How Does a Wine Tasting Work?

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Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or just gaining interest in trying different flavors, a wine tasting is the ultimate learning experience. Wineries across the country are open multiple days a week to help educate and serve you with original aromas and pairings. The process of tasting wines will change depending on the venue, but proper etiquette should be in order. If you’re headed to your first wine tasting, there’s no need to be nervous. Marketview Liquor is here with the “do’s and don’ts” of your first visit. What Is a Wine Tasting? A wine tasting is a set time for …
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Cocktail Guide

Building up a basic bar at home doesn’t need to take a lot of time or money, but it’s an investment that will pay off in your own enjoyment and your reputation as a host. Setting up a bar at home requires surprisingly little. We’ve kept the requirements simple: supplies for a dozen basic cocktails and standard single-liquor highballs like gin and tonic. Basic Bar Checklist Bottle/Can opener Corkscrew Cutting board and paring knife Ice bucket and tongs Jigger Juice squeezer Shaker Stirring spoon Strainer Towel Cocktail or “Martini” (4 to 6 ounces) Highball (8 to 10 ounces) Old-fashioned or …
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How Does the Wine Rating System Work?

How Does the Wine Rating System Work?

Those numbers you spot when shopping for wine? That’s a wine’s “score,” and it relays how that particular bottle’s characteristics fare within a set wine point system standardizing the wider industry. What is the point system used for wine? Where did it start, who gives the ratings and how do points affect pricing, production and more? And — perhaps most importantly — should you even care about wine ratings in the first place? Get the 4-1-1 on the 100-point wine scoring system with this guide — ideally, while you’re sipping your favorite varietal. The Wine Point Scale, Explained What is the wine …
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How Can You Tell a Good Wine From a Low-Quality Wine?

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Whether you’re a wine expert or just getting into the variety of flavors, there’s nothing like a good bottle of wine. Enthusiasts travel great distances to find the perfect match for their taste buds, but finding an excellent-tasting wine can be somewhat of a process. What makes a wine taste good, and is there a way to know this information prior to pouring? Marketview Liquor wants to help you on your quest for favorable wines. Through active observation of key details, you can understand wine far beyond the marketing on the label. What Makes a Good Wine? Ideally, you’ll be …
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Guide to Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Guide to Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Sauvignon blanc isn’t like any other type of white wine — and it doesn’t want to be. Zippy, dry and full of earthy “green” flavors, sauvignon blanc is a refreshingly unique type of white wine boasting more than 30 years of explosive demand. Explore this white wine type’s key characteristics, plus where it’s grown, food to pair it with and other serving and storage secrets to get the most out of your sauvignon blanc experience. What Is Sauvignon Blanc Wine? Sauvignon blanc is one of the world’s most popular white wine varietals. Sharp, crisp, acidic and dry, sauvignon blanc presents …
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