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Wine Making in the USA: Idaho’s Ste. Chapelle Winery Topped only by the iconic wine producing nations of France, Italy, and Spain the United States of America is the fourth largest wine producing country in the world. At the mention of American wines your mind may naturally go to the great state of California, and rightfully so. With over 89% of all American wines being produced in California it’s easy to assume that the state is the origin for all American wine, but to assume that is to…

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How your choice of wine glass can affect the taste You would never consider drinking a fine wine from a plastic cup but many wine drinkers through either skepticism or ignorance choose the wrong glassware for their favourite wines. It may sound unlikely but the type of glassware you serve your wine in can have a significant effect on the aroma and taste. While opinions vary to a degree most wine experts upon conducting taste tests with different glasses conclude that the size and . . .

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According to the United Nations, Italy is the world’s leading wine producers, famous for the likes of Barolo, Amarone and Brunello. A good Brunello often sells for a hundred dollars. But don’t worry. You don’t have to spend a fortune to buy good Italian wine. South of Tuscany lies the region of Abruzzo. A region that is often underappreciated, which is a pity because I’m certain that Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is one of Italy’s true gems. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is an Italian DOC wine made…

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3 Wine choices to pair with your next steak dinner Red meat pairs best with a fine red wine, whether you’re enjoy steak that’s been marinated in fresh herbs, barbecued or braised. When pairing wine with steak, it’s important to consider the cut — whether it’s a rib-eye or New York strip — as well as the level of doneness and any sauce served with the steak. Here are three excellent wine choices to pair with your next steak, along with some recommendations for . . .

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Wine doesn’t have a long history with Asian food, so wine lovers have only recently discovered how to pair the two. With the nearly-pure-alcohol baijiu, akin to our white lightning, in China and the variety of sake in Japan, Asia as a whole has not traditionally made wine a staple of its dining culture as wine growing is a recent phenomena. Continue reading on Vino in Love: http://vinoinlove.com/guest-post-wine-varieties-variety-asian-dishes/

Traditional Pairings Step inside any cheese and wine bar and you will be quite often greeted with the same pairings: Merlot with Asiago, Chardonnay with White Cheddar, and Pinot Noir with Colby. While these traditional pairings work well to bring out the nuisances of your wine, it is fun to try pairing your favorite wine with an unexpected cheese. You may find that . . .

Wine is bottled poetry. – Robert Louis Stevenson The science of wine making has been under a constant process of achieving perfection ever since man first stumbled upon the alcohol created from fermented and rotten fruit. The beauty of it also is that the idea of achieving perfection will never change, nor will it ever be achieved since everything can always be improved upon. There are nearly 4000 different varieties of grape that are used in wine production. This diversity of . . .

Are the Prosecco Police Stepping Out of Line? This is a headline you really couldn’t make up, the Italian authorities have employed a crack team of wine police to patrol bars and restaurants. Led by wine expert Andrea Battistella, this team isn’t on the lookout for boozy revellers, it is fighting back against sub-standard wine. Battistella has been dubbed “007 Prosecco” by the Italian media, and is tasked with making sure that customers . . .