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German Wines

German wines currently enjoy tremendous popularity, doubtless because they are so attractive to new wine drinkers. Typically, they are white, refreshingly crisp, fruitily flavoured, with a flowery scent, and low in alcohol. This makes them ideal as aperitifs, or even … Continue reading

09. July 2013 by admin
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Wines and Spirits Dictionary: Letter E

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East India This is a term now seldom used, but it was formerly applied to a certain type of brown sherry given additional ageing by being used as freight in vessels sailing to and from the East Indies. East-Side Winery … Continue reading

15. December 2011 by admin
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Eiswein

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(Pronounced ice-vine’) A phenomenon among German wines which, originally made through force of circumstances and more or less by chance, is now a sought-after rarity, often commanding very high prices when it can be found. Essentially, to make an eiswein, … Continue reading

15. December 2011 by admin
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California Wine Region

The most important wine producing region in the U.S., making by far the largest proportion of all wines – still, sparkling and fortified – of that country. The vines are the Vitis vinifera type and, in many instances, the winemakers … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Wines from Eastern Europe

AUSTRIA As a wine producer, Austria is very similar to Germany, but with more sunshine and just a hint of eastern promise. This means that many of the wines are from similar Germanic grape varieties but taste just a bit … Continue reading

14. September 2011 by admin
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