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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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The Colour of Wine

The colour of a wine is of great importance – but sometimes can be misleading. It should always give pleasure to the eye and possess a ‘living’ tone. But havingsaid this, there are many exceptions to such generalisations as are … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Wine Corks, ‘Corked’ and Corkscrews

Wine Corks The cork oak, Quercussuber, source of the best cork for sealing bottles, has flourished in parts of Europe for thousands of years, and in fact the use of cork for stoppering bottles or wine containers was known to … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Brandy

This is a distillate of wine which, in French-speaking countries, is more specifically referred to as a fine to distinguish it from fruit brandies, or alcools blancs. which are distilled from fruits. Brandy can be made wherever wine is made … Continue reading

13. December 2011 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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