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What Does a Wine Decanter Do

Whether it’s a fancy dinner party or a romantic evening for two, there are several occasions where you may find that you need a wine decanter. Or perhaps, you’ve seen a decanter, and, without knowing precisely what it was, it piqued your curiosity. This article will cover all the details surrounding these elegant items.  Wine…

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What is Chianti Wine?

Chianti is a medium-bodied, extremely acidic, ruby red wine with cherries and earthy notes. Chianti has a high tannin content, which adds to the depth of flavors. It has a herby aroma and a robust, savory aftertaste. In terms of importance, Chianti wine is as indispensable as extra virgin olive oil for Italian Cuisine. Nothing…

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Top 12 Glass Sets for Blush Wine

If you genuinely like wine (and if you’re reading this, the odds are you probably do), you’re probably the person who cringes when served wine in a champagne glass. You might as well be aware that wine tastes best when served in the correct glass since each piece of glassware is designed to enhance the…

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How To Make Apple Gluhwein?

The holidays call for a warm beverage that feels like home, and nothing is better than a beautiful blend of aromatic seasonings in gluhwein. Gluhwein is a classic winter beverage that has become a must-have for almost all households. Although it is traditionally made with red wine and spices, adding your twist to this with…

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7 Wines Similar to Beaujolais

Beaujolais is a sweet red wine from France that can be difficult to find in the United States. However, if you know other wines similar to Beaujolais, you’ll never be without a great backup. Here are some wines that are similar to beaujolais: Burgundy Bordeaux Pinot Noir Chianti Cabernet Sauvignon Counoise St. Laurent These wines…

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Are Wine Decanters Worth It?

Wine connoisseurs will attest that wine quality isn’t dependent on only the vinification process but also the post-production practices. One technique that has elicited sharp differences among wine lovers is decanting wines. So, are wine decanters worth it? Wine decanters are worth it. Decanters are visually appealing and help prepare wine for drinking. If done…

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How Much Alcohol is in Barefoot Wines

For decades, Barefoot Wines have been a staple on grocery store shelves due to their popularity and low price. It produces many wines, catering to the taste-buds and likings of different individuals. Barefoot’s popularity and cost-effectiveness lead many people to be skeptical about the alcohol percentage of the wine and its impact on their health….

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Which Barefoot Wine is The Best

As one of the “most acclaimed wines on the planet,” Barefoot has consistently lived up to its hype. Barefoot originated from Modesto, California, and back in the day made only four wines since its creation in 1995. With a diverse portfolio of wines ranging from still to sparkling, from sweet whites to dry, solid reds…

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Is Blush Wine Sweet Or Dry?

A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine. Wine is always a good thing, whether it’s a small gathering of friends or a long day at work. The mouthwatering flavor and aroma of wine can help anyone going through a troublesome day. There are several varieties of wine. In recent years, there has…

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Is Blush Wine Good For You?

Blush wine is a popular choice among wine lovers since it is versatile and can be served with various dishes. Its exquisite color and delightful flavor are what distinguish it as different and fascinating. However, its color is not the only distinguishing characteristic it possesses. It also boasts a variety of health advantages, making it…

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Is White Zinfandel a Blush Wine?

Summer tastes incredible, especially when accompanied by a glass of White Zinfandel. Despite its misleading name, White Zinfandel is actually pink in color. This kind of wine is found in both dry and sweeter variants. White Zinfandel was one of the most popular Zinfandel wine variants back in the 80s. Later on, it started being…

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Is Chianti A Good Wine?

There is no denying Chianti’s increasing popularity as THE red wine from Italy. This Sangiovese grape-dominant wine is the perfect pairing for traditional Tuscan food (after all, what grows together, goes together). But what if Chianti was just as good for your health as it is with your food? Red wines have been linked with…

Wine Best For Gluhwein: Select From 8 Options

Wine Best For Gluhwein: Select From 8 Options

Gluhwein is synonymous with Christmas festivities in Germany. While the name changes region-wise, spiced wine ( also called glogg and vin chaud) is famous throughout Europe. While the pre-mixed bottled variety of Gluhwein is readily available, there’s just something about making your own version from scratch. The great news? Making Gluhwein is pretty straightforward. All…

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What Is Hyper Decanting

Wine production has a rich history, and many of its techniques are traditional and time-consuming. Hyper decanting is the opposite of that. It is modern and fits into today’s fast-paced world, which has traditional sommeliers quite upset. Hyper decanting is the process of aerating young wines in a blender to soften their tannins. It is…

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Does Gluhwein Go Bad?

Famous during Christmas in Germany and across Europe, Gluhwein can be homemade or come packed in bottles. And if you’re like us, you may have this spiced wine to spare once the holiday season is over. So, the number one question is, does Gluhwein go bad? Like any wine, Gluhwein, even though rich in spices…

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How To Drink German Gluhwein

German Gluhwein is famous by many names – mulled wine, Vin Chaid, glogg – but no matter the region, this is one particular Christmas drink that Europeans cannot get enough of. Gluhwein is an integral part of German Christmas festivities where people in their homes and outside enjoy it all the same. But those who…

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Ten Best Foods to Pair With Gluhwein

In Germany, the arrival of the winter chill means one thing: steaming mugs of Gluhwein! Traditionally available in Christmas markets across Europe, this spiced wine (mulled wine or glogg to some) is served in ceramic cups. However, it is just as loved during friends and family gatherings over delicious plates of food. Now, full disclaimer:…

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Can You Cook With Chianti Wine?

A chilled glass of Chianti wine with a meal featuring tomatoes (think typical Tuscan recipes) goes together effortlessly. The pairing brings out the sweet, tart, and earthy notes in the wine, making for an unforgettable food experience. So, naturally, one wonders, can you also use Chianti to cook? You most definitely can! Chianti is one…

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Is Chianti A Dry Wine?

The Chianti wine has hints of berries and other red fruit flavors, which often makes consumers wonder if it is a dry wine? – a question born of a common misconception that only sweet wines can have fruity notes. However, in winemaking, sweetness only refers to the residual sugar left behind after the process of…

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Do You Decant Rum?

Whether you are a rum connoisseur or you have a bottle or two knocking around in a kitchen cabinet, you might be wondering what the best way to store rum is. Do you need to decant rum, or can you store it safely in the bottle it comes in? You don’t need to decant rum….

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How To Serve Gluhwein Wine

Nothing beats the feeling of drinking gluhwein while you are wrapped inside a blanket or sitting in front of the fireplace while it is chilly outside. The delicious aroma of whole spices like cinnamon and cloves mixed with the zest of citrus fruits simmered lightly in Red wine makes it taste like Christmas in a…

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What’s The Difference Between Mulled Wine And Gluhwein?

As Christmas draws near, one hot beverage makes an appearance in homes across the world, but especially in Europe: mulled wine, or as the Germans would have it: Gluhwein. Served hot or warm, this spiced wine concoction is the traditional drink of the festive season. A stroll through any European Christmas market will have you…

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Can You Drink Gluhwein Cold?

Gluhwein, more popularly known as the mulled wine, is a delicious staple Christmas drink. Mainly found in the festive markets of Germany, this beverage is just a big warm hug in a mug. Traditionally, it is made with a variety of spices and red wine slowly simmered down, making it perfect for cold winter nights….

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How To Heat Gluhwein From A Bottle?

Gluhwein, infused with spices synonymous with the festive season (think cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves), is one of the hottest sellers in Christmas markets across Germany. There, you can get it in ceramic mugs. The popularity of this wine is such that its bottled version sells just as well. However, one dilemma when buying Gluhwein…

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How To Make White Gluhwein

Gluhwein– a classic German Christmas staple– is traditionally prepared with red wine and a whole lot of aromatic ingredients. Although this warm beverage is excellent for cozy nights and dinner tables, you might want to try out something new this time. Mulled white wine is an excellent winter drink that you can make with beautiful…

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Can You Keep Vodka in a Decanter?

Have you ever visited a high-end bar where bartenders served vodka and other drinks in elegant crystal decanters? Decanters can enhance the way you pour alcohol and may improve the taste of fine wine, but keeping some beverages in a decanter for too long may cause them to go sour. So, what about Vodka? You…

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How Long Does Whiskey Last in a Decanter?

Unopened whiskies can last for many years without becoming stale. The oldest known bottled whiskey is roughly over two hundred and fifty years old. However, whisky’s virtually unlimited lifespan does not apply to opened whiskey bottles, especially those poured into a decanter. Whiskey in a decanter lasts between two months and three years, depending on…

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Should a Decanter Be Airtight?

Liquor decanters are a stylish way to store or serve liquor. They come in a variety of shapes and styles to suit any taste, yet some features are useful depending on what you’re going to put inside. If you’re looking to purchase a decanter, you may be wondering if an airtight seal is necessary.  A…

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12 Good Burgundy Wines for Cooking

Choosing the right Burgundy wine is important not only for sipping purposes but for cooking uses, too. This is especially true if you are planning to serve a meat dish with an opulent wine-based sauce. Some good Burgundy wines for cooking are those with fruity and floral notes and mild tannins. While white Burgundy wine…

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Best Red Wines for Cooking Chicken

Everyday can seem like a red-letter day when you cook chicken with red wine. But chefs themselves say you should skip red cooking wine and opt for red drinking wine instead. The best red wine for cooking chicken is something that’s flavorful and light-bodied and has moderate to low amounts of tannins in order to…

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How To Make Homemade Blush Wine

A good bottle of blush wine pairs well with a range of food items and can be an excellent addition to any wine cellar. However, a poor quality bottle will be bland, flavorless, and bring down the mood of any event it’s served at. So when you’re considering making blush wine at home, you must…

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How Much Alcohol Is In Blush Wine

Blush wines are considered light wines and can be paired with a wide variety of foods. This combined with their delicate color has led to them being featured across social media. So if you haven’t tried it yet, you’ve probably seen someone else try it. If you’re considering trying it for the first time but…

How Does Blush Wine Get Its Color

How Does Blush Wine Get Its Color

Everything from the refreshing taste to the beautiful pink color makes blush wine one of the most popular drinks on the planet. It is regularly featured on social media and makes appearances in every other backyard party. So if you haven’t gotten on the blush wine train, you need to do so immediately. We’re answering…

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Do You Refrigerate Blush Wine?

Do you refrigerate blush wine before opening it? Do you keep it chilled afterward? Or perhaps both? There isn’t a single answer to this problem, but, fortunately for wine lovers, if you follow a few simple rules, you’ll be sipping at the perfect temperature soon. In this article, we’ll go over how to store wine…

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Does Blush Wine Expire

All types of food expire, and blush wines are no exception. Once you uncork a bottle, you usually have three days before it goes bad. Exposure to oxygen leads to chemical reactions that negatively affect both the flavor and smell of all types of rosé. So you should always try to finish it within a…

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Why Use a Decanter for Scotch?

My husband’s favorite beverage is scotch. He recently bought himself a nice decanter, but I don’t think he really understood why or whether he needed one. I believe he simply saw it in a movie and decided to invest in a nice glass vessel just to feel important. Normally, a decanter helps separate sediments and…

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What Is Beaujolais Wine

France produces billions of bottles of wine every year, and there are thousands of different varieties that come from all over the country. One of the most popular wines unique to France is the Beaujolais wine. Beaujolais wine is a sweet red wine made in the Beaujolais region of France from the Gamay grape. The…

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Do You Aerate Rose or White Wines?

Many wine drinkers know that several red varieties of wine need aeration. However, did you know that rose and white wines need aeration, too? Aeration is a simple technique of wine preparation that can benefit many different wine varieties. Nose-centric rose wines and dry, full-bodied white wines must be aerated for up to an hour…

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How Many Calories in Rosé Wine?

Rosé wine tends to be looked over for by drinkers for the more popular red and white wine. These individuals do not know what they are missing. Rosé is not only lower in calories; it is light and refreshing. It makes for the perfect companion on a warm summer night. Rosé wine is 83 calories…

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Does Rose Wine Have Gluten

If you are on a gluten-free diet or you have a gluten allergy, you probably keep a mental list in your head of all the foods and beverages you shouldn’t consume because they aren’t gluten-free. While some food items are easy to identify as containing gluten or being gluten-free, others can be a bit tricky….

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How to Make Rosé Wine

Rosé wine is one of the most popular styles of wine produced for summer drinking. However, making this wine style is a little bit different than making a straight white or red wine. The process of making rosé is why this wine has such versatility when it comes to flavor, aroma, and appearance. The most…

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Blush vs. Rose Wines Breakdown

When you hear wine enthusiasts talking about blush wine or rosé, they could be talking about any number of pink wines. Often people will incorrectly use these two terms interchangeably. A rosé wine might be a blush wine, but a blush wine isn’t necessarily a rosé wine. Blush wine can refer to either a traditional…

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Is Rosé Wine for Ladies Only?

Rosé wine is a popular choice for ladies’ night and with good reason. This pink drink is refreshing, tart, and perfect for warm summer nights. But is Rosé a drink that’s just for the ladies? Rosé is a wine varietal that is equally enjoyed by both men and women, especially as a casual drink for…

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Does Rosé Wine Make You Fat?

Ah, rosé! The drink that’s often paired with a romantic dinner. If it’s among your favorites, you probably don’t even need a special occasion to have it. But is wine really all that good for you? And more specifically, does rosé wine make you fat? Drinking rose wine in excess can make you fat. A…

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Are All Rosé Wines Sweet?

When people think of rosé wine, they often think of a sweet rosé. However, rosé wine is one of the oldest varieties of wine in the world, and there is a huge range of different flavor profiles associated with it. In general, rose wines run the gamut of flavor profiles from very dry to very…

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Wine and Cheese Combinations

With countless varieties of both cheese and wine, the possibilities are endless. Yet certain rules apple. Often, pairing the regional wines with local cheeses makes an ideal combination, such as Muenster with Alsatian Gewurztraminer, chevres with Sancerre, or Roquefort with Sauternes. Consider other beverages, too: tart cider or Calvados has a natural affinity for soft-ripened…