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Old World vs New World Wines – What’s the Difference? | Just Wine
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Old World vs New World Wines – What’s the Difference?

Wine can be confusing, so let’s eliminate some of the mystery surrounding the origins of wine; namely, what’s an “Old World Wine” and how does...
What’s the difference between Old World and New World Wines? The simplest way to explain the difference between the two is that old world wines are made with tradition and come from Europe, whereas new world wines come from the rest of the non-European world and are categorized by the specific type of...
3 Unexpected Wines at an Ancient Roman Wine Tasting | Just Wine
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3 Unexpected Wines at an Ancient Roman Wine Tasting

The Romans had very different tastes than we have now. These are three wines that Romans drank which we are pretty sure you would NEVER try.
Ancient vs. Modern Wine Drinking The Ancient Romans were big wine drinkers, but it’s very likely their tastes differed from modern day wine drinkers. Part of this was due to the way wine was fermented and the types of vessels in which wine was carried and stored. Obviously, they did not have the advances...
How to Make a Wine Barrel — Insights from a Professional Cooper | Just Wine
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How to Make a Wine Barrel — Insights from a Professional Cooper

Many wine lovers know that oak barrels are vital for wine production, but have you ever wondered how wine barrels are made? While it takes professional...
What is a wine barrel? A wine barrel is a hollow cylindrical container that is longer than it is wide and has a rounded, bulging middle. Wine barrels are made of wooden “staves” that are bound by wood or metal hoops. Wine barrels have been used for centuries for storing and transporting wine, and even...
Must-Know Wine Basics: Advanced Wine Guide | Just Wine
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Must-Know Wine Basics: Advanced Wine Guide

I remember my first wine tasting. The instructor was like “What do you taste?” I was like “umm… wine.” Thunderous roar of laughter. Needless...
In this Advanced Wine Guide we will be discussing the acidity of wine, tannins and the finish.   There are different types of acidity in wine. Some occur naturally during the growing of the grapes and some happens during the wine-making process. Grapes grown in a colder climate tend to have higher acidity...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Argaman | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Argaman

While most native Israeli grape varieties do not exist anymore , Israel has turned lemons into lemonade or shall we say grapes into wine with...
  Overview of the Argaman wine varietal In Hebrew, Argaman means “deep purple” which is the exact colour of this fruity, medium bodied wine.   Why we like the Argaman varietal, grape and wine we love discovering unique wine varietals and this one is rare!   How to pronounce Argaman: AR-gaw-mawn   Flavours...
Revelling in Rioja: Grape Varieties, Sub Regions and the Wines of Rioja, Spain | Just Wine
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Revelling in Rioja: Grape Varieties, Sub Regions and the Wines of Rioja, Spain

CO-OP Sommelier Manager, Mike Roberts, takes you on a trip through Rioja without leaving your chair!
Rioja is Spain’s Most Recognized Wine Region Rioja is arguably the most important wine region is Spain, but certainly the most recognized. Like many countries where wine is deeply entrenched in culture, Spain is deeply loyal to its regional wines. Pride and passion are shown for the wines created in...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Riesling | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Riesling

Now that you’ve read the introductory guide to the Riesling wine varietal, it’s time to dig deeper into the Vitus vinifera grape variety.
Click Here for the Introductory Guide to Riesling   Riesling (Vitis vinifera var ‘Riesling’) A very aromatic vitis vinifera grape variety that originate in the Rhine region of Germany. Pronounced ‘REEce-ling’   Specific Regions where Pinot Noir Grapes Are Grown Mosel, Germany is known for producing...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio) | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio)

Now that you’ve read the introductory guide to the Pinot Grigio wine varietal, it’s time to dig deeper into the Vitus vinifera grape variety,...
Click Here for the Introductory Guide to Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio)   Pinot Gris (Vitis vinifera var ‘Pinot Gris’) The Vitus vinifera Pinot Gris is pronounced either ‘Pee-no GREE-joe’ (Italian) or ‘Pee-no GREE’ (French), the French origin of “pinot” means pin, from “pine tree” and “Gris” for the grey-like...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Chardonnay | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Chardonnay

Now that you’ve read the introductory guide to the Pinot Noir wine varietal, it’s time to dig deeper into the versatile Vitus vinifera grape...
Click Here for the Introductory Guide to Chardonnay   Chardonnay (Vitis vinifera var ‘Chardonnay’) A neutral white grape variety, the Vitus vinifera Chardonnay originated in Burgundy, France and is now planted all over the world.   Experience / Tasting Profile Of Chardonnay Grape Variety Appearance...
Origins of Wine 301: What is Terroir? | Just Wine
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Origins of Wine 301: What is Terroir?

The Grape Vine, a resilient plant that provides us with fruit that we turn in to fermented grape juice. It’s a hearty plant that takes full...
The Concept of Terroir in Winemaking: A Sense of Place Terroir is a concept that was first used hundreds of years ago by French viticulturists and winemakers, to explain the sense of place where wine grapes come from. Since then, winemakers and wine industry professionals around the world are using the...
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