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Best Wine Books for Beginners: Our Top Picks!

Whether you want to impress your friends at your next dinner party, or simply wish to deepen your knowledge of the world’s most loved beverage, this list of wine books for beginners is an essential resource for any aspiring connoisseur. The following top picks cater to varying levels of expertise,

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What is the Méthode Champenoise?

Steeped in history and regional pride, the renowned Méthode Champenoise is an art form that’s been perfected over the last four centuries. This traditional champagne production method is used to create high-quality sparkling wine—or champagne. However, there’s some important context to consider before assuming that every bottle of bubbly has

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Barrels and Beyond: The Science and Art of Aging Wine

Wine has been brewed and preserved for thousands of years, but there is an art and science behind creating a fine wine, which lies in its aging process. The secret to bringing out the best of any wine relies on how it transforms in terms of its flavor, aroma, and

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Bottled Poetry: Wine in Literature and Art Through the Ages

Wine has long been a symbol of celebration, happiness, and new beginnings. However, its deeper cultural and emotional significance stems from its presence in various forms of art and literature throughout the ages. From the ancient epics to the modern paintings, wine has been frequently portrayed as a source of

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The Ten Most Unique Places in the World to Taste Wine

Sip by Sip: The Evolution of Wine Tasting Rituals

Wine tasting rituals are an integral component of the vinicultural experience, and have evolved over the years to embrace both the cultural traditions of old and the ever-developing innovations of technological advancements. From the ancient Greeks offering libations to their gods to futuristic sommeliers aided by artificial intelligence, wine tasting

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Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

Maresh: An Oregon Original

The Legacy of Jim Maresh in Oregon’s Wine Industry Nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley lies the legacy of a true Oregon pioneer: Jim Maresh, an Oregon original. A visionary in the wine industry, Jim has not only made a lasting impact on the state’s burgeoning wine scene,

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How to Plan Your Italian Wine Vacation

If you’ve ever daydreamed about sipping Chianti while gazing at rolling hills studded with cypress trees or savoring a glass of Barolo in an ancient fairytale-like village, then an Italian wine vacation may be just what you need. Italy is a veritable treasure trove for wine lovers and offers a

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Wine bottle questions and answers

How many wine glasses in a bottle?

Wine By the Numbers We’ve got your wine by the numbers questions answered! Have you ever wondered how many wine glasses are in a bottle? how many cases of wine are in an oak barrel? or (one of our favorites) how many calories are in a red wine bottle? Wine

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A History of Wine in Switzerland

Switzerland may not be the first country that comes to mind when thinking about wine, yet this small landlocked nation in the heart of Europe boasts a rich and diverse wine-producing heritage. Aided by its unique landscape, Switzerland has cultivated a successful wine industry with regions showcasing their distinct terroir

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Top 10 Wine Pairing Cookbooks

Best Wine Cookbooks Wine and food pairing has long been a matter of both skill and passion for culinary enthusiasts worldwide. Wine pairing cookbooks can help with this, but a well-crafted pairing brings out the best in both the dish and the accompanying wine, elevating the dining experience to a

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