Your Guide to Wine Alcohol Content

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Kicking back in your recliner with a lovely glass of Chardonnay? Enjoying some BYOB wine you purchased online at a favorite local bistro? Whether at home or on the go, you should always stay aware of the alcohol content of the wine you drink. In fact, as you become more appreciative of the wonderful world of wine, you will begin to pay more attention to each bottle’s alcohol content. After all, without alcohol, you would basically be sipping a sophisticated glass of grape juice without much structure or body. To help you get a handle on the alcohol content of your preferred wines, we …
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What Is Vintage Wine?

What Is Vintage Wine?

In the world of wine terms, few are as important yet misunderstood as “vintage.” Written on labels then placed on shelves at your local liquor store, what does it mean for a wine to be “vintage.” Is it aged? Old? Experiencing a sudden resurgence among trendy wine drinkers? It turns out, what makes wine vintage is far, far simpler. What Does Vintage Mean for Wine? Wine vintage refers to the year grapes were harvested. Finding a bottle’s vintage is relatively straightforward. Simply look for the year printed on the front of the bottle. This number tells you when the grapes …
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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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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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