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The Types of Port Wine

Published on September 25, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Port is a sweet, high-alcohol fortified wine produced in northern Portugal. Learn about the different types of Port wine, and what makes each one unique.

The Essentials of Buying a Wine Refrigerator

Published on July 25, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Considering buying a wine refrigerator, but don’t know where to start? Here are some great guidelines to help narrow down your choices.

Wine is the New Golf

Published on April 24, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Think of group wine tastings as the new golf outing. It requires no prior experience, is a team sport, and the price is right!

Wine Decanting: What’s the Deal?

Published on February 25, 2012 By Susan Tolles

There are two main reasons to decant wine. One is to remove the sediment, which is more often found in wines with ten or more years of bottle age and vintage ports. The other is to soften young tannic wines through aeration.

Fall in Love with Loire Valley Wines

Published on February 3, 2012 By Susan Tolles

The Loire Valley is in northwestern France— a cool climate growing area that produces wines known for their crisp acidity, which makes them exceptionally food-friendly. The Loire produces a diverse range of wines that includes sparkling, white, rose, red and luscious dessert wines.