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What is fining?

Fining a wine is the process of clarifying and stabilizing a wine by adding a specific material to the wine that will attract and absorb unwanted particles, removing them from the wine.

Sound confusing? A bit. After wine finishes the fermentation and ageing process in the winery/cellar and before it … More

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Top Underrated Wine Regions

There are a plethora of underrated wine regions and grapes in the world. That is to say that the wine geeks know and love them, but the general wine public do not. Could be because they are hard to pronounce, or the labels are confusing, or they are not as … More

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Preserving a wine after opening…

If you don’t happen to be a member of the empty bottle club, there may be times you are faced with leftover wine and the daunting task of trying to preserve it. Without a helpful “gadget,” some basic options include re-corking the wine and sticking it in the fridge. Even … More

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What are “legs” in a wine?

I often get the question at wine tastings, “What do legs in a wine mean?” Very valid question as some will stare intently at them as they swirl a wine, while others wonder, what are they looking for exactly? So what are legs? “Legs” in a wine glass are the … More

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Delicious, non-age-worthy Bordeaux

So many wine drinkers shy away from Bordeaux because of the assumption that a good Bordeaux must be old and expensive. But the majority of Bordeaux is quite the opposite. Most wine from this esteemed region is meant to be drunk early, and is definitely affordable. You just don’t read … More

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