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More White Wines for Summer

More White Wines for Summer

What makes a good summertime white wine? Well, something light, maybe tart or citrusy with good fruit flavors and a bracing acidity.   Lots of wines meet these criteria, but anyone looking for something off the beaten path (vineyard?) should look to Austria to quench their thirst.   Two grapes stand out here, both noted […]

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What Makes a Wine Age-Worthy?

What Makes a Wine Age-Worthy?

While most wines can handle some ageing, what makes a wine worthy of being selected now to open on your 20th wedding anniversary, 60th birthday or child’s graduation from college?   Well, a lot of things, many of them having to do with chemistry.   Unlike most wines, age-worthy wines often aren’t much fun to […]

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