The Stuff of Poetry ? Mead

People have been drinking fermented beverages since the dawn of civilization. At first, the production of alcohol may have been accidental. Over time, it became an art.Mead is a beverage made from fermented honey. This very drink was the founding father of wine and beer. A purist might just stick... Read More

Australian Wines

Australia's wine industry has boomed in the past ten years. Employers have had to triple their staff numbers to cope with the demand for Aussie wine. Considering the lower average national population of Australia, compared to say the United States or even South Africa, 30,000 (2001) workers is pretty high.One... Read More

Enjoy Your Favorite Wine - But With Some Rules

The mere mention of etiquette brings to mind various images, mainly negative. Etiquette means observing set rules. It's not about the quaint traditions but where wine is concerned etiquette matter.The primary connoisseurs of fine wine are oenophiles who are stringent about treating, serving and tasting wine. Then there are wine... Read More

Red Wine Compound May Extend Life

Good news! A recent study suggested that resveratrol, a red wine compound, may extend our life.The study was conducted on fries and worms to see if resveratrol can extend life in these creatures. Previous studies suggested that yeast life can be extended with resveratrol.It was found that worms and fires... Read More

Chablis Wine

Chablis is thought to have originated in northern Spain and grows well in a 'Mediterranean' climate. As a result, it is widely grown in many of the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea including France, Italy, Spain, and Algeria. Chablis is the most widely planted grape in France. It has... Read More

Beer and The Commodities Market

Most branded products and agricultural products are not commodities. However we will see the future as Cargill, Petroseed, Genetseed will have patented superior seeds which grow into corn, mustard seed, wheat, and other agricultural products which will have a brand name. There will be certain types of specialty corn which... Read More

Rare Varietals Cure Wine Boredom

The future of the Australian wine industry will be shaped by a group of innovative grapegrowers and winemakers who are busily experimenting with new varieties in new regions.The phenomenal success of the industry in producing quality wine at competitive prices does not need recounting here. But this success has led... Read More

White Zinfandel Wine

White Zinfandel wine is a blush wine made in California from early-picked Zinfandel grapes. The red grapes are quickly separated from their skins during crushing and fermentation so that the resulting White Zinfandel wine is very light pink; thus White Zinfandel wines have far less color, alcohol and flavors than... Read More

Champagne

Champagne is without question the finest sparkling wine made in the world. Champagne is the name of the wine region located about 90 miles northeast of Paris.Champagne can contain up to three different grapes: Chardonnay, and the red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Vintage Champagnes are only produced in... Read More

The Origin of the Cocktail

The cocktail has the distinction of being an original American drink.Its origins are murky, but the most common accounts name one Antoine Amedee Peychaud, a young Creole from a distinguished French family, as the originator of the drink.Peychaud, along with wealthy plantation owners, fled his home in the French controlled... Read More

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Bordeaux Wine

Bordeaux is a region in France that produces some of... Read More

Tempranillo?s Role As A New Varietal Wine In Australia

Tempranillo is the premium red wine grape variety from the... Read More

Ideal Wine Temperature

The ideal temperature to store wines is between 55F and... Read More

Overcoming Red Wine Spills

Red wine spills can be a disaster whether they occur... Read More

Wine Making and Home Brewing: Whats the Deal?

When it comes to making alcoholic beverages at home, wine... Read More

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting Component I: LookThe first step you have to... Read More

Wine Etiquette With Ease

Correct wine etiquette makes the tasting experience much more enjoyable.... Read More

Alchoholism, A Major Diesease?

Alcoholism can be given a lot of definitions and all... Read More

Guide To Tasting Wine

The basics of tasting wine are relatively simple to learn.... Read More

The Curious History Of Wine Consumption In America

The history of wine consumption in America has been frought... Read More

Merlot Wine

Merlot wine is a rich, soft wine with the flavor... Read More

Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Sauvignon Blanc wine is crisp, high in acidity and light-... Read More

Champagne

Champagne is without question the finest sparkling wine made in... Read More

The Ten Most Important Wine Label Terms

For the average wine consumer, there is a plethora of... Read More

How To Open Champagne

I manage a highly regarded web community for corporate flight... Read More

Gewurztraminer Wine

Gewurztraminer is an excellent and unique grape variety that is... Read More

Who Made the First Wine Anyway?

Although details are understandably sketchy, it is believed that, around... Read More

An Idiots Guide To Wine Tasting

Have you ever seen those stiff upper-lipped types doing a... Read More

Burgundy Wine

Burgundy red wines are produced in an area of France... Read More

Wine, Wine, Wine

What in the world is up!Was there a full moon... Read More

Choosing a Wine Gift Basket

During the holiday season, most of us are in a... Read More

How to Order Wine in a Restaurant

Ordering wine in a restaurant is not much different than... Read More

The Harmony Between Food and Wine

Wine is a social drink which should be enjoyed in... Read More

Hosting A Wine Tasting Party

As your love and knowledge of wine grows, it is... Read More

The Harmony between Wine and Food

Wine is a social drink which should be enjoyed in... Read More

Pairing Food and Wine is a Matter of Taste

First off let me say that I am in no... Read More

What is Corked Wine?

Keeping a wine bottle sealed is probably the most important... Read More

Australian Wines

Australia's wine industry has boomed in the past ten years.... Read More

Carignane Wine

The Carignane grape variety is one of the most widely... Read More

Using Cooking Wine

Cooking wine is sort of a holdover from prohibition. People... Read More

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon is the grape responsible for the wines of... Read More

Rare Varietals Cure Wine Boredom

The future of the Australian wine industry will be shaped... Read More

An Introduction to Wine

What is wine?Wine has been made for centuries from just... Read More