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Introduction to Wine, part IV: Reading labels and storing

In the third instalment of “Introduction to Wine,” we covered the different growing periods for the northern hemisphere. In this final chapter, I want to briefly demystify some of the components of a wine label, and discuss optimal conditions for storing wine in your home. To get us started, let’s talk about wine labels and …

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Wine tasting review – 14 July 2012

Today is Saturday, 14 July 2012, which means it is French National Day (known as Bastille Day in many English-speaking countries). That also means that it is only appropriate to celebrate with a selection of French wines at the weekly tasting. Also, the tasting was led by Rich Haynes of Dionysus Wine Distributors, LLC, who …

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Introduction to Wine, part III: Seasons of the vine

In the second instalment of “Introduction to Wine,” I explained some of the flavour components of wines, and the terminology that is generally used to describe those flavours (as well as some of the corresponding aromas). In this chapter, though, I’m going to cover a very important non-drinking-related aspect of wine–the seasons of the vine. …

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