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Putting Wine Glasses in Dishwasher: Good or Bad Idea?

It is generally considered a good idea to put wine glasses in the dishwasher. Using a dishwasher can save time and energy compared to washing the glasses by hand and also help ensure that glasses are cleaned thoroughly. However, it is essential to note that not all glasses are dishwasher safe, and some wine glasses …

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6 Reasons Why You Should Buy Stemless Wine Glasses

Stemless wine glasses have become increasingly popular because they are more stable, easier to handle, and take up less space than traditional stemmed glasses. They are also more casual and versatile, making them suitable for formal and informal occasions. As a wine drinker, stemless glasses can be helpful to you if you prefer a more …

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Is Buying Wine at the Vineyard Cheaper? [Definitive Answer]

The price of a bottle of wine reflects several things, like the cost of production, the raw materials of grapes, barrels, and bottles, plus utilities and labor – administrative, marketing, and sales costs are a factor. The wine can be cheaper when sold directly to the consumer at the vineyard. This is because distributors, wholesalers, …

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Bringing Wine on a Cruise: Different Cruise Lines Compared

Bringing wine on a Cruise is favorable to some people because they would instead bring wine they have purchased from home that they know they like!  A few things to consider when comparing different cruise lines regarding their policies on bringing wine on board: quantity allowed, fees, type of wine allowed, storage, and onboard consumption. …

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When & Why Does Unopened Wine Go Bad [Simple Explanation]

There have been a few times in my life when opening a new bottle of wine has been rather unpleasant, with the wine somehow having gone bad inside the sealed bottle. So I set about finding out why this happens so that it hopefully doesn’t happen again.  Any unopened bottle of wine will eventually degrade …

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French vs. California Wines: Key Differences & Similarities

In the world of fine wines, France and California have emerged as powerhouses in the wine industry. At the Judgement of Paris wine tasting competition of 1976, two Californian wines beat the French wines. So, what makes French and Californian wines different? I went to a few tasting rooms to find out.  Californian wine is …

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Can You Drink Wine With A Cork In It? You Should Know This

Have you ever pushed a cork into a bottle of wine accidentally while opening it and wondered whether you can still drink the wine that has a cork in it? It has happened to me plenty of times, both accidentally and intentionally, when I haven’t had a corkscrew to open my wine.  It is entirely …

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All About Spanish Wines by a Local (Taste, Varieties & More)

When most people think of Spanish wine, they think of Rioja, Cava, and Sangria, though maybe not in that precise order. Spanish wine has a reputation for being cheaper and of lower quality than their French and Italian neighbors. However, while Spanish wine is cheaper thanks to mechanized farming practices, it is not lower quality. …

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What Makes a Good Year for Wine? Focus on These Indicators

What year wine is best? This is a question many novices ask themselves. In this article, we will guide you to the wine’s best periods with an overview of vintage years. But before diving into the subject, let’s understand what vintage means. When it comes to the subject of wine, one of the terms that …

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Spanish Wines vs. Other Wines (French, Italian & More)

For a long time, I have wondered why Spanish wines had a bad reputation compared to neighbors France and Italy. The Spanish wines I have tasted are easily as good as more expensive French and Italian wines and in some cases tasted remarkably similar. Recently I got to spend 15 days at a Spanish winery …

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