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Old World vs. New World

Some of you have asked what it means to call a wine “Old World” or “New World.” Now that you understand how grapes are grown and how wine is made, it’s the perfect time to address this question. Understanding the two ...
 
 
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Bad Wine istock
Bad Wine istock

Quality of Wine Series: Introduction to Wine Quality

Is wine quality subjective? As a professional wine taster it’s about discovering the objective side of your palate.

 
 
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appellation
appellation

Appellations and Global Viticultural Areas

Appellation systems are used throughout the world.  The main appellations include: appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) used in France, the denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) used in Italy, the denominação d...
 
 
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Wine Bottle Sizes

Many common sizes are named for Biblical kings and other historical figures. The quantity litre (litron) was introduced in France in 1795. One litre is slightly more than one U.S. liquid quart. The following are standard and no...

 
 
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Major Wine Varietals

There are approximately 24,000 grape varieties in the world used for wine. That’s quite an extensive list! But understanding wine varietals is one of the first steps to understanding wine. Grape varietals are different va...