What Does a Wine Tasting Usually Cost?

If you walk into any winery, you’re going to notice one thing in common — they all offer wine samples and tasting. For those who haven’t went to a winery before or are just curious on how much a wine tasting cost, let’s explore what you will more than likely pay across the United States. The Factors — What Influences the Price? First, we need to explore the factors that usually affect the cost of the wine tastings. This generally

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Five Best Wine Bars in Toronto

In the last few years, there has been a rush of new wine-focused establishments that have opened around Toronto. Whether you’re on a first date or looking to imbibe some after-work relaxation with colleagues, Toronto is now a first class destination to enjoy the wines of the world. Here are our picks for the five best wine bars in the city.   Midfield Wine Bar & Tavern 1434 Dundas Street West With an old school, laid back vibe, snacks that

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Sipping Fine Wines on the Upper East Side

One of the benefits of working on the Upper East Side is the sheer array of luxurious places to relax with a beverage after a satisfying day of business. If you’re looking for somewhere classy to unwind after work or to wine and dine clients and co-workers, we would recommend trying out one these fabulous bars on the Upper East Side:   Bemelman’s Bar http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/carlyle/dining/bemelmans_bar Carlyle Hotel, 35 E 76th St If you have out of town clients that stay at the Carlyle,

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Gluten-free Cocktails for the Vegan

Party hour comes and you do not know what to prepare for your birthday? Not to worry, there are many ways to come up with a healthier alternative to get wasted. 😉 Just because you are living a clean diet, does not mean you have to sacrifice some happy time. However, always remember to keep things in moderation. Too much of anything is bad. Get ready to have some fun with these healthy cocktail mixes. Drink to your heart’s content.

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The Importance of Couriers in the Wine Business

There are many reasons you may need to send wine via a cheap courier service, whether it’s just the one bottle as a gift, or multiple cases from your business. The problem is that as with any glass items, bottles of wine are fragile and with the price of wine varying from £5.00 per bottle right up to tens of thousands of pounds, it can not only be risky for the sender, but some carriers won’t even accept it for

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6 Wine Festivals You Shouldn’t Miss

If you are looking for some fun and adventure that will put your palate to test, then, witness some of the most popular wine festivals around the world! You will see that different regions have their own unique blend of wines to boast of, so it’s really interesting to get to know brand new cultures right by taking a glass of wine. Ready for the adventure? Read on and find out some of the most exciting wine festivals that you

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Wine Lovers and Movies: Top 5 Best Blends

When the weekend arrives and your plan involves a comfy couch and a glass of your favorite Moscato d’Asti, why not combine relaxation with entertainment? Invite friends for a casual night featuring wine tasting and a wine lover’s movie. Plan monthly gatherings to sample wine and review a must-watch film for wine lovers. Instead of a book club with coffee, make it a wine club and a movie. From comedy to drama to documentaries, wine appears in several big screen

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The Helix Cap – The Future of Table Wine?

Cork or a screw cap? For years this has been a hot debate among wine lovers, a question which regularly appears at tastings, fairs or around the dinner table. Both have their merits, but are about to have their powers combined now that the cork has been given a new twist. The helix cork was unveiled last month at the VinExpo wine fair in Bordeaux. At first glance, it looks just like a champagne cork, closer inspection though, reveals the

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Wine Storage

There’s nothing better than picking up a pricey chiraz when you get the opportunity and stashing it away ready to celebrate your Friday night at the end of a long week at work. But if you’re going to go home and simply dump it on the kitchen top and forget to store it properly, you will notice a difference in taste as the wine’s balance and aroma can be disrupted if not stored correctly. The greatest merlot in the world

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What are the Top Countries in Europe for Wines?

 Europe has long been the originating source for modern wine culture, with its leading wine merchants representing some of the premium producers in the world; European wines tend to rely on traditional methods, and on seals of quality that make them among the best selling in the world. Established regions like Champagne and Burgundy in France are also subject to strict regulations to protect their quality. While Europe’s long held status as the home of the world’s best wines was shaken in the 20th century by

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Health Benefits of Red Wine in Older Men

When you envision partaking in a glass or two of red wine, the idea of increased balance and motor skills likely isn’t the first thought that comes to mind. In fact, most of us would probably assume that red wine might cause a person to be perhaps a little unsteady on his or her feet. However, scientists have now discovered that the opposite might, in fact, be true. Earlier this year, the 244th meeting of the American Chemical Society took

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Red or White? The Health Benefits of Wine

Moderate wine consumption may keep you heart healthy. At least, that’s the message from studies of red wine. It’s not exactly news to wine drinkers. Anecdotal evidence has long suggested the connection. France, for instance, has relatively low heart disease rates and is one of the world’s largest consumers of red wine. Science backs up the link between heart health and red wine. But what about white wine? Are you shortchanging your heart if you opt for a Riesling over a Merlot? Red Wine

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