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Recognizing wine defects

June 29, 2015

When it comes to wine, unfortunately there are bottles out there that are defective and should not be consumed. Sometimes the problem originates in the winery, in its production or cellar management. Other times problems come from sources beyond the winemaker’s control, or from mishandling after the wine leaves the producer. Regardless, a defective wine […]

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Flavoured beer a summer treat

Beer season is officially here. Nothing goes down better than a frosty cool one when the weather heats up. Although many die-hard beer fans balk at the concept of flavoured brews, there are just as many who adore them. Fascinating additions to the brewing process add interesting aromatics and flavours to the finished products making […]

Favourite drinks of the rich and famous

Ever wonder what the favourite imbibe is of some of the most famous people on the planet? Here are a number of well-known folks and their have-to-have tipples. Politicians and world leaders have a lot on their plates, so they’re entitled to an alcoholic drink now and then. When she’s not doting over her great-grandchildren […]

What to look for in a good wine list

When dining out, wine is a great accompaniment to any meal, but deciding what to order can be stressful and intimidating. A wine list doesn’t have to read like a doctoral thesis to be good. The four key factors to what makes a list really good are compatibility, diversity, consumer friendliness and pricing. Let’s start […]


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