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Fortified Wine

What makes a wine receive the nomenclature of fortified?

Answered By An Expert On Apr 23, 2014 - View Answer


I have found liquors years after being first opened still enjoyable although probably different from their original taste. What is your experience in drinking liquors years after opening. I have read that wines with high alcohol content(port, brandy, liquor etc.) should not be left lying on their side as the…

Answered By An Expert On Apr 22, 2014 - View Answer

Moscato with dinner a faux pas?

I have recently discovered Moscato and enjoyed the sweet taste more than any white or red wine I have ever had. When dining out, I want to drink Moscato with my entrée, be it meat, fish or pasta. Would this be an unforgiveable wine faux pas?

Answered By An Expert On Apr 18, 2014 - View Answer

Snake design on a tastevin handle

The handle of some tastevins is in the form of a pair of snakes or a single snake, an element most often seen on tastevins from Bourgogne region. Can anyone tell me if the snakes have any symbolic significance?

Answered By An Expert On Apr 15, 2014 - View Answer

Kid Cab California 2012 Wine

I have a KId Cab California Wine that is a Cabernet Sauvignon. Is this a sweet wine?

Answered By An Expert On Apr 14, 2014 - View Answer

Wine Import

Greetings all, I would like to import wine for trade and exhibition. Since i wont open a store where i keep the wine, we would also like to work with a current permit holder to facilitate the Millennium Development Goal Number of 8 which encourages Global partnership. I will be…

Answered By An Expert On Apr 8, 2014 - View Answer

Allergic to Mourvedre

I have a customer that swears up and down that she is allergic to Mourvedre! She says she gets a reaction only when she drinks Mourvedre - even if it is in a blended wine in small quantities.

Answered By An Expert On Apr 2, 2014 - View Answer

Looking for my wine!

I'm new at wine, but loving it! I don't like a wine that has a bold or strong robust flavor. But do like the Red's, as well as some White's. Something more on the line of a full flavor, sweet wine! Any suggestions?

Answered By An Expert On Apr 1, 2014 - View Answer

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