Sparkling Wine Options

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Nothing embodies celebration more than a spectacular pop, followed by an effusive gush of cheerful bubbles! No wonder sparkling wines are a favorite for holidays and special occasions. Champagne, the grand dame of sparkling wines, is so famous that some people use the term Champagne “generically” when referring to any sparkling wine. However, there are…

Henry VIII’s Wine Fountain Recreated

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How’d you like to drink out of Henry VIII’s wine fountain? If the answer is yes, you are in luck. In 2010, Henry’s Hampton Court Palace wine fountain was recreated. Most of the time it has water, but on select days it serves red and white wine for £3.50 per glass. According to the press…

2011 Thanksgiving Wine Picks

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Thanksgiving is a holiday that revolves around tradition. Perhaps your family’s Thanksgiving couldn’t possibly be complete without a slice of straight-from-the-can cranberry jelly…or maybe you spend all year dreaming about your grandmother’s chestnut stuffing…or maybe you like to scour cooking sites and magazines looking for a new twist to put on the classics. Everyone’s got…

Vine Talk 2011 Halloween Contest Winners

  Box o’ Wine Roman Wine Gods Thanks to everybody who participated in the VINE TALK Halloween Costume Contest! Thanks to the contestants who submitted great costumes which we have all enjoyed, and thanks to the many, many fans who voted for their favorite “wine themed” costume. All the votes have been counted, and we…

How Soil Influences Wine

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Soil influences wine by impacting the development of the grapes from which wine is made. Thinking of starting a vineyard in your backyard? If so, the good news is that wine grapes can grow in a diverse variety of soils, including volcanic, calcareous (a combination of calcium carbonate, limestone and seashell fossils), clay, and loam…