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  • Rhone Wines
    The Rhone is a wine growing region which surrounds the banks of the Rhone River in France. The Rhone stretches north and south, from southern Burgundy down to the Mediterranean Sea. Although it cove....
  • Wine Making Ingredients
    The most obvious of all wine making ingredients is grapes, though even these are not necessary to make a satisfactory bottle of wine. There are plenty of other fruits such as strawberries, cherries, b....
  • Vegetarian Wines
    All wines are, by definition, vegetarian. Vegetarian wines use organic, plant or mineral based agents, as well as albumin (egg white) during the wine-making phase known as "fining." Because all wines....
  • Wine Backpacks
    Some wine backpacks are like clown cars: it's just unbelievable how much you can fit into them. When I was looking at wine backpacks for my friend, I saw picnic backpacks that could hold blankets, wi....
  • Mexican Tequila
    Mexican tequila has a rich and fascinating history. Blue agave tequila was the first spirit distilled on the continent of North America, as well as the first to be sold commercially. Before Mexican ....
  • Fine Brandy
    Fine brandy should be sipped slowly, and with attention. Fine brandy and its finest representation, cognac, take a great deal of time to develop. These are not easy alcoholic beverages to produce. ....
  • Bourgogne Wines
    Bourgogne wines, as a term, refers to wines grown in the Burgundy appellation of France. Despite all the variations in Bourgogne wines--of which there seem to be thousands--they are all pretty much m....
  • Gourmet Wines
    Don't be fooled by hoity-toity websites that refer to themselves as "gourmet wine-sellers." The word "gourmet" in that sentence is a show-off. Unless you're paying a buck-ninety-five for Boone's Far....
  • Virginia Peanuts
    There are few more fitting complements to a freshly poured pint than a dish of Virginia peanuts. Aside from the mess created by discarded shells, peanuts are the perfect snack. Their salt content make....
  • Viognier Wines
    This white wine grape has its primary home in the Rhone Valley in France. Specifically, the most famous examples of Viognier wines come from the Condrieu appellation. Many fine wines are made by Vio....