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It's more than just fermented grape juice: Musings about the history of wine and a deep dive into reds, whites and regions that will make any wine lover drunk with happiness.

  • Jessica T
    Published 2 years ago
    Wine: An I'm Not at All Ashamed "Confession List"

    Wine: An I'm Not at All Ashamed "Confession List"

    So, I like wine. I'm not an expert when it comes to wine though. I can't tell you how earthy, how much body, or how much tannin a glass of wine has, but I can tell you the alcohol content of the really cheap bottle of wine I just bought. I can tell you that because it's probably one of the first things I look for when buying a bottle of wine. Is the alcohol content good? Yes, great. Next question. Is it affordable? Yes, even better. With those two questions answered, the bottle goes in the basket and I'm set for the day (I have gone and bought another bottle of wine immediately after finishing the first bottle, but that's when I'm with a friend and we're both feeling like we need more wine.) I don't drink wine everyday, I feel like I should just put that out there, but I have done a week (probably more) where I've been drunk because of wine every night. I've been on a Contiki trip. That's self-explanatory if you've been on a Contiki trip or if you know someone who has.
  • Kelsey Lange
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Date Night Wines to Try

    Best Date Night Wines to Try

    Are you tired of stressing at the liquor store to find the best option for your dinner date each weekend? This is the ultimate list of wines that will pair the best with your evening meal. Give these date night wines a try, and eliminate your time in the liquor store aisles, when you can spend more time with your significant other.
  • Kelsey Lange
    Published 2 years ago
    Guide to Sweet Wines for Beginners

    Guide to Sweet Wines for Beginners

    Whether it be the taste, the tones, or even the pronunciation, diving into the world of wine can be a bit daunting. However, it shouldn't be. Wine tasting is all about preference, and only you get to decide which wines work best for you.
  • Tiffany "Texas Wine Woman" Proske
    Published 2 years ago
    Old World Versus New World Wines

    Old World Versus New World Wines

    There is a common debate among wine drinkers all over the world about which are the superior wines: Old World or New World. People will often voice their preference for one over the other. In fact, people who favor Old World wines are often condescending toward New World varieties. The current trend of wine connoisseurs is a preference for Old World wines as opposed to New World wines. This is due in part to the heritage, nostalgia, and romance associated with Old World wines. However, tastes change over time. It may not be long before people favor New World wines again as they did after the 1976 “Judgement of Paris” blind taste test that put California wines on the map. (For those not familiar with this reference, watch the movie Bottle Shock.)
  • Kelsey Lange
    Published 2 years ago
    Tastiest Wine and Chocolate Pairings

    Tastiest Wine and Chocolate Pairings

    I don't know about you, but we think that wine and chocolate are two gifts in life. Why not have them together? Though it might seem that simple, there are a lot of details that make up a perfect wine contender for chocolate.
  • Liza Zimmerman
    Published 2 years ago
    Ice Wine and Food Pairing Guide

    Ice Wine and Food Pairing Guide

    The term "ice wine" is an anglicized form of the German word "eiswein." It is a rich and sweet dessert wine made from the juice of grapes frozen on the vine. Water crystals are still in the juice when it is pressed so the sugar content is higher in these wines. Canada, along the Niagara Peninsula outside of Toronto, is probably the most famous place it is produced. However these sweet, ice wines are also made in Austria, Luxemburg and Oregon on the West Coast of the United States.
  • SR James
    Published 2 years ago
    Alcoholism Is No Joke...Unless You're a Mother

    Alcoholism Is No Joke...Unless You're a Mother

    Picture this: You're walking down the street, it's three in the afternoon, and you pass a man who's not dressed too sharp, he looks like he could do with a shave and shower, and the stench of alcohol assaults your nostrils with vigour. You turn to your friend, wrinkle your nose in disgust, and watch as he pulls a can of Carlsberg Special Brew from his pocket and cracks it open. You stare in judgement; "Can you believe it? It's not even five o'clock yet!" Then you turn away, keep on walking, and forget about your brief stint as a self-made Judge. We've all done it.
  • Liza Zimmerman
    Published 2 years ago
    The Romanticism of Champagne

    The Romanticism of Champagne

    Tiny bubbles: in the wine. They do make all the difference. Leslie Caron sang about it — and love — in the late 1950s in the film Gigi. It made her ebullient in the movie and seems to have had the same effect on many of the rest of us. It is great if you can get to the source to experience it. However, you can enjoy the romanticism and some of the buzz of Champagne almost anywhere.
  • Jacqueline Hanikeh
    Published 2 years ago
    Wine Facts and Myths Debunked

    Wine Facts and Myths Debunked

    Everything about wine is amazing. The taste, the smell, the appearance, and the taste (yes, I've said it twice). Almost nothing can go wrong with wine — it's one of the best types of alcohol in the world. They come in so many different flavors and styles: It's an endless array of liquid heaven. There are false accusers (or haters) that come up with ridiculous myths and facts. Don't get me wrong, there are facts about wine that are certainly true. But there are also myths on wine that are total BS.
  • Jacqueline Hanikeh
    Published 2 years ago
    Healthiest Wines to Drink

    Healthiest Wines to Drink

    Yes, wine. One of the greatest drinks to binge on and eat with a variety of foods. From sparkling to red and white, you can easily enjoy and have a great time with friends, or even by yourself — like me. After a glass or two, or actually four, the giggles start coming in and your face is flushed like the color of the rich, deep red merlot in your glass. But did you know that there are a few wines labeled as healthiest wines to drink?
  • Mackenzie Z. Kennedy
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Cheap Rosé Wine on the Market

    Best Cheap Rosé Wine on the Market

    Rosé wine has long been somewhat maligned among wine connoisseurs — particularly among purists, due to the fact that it's a blend of different wines together. However, over the years, people have begun to find a lot of merit in rosé wines.
  • Annie Kiely
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Ice Wines

    Best Ice Wines

    Ice wines are produced all over the world, and have become a specialty product of many regions - particularly the Niagara region in Ontario Canada (in the areas just north of Niagara falls). Long a local favorite, wine-drinkers around the world have begun to discover these delicious and sweet dessert wines that can only be grown in certain regions, and with select varieties of grapes.If you have never tried ice wine, or are hoping to expand your knowledge of this specialty wine, check out this list of 10 of the best ice wines available now! Their quality and flavor have impressed even the most discerning wine experts in the world.