Wine Storing and Serving Temperatures

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Buying a bottle of red or white wine can be exciting enough, but that’s just where the adventure of enjoying wine begins. The real fun comes from owning and sharing new finds and old favorites. Of course, the trick to feeling confident when offering wine to guests is understanding the proper ways to store and serve each bottle. What Temperature Should Wine Be Stored At? After ordering some bottles of wine for home delivery, you should always make sure that you have a good set-up for storing the wine. Unless you are planning to uncork it on the day it arrives, …
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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?

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As you shop for wines, you may have noticed that wines have a number rating associated with them. What do these ratings mean, and what are they based on? A wine “score” originates from the consensus of groups of wine experts and their take on the character of a particular beverage. As you may have realized, wine scores are an extremely helpful tool for customers trying to make a decision about what to sample next. Wine ratings seem like a mystery to some, but they can become helpful to just about anyone trying to make a purchase. What Is the Wine …
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