The Acidity of Wine

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The principal acids found in grapes, and therefore wine, are tartaric acid, potassium hydrogen tartrate (cream of tartar), malic acid and potassium hydrogen malate. Tartaric acid and potassium hydrogen tartrate predominant in wine. Since potassium hydrogen tartrate and potassium

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Are there healing properties in wine?

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The concept drinking in moderation can be good for your body and great for your soul dates back to ancient Greece. The drink we know as vermouth was actually created by Hippocrates. A mixture of wine, honey, spices, and herbs was fashioned strictly with medicinal purposes in mind. Hippocrates believed in the healing properties of food and drink and noted: “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” As one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world Greece molded the wine culture of Europe by introducing vines in their colonies in Italy, Sicily, southern France and Spain. Two thousand years of foreign occupation took a toll but Greece’s rich in viticultural resources remain intact. Today, Greek wine presents exciting new and ancient possibilities for wine lovers around the world.

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I enjoy wine, but I don't know how to describe what I like

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Discover your perfect wine, so next time you order in a Restaurant or Wine Bar or when you purchase wine in a wine shop, you’ll order or bring home the perfect wine time after time, all of the times. The winegeeks scorecard below is designed to help you discover your palate by exposing it to a new varietal or a modern wine making technique that revamped an old favorite.

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Will wine make me fat?

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The calories in wine come from the alcohol. Many German wines are low in alcohol, so they are the least fattening. Reds are higher than whites and fortified wines, like Port, are loaded with calories. I went to Portugal a few years back for 10 days to tour the Port wine region. I had Port for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as visited wineries and did tastings there. (Okay, so I didn’t spit very often. That’s what did it!.) Anyway, I gained 20 pounds in 10 days. I’m not kidding. I was so fat when I got home, I joined a health club and luckily was able to loose the weight in a month and a half.

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Taste wine like a pro

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Fill your glass until it’s about a third full. Tilt it slightly against a white background, or hold it up to the light, natural daylight is the best, neon lights, quarts lamps, candles, colored walls, furniture and even what you’re wearing can alter the color of the wine. Look for clarity and color. All wine should be bright and clean and free of particular sediments. White wine has a range of colors from water white to deep golden depending on sugar content and maturity.

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Preserving Champagne

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Champagne and Sparkling wines will loose the effervescence

The best thing to do is to drink it, but if you feel that you will not be able to finish the bottle within an hour or so. Have a “champagne stopper” readily available and place the bottle in the

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Discover your favorite wine

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Be innovative, try something NEW every now and then or if you already have a favorite, buy a bottle, take it home and read all about the varietal on the internet or in your favorite wine publication. You will soon discover that the same varietal grows in many parts of the world and some wines are ridiculously overpriced while some represent a great value. Just keep this in mind: TASTE + PRICE = VALUE.

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The best bottle of wine in the World

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You usually get what you pay for but when it comes to wines, you should be able to find a newcomer that offers you the best tasting wine at the best price possible.

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My favorite method of preserving wine once it's uncorked

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With the popularity of wine building momentum, we all need a NEW WAY to do this. The industry wants to sell us gadgets, while the easiest and most economical solution is right in front of us but we fail to notice.

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U.S. Wine Consumption Maintains Growth Trend

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Expansion expected to continue for the next five years.

NORWALK, Connecticut – A difficult economy may be forcing Americans to do without some things, but wine isn’t one of them. Consumers are buying more each year. According to the Beverage Information Group’s recently released 2010 Wine Handbook,

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