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Differentiating Fine Wine from Mediocre Wine

How do you differentiate a fine wine from a every day drinking wine. This question is not only hard to explain let alone write about a method of finding a true distinction between the two. It is said in many circles that wine is what the consumer thinks and likes...

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Why Age Wine in Oak Barrels

Why Age Wine in Oak Barrels

Before there were glass bottles (1600’s and before), most wines were stored and sold in wooden barrels. In fact, paintings from around this time period often show wine barrels strewn about. And, while we’ve outgrown the necessity for barrels to store and transport...

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The Story of Fine Wines from the Langhe Region

The Story of Fine Wines from the Langhe Region

It is my intention as a way of introduction to both ‘Piemonte Imports’ who are vintners of fine wines from Piedmont ‘The Langhe’ and to write the story about the grape called “Nebbiolo” (Foggy) It may have gained this name due to the foggy bloom on the grape, at the late ripening in October when there is a lot of fog in the hills of the Langhe; however, the real reason for this name is not known.

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