Why Are Wine Glasses Different Shapes?

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If you’ve ever browsed the dishware section of a home goods store, you’ve probably noticed wine glasses come in many different shapes. There’s the standard bowl-shaped wine glass, one with a much wider bowl and the skinny champagne flute. So, the question is — how much does the shape of your glass affect your wine? The Science Behind Wine Glass Shape The shape of a wine glass does affect the wine. A study from the Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering at a Tokyo Medical and Dental University found that a wine glass’s shape allows drinkers to smell the unique parts of …
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Best Wines Under $30

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The more you’re able to spend on wine, the better quality you’re likely to get. However, you don’t have to pay $100 to get a great bottle of wine. If you have $30 to spend, you can get a great bottle of wine — and maybe even have a few bucks to spare. Here are our top five picks for the best wines under 30 dollars. 1. Adelsheim Willamette Valley Pinot Noir When you try this flavorful red, your taste buds will meet lots of great flavors. See if you can discern all the tastes in this red. This recent vintage …
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Best Wines Under $20

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Enjoying wine is great because it’s accessible to lots of people. Unlike in the past, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to find a good wine. If you’ve got $20 to spend on wine, you can buy a good bottle. You can easily find your favorite kind — whether you like reds, whites, roses or sparkling wines — without breaking the bank. Here are some of our picks for great wines that you can get for under $20. 1. Stave & Steele Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon This full-bodied cabernet sauvignon brings fruity flavors of dark cherry, blackberry and plum. Aging …
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How to Save Money When Buying Wine

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Whether you’re buying a bottle for a friend’s dinner party or want to unwind after a busy day at work, saving money when buying wine makes it just a little bit better. If you think you have to spend a lot of money for a good bottle of wine, that’s not the case. Here are three tips to help you save when you’re out shopping for wine. 1. Keep an Eye on Sales Whenever you’re browsing through aisles of wine at your state store or grocery store, you’ve probably noticed select wines are often put out at discounted prices. This …
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Red Wines for White Wine Drinkers

Red Wines For White Wine Drinkers

If you drink wine, chances are you fall into one of two distinct categories — white wine or red wine lovers. A recent national survey showed that the majority prefer red wines. We know — if you’re a white wine drinker, you’re wondering how that’s possible. There are plenty of white wine drinkers who can’t imagine enjoying a glass of dry red. A chilled glass of a fruity white seems so much more refreshing. While it may seem as if these two categories of wine drinkers are forever separated, we believe there are red wines for white wine drinkers. There are …
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