What Wines Similar to Primitivo? Avoid Making Key Mistakes

Primitivo has a fantastical element to the wine; this grape has traveled the span of Greco-Roman recorded time.  According to Dr. Antonio Carpenè, Primitivo di Turi “… has the beautiful color of aged wine, a dry tonic flavor, a most pleasant, harmonious scent, generous as a whole.” The history of this vintage stretches into ancient… Continue reading What Wines Similar to Primitivo? Avoid Making Key Mistakes

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Wines for Migraine Sufferers to Still Enjoy. And What to Avoid.

Migraines are headaches caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, possibly serotonin and the regions of the brain that regulate pain.  Not much is known about this condition, but symptoms can be triggered by hormonal fluctuations in estrogen, drinking alcohol, stress, strong visual overload (brightness or flashing lights), concussive sounds, and extreme smells caused by… Continue reading Wines for Migraine Sufferers to Still Enjoy. And What to Avoid.

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How Does a Virtual Wine Tasting Work? And Why Have One?

The pandemic set in motion a new entertainment arena for wine drinkers worldwide. I am, of course, talking about virtual entertainment.  Zoom meetings, face-time interactions, and virtual meeting spaces have become priceless in the way humanity communicates and interacts in today’s high-tech world.    How do you host a virtual wine tasting? The first thing… Continue reading How Does a Virtual Wine Tasting Work? And Why Have One?

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Why Does My Red Wine Taste Salty? Should I Be Concerned?

Red wines are not typically known for having salty flavors. Still, certain vintages catch some of the saltiness from the surrounding oceans.  For instance, Australian labels are known to have five times the chloride (an element found in table salt) than in similar vintages worldwide. In most cases, the vines drink from the salty rivers… Continue reading Why Does My Red Wine Taste Salty? Should I Be Concerned?

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Pairing The Right Wine with Gruyere Cheese Can Create A Magical Experience

Gruyere cheese is a delicious creamy Swiss cheese with hints of earthy and sweet flavors. It has a very complex flavor profile which makes it difficult to pair with wine.  There is a high risk of the aromas and tastes of the cheese clashing with those in the wine. So, if you are preparing a… Continue reading Pairing The Right Wine with Gruyere Cheese Can Create A Magical Experience

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A White Wine Description For Those Who’ve Never Tasted It

Describing the intricacies, the multitudes of aromas, the endless number of tastes, and varieties of wine would take an entire course of Wine-ology. Let us dive in.   How would you describe the taste of white wine? When thinking about how to describe the taste of wine, remember these four categories: The fruit level, the… Continue reading A White Wine Description For Those Who’ve Never Tasted It

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Which Wine’s Have Lavender Taste & Flavor Notes?

Wine is one of the most aromatic substances we put in our bodies. It produces several compounds that, when released into our noses, cause a whirlwind of sensations.  Descriptors exist because our brains want to associate these compounds with something we’re already familiar with.  For example, the compounds known as pyrazines create notes of vegetables… Continue reading Which Wine’s Have Lavender Taste & Flavor Notes?

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