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Nice Legs

Nice Legs

What are Wine legs? The rivulets of wine that roll down the inside of the glass after a wine has been swirled are called legs in America and in Britain. The Spanish call them tears; the Germans, church windows. Some wine drinkers look for great legs, falsely believing that nicely shaped legs (and who knows […]

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Why Do We Clink Glasses?

Why Do We Clink Glasses?

It happens at everyone of our tastings, without fail. And it’s something that we don’t even initiate ourselves as it’s almost always one of our guests who raises his/her glass first to clink their neighbor’s glass. It’s almost instinctive really, but have you ever wondered why we do it? It turns out that this practice […]

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A Feast for the Senses- Aroma Rooms

A Feast for the Senses- Aroma Rooms

In the Mendoza province of Argentina, there is an interesting winery called Belasco de Baquedano which offers a unique, new experience for wine lovers. During a tour of the winery, you will find a long, scarlet hallway known as “the Hall of Aromas.” This aroma room is a advant-garde concept of a handful of New […]

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Nine Truths Wine Pros Know

Nine Truths Wine Pros Know

1) A systematic approach to tasting is critical to understanding wine and being able to remember what you tasted. 2) Perceptions of wine can be skewed by outside influences as innocent as eating a bag of M&M’s. 3) The first sip is not always reliable. 4) At least 80 percent of taste is smell. 5) […]

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The Quick Sip on Texas

The Quick Sip on Texas

Texas is one of the oldest wine regions and the fifth largest wine producing state in the United States. No one grape variety dominates, although chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon are by both critics and wine-makers considered to be the leading grapes in the state. Texas’ 34 wineries are scattered across thousands of miles with differing […]

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