For this reason, every wine should be served in a proper glass capable of exalting its characteristics. Wine glasses come in different shapes and characteristics, sometimes considered as “extreme” because of some producers who tend to make specific shapes and styles, not only for certain wines, but also for specific wines made of certain grapes or coming from certain areas.  The shape of glass helps a wine to express better and every glass usually is the result of specific studies and researches, both on the organoleptic perception of aromas and flavors, as well as on characteristics and physical conditions that favor their perception.
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Global Warming & Wine

by winenews on Oct.23, 2009, under Articles

When you talk to grape growers and winemakers today, they will tell you climate is a major factor in how good a vintage will be.  Researchers have found that vintages have improved as temperatures rose over the last 50 years, especially in areas with cooler climates. Vineyards in cooler climates, such as   Oregon   ,   Washington   and   British Columbia   , could continue to benefit from global warming. These findings could prove troublesome for vineyards in traditionally warmer regions.
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Wine Drinkers Live Longer

by winenews on Oct.23, 2009, under Articles

Drinking red wine and cooking with olive oil may help us to live longer, say scientists. Figures from the European Union show that people living in Mediterranean countries like   Spain   and   Italy   can expect to live longer on average than people in other countries. Key ingredients in both substances can significantly increase the lifespan of yeast.  Since yeast and humans share many genes, scientists have speculated they may have the same effect in people. The findings provide more evidence to suggest that the Mediterranean diet may be the secret to living a long and healthy life.
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The Story of Port

by winenews on Oct.22, 2009, under Articles

Port Wine is a fortified wine, as defined in EU legislation. It is produced in the Demarcated Region of the Douro under very specific conditions resulting from natural and human factors. The winemaking process, based on traditional methods, includes stopping the fermentation of the “must” by adding grape brandy, making a blend of 2 or more wines, and letting the wine age.
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Fast Cars & Great Wine

by winenews on Sep.20, 2009, under Articles, Travel

Do fast cars and Italian wine go well together?  You bet they do when the cars are the Formula1 racing machines at top speed on the Monza track, and the wines are Piemonte Barolos.  If you are a car and a wine fanatic you simply must see the Monza race and spend at least a week touring the Piemonte region of Italy.
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Gourmet Food in the Piemonte

by winenews on Sep.13, 2009, under Articles, Reviews, Travel

Welcome to “Da Felicin”

Felicin is a hotel and restaurant surrounded by the green of Langhe, whose history unfolds alongside the Rocca family history.  Three generations taking care of a way of life in which the relationship between man and land is essential, gives soul to a project of cooking as food culture.
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The Ferrari Museum

by winenews on Apr.23, 2009, under Articles, Travel

Wine, great food, and exotic cars all go together.  The pleasures of life come in many forms, so we decided to take in the Galleria Ferrari during a recent wine excursion to Italy.
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Italian Wine Producers

by winenews on Dec.22, 2008, under Articles, Tips & Terms

If you’re into Italian wines you have many, many choices.  Following is a list of some of the more well known labels.
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Wine Ratings

by winenews on Oct.23, 2008, under Articles, Tips & Terms

What’s all the fuss about listening to “wine experts” telling us how good or bad a wine is?  Do they really know more than the average wine drinker, and should we let them influence us in choosing wines to buy?  Can wine competitions and tastings tell us anything about specific labels and varieties?  How should we really pick and choose?
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Wine & Food Matching

by winenews on Oct.23, 2008, under Articles, Tips & Terms

Basic Wine & Food Pairing Principles

When pairing wine to food try to match similarities of richness, texture, intensity, and flavor of the food to the wine.  Here are some tips:
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