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How to use climate to select wine

How to use climate to select wine

Yes, climate can help you make wine selections Climate affects all crops and it is no different with grapes used to make wine.  In under three minutes, we teach you to identify different styles of wines with different climates to help you use a more targeted approach...

The Basics of Sparkling Wine, part 1

The Basics of Sparkling Wine, part 1

Our latest YouTube video is up!! Did you know the French once considered bubbles in wine to be a fault? That's right.  That fact, and many other are covered in our latest video, The Basics of Sparkling wine. About the author Curt Sassak is the president of Winetasters...

Everything you wanted to know about Bourbon

Everything you wanted to know about Bourbon

  Wow, Maggie Kimberl, the president of the Bourbon Women's Association really laid out the basics of Bourbon in an easy-to-understand manner. Do you know what the difference is between whisky and bourbon? Do you know what the name Mountain Dew is from? Did you...

Sherry wine 101 in under 5 minutes!

Sherry wine 101 in under 5 minutes!

Our latest YouTube video is up!!  Did you know not all Sherry wine is sweet? Yep, it is a common misperception that Sherry wine is sweet, but in under five minutes, we take you on a tour of the different varieties of Sherry wine, arming you with the basics to help you...

What is whiskey? The original brown liquor

What is whiskey? The original brown liquor

The origins Invented by the Irish, refined by the Scots, and adapted by the Americans and Canadians, no other spirit boasts the romanticized importance of whiskey. But what exactly is that mysterious brown liquor? In its simplest form, whiskey is a distillate made...

A Thanksgiving timeline for your planning

A Thanksgiving timeline for your planning

A timeline for preparing Thanksgiving mealThe single most important thing when it comes to a big meal is planning. This timeline can be altered to suit your needs, but generally speaking, this should fit most planning. Up to several weeks in advance -Write out your...

Thanksgiving tips to make your life easier

Thanksgiving tips to make your life easier

Thanksgiving tips to help make your holiday more enjoyableThe turkey Instead of roasting a whole turkey, purchase the turkey broken down. Why? For one, dark meat takes longer to cook than white meat. By having the white and dark meat separate, I have more control over...

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