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Visiting SummerWind Vineyard in Smithfield, Virginia

An in-depth look at a small vineyard in coastal Virginia that should be added to the must-do list for any wine lover visiting the area.


10 Basic Food and Wine Pairing Tips for Beginners

Here are 10 simple tips for pairing food and wine to help make your dining experience more enjoyable.


Pinot Noir Facts, Tasting Notes, and Health Benefits

Red wine has many benefits. With higher concentrations of antioxidants than other reds, pinot noir is the most beneficial of them all. Here's what you need to know.


How to Choose a Good Bottle of Wine for Beginners

Choosing a bottle of wine should be an enjoyable experience. But with so many varieties, styles, and regions to choose from, it can be an overwhelming task. Here are some tips to help make your decision easier and a little more enjoyable.


Exploring White Wine (Plus How to Use It in Cooking and Baking)

Learn the origin of white wine and how to use it in sweet and savory cooking and baking.


How to Host a Virtual Wine Tasting Party

While attending a live wine tasting party may not be possible at the moment, you can certainly still host a virtual tasting party. Here’s how to make it a hit.


Wine Gifting Guide: How to Choose the Right Wine for Anyone

With the holiday season fast approaching, thoughts of gift-giving are on the minds of many. If you are thinking of generously giving wine to friends, family, co-workers, staff, or clients, the following helpful tips will help ensure that your thoughtful gift brings joy and warmth to their holiday.


How Long Does Wine Really Last After Opening?

How long wine lasts after opening depends on the type of wine, how it was stored, and how much residual sugar there is. Sugar acts as a natural preservative, which helps to keep the wine fresh. Dessert or ice wine can be stored open in the fridge for months.


Food and Wine Pairing Chart: Find the Perfect Wine for Your Meal

At a fine restaurant, the sommelier selects the perfect wine to enhance your dining experience. At home, all you need is this handy chart.


Homebrewing Red Wine: Enhanced Grape Juice

Oh, how generations of wine growers weep in agony over the sins of homebrewers who make wine from a carton grape juice.


Exploring Red Wine (Plus How to Use It in Cooking and Baking)

Learn the origin of red wine and how to use it in sweet and savory cooking and baking.


Red Wine Benefits: It's Sexy, Irresistible, and Good for You

Red wine is sultry and captivating. From the curvy glass, the delicious aroma, and the alluring color, red wine is the ultimate date beverage that enhances the romantic mood.


Review of Cloudsley Cellars: Niagara Region Wine Country

Advances in viticulture research and technology have revealed the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada, to be an exciting hidden hotbed of great wine. In this article, I review a wonderful new addition: Cloudsley Cellars.


Top 5 Fun Facts Every Champagne Enthusiast Should Know

No wine beats Champagne. The bubbly liquid stands for celebration and classy events, and it tastes like heaven. Learn more about the exclusive name, preparation and vintages behind this world-famous wine.


Have You Tried 'Chacha'? Sampling the Georgian National Spirit

'Chacha' is the name for the distilled spirit or pomace wine from the winemaking process in the Republic of Georgia. Produced widely in Georgia, the spirit is less well-known outside the region. This article introduces the spirit with a few notes on production, taste, and where to find it.


10 Wine Terms to Know and How to Taste Wine Like a Pro

There are many terms that wine lovers and connoisseurs use to describe wine. Understanding some of these terms will help you identify and communicate what you taste in wine. Here are 10 common terms and how to taste wine for beginners.


Wine Tasting Near Burlington, Vermont

The wine industry in Vermont is growing, especially with the emergence of cold-hardy grape varieties. Each of its wineries offers something unique and individual to its patrons. Here are a few of my favorite tasting rooms near Burlington, Vermont.


My Cheat Sheet for Wine Tasting

This article is intended for beginner wine tasters. Wine tasting is a fun and excellent way to spend an afternoon with a friend or family member.


How to Chill, Uncork, and Pour Champagne Like a Wine Expert

Learn how to choose the best champagne glass, chill your bubbly properly, open the sparkling wine safely and confidently, and pour this classic beverage with minimal foaming for maximum effervescence.


How to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew: 10 Methods

Need to open a bottle of wine but you haven't got a corkscrew? This article looks at the different methods you can employ to remove that pesky cork.


What Is Rosé Wine?

Many people are surprised to find out rosé wine is not white and red mixed together. Rosé wine is a wine making process that uses red grapes to make a light blush wine.


Investing in Expensive Wine

Collectors and investors pay thousands of dollars for a single bottle of wine and sometimes lawsuits follow.


A Modern Approach to Pairing Food and Wine: Cuisine Guide

Food and wine pairing ideas from a wine professional. Specific recommendations for various cuisines and foods.


A Wine Professional's Guide to Tasting Wine

This guide will break down how to taste wine like a professional!


How to Taste Wine: Secrets From a Professional Winemaker

Learn the secrets of wine-tasting by understanding the five S's: sight, swirl sniff, sip, savor.


The 8 Best Seasonal Sangria Recipes

Whether you prefer white wine or red wine sangria, it's always best to start with fresh seasonal fruit. Find recipes for any time of year!


Reasons Why Wine-Tasting Is a Bit of a Hoax

Wine tastings are the perfect opportunity to observe an insufferable breed of humans who pretend they possess a highly specialized knowledge and that other mortals should bow before their superiority.


Top 10 Wines to Drink in a Casino

What kind of wine should you drink in a casino? Here is a list of ten wines I enjoyed during my time in Las Vegas. I was surprised and pleased to see casinos have really expanded the number of wines they offer since the last time I was in Vegas, years ago.


Making Elderberry Mead (Honey Wine)

Learn how to brew your own elderberry mead or honey wine when your elder trees are brimming with fruit. Making mead is easy, and you'll enjoy it around the holidays. This mead recipe is for a melomel.


Through the Grapevine: Review of Candoni Chianti

A wine review for 2013 Candoni De Zan Chianti wine.


Cork or Screw: What's the Best Way to Store Wine?

What's the best way to store wine—with a cork or a screw cap? Find out one clever solution to this wine drinker's dilemma.


A Review of Sweet Moscato and Riesling Wines

This guide will help you transition from the very popular very sweet Moscato to the more balanced slightly less sweet Riesling.


11 Incredible, Fruity, Sweet-Tasting Wines for Under $20

Searching for a sweet, fruity-tasting, and affordable wine? Look no further. Whether you love whites or reds, refer to this list when you go to buy your next bottle!


How to Make Simple, Homemade Peach Wine

Country wines are so much fun and perfect for those of us who aren't brewing or wine-making experts! Here's a simple recipe with easy-to-follow instructions for making peach wine from whole peaches.


How to Make Raspberry Wine

This article contains a simple, easy-to-follow recipe with instructions for making homemade raspberry wine from whole raspberries.


How to Make Elderflower Champagne (Plus Elderflower Cordial)

Easy-to-follow steps for making elderflower champagne or nonalcoholic elderflower cordial. Pick your blossoms and combine with water, lemons, sugar and white wine vinegar. Safety tips for foolproof success are included.


How to Make Bitter Gourd Wine

Learn how to make some tasty bitter gourd wine in this article.


Wines of Portugal (The Best Portuguese Reds & Whites)

Discover the wines of Portugal that appear worldwide, conscientiously crafted and delightful to drink.


How to Make Easy Homemade Wine (Red or White)

Want to make some homemade wine? Read on for an easy method of making delicious red or white wine.


Is It Safe to Drink Homemade Wine?

Homemade wine should be both safe and wholesome, but there are some dreadful recipes and methods out there on the internet. Here's how to avoid the shockers.


An Introduction to California Wines

This is a comprehensive guide to understanding California wines.


How to Make Milk Jug Mead (Honey Wine) at Home

This is a cheap and easy way to make your own mead at home. Mead is also known as honey wine and has been celebrated for millennia as a divine alcoholic beverage.


Easy Homemade Pear Wine Recipe

Make your own wine! Enjoy this simple recipe for homemade pear wine that uses only basic ingredients.


Recipe: How to Make Wine From Tea

Did you know that you can make a delicious wine from tea? It's quick and easy to make (need no for special equipment). Want to know how? Read on...


How to Make Easy Homemade Apple Wine

This article contains a recipe and instructions for simple, cheap homemade apple wine.


Goon: Australia's Most Famous Drink. What Is It?

What is Goon? What does it mean to slap it? Which flavours are best? And what can you do with the space bags? Learn about Australia's famous drink here.


How to Make Tuba or Bahalina (Filipino Coconut Wine)

Coconut wine, also known as tuba or bahalina, is a popular drink in the Philippines. Learn about its different variations and how it's made.


"In Vino Veritas": Quotes About Wine From Around the World

Wine is called the elixir of the gods. Let's take a look at what famous thinkers, writers, and poets have said about wine since the beginning of time.


10 of the Best Cheap Wines That Still Taste Good

A list of my favorite cheap wines that still taste great, including brands like Franzia, Lambrusco, Vendage, and Carlo Rossi.


How to Make Wine From Grape Juice

Here's a simple and reliable method for making wholesome red and white table wine from supermarket grape juice, sugar, and yeast. No chemicals and no specialist equipment needed.