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Is it really just grapes or are there other ingredients added to make it taste the way it does? Find out why wine is described as tasting like berries or vanilla.

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Understanding Acidity in Wine

Posted to Learn About Wine on December 9th.

What is acidity in wine and how does one taste it? Also, how acidic is wine? Wines range from 2.5 to about 4 pH and some wines have less acidity than…

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Let’s take a look at what the standard alcohol levels are in wine from the lightest to the strongest. Alcohol content in wine ranges from 5.5% to 23% alcohol by volume (ABV).

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Never fear a bottle of sparkling wine again with this awesome tip! A one minute video shows how anyone can keep Champagne from exploding while you’re opening it.

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What is wine exactly?

Posted to Learn About Wine on October 5th.

Wine is an alcoholic beverage made of fermented wine grapes. Wine can be produced with any fruit, but most is made with a specific species of grape called…

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A great explanation of how we humans taste and how to use this information to taste wine. Learn the reasoning behind why we taste wine, the way we do.

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Most wines are processed with non-vegan clarifying agents (such as egg whites). There are however, a few wines that are vegan and you can learn what to…

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Fortified wines will last open for up to a month, but most will only last between 3–5 days. Here is a list based on the type of wine with suggestions on proper storage…

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Learn how to find quality by understanding wine appellations from the top 4 wine producing countries of France, Italy, Spain and the United States.

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Wine is one of those groceries that, the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know. Why is wine so complicated?

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