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What Is A Rhone Blend/bordeaux Blend

What is a Rhone Blend and a Bordeaux Blend? What makes them the type of blends that they are?

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Valdadige Vs Delle Venezie

The label of this PGrigio says, "Pinot Grigio from Valdadige" Further down on the label it says Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT. What does Valdadige have to do with delle Venezie? Thank you

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Wine Description By "experts"

I often read a description of wine as "sexy" as used by Parker, Wine Spectator & others. I asked Serina Sutcliff at a Hollywood Wine Seminar what they meant. She answered laughingly "I don`t know. I never use the term. Call me if you find out." What do you think they mean by a "sexy" wine? Donald Holzberg

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1978 Especial Gran Reserva Wine

I have a 750ml bottle of Especial Gran Reserva red wine (rioja I think) made in 1978, bought at the winery in Spain, never opened, in excellent condition (label, cork, everything). I have been trying to determine its value and if possible, who or where I could sell it. Anyone have helpful information regarding this?

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No Expiration Date.

There are particles (sediment, cork?) floating in wine that we have had about 15 yrs. Do you think it is still good to drink if we use a sieve to strain it?

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Sparkling Wine & Champagne Wine Corks.

It seems that the corks used for sparkling wines and Champagnes are made with 2 types of cork that are laminated together. Why is this?

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Year

The year on bottles always seem very important. What does the year mean exactly? The year it was bottled? Or the year the fermenting began? I love wine and learning about it, if you could recommend a book for me to read to get an over all insite on wine, what would it be?

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Wine And Diabetes

My husband has recently been told he has Type II diabetes. I would imagine that more and more boomers are being diagnosed with this problem. Can you please give some information on how a winelover, who tends to choose the wine first and THEN the meal, can still partake? Also, what is the best way of saving part of a good bottle of wine to have another day, and how many days does this method preserve the integrity of the wine? Thank you.

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Pinot Noir

What is the typical taste profile difference in a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir?

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What Is The Name Of The Wine Pourer I Saw?

Hi All, I was at a fancy resturant a while ago and when we ordered a bottle of vintage wine the manager brought out a pourer. It held the bottle and had a crank that poured the wine as you cranked. It also had the candle under the neck of the bottle. I am pretty sure it was an antique. I would like to look for one but I have no idea what they are called. Thanks!

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