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Wine Basics
The Fundamentals of Wine Pairing and Tasting

Our Wine Basics sections includes articles from our Wine Blog about the fundamentals of wine appreciation and wine pairing - from definitions of key terms such as terroir, to tips on serving temperature and aging.


Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes
little to large: what they're for and when to serve them

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Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes

2013 Wine Market Trends
Reports on Sales, Production & Wine Consumption

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2013 Wine Market Trends

New Year's Resolutions 2013
Our Easy Food & Wine Goals for the Year

Go to:   Resolutions 2013

Cheers! Happy New Year 2013

New Year's Resolutions 2012
Our Commitments to Eating and Drinking Better!

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New Year's Resolutions 2012

About Dessert Wines
Late-Harvest Wines, Ice Wine and What is Botrytis

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Dessert Wines

Aging Wine in Oak
Why It's Done, What It Adds & Types of Barrels Used

Go to:   About Oak Aging

Aging Wine in Oak

Going 'Off' on Corked Wines
What Causes Corkiness & How to Detect It

Go to:   About Corked Wines

About corked wines

Food & Wine Resolutions -2010
Mastering Homemade Pasta & New Wine Regions

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Food Wine New Year's Resolutions - 2010

Understanding Terroir
From a Definition to the Real Meaning

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Understanding Terroir - Definition & What It Means for Wine Tasting

Wine Serving Temperature Guide
What's Right for Reds, Whites & Ros├ęs

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Wine Serving Temperature Guide

Wine Chemistry 103:
What About Wine Aging?

Go to: Wine Aging Guide

Wine Aging Guide & the Chemistry of Wine Aging

Food & Wine New Year's Resolutions
Smoking a Turkey & Growing the Wine Collection

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new year's resolutions, new year's food wine resolutions

Wine Chemistry 102:
What It Means for Pairing

Go to: Wine Pairing Chemistry

food wine pairing chemistry, learning food wine pairing

Wine Chemistry 101:
The Components of Wine

Go to: Wine Chemistry Basics 

wine chemistry, introduction to wine tasting, learning wine tasting

How to Pick Wine:
Anxieties of the Food & Wine Newbie

Go to: How to Pick Wine 

how to pick wine, ordering from a wine list, ordering wine at a restaurant, choosing wine at a store

Is The Whole Wine Tasting Thing Fake?
Common Questions of New Wine Tasters

Go to: Is Wine Tasting Fake? 

is wine tasting fake, wine tasting is phony, faking wine knowledge



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