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A Little Wine Goes A Long Way

A Little Wine Goes A Long Way

Changing to a healthier diet needn’t mean you miss out on the good things in life …

A question of balance:

You’ve embarked on a diet – and have even discovered some exciting new recipes – but what about wine? According to doctors, a little bit of what you fancy does you good, so much so that heart attack patients in one Wiltshire hospital were given two glasses a day during their stay. It’s also a great stress reliever, helping you unwind at the end of a busy day. The secret is moderation – but by drinking less you can afford a few special bottles and expand your wine horizons.

A world of choice:

Start by taking a grape variety you know, then work your way through different examples from around the world. Lovers of Aussie Chardonnay, for instance, might ring the changes with rich, barrel-matured white Burgundy. If you’ve already discovered fruit-filled Chilean Cabernet, then you really need to try the aristocratic reds of Bordeaux. Find out for yourself why the wines of New Zealand have become so popular. Also experience the everlasting appeal of Burgundy. Just a few rungs up the price ladder, flavours become more intense. Which making it far easier to stick to a single glass!. When exploring, don’t be afraid to ask questions of waiters or shop staff – if properly trained they will be full of useful advice. The very cheapest wine is rarely the best value for money. Excise duty, VAT, transport and packaging are virtually the same. Whether it’s a basic vin de table or from a prestigious estate. By paying a little extra – say $5 to $7 – you get a big increase in wine quality.

The easy option:

More people are ordering their wine online thanks to the convenience and range of wines on offer. Online wine merchants invariably provide more information about their wines than you will find on the label when perusing the supermarket shelves. Laithwaites were voted UK Independent Wine Merchant of the Year 2007 and have seen their online orders increase rapidly in recent years. It isn’t hard to see why – a quick look at their website reveals a wide range of wines with helpful descriptions about each bottle. Ordering is simple, each selection is delivered direct to your door and every bottle is covered by a full money-back guarantee. With expert wine merchants available at your fingertips it has become a whole lot easier to enjoy better wines at very competitive prices. Avoid cheap supermarket wine and you’ll discover a little good wine really does go a long way. You may find that you shed those unwanted pounds and your health, not to mention your palate, improves too! More information can be found at our site.

Enjoy A Day Of Wine Tasting

Enjoy A Day Of Wine Tasting

After a recent visit, one of our customers sent us a nice email. 

My wife and I and our close friends recently discovered wine tasting. We had never thought to spend a day touring the many wineries that surround our home town. Recently, however, when some friends came in from out of town and suggested that they might like to go wine tasting we made the arrangements and set off for a day of unknown adventure. [Read More…]

The Joys Of White Wine

The Joys Of White Wine

Red wines have been very popular lately, thanks to medical reports about their antioxidant and heart-protecting properties. It’s true that red wines are amazing, but that doesn’t mean the other less noticed kinds of wine are bad. White wines are in fact divine, when it comes to their subtle aroma and taste it’s more than the senses with a right amount of sweetness and delicately combined with mild sources. [Read More…]

Aging Wine

Aging Wine

Aging wine allows many of the components of the wine to mellow out over time, and bring a harmonious balance to the flavor.

Wine HangoverWine is a complex substance. Open a bottle of it now, and it may taste fine. Open a bottle of the same wine several years from now, and the wine becomes something else entirely. Rough edges in the flavor will have smoothed out and the overall flavor of the wine will be more balanced and mellow. [Read More…]

Buy California Wine

Buy California Wine

Most of the American wines are mass-produced general wine; often having the brand name of the region where these are produced.

About 90 percent of American wines are produced in California region. The cold areas like Napa Valley, Sonoma Country etc are the primary wine producing regions. The most prestigious wine in California is the Pinot & Chardonnay from the central coast area of Lompoc. This wine is almost equal to any classic European wine. The California wines have higher alcoholic contents, aroma & flavor compared to any European wine. [Read More…]

Have You Tried Local Wines?

Have You Tried Local Wines?

You may have your favorite imported French wine or that exquisite Italian red wine you love. Yet, you may find that your local area also has more than a few wine choices available to you, too. Local wine may be a great investment for the individual who is looking for quality wines that may have a new twist in taste or be something that is excellent in flavor to match local dishes. Take some time to find out if there are local wines made within your own state that could be added to your wine collection. You may be surprised at what you do find. [Read More…]

Choosing a Dessert Wine

Choosing a Dessert Wine

Most people know you should choose white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat, but what about dessert wine? Is there a protocol for choosing a dessert wine? One of the most important things to remember is to not serve desserts that are so sweet that they give the wine an overpowering taste. You want to choose a wine that will complement your dessert and add to an already elegant taste. If you do anything less you are not doing a service to your dessert, wine or guests. [Read More…]

Different Approaches to Wine Tasting

Order of Tasting

When you have a wine tasting party or you taste wine with your friends it is very important to serve the wine in the proper order. The appropriate order of wine tasting goes like this. Elderly tasters are always served first, no matter what the gender is. Women will be served next. The men should be served after the women. The host is always served after everyone in the room has a glass.

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