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Counting Carbs With Wine

The recent health claims that wines have antioxidants in them that may block free radicals, prevent heart disease, cancer, and other conditions associated with aging seems to have some validity. Polyphenol, catechin, and cholesterol-reducing resveratrol are found predominately in red wines in various degrees.

A Private Owners Guide to Bottling Fine Whisky

The majority of private owners of whisky casks are looking for an assessment of their options. The purpose of this article is to help answer questions that private owners may have about bottling their whisky casks.

The Harmony Between Food and Wine

Wine is a social drink which should be enjoyed in the company of friends and ..

Using Cooking Wine

Cooking wine is sort of a holdover from prohibition. People who grew up thinking Alcohol is Evil didn't want to have any in their homes.

Guide To Tasting Wine

The basics of tasting wine are relatively simple to learn. Once the fundamentals are mastered, the nuances and details can be enhanced over a lifetime.

Wine Etiquette With Ease

Correct wine etiquette makes the tasting experience much more enjoyable. Like most interests, there is a set of protocol that most wine lovers adhere to.

The Curious History Of Wine Consumption In America

The history of wine consumption in America has been frought with starts, stops, and inconsistencies. The American population has always had a love-hate relationship with alcohol.

Hosting A Wine Tasting Party

As your love and knowledge of wine grows, it is inevitable that you will want to share your revelations with friends and family. Hosting a wine tasting party is a great way to do this.

Beer, Wine and Your Bones

If you like the taste of a good brew, then here is some good news! In a recent research study of over 2,900 women and men, researchers found that beer, which contains silicon, may promote bone health. Silicon is a mineral that is thought to stimulate collagen production, which is a building block in bone formation.

The Mystery of Decanting

Decanting is a strange word to many people. Some do not even know what it means exactly.

Start Your Wine Cellar The Right Way

One of the great joys of wine is to be able to select a bottle from your own cellar, perhaps one that you've been storing for some years, draw the cork and enjoy it with friends. You can marvel at the changes brought on by maturity and, as a bonus, you can brag about the price you paid and congratulate yourself on picking up such a bargain! However, wine is an ever-changing thing and how it is stored will directly affect how quickly and how well it ages! Storing wine is very simple ? It requires a constant temperature, humidity, darkness, stillness and a well- ventilated and clean environment.

Ideal Wine Temperature

The ideal temperature to store wines is between 55ºF and 58ºF (13ºC-15ºC). However, any temperature between 40º-65ºF (5º-18ºC) will suffice as long as it remains constant.

Wine, Wine, Wine

What in the world is up!Was there a full moon or something? As I went through this past week I was struck by what seemed to be the theme for the week. I came to the conclusion that there are some career whiners out there.

An Introduction to Wine

What is wine?Wine has been made for centuries from just a two simple ingredients: yeast and grape juice. Actually, just about any fruit juice can be used, but by far the majority of all wine is made from the juice of the grape.

Rare Varietals Cure Wine Boredom

The future of the Australian wine industry will be shaped by a group of innovative grapegrowers and winemakers who are busily experimenting with new varieties in new regions.The phenomenal success of the industry in producing quality wine at competitive prices does not need recounting here.

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Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County
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Foggy Noggin 8th Anniversary: Bothell's Foggy Noggin Brewing, 22329 53rd Ave. SE, Bothell, is hosting a weekend of events and releasing its 2018 Anniversary Ale to celebrate its eighth anniversary March 23-25. Along with the 2018 version, there will be ...

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Davis Enterprise

RC18: Nugget Markets, Best Grocery Store, Best Wine/spirits Retailer, Best Customer Service
Davis Enterprise
This Yolo County-based market takes the cake for this year's Best Grocery Store, Best Customer Service and Best Place to Purchase Wine & Spirits. Serving Davis with two locations, Nugget Markets is best known for its extensive organic and local produce ...

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News Briefs for March 23, 2018
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•China imported $79 million worth of U.S.-made wine last year, according to the Wine Institute, but American vintners are now facing a potential 15% tariff on exports to the country. China says it will impose tariffs on U.S. products like wine, pork ...
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Market Watch: All Eyes On Texas
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Earlier this week, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman issued a ruling that struck down Texas's ban on publicly traded companies selling spirits. In the process, he paved the way for Walmart and other public corporations to enter the market, a move ...

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 23, 2018
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•Pennsylvania's D.G. Yuengling & Son is set to launch Golden Pilsner, the first extension to its core lineup in nearly two decades, on April 1. The 4.7%-abv lager is made with pale and specialty malts along with Hallertau and Saaz hops and is intended ...

Jack Daniel's Keeps Climbing Amid The Craft Boom
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While much of the American whiskey renaissance has been focused on small-production craft brands, the ongoing rise of Jack Daniel's shows that the market's major players are also having success winning new consumers. Jack Daniel's has added to its U.S ...

News Briefs for March 22, 2018
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•French prosecutors have accused a leading Bordeaux négociant and bulk wine bottler with “flagrant” wine fraud. On March 15, Bordeaux's criminal tribunal heard the charges against Grands Vins de Gironde (GVG), which is owned by the Castéja family ...

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Federal Judge Paves Way For Walmart To Sell Spirits In Texas
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In a ruling that could potentially shake up the Texas retail spirits market, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman has issued a decision striking down the state's ban on publicly traded companies selling spirits. The decision is a victory for Walmart ...

ProWein 2018 Sees Visitor, Exhibitor Numbers Continue To Grow
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ProWein, the Germany-based wine and spirits trade fair, saw a record number of both visitors and exhibitors during its most recent event, held March 18-20 in Düsseldorf. The show featured over 6,800 exhibitors—200 more than last year—from 64 ...

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News Briefs for March 21, 2018
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•Robert Haas, a wine merchant who became a vintner when he cofounded Tablas Creek Vineyard in California and helped propagate over a million buds and cuttings of French vines, died March 18 at his home in Paso Robles. He was 90. Haas first worked for ...

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