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Wine and Food Pairing Tips – Wines That Pair Well With Popular Cuisines

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Wine and Food Pairing Tips Wine and food pairing is rarely a simple task, particularly with the varied diets that most folks partake of today, both in terms of ingredients and cooking styles. What kind of wine, for instance, is best to pour with tom yam kung or a spicy curry ? Following, are some […]

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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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Nicholas Miller of Bien Nacido Vineyards

This video is one of a series from Wine Taste T.V., where they embark on an “exploration of Santa Barbara’s finest vineyards and wineries, one sip at a time.” In this episode, Bonnie Graves visits Santa Barbara County’s most famous vineyard, the Bien Nacido Vineyards, in the Santa Maria AVA. She explains that “Bien Nacido” […]

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Bien Nacido Vineyard Wines

For some more on the wines from the Bien Nacido Vineyards, Nicholas Miller talks about how the Santa Maria Valley’s two transverse mountain ranges suck in the cool air and fog from the Pacific Ocean, cooling the area and making it one of the longest and coolest growing regions in California–which means it offers very […]

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