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How Many Calories are in a glass of wine

Cake Calories and Wine

You’ll probably be surprised how many calories are in a glass of wine. Drinking a large glass of wine is the equivalent of eating 4 cookies, why? Because alcohol has 7 calories per gram this is more than sugar which has only 4.

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Beginners Wine Tasting Guide

Wine Guide

Fear your wine drinking friends no more and embrace your inner sommelier with the expert wine guide introduction to wine tasting. Enter this exciting world!

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Top 5 Las Vegas Wine Destinations

Wine Bars in Vegas

Are you a major wine fan? Then you’re in luck. Las Vegas has some of the most renowned
wine bars and restaurants in the entire nation, many boasting a plethora of vintage and highly praised wines from all over the globe.

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Is Red Wine Good For You? – The Health Benefits of Wine

Health benefits of red wine

It seems too good to be true that some of our favorite things fall into the “good for you” category – dark chocolate, naps, and (hallelujah) WINE! Indeed the health benefits of red wine have been a hot topic in recent years and Tasting Pour is often asked . . . What are the benefits? Is red wine healthier than white? What about grape juice? There seems to be some confusing information available with everyone weighing in from Wikipedia to the Mayo Clinic. Let’s start with the more reliable source. According to the Mayo Clinic, alcohol in moderation is believed to benefit the heart in the following ways:

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A Beginners Guide to Wine

Begnners guide to wine

If you are new to the magnificent world of wine, its boundless variety of flavours and rituals can seem somewhat overwhelming but once begun, the exploration of this wonderful world is likely to become the most exciting journey of your life. Like all beginners you could probably do with a bit of guidance on its initial stages of buying, serving and tasting wine. The following advice will identify the gaps in your knowledge, develop important skills and help you take your first steps in to this ancient world.

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What is Wine Oxidisation – Wine Expert Guide

oxidised wine

Young red wines typically benefit from breathing, along with a smaller number of whites. When exposed to air for as little as 15-20 minutes the wines will begin to improve. Wine decanting the process by which wine is allowed to mix with air, the wine warms opening the wine’s aromas softening the flavour profile and in the case of red separating tannins until overall flavour characteristics improve.

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Ten Wines Perfect for Easter Dinner

Wine With Dinner

There’s no doubt about it: choosing the perfect wine to go with your Easter meal can certainly be difficult. And the meal choices for Easter vary widely from family to family which adds to the complexity. Most people decide to go with a dry white wine when turkey is taking center stage, but the simple reality is that a rich red wine may also have a place at your table, particularly if you are serving a ham and other amazing side dishes. Wondering what you should serve this year? Here are few choices you may want to consider.

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Wine Basics – Wine Tasting Vocabulary

wine tasting guide

Over the years, It has come to my attention that tasting terminology is often as individual as the taster. While seasoned professional tasters share a reasonably well-defined vocabulary. Other wine drinkers – be they amateurs or traders – are unsure about the language of tasting or put too much emphasis on allusions to flavors, foods or aromas that posses uniquely personal meaning. Find the building blocks of a wine tasting language here.

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Pairing Wine with Dinner

pairing wine with dinner

Tradition holds that red wine should be paired with red meat, while white wines compliments seafood or white meat. However, this rule regularly broken as people learn to select a wine which both compliments the meal and is enjoyed by the assembled diners.

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Pairing Wine & Chocolate

Pairing Wine and Chocolate

Pairing wine and chocolate is far from easy, the wrong mix can leave a bad taste in your mouth and disfigure your feelings about the taste of your favourite red

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