Personal Wine ‘Bottle of Wits’ wine review

One of my favorite movies of all time is the Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner.  The film was released in the United States on September 25, 1987.  The Princess Bride is number 88 on the top 100 funniest movies for the American Film Institute (AFI) and the film is number 50 on Bravo‘s “100 Funniest Movies”.   In 2016, the… Read more →

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A Rosé Grows in Springtime

The spring is here and that means there’s a new catalogue of wines and spirits to be explored. In with the new and out with the old — and that means saying goodbye to the heavier, warmer, full-bodied wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, and welcoming in lighter, crisper wines such as Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc, and sweeter,… Read more →

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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 →

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Advertising Regulations On Alcoholic Beverages

In the last few years France has taken a strong stance regarding their advertising regulations,  and is holding companies accountable for maintaining complete honesty throughout their campaigns. Alcohol consumption is among the regulated fields in which the encouragement of “excessive and customary” alcohol drinking is prohibited. Non- compliance from companies means thousands of dollars in fines and even prison time.… Read more →

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Wine Making In Antarctica

Wine production does not usually come to mind when one thinks of Antarctica. Many wine regions in Argentina and New Zealand are beginning to dry up due to global warming, and are now turning to Antarctica’s boundless landscape as a potential ice wine region.  There is one person in particular who is currently experimenting with the production of wine along… Read more →

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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 wine is made

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 →