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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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Gimme A Red!

I am a big white wine fan, particularly Zinfandel, I know, yucky, but would like to branch out into the reds. Could you recommend a good red that I might like. I have not had any luck with the ones I have tried. I guess I am stuck on the sweetness of the zins. Thx.

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Aging Time For Bull's Blood

I have a friend who visited Hungary several years ago and brought back a bottle of Egri Bukaver (Bull's Blood), vintage 1999. She has not opened it yet, and I told her she may want to find out how long the wine can age, as it may have passed already. How long can one hold a bottle of Bull's Blood before it goes bad?

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Spicy Food And Wine

what works well with spicy food? I prefer beer with spicy food, but sometimes we prefer to drink wine.. any suggestions?

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Wine Glasses

Ok, I got the idea that the right glass enhances flavor and bouquet. But how is this more than a clever marketing ploy if all the glasses are different shapes? I checked Spiegelau, Schott Zwiesel, Riedel and Ravenscroft. Glass shapes range from tear-drop shaped to round and full (like the ones I already own). I have tried the Riedel shape that's full on the bottom and tapered toward the top. Call me a Freudian but I prefer the full, round shape...

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Wine Virgin

I have recently started to delve into the world of red wine. I do like the taste but am finding it a little too bitter/dry at times. Could you recommend a red wine (brand OR type i.e. shiraz, merlot, pinot noir etc.) that is sweeter but not nearly as sweet as those yucky Zinfandels? Please provide me with a few choices. I have heard that Port wine is the way to go. Any help would be appreciated.

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Definition Of Name

What exactly does it mean to call something a \"proprietary wine\"? Does it mean anything to different to call it a \"proprietary blend\"?

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