Why Does Wine Taste Better With Age?

Many millions of dollars are spent every day in the pursuit of finding the oldest and best wine that a wine connoisseur can taste. These people have perfected the art of turning old wine into a valuable commodity based purely on its age and rarity. This luxury item is designed by the master wine makers to age beautifully over decades and slowly turn into a true work of art.   Wine does taste better with age for one specific reason;

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Advanced Wine Making Equipment

Since by now I am sure that most of you have read all about how to make your wine at home and the basic pieces of wine making equipment that you need to get yourself a good brew going you are probably going to want to learn about the more advanced pieces of wine making equipment. The basics include a fermenting bucket, an airlock, a carboy, also known as a demijohn, and some siphons. I just wanted to reiterate about those items, in case

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Wine Making: Take the Step Toward Small Business?

For many, the art of wine making is simply a hobby and yes, it does come in handy when giving gifts. Although friends and family love the aroma and taste of your wine, does that mean you should consider selling it? Well, not so fast. Just like it takes patience and a few months to make wine, it takes patience to begin the process of selling your wine.   Wine making kits are great for getting started and seeing the process

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Wine Making Tools

If уоu rеаllу love the beverage, then thе idea of creating it іn yоur home muѕt hаve comе tо mind аt least onсе. Thе notion оf а beginner producing hіs vеrу own fіrѕt batch оf wine is verу роsѕіble, and won’t require уоu tо be аn expert vintner tо pull off a task lіke this. Of cоurse, it’ll require уou tо learn а fеw things in order tо ensure the whоlе process runs smoothly. But mоѕt importantly, уou’rе going tо

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How different wine regions can affect the taste of wine

There are a number of factors, outside of the type of grape being grown, that affect the taste of wine. The region the grape is grown in, for example, will greatly affect the final product and the taste that hits your lips. The climate of the region, the soil in the area and even the topography of the land can all change the taste of wine, even the tiniest variants can affect the final product – so keep reading to

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Wine Making Equipment Videos!

Hello readers. I have decided to try some thing other than the written word for this lovely little blog. Videos! I am actually kind of proud of how this first one about home made hydrometers turned out. I am planning on making videos about everything that I possibly can so be prepared for a lot of great info and be sure to subscribe to get updates. Thanks and enjoy, P.S. The clicking sounds that you hear is the Sony a35

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Why do wine bottles have concave bottoms?

If you have ever noticed that there is a dimple in the bottom of your wine bottle and wondered why the bottle has a dent in the bottom then you are in the right place to find an answer. This dent in the bottom of your wine bottle is more commonly called a punt. There are many different reasons why this is. Here is a good list of some of the rasons that I have found. Status Symbol – The

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Wine for Women

According to The Wine Institute, the United States hit an all-time high record for wine shipments in the year 2011.This record made America the World’s Largest Wine Market, with the total wine sales rising up to 347 million cases. These sales were an increase of 5.3% from 2010. Therefore, these figures show that wine is a part of most people’s daily lives, both in the US and other parts of the globe.   Out of the 347 million cases of

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How to Become A Wine Snob in 10 days or Less

Wine is the drink that is most associated with the rich, being linked to fine cuisine and etiquette. Once it was only consumed by elite classes, but it is now found in homes around the world. According to the Wine Institute, 784 million gallons of wine were consumed in the United States in 2010 compared to just 590 million gallons in 1990.   Many people want to better understand the different types, regions, and pairings to avoid looking common or

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The Truth About Venturing Into A Wine Business

Venturing into a wine business can be profitable if managed properly and effectively. How many social events will require wines and beverages throughout the year? However, managing a wine business can also be competitive and expensive. So if you are really considering venturing into a wine business, you need to be sure what you are getting into. Here are some tips on how to become a successful wine business entrepreneur.   According to William Foley, founder and owner of the

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Illnesses for Which Wine is a Preventative

It is unlikely that your doctor or nurse will proscribe red wine as a preventative meditation, or that your certified nursing assistant (CNA) will bring you a glass of red wine with dinner.  After all, CNAs administer the medications proscribed by doctors and nurses. [i] However, the Mayo Clinic recognizes that there might be health benefits to drinking red wine.  They write, “Still, many doctors agree that something in red wine appears to help your heart. It’s possible that antioxidants, such as flavonoids

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Basic Wine Making Equipment

Basic wine making equipment for the beginner. There are many different pieces of wine making equipment that you are going to need if you want to make your own wine at home. A few of these are absolutely necessary but you are definitely going to need the basics. The basic pieces of wine making equipment that you need are the fermentation containers, an air lock, and containers to store your wine in. There are a lot more peices of equipment that you can buy but these

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