Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

The Wine Regions of Australia

Posted by | Miscellaneous | May 19, 2014

Australia is a major wine producing country. In fact, it ranks fourth in the world when it comes to the volume of wine exports. With more than 750 million litres of wine produced in Australia every year only 40% of that is actually consumed locally and the rest is exported to other countries. The Australian […]

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Heaven on Earth: Hemel en Aarde Valley

Posted by | Miscellaneous, Uncategorized | May 12, 2014

Hemel en Aarde Valley is a new wine region in South Africa. This is one of the reasons why it isn’t as popular as the other wine regions in the country. But what Hemel and Aarde lacks in history it more than makes up with its beautiful scenery and the quality of the wine that […]

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Celebrities with Wineries

Posted by | Miscellaneous | May 02, 2014

Celebrity-branded wines are becoming more popular than ever. Some celebrities are no longer satisfied with just having their names being placed on wine bottles. They want something more. They also want to be involved with the whole wine-making process. Because of that they become celebrity winemakers. There are two kinds of celebrity winemakers today. The […]

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The History of Sparkling Wines

Posted by | Miscellaneous | May 02, 2014

Sparkling wine has always been associated with celebrations and special occasions. This beverage has high levels of carbon dioxide and that is what makes it fizzy. Carbonation has long been practiced and ancient Greeks and Romans have taken note of its effects, but it was not clearly understood what was behind the bubbles. In the […]

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Wine Regions of South Africa: An Overview

Posted by | Miscellaneous | May 02, 2014

The wine-growing areas in South Africa have the typical characteristics of places that are ideal for the cultivation of wine grapes. These characteristics include mountain slopes, valleys and a climate that is a lot similar to what can be found in the Mediterranean. Those are the characteristics that are ideal for the cultivation of the […]

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Health Benefits of Drinking Wine

Posted by | Miscellaneous | May 02, 2014

Wine has a long history. Humans have been making wines for thousands of years and there is no end in sight yet to mankind’s fascination with this drink. In fact, more areas now are being dedicated to the cultivation of the grape vine. You have probably heard by now about how drinking wine can be […]

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Wines from Spain

Posted by | Miscellaneous | May 02, 2014

Spain is one of the main countries in the world when it comes to wine. Wine production has a long history there and it is also one of the major producers of wine. If you are interested in knowing more about wine and wine production in general, then Spain is one of the countries that […]

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The Wines of Argentina

Posted by | Miscellaneous | May 02, 2014

The wine industry in Argentina is the fifth largest in the world. Together with Argentine cooking, Argentine wine is rooted in Spanish influences. Though heavily influenced by Spain, the Argentine wine industry has developed its own qualities and characteristics that make it distinct. History of Winemaking in Argentina Winemaking was introduced to the Americas at […]

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Bordeaux Wine

Posted by | Miscellaneous, Uncategorized | April 30, 2014

Bordeaux Wine refers to the wine that’s produced in the Bordeaux region of France. The Bordeaux region is the largest French winemaking region and so it’s importance to the world of wine cannot be overestimated. The annual production of this region plays significant part in world’s wine market. The average vintage can produce more than […]

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Welcome to Napa Valley

Posted by | Miscellaneous | April 29, 2014

Napa Valley is a viticultural area in the United States. It is located in Napa County in the state of California. During the 2010 census, the population of the country has been found to be more than 130,000. Napa County plays a significant role in the history of California. It was one of the original […]

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