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How To Make Sangria With Red Wine

how to make sangria with red wine

Photo Credit: Divya Thakur on Flickr Remember your freshman year in college when you’d crash the fraternity parties and there’d always be one of those large plastic garbage cans full of red wine with chunks of fruit floating in it? That little sting of brandy lurking just behind the fruitiness of every cupful? Remember you […]

Red Wine For Beginners

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Picture by: Ian Britton – If you’ve ever wondered about the fascination people have with red wine, it’s kind of like someone’s fascination with cigars or food. It’s a luxury item that quickly develops into a love of and an appreciation for. Even better is that red wine has been attributed to certain health […]

What Are New World Wines?

new world vs old world wine

photo credit: unknown When someone says a wine is New World or mentions New World wines, they are talking about wines that come from non-traditional wine regions of Europe and the Mediterranean basin. The traditional areas are Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain with Italy and France at the forefront of the world’s […]

Alcohol In Wine

alcohol content wine

Photo Credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times When in conversation about wine, often “body” is mentioned. If you go to a wine tasting, noting the body of a wine is common practice. But what is meant by body when referring to a wine? Well, simply put, it’s how a wine feels in your mouth. When […]

China Wine Industry Competes For World Recognition, Starting With Dynasty Merlot

The China wine market takes world by storm

Photo Credit: Kin Cheung/AP Since China was recognized as the 8th largest wine market globally, it has sped forward to compete internationally with the other top markets. Dynasty Fine Wine Group Ltd leads the way with more than 30 years under their belt in wine making and distribution. And their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. One […]

Wine Press Residue, Marc And Pomace

wine press residue or pomace

Photo Credit: After first pressing, the remaining wine press residue left over undergoes a few more forced pressings. This wine residue is also referred to as the marc or pomace. Marc is the French term. It is comprised of all the skins, pulp, pip, seeds, stems, yeast and juice that is left over after […]

The Wine Industry Aims To Reuse Wine Bottles: Another Step In Lowering Emissions

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Photo Credit: Wine Bottle Renew Earlier this week, New Zealand’s Mobius wines announced they are taking steps to cite their carbon footprint on the wine market by advertising it on their labels, giving the consumer a more informed choice in their wine picks. Now, A whole new take on lessening the wine industry’s carbon footprint: […]

How Is Alcohol Free Wine Made?

dealcoholized wine by E & K Winery

Photo Credit: E&K Winery So, how is alcohol free wine made if there’s no fermentation stage or aging or residual sugar and all that mess? Well, actually there is all that mess. Non alcoholic wine goes through all the processes of normal winemaking, but then goes through a reverse distilling process. When you distill liquor […]

New Zealand Wine Mobius First To Display Carbon Emissions On Bottle

mobius sauvignon blanc from New Zealand

Photo Credit: Mobius winery, New Zealand The guys over at the New Zealand Wine Company (NZWC) have come up with the novel idea of branding their Mobius Sauvignon Blanc with the carbon footprint each glass of wine leaves on the world. This milestone in certification is just one step the company has been pursuing in […]

The New Pocket Wine App For The iPhone Opens The World Of Wine To A Whole New Audience

Wine Paradigm's Pocket Wine

Image credit: Wine Paradigm Great news for iPhone junkies! The Pocket Wine phone app by Wine Paradigm, has just been released to help you learn about wine. It is packed with wine definitions and a prolific taste profile feature that helps you find the wine that most appeals to your senses. It would seem there […]