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A conversation about wine, for those who have their best conversations over a glass of wine.
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Wine Tip: Serving Wine Is Not Brain Surgery

Wine Tip: Serving Wine Is Not Brain Surgery | For the Love of Wine | Scoop.it
The other night, at what passes for a reasonably good restaurant, my wife and I ordered a simple bottle of white wine.  The waitress, when…
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Ever wondered about the rules for opening wine? Here's a nice, unintimidating breakdown of a fun process...

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Chinese buyer takes top lot in French prime minister's cellar auction | decanter.com

Chinese buyer takes top lot in French prime minister's cellar auction | decanter.com | For the Love of Wine | Scoop.it
A 27-year-old Chinese buyer took the top lot in an auction of the French prime minister’s wine cellar that raised more than EUR170,000.
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Wonder what he'll serve it with?

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How the World Drinks Whiskey—Visualized

How the World Drinks Whiskey—Visualized | For the Love of Wine | Scoop.it
India consumes half the world's whiskey, but the French drink the most per person. And guess the one country where they swallow even more American-made whiskey than Americans ...

Via Frank Haddad
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And the world's greatest whiskey drinkers are...the French!?

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The world's most popular wine grape is...

The world's most popular wine grape is... | For the Love of Wine | Scoop.it
Ray Isle (@islewine on Twitter) is Food & Wine's executive wine editor. We trust his every cork pop and decant – and the man can sniff out a bargain to boot. Take it away, Ray.
Thank you, University of Adelaide.

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Wine and Spirits Soap Co.

Wine and Spirits Soap Co. | For the Love of Wine | Scoop.it

If you love wine so much that you wouldn't mind bathing in it, this site might be the socially acceptable answer for you...

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Italian White Wine: A List Of Varieties

Italian White Wine: A List Of Varieties | For the Love of Wine | Scoop.it
If Italian white wine is something you enjoy, you may find some wines on this list that you haven't tried yet.
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Wine Talk: Five resolutions for the new year

Wine Talk: Five resolutions for the new year | For the Love of Wine | Scoop.it
Going forward in 2014, I have a plan that I am confident will enhance my enjoyment of wine. Call them New Year's wine resolutions, if you will.
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If you're still casting about for New Year's resolutions, here are five excellent suggestions.

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Is it okay to chill wine in the freezer?

Is it okay to chill wine in the freezer? | For the Love of Wine | Scoop.it
The freezer is totally acceptable. But if you are as forgetful as yours truly, you might want to consider alternatives …
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Yes, it is, but take care not to forget it in there.

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#Drink #Recipe / Orange Basil Mojito Recipe

#Drink #Recipe / Orange Basil Mojito Recipe | For the Love of Wine | Scoop.it

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup thick simple syrup (see instructions)
10 large fresh basil leaves, stems removed and discarded
1 cup white rum
1 cup club soda
Crushed ice
Orange slices, for garnish
Additional basil leaves for garnish


DIRECTIONS: http://dineanddish.net/2013/04/orange-basil-mojitos-kitchenaid-blender-giveaway/


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Western wines 101

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While this basic pairing guide doesn't mention rice & beans or tamales, it gives a pretty good idea of the kind of foods you can pair with various wines.

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East vs West: Cool Climate Palates and California Chardonnay : PALATE PRESS

East vs West: Cool Climate Palates and California Chardonnay : PALATE PRESS | For the Love of Wine | Scoop.it
One very interesting aspect of the wine tasting profession is the notion of a regional palate.
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