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How to Best Store & Age Moscato (Unopened & Opened)

Moscato is one of the most popular wines on earth. It is only growing in popularity as more and more wine drinkers are meeting it for the first time. But so many people are unsure of how to store Moscato — both unopened and once the cork is popped. How should you store Moscato to …

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Is Wine an Acquired Taste? (How You Can Learn to Love Wine)

Wine is loved by so many people but so many of us don’t start out liking wine. Most people are not born to wine lovers; instead, I believe it is learned in a lot of ways. Is wine something that is an acquired taste and can you learn to love wine over time? Wine can …

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Wine & Sommelier Tipping Etiquette – Events, Dinners, etc.

Wine creates experiences worth paying for. But what about worth tipping for? There is a lot of confusion over whether to tip sommeliers and wine professionals for wine ordered, at large events, and even country-to-country. The truth is, it is far simpler than you may expect. Tipping wine professionals is easily navigated using the right …

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Can Wine Bottles & Corks Be Recycled? Your Complete Guide

Many of us are concerned about how we dispose of our garbage and, in particular, how we dispose of our wine bottles and corks. We would all love to recycle but sometimes, it just seems too complicated to navigate. The truth is, recycling could be an option for your wine bottles and corks if you …

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What if You Don’t Like Wine You Ordered? Ordering Etiquette

We’ve all been there – you’re in a fine dining establishment with a wine list as long as a novel, trying to decipher wines in multiple languages (French, Italian, Germany, Spanish…the list goes on) with different labeling terms, and it can be a bit…overwhelming. Enter the sommelier (aka ‘somm’), a wine professional tasked with walking …

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Are Cleanskin Wines Any Good? Better Than You Think

Cleanskin wines are a category of wine with a ton of misconceptions among a lot of new and experienced wine drinkers. Many folks assume these wines are of a low quality which is reflected by their reduced cost. So are they any good and worth buying? Many cleanskin wines are of excellent quality and a …

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A Complete Storage Guide for Mulled & Spiced Wine

Mulled wine is a spiced red wine beverage, served warm, often around the holidays. Mulled wine can be homemade or purchased pre-mixed and ready to heat up. But not many people know how to properly store mulled wine. Unopened mulled wine should be stored at 55°F, lying flat, in a dark location with humidity of …

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Complete Guide to Storing Syrah (Shiraz) Wine Properly

Syrah, or Shiraz as it’s also commonly called, is a wine quickly growing in popularity around the world for its flavor and age-ability. Storing this type of wine is a lot easier than you may be thinking. There are some basics you need to follow in order to have the best tasting first sips of …

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How to Store Dessert & Fortified Wines (A Complete Guide)

Dessert wines are a dream come true for anyone who loves a little sweetness. The truth is that properly storing dessert wines is not as complicated as many seem to think. Let’s take a look at the best ways to store dessert and fortified wines for both longevity and peak flavor.  Dessert wines are best …

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