December 2009 Archives

If you’re anything like the rest of the world, you are probably wondering what in the world you are going to get for your friends and family this holiday season. Once everyone grows up, you have to wonder what you are supposed to get for that person who has everything! The kids are easy to shop for, sure, but what about the grown-ups? You don’t want the holidays to become tedious buy buying mundane stuff for everyone – you want them to remember the gift always as a symbol of what they mean to you! Custom wine glasses are a great way to give a gift that no one will forget for years on end.

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Now more than ever, people across the planet are concerned about their weight. Like it or not, body image is a real issue. The real issue, however, is that being overweight can cause a lot of health problems. Our society has become more and more sedentary as it gets more industrialized, and our diet has changed as well. By and large, most of us do not eat well. Wine lovers, just like everyone else, are paying attention to the calories in white wine and in red wine.

There are many different regions all across the planet that are known for their wines. Whether they are velvety reds or crisp whites, every one of these regions has their own style and taste that sets them apart from every other wine. Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada is the region best known for Canadian wine making. Vancouver is primarily known for the great wines that it produces due to its colder climate, but you can find all sorts of wines in this thriving community.

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Conundrum white wine is a California blend that is quite unique in its barrage of flavors and utter popularity. Conundrum was created back in 1989 at Caymus Vineyards in California. The winemaker at Caymus, Jon Bolta, was determined from the very first vintage to make a very different blend of white wines that would surpass all single-varietal wines. Blending wine varietals together is a tradition that is centuries-old and enabled vintners to learn that a little Merlot or Cabernet Franc complemented and extended the flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon and that a small amount of S

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There’s no doubt about: America has a weight problem. As our society has developed to be more on-the-go, our diet has gone more and more down the tubes, becoming high in sugar, salt, and fat. As a result, we’ve physically expanded and obesity is a serious problem. Many wine lovers, overweight or not, have taken heed and have begun to pay attention to the calories in wine.

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If you collect wine, you will eventually need your own wine cooler. There simply is nothing for it! Sure, you can attempt to strategically set your wine around the house, looking for the best areas with the best temperature, but a there simply is no substitute for a good wine cooler that lets you keep all your wine in one convenient place. A brand to check out that is one on the rise is the Danby wine cooler.

If you’ve ever thought about making your own wine, you’ve probably searched for commercial wine making equipment to try and figure out if it is something you can do. If this is your first foray into such a search, hopefully this will provide you with a little help in finding the right supplier for the job. But where do you even start?

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Many budding wine enthusiasts may assume that ice wine is frozen because it begins with the word “ice.” Others might even think that you can create ice wine by sticking a bottle of wine in your freezer for a little while. While certainly entertaining, both of these concepts are way off the mark. In fact, ice wine is one of coolest facets of the wine industry. Because ice wine needs cold temperatures to be made properly, Canada is one of the best places to make it and Canadian ice wine is world-renowned for its sweet, crispy flavor. Canada has become synonymous with ice wine among wine connoisseurs.

When you are out looking for the right wine glasses, your first assumption may be to look for the absolute cheapest glasses you can find. That’s nt a bad idea, but you should know that when it comes to wine glasses you really are getting just what you pay for. Wine glasses usually tend to emphasize quality over price. Most casual wine drinkers are simply satisfied with whatever wine glass is at hand, such as the Riedel glasses, or the glass they received when they went to a wine tasting. Heck, some will drink wine out of a paper cup if it comes to that|! If you really are looking for discount wine glasses, however, Luminarc is one brand definitely worth checking out.

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A wine charm can mean any number of things, but to most it is either a small charm like you would put on a charm bracelet (shaped like a glass of wine, but of course), a small ring with a plastic bauble on it that you put around the stem of your wine glass, or a fancy tassel that you can put around a bottle of wine to liven up its appearance a bit. No matter what sort you’re talking about, making your own wine charms is fun and easy! If you want detailed instructions or more ideas, do a quick search on your favorite search engine for “wine glass charm,” “charm glass wine,” or something like that and you’ll find a metric ton of information.

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