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Category Archives: Wine Tips

Collecting Wine in A Wine Cellar

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Collecting wine in a personal wine cellar is a distinctive hobby. Building wine cellars is an excellent way for individuals to store their wine collection and showcase their personality, creativity, and tastes. The wines you choose to be showcased should have links to cultures, regions, and memories that you have cherished throughout your life and […]

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Top 9 Most Expensive California Wines

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California is justifiably famous for its fine wines. So, is California wine expensive? Well, it turns out that some of the Golden State’s most sought after wines are also made in limited quantities. These are the so-called California cult wines, the most famous – and most expensive – of which is Napa Valley’s Screaming Eagle […]

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We’re All Rhone Rangers Now

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The Rhone Rangers first came to prominence in the ’80s, thanks especially to the efforts of Central Coast wineries like Qupe Winery and Bonny Doon Vineyards with Rhone varietals like Grenache, Mourvedre, Viognier and of course Syrah. John Alban, of Alban Vineyards, was one of the original Rhone Rangers. He was in fact the first […]

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Wine Tips: Choosing the Right Wine Glasses

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Selecting suitable wine glasses for different types of wine entails six basic points of consideration: size, shape, design, weight, material and aesthetics. The size of the glass is determined by which type of wine you plan to be drinking from it. Generally speaking, red wine glasses are of a larger size than white wine glasses, […]

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Pinot Noir – To Decant or Not To Decant

Joe Davis of Arcadian Winery, in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Rita Hills AVA, is asked the question, When and why would you decant Pinot Noir? He first explains that Burgundy (which is of course made with Pinot Noir grapes) is never decanted, but that, even though Pinot Noir is a delicate varietal, part of the […]

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