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The Art of Coopering

Oak maturing is an artform. The barrels a winemaker picks have a checked impact on how the wine will taste, giving flavors that extend from sweet to somber, says Margaret Rand. Cooperage Each wine has a back-story. We're used to following a wine's history back to the unbroken grape, then contracting and greening the grape on the vine to a hard bit, and after that viewing the blooming. Is it true that it is early? Late? Homogenous? It's the way we Read More...

How do you taste wine?

So, how do you taste and evaluate a glass of wine? Follow our wine tasting tips below—but before you start, make sure you’re in the right tasting environment. Tasting Conditions First, make note of the environment surrounding your wine tasting experience that might affect your impressions of the wine: A noisy and crowded room makes concentration difficult. Cooking smells, perfume and other odors can hurt your ability to get a true sense of a wine’s character. The drinking vessel is important Read More...