Wine is something that is enjoyed by most. Wine has been around, consumed, and enjoyed for a long time! Those who study wine tend to learn about the composition and makeup of wine but there are some other interesting customs and history associated with wine that are interested to take note: 1. The custom of bumping glasses to “cheers” is… Read more →
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2014 Wine Blog Awards
Many people think that food blogging is a dream job, and that anyone with a semi decent palate can take this on as a full time career. However, blogging about food, beer, wine and the hospitality industry in general is hard work. A few things to keep in mind when pursuing this path would be to take it seriously, and… Read more →
Could Drinking Wine Be a New Form of Exercising?
The research center at the University of Alberta in Canada has found that drinking red wine is better than going to the gym. Along with his other colleagues, Jason Dyck, believes that grapes contain a special and complicated factor called resveratrol, which is found to improve bodily functions of the heart, muscles and bones. These functions are also achieved when… Read more →
Winery Waste in Napa Valley Becoming More Difficult to Process
Napa Valley produces over 11.3 gallons of wine waste per year without a proper place to dispose of it. Sanitation agencies have estimated that 43,000 gallons of grape skins, leftover wine lees and water wash, bypass local wastewater treatments and are transported to plants in the outskirts of California. One popular process, that is used by the majority of these… Read more →
How is Wine Made?
Wine production and distribution has changed dramatically the last few decades. Although the grape selection and fermentation processes still remain the same, the introduction of new technology has made wine manufacturing easier. The old wine making customs are now easier to manipulate and modify in order to produce wine in a more efficient manner, as well as manufacture drink that… Read more →
Basic Rules to Successfully Pairing Wine to Food
There are a few rules one can follow in order to pair food and wine so they can enhance each other’s properties and contribute to great meal. The majority of time, wine and food do not affect one another that much, which is why experimenting a little will make for a fun meal experience and spice up dinner in a… Read more →
Learning About the Art of Naming Wines
We have all had those moments when we are in a restaurant and know exactly which wine we want, but the pronunciation of the name alone can discourage people from going forward and ordering it. A recent article in the Chicago Tribune, explains that most Italian wines are named based on three fundamental factors: after the grape itself, the region… Read more →