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When food and wine are perfectly paired something magical happens — the pleasure of your meal is greater than the sum of its parts. Here is the criteria: The flavors and the body of the wine and food maintain their distinctive personalities while mingling in a way that enhances both.… Read more
ACETIC All wines contain acetic acid – (ie: vinegar). Normally the amount is insignificant and may even enhance flavor. At a little less than 0.10% content, the flavor becomes noticeable and the wine is termed acetic. Above 0.10% content is considered a strong fault. A related substance, ethyl acetate, contributes… Read more
A Complete Wine Name Pronunciation Guide and Wine Glossary: Albariño (Ahl-ba-REE-n’yo) – Spanish white-wine grape from Galicia. Aleatico (Ah-lay-AH-tee-co) – Red grape used for an Italian red wine, also found in California. Alicante Bouschet (Ah-lee-KAHNT Boo-SHAY) – Red-wine grape of Southern France and California’s Central Valley, usually used in hearty… Read more
Certain wines and foods are meant for each other. Consider the following when serving wine at your special occasions. Wines for Weddings When the subject of weddings come up, visions of meaningful wedding toasts and wonderful, bubbly Champagnes often come to mind. But which Champagne should your offer at your… Read more
Many customs have accompanied wine drinking through the years. None of them are meant to be intimidating or stuffy. They are just practices intended to enhance the enjoyment of wine. “White wine with fish and red wine with meat” is more customary than culinary. Red wines are served at room… Read more
Sparkling wine and champagne are often used to celebrate special occasions. Champagnes and sparkling wines are treated somewhat differently than other wines: The grapes are grown and fermented the same as with any other wine. After fermentation, the wines are aged for about five months. The wine is bottled with… Read more