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How to Drink Alcohol Safely and Sensibly

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SENSIBLE DRINKING Know what you’re getting A normal glass of wine or sherry, a single measure of spirits and half a pint of beer each contain about one unit, or 8g (1/4oz) of alcohol. A large glass of red or … Continue reading

01. November 2013 by admin
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Alcohol: Definition

Although there are various different kinds of alcohol, it is only ethyl alcohol that is involved with drinks that can be taken with safety for the drinker. It is not known which was the first alcoholic drink to be evolved … Continue reading

11. October 2013 by admin
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Alcohol and Your Health FAQs

WINE, ALCOHOL AND HEALTH Q. How can one tell from the label how strong a wine is? A. Unlike average capacity and provenance, alcohol content is not yet required information on wine labels. As well as the Californians and Australians, … Continue reading

05. July 2013 by admin
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Alcohol: Definition

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Although there are various different kinds of alcohol, it is only ethyl alcohol that is involved with drinks that can be taken with safety for the drinker. It is not known which was the first alcoholic drink to be evolved … Continue reading

11. April 2013 by admin
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Wine Bottles and Bottle Stink

Wine Bottles Although up to the present time the choice of a bottle for a particular drink has enabled a huge variety of shapes and colours to be put on the market, the situation tends to be towards standardisation, both … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Hermann Buring and Australian Wine Making

One of the most respected names in Australian winemaking. One branch, through T.C. Hermann Buring, in partnership with Carl Sobels, established the ‘Quelltaler’ establishment, south of Clare, in the South Australian Clare-Watervale region. The word ‘Quelltaler’ may be roughly translated … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Chablis

Although quite apart from the Burgundy vineyard region, Chablis is a Burgundy; but not the only white one, as is sometimes erroneously supposed. It is in the departement of the Yonne and, before the Phylloxera, was responsible for one-third of … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Champagne

The wine that comes from a defined area in the north of France, around the valley of the River Marne and Reims, Epernay and Ay. It has a proud history, and it was the wine offered to the Kings of … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Chianti

(Pronounced ‘Key-an-ty’) Strictly delimited area in Tuscany, in Italy, producing what is possibly the best-known of all Italian red wines. It is important, however, to realise that it is only since comparatively recent legislation and the D.O.C. that the region … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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All About Cognac

A spirit distilled from wine in the Charente region in the west of France, acknowledged to be the world’s supreme brandy. Brandywine or ‘brantwijn’ – literally ‘burnt wine’ – is supposed to have been first made around Cognac and Jarnac … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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