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Why do Wineries put Netting on the Grapevines? -

Why do Wineries put Netting on the Grapevines? - | Wine Tasting Tips from Villa del Monte Winery | Scoop.it
We put netting over the grapevines to keep the birds from eating the grapes before harvest.
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Simple Steps to Learn the Art of Wine Tasting

Simple Steps to Learn the Art of Wine Tasting | Wine Tasting Tips from Villa del Monte Winery | Scoop.it
Wine tasting is one of the best experiences you can have as an excursion. Wines have been a mark of sophistication and class since time immemorial.

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Sachin Saroj's curator insight, July 9, 2014 5:39 AM

Wine tasting though, is an art that can only be mastered with time. Those who have mastered it, know when and how to handle a wine that is good and one that isn’t.

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How to Read a Wine Label -

How to Read a Wine Label - | Wine Tasting Tips from Villa del Monte Winery | Scoop.it
Learn how to read a wine label. Easily find out where the grapes were grown and where the wine was made.
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How to Host a Wine Tasting Party (ideas)

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party (ideas) | Wine Tasting Tips from Villa del Monte Winery | Scoop.it

Get wine tasting party ideas based on professional tips, including pairing 'new world vs. old world' wines and blind tasting techniques. When you’re hosting your own tasting party there are a couple of things you’ll do differently than a professional trade tasting (sipping vs. spitting) but the basic format is the same. Most wine tastings feature four to eight different wines that have a common theme that ties them together.

In this guide, we’ll lay out a proven tasting format and a few wine tasting party ideas that are not only useful, but a lot of fun to try. [...]


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Lauren Annable's curator insight, April 14, 2015 1:54 PM

Want a place outside the office to wear your new custom suit? Here's some ideas on how to host your own wine tasting party where you'll definitely be the best dressed hostess in your custom apparel. (Liz McTighe) 

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How to Taste Wine

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Learn how to taste wine with 4 basic steps. The following wine tasting tips are practiced by sommeliers to refine their palates and sharpen their ability to recall wines. Even though this method is used by pro’s, it’s actually quite simple to understand and can help anyone to improve their wine palate. [...]


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Types of Wine Glasses (Infographic) for Beginners

Types of Wine Glasses (Infographic) for Beginners | Wine Tasting Tips from Villa del Monte Winery | Scoop.it
Check out this cool chart on the different types of wine glasses. Identify the main types of wine glasses you should buy based on your needs.

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Anna V. A. Resurreccion's comment, April 30, 2013 8:43 PM
You Only *Need* 2 Types
For basics, it says: "get a set of 6 red wine glasses and a set of 4-6 Champagne flutes. The article says: that’s all you really need.
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Our Favorite American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) -

Our Favorite American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) - | Wine Tasting Tips from Villa del Monte Winery | Scoop.it
Villa del Monte grapes typically come from these appellations: Carneros, Paicines, Santa Clara Valley, and Santa Cruz Mountains. Read about these AVAs.
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Wine For Beginners Infographic

Wine For Beginners Infographic | Wine Tasting Tips from Villa del Monte Winery | Scoop.it
The wine for beginners infographic has the answers you're looking for. Learn the different wine styles, wine glasses and tips on tasting like a wine connoisseur.

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(EN) - Wine Tasting Glossary | williams-sonoma.com

(EN) - Wine Tasting Glossary | williams-sonoma.com | Wine Tasting Tips from Villa del Monte Winery | Scoop.it

"Talking about wine shouldn’t be intimidating! You’ll find that tastings are more fun and educational when you know how to describe what you’re sipping. Boost your wine vocabulary with just a handful of key terms, outlined in our chart above. Then, gather friends and organize a wine-tasting party of your own to get the conversation started."


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Chris Burn's curator insight, October 22, 2013 12:08 PM

A very easy, short and sweet selection of the main wine tasting terms - remember some of these and you'll be confident in choosing and talking about your wines!