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Do you really want to buy wine online?

I love walking around wine shops. Especially really good ones. Some of them have wonderful bottles of vintage wines, ports, sherries, madeira, marsala and brandy in lovely dusty racks. Others give you a list and you can go and actually look at a bottle of wine that is on the list at ?2000. Of course buying it is out of the question, but you will always remember that day when you actually touched a Rothschild '47 or whatever it was for the rest of your life.

If you live or work in London there are some fabulous wine merchants to window shop in. You can potter around the more expensive areas of the West End and discover a cornucopia of wine shops with superb wines from all over the world. Many specialise in the more expensive vintages.

Looking round these emporiums is a bit like taking a kid into a sweetshop. You look at all these wines that you have read about only in fables and decide that you will have a bottle of 'house-red' thanks. You can't tell the be-suited gentleman behind the wooden counter that your bank manager would have a fit if you bought the one you really wanted. You also know that if you try to bluff him by asking for the '85 rather than the '86 he will produce the bottle from the folds of his morning suite.

The airports of Western Europe, particularly Amsterdam and Zurich for transit passengers are amazing. Good wine is not in it. From behind glass, possibly bullet-proof, you can gaze at bottles of 200 year old brandy. I wonder if anyone actually drinks it, or do they frame it or something? You may wonder, whilst looking for the rather cheaper duty-free shop which sells things for under $1000, whether you could buy some of these things rather less expensively somewhere else.

If you go to Italy or France you can just go to the local shop in the town and you will be amazed at the range of wines there. Of course the local wine/s will be paramount in the mind of the storekeeper or wine merchant, but there will be some special wines that really need attention paid to them. Little stores can often come up with some really cracking wine if persuaded to. "This is my last bottle" really means that the wine is really good and possibly too good to be drunk by a foreigner.

If you take a tour of the wine growing regions of Italy or France you will be able to buy a case or two of whichever wine you took a fancy to on your holiday. Having tasted it in Italy though, does not necessarily mean that it will taste the same in England or Germany when it's only 2C outside.

Most of us would love to go to interesting places; see how wine is made and taste it on the spot; have the time to wander round wine warehouses and have the knowledge of what to look for. The rest of us take advantage of the new ability of being able to buy wine online. It's much easier but not, perhaps, as much fun.

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Paris, Milan and ... Escondido? (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Mon, 05 May 2008 06:06:20 PDT
On Friday nights, classic cars and hot rods roll down Escondido's main drag for an event called Cruisin' Grand. The city's annual Grape Day Parade showcases school marching bands, homemade floats and blacksmithing demonstrations.

Dennis Martin Wine Maker Interview Transcript (BellaOnline)

Mon, 05 May 2008 15:00:28 PDT
The very first of my telephone wine interview series, I invite Dennis Martin, Wine Maker of Fetzer Vineyards, to join me on the call. Space does not allow me to print the entire telephone interview, but when the MP3 is available, I will let you listen in.

Neal Newsom's grapes are coveted by the top Texas wineries (Dallas Morning News)

Tue, 06 May 2008 10:57:23 PDT
PLAINS, Texas – On May 10, 2006, a hailstorm hit Yoakum County, on the state line southwest of Lubbock, pelting Neal and Janice Newsom's place outside Plains with hailstones the size of tennis balls. "They broke the skylights out. They broke the windows out of the car.

Many invaders of Italy left their vines (Journal Inquirer)

Wed, 07 May 2008 22:45:41 PDT
Through the centuries, invaders of Italy often left their vines to prosper in this land of wine. Italian grape growers and winemakers took advantage of these foreign vines and continued to develop them and end up making quality wines through the years from them and their own varieties.

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Guide To Buying Wine Glasses


Using propper wine glasses can make a difference with the wine you drink, this how to guide will help you select great wine glasses.

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You?ve heard somewhere or read somewhere that wine must be served in the best crystal to get its full advantage, well not necessarily but there are a few basic principles to remember when choosing glasses that will help you get the best from your favorite bottle.

It is true however that the appearance, smell and even the taste can be enhanced by using the proper glasses. The oldest surviving wine glass with a stem and foot are 15th century enameled goblets that holds more than four ounces of liquid. Towards the end of the 16th century in Germany, wine glasses are sophistically engraved as decoration . Meanwhile The earliest surviving English wine glasses that were produced near the end of the 16th century were made by Verzelini, there were diamond-engraved. Around the 1740s plain straight stems and air twist stems gained popularity . France introduced fine crystal glasses towards the end of the 18th century.

Wine glasses during the 19th century were often produced in sets of a dozen each, each set for port and sherry, burgundy and claret, champagne glasses and liqueur glasses. In the 1950s, Riedel Crystal and other manufacturers have refined the design of wine glasses with unique size and shape for almost every wine variation.

When choosing glasses, always remember to first choose a plain glass to set off your best wines, stay away from colored or even those that have tinted stems or bases. The effect of light on the wine, specifically the ?legs? and ?tears? on the inner wall when you swirl the wine and the way aromas are captured within the wine glass and finally presented to your nose while drinking are one of the most important things to consider when choosing wine glasses. Glasses with a wide bowl that tapers toward the mouth will allow the aroma of the wine to be released generously. This is because the deeper bowls allow more room for swirling and the narrow opening channels the aroma to your nostrils efficiently. A big flared opening will disperse the aroma rather quicker.

Red wines are traditionally served in bigger glasses than white wine, this is because red wines needs more space to breathe and develop, remember, a wine glass can never be too big. Sparkling wines should be served in think glasses with straight side or flutes so that the fizz is preserved.
Realizing the plight of budget restricted consumers, the California Wine Institute has developed an all-purpose wine glass. It is five and one half inches tall with a one and three quarter inch stem. Its clear, tulip-shaped bowl holds a capacity of up to eight ounces.

Setting of wine glasses at a dinner party should also be taken into consideration when serving different types of wine throughout each course. The glasses should be arranged in the order they are to be used and right to left. Typically wine is poured from the right, while food is served from the left. You might want to begin with tall stemmed glass for whites followed by a large wine goblet for reds and ending with short smaller glass for port or sherry. Finally remember that you need to leave room to capture the aroma as it rises from the swirled wine and allowing room for it to be tilted to evaluate the color of the winePsychology Articles, therefore it?s best to fill the wine glass at one third to one half full at the most.

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A Reason To Smile: Merlot Skin Care Announces Natural Grape Seed Lip Moisturizer

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 00:00:01 PST
El Paso, TX (PRWEB) December 13, 2007 -- This spring Merlot Skin Care, the leader in natural grape seed-based skin care technology, announces a brand new way to revitalize your lips. Merlot's...

Muscadine Grapes: Your Key to a Healthy New Year

Sun, 06 Jan 2008 00:00:01 PST
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Vanilla Pear Mimosa

Fri, 18 Jan 2008 14:53:45 PST
Prosecco is a variety of white grape grown in the Veneto region of Italy, and gives its name to the sparkling wine made from that grape. The grape is grown in the regions north of Venice. Its late ripening has led to its use in dry sparkling and semi-sparkling wines, with their characteristic bitter aftertaste.

Are Viognier & Syrah Related?

Sun, 20 Jan 2008 19:31:24 PST
A researcher in Europe has shed new light on the parentage of the viognier grapevine and concluded that DNA testing could result in some new ideas for blending grape varieties. Dr Jose Vouillamoz, working at in institute in Trentino, Italy, has shown that viognier and syrah are related, which may explain why they work so well together in blends.

Australian Alternative Varieties Index

Wed, 06 Feb 2008 14:48:52 PST
List (with links) of over 100 wine grape varieties used to make wine in Australia.

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