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Useful Wine Knowledge & Expert Tips

How to Remove a Broken Cork

Removing a Broken Cork: You can do it!

Where you insert the corkscrew and which direction you pull matters! Expert tips on how to do it successfully click for more.

 

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3 Simple Ways to Make Your Wine Tastes Better

Smell the roses and the flowers... 3 simple steps to make your wine smells and tastes instantly better. Let the secrets be known... click for more.

 

Cabernet Sauvignon vs Merlot vs Pinot Noir

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot vs. Pinot Noir

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir are the most popular and common red grapes. How do they differ in aroma, body, and character? What food pair well with each?

A short but insightful tutorial that can help you differentiate these important red wine varieties; know what to order in restaurant; describe red wines like a pro; improve your palate; and and be better at blind tasting game. click for more.

 

Sauvignon Blanc vs Riesling vs Chardonnay

Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling vs. Chardonnay

Which white wine to order in restaurant? How are they different? What food pairs well with each?

A short but insightful tutorial that can help you differentiate these important white wine varieties; know what to order in restaurant; describe white wines like a pro; improve your palate; and and be better at blind tasting game. click for more.

 

Wine Buying Guide:  Vintage Matters

Find Value in Good Vintages & Gems in Bad Years

Lots of sales is going on.. But what are real values vs. bad buys?

Vintage matters. A great vintage can be pricey; A bad one wastes of money. What are the safe vintages? Which are the ones to avoid? click for more.

Wine and Food Pairing

Wine and Cheese? Friend or Foe?

Some say wine and cheese are perfect partners; Others say they are the worst enemies. What is the truth?

Learn the one universal principle behind wine and food pairing. Become a savvy host, never mess up wine and food pairing again click for more.

 

Wine Investment Guide

Wine Investment Guide: Do's and Don'ts

What are some good wine investment choices? What are the do's and don'ts?

Understand the benefits and dangers of wine investment. Is en primeur worth buying? Know how to manage your wine investment risks click for more.

Best Way to Preserve an Open Bottle of Wine

Best Way to Save an Open Bottle of Wine

We hate to let a good bottle dies... so know how to extend its life!

There are traditional methods as well as trendy wine preservation systems such as Coravin, WiKeeps. Compare, contrast, and find a method that suits your needs.. click for more.

Champagne 101 Guide

10 Facts that will Change Your Champagne Appreciation

Few do it properly -- To open a bottle of Champagne, rotate the bottle, not the cork.

A small white wine glass is preferred over a Champagne flute when it comes to complex vintage Champagne.

10 Facts that will make you a smarter Champagne drinker and buyer click for more.

 

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James Suckling 2014 HK Grand Tasting

Great Wines of the World

Oct 31, 2014, Hong Kong

Over 100 wines from all over the world featured in this tasting organized by James Suckling and Tatler HK. Discover which wines truely stand out amidst the battle of the Titans. Wines poured include Mouton, Giacosa, Banfi, Almaviva, Sena... click for more.

 

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2012 Burgundy Vintage Report

March 17-21, 2014, France

An extensive taste of the 2012 Burgundy at the Grands Jours de Bourgogne. Is 2012 the "vintage de merde" or is it an elegant and expressive vintage? click for more.

 

Didier Gimonnet

The Purest Expression of Terroir -- Didier Gimonnet

March 14, 2014, France

Without dispute, Selosse and Gimonnet are amongst the top grower Champagnes. Both stress elegance and terroir, yet their production methods vastly differ.

A morning conversation with Olivier Gimonnet on common misperceptions and vintage differences.. click for more.

Gravner Ribolla

A White Wine that is "Orange" in Color

Feb 6, 2014, USA

Only 20,000 bottles produced each year, Gravner Ribolla is an usual wine -- amber in color with a bright orange hue, intensely complex aromas, muscular structure, and with 20+ years of aging potential.

Crafted in a natural manner, the same way as how wines were produced 5,000 years ago.. click for more.

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