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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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Difference Between Wine Decanters & Aerators (with Benefits)

Bringing a great wine to the peak of aroma and flavor before serving can heighten the experience for everyone eagerly awaiting their first sip. Both wine decanters and wine aerators are common tools used to enhance wine but many wine drinkers are unaware of what they are and how they are different. What is the …

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Do Wine Aerators Make a Difference? (with Helpful Examples)

A wine aerator is a device that you place on the opening of your wine bottle before pouring the wine into a glass. While the wine is being poured, an air intake allows the wine to breathe instantly. Allowing the wine to breathe enhances its flavors. Do wine aerators make a difference? Wine aerators make …

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Moldy Wine Corks: What Does it Mean & Is it Safe?

You pull out a fresh bottle of wine for a special occasion, remove the foil, and are greeted by a little patch of mold. You’re probably wondering whether this is a common occurrence and whether the wine inside the bottle is okay. Do wine corks get moldy, and are they safe? Yes, because wine is …

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Clean Wine Decanters with a Dishwasher (Best Way to Clean)

Wine decanters are oddly shaped glass, making it difficult to wash at times. Putting it in the dishwasher seems like the obvious solution, as it would be for any type of dish that is hard to reach in certain areas. But between its abnormal shape and its purpose for your wine, there aremore considerations to …

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