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The Science Behind Your Hangover


The worst thing about how wonderful wine is is that it is sometimes a little TOO wonderful and we end up drinking more than we thought. We fight the resulting hangovers with our own rituals (For Eric that’s Gatorade and for me that’s 2 ibuprofen, some light […]

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Know More About Your Wine (Video)

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Last night, I was thumbing through channels on my TV when I stumbled across a TV Show on ABC called “The List”.  (It’s basically a pop culture show.) Within a few seconds of viewing this episode, a segment called “Know More About Your Wine” was broadcast, and […]

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Decanting Wine: What You Need to Know

Decanting Wine

For the first few years that my husband and I visited our local wine club, we watched them decant or aerate the red wine but never quite understood if it made a difference. Finally one day we asked them to explain it to us. They had us […]

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Beer or Wine: How Do They Compare?

Comparing Beer and Wine

I came across a really interested infographic from CompareCamp the other day that I thought our readers would love. Given that we have both this wine review site as well as a beer club review site, I was curious as to how beer and wine really do […]

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Wine Makes Good Blood


What makes wine so good for you? Have you ever heard that “wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.”? No, that’s not something I made up to justify my passion for wine and my regular (though moderate) consumption. It was actually the French chemist […]

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Ice, Ice, Ice (Wine) Baby!


This cold weather we’re having is really getting to me.  (That may account for my Vanilla-Ice-inspired, attempt-at-a-humorous-title today.)  Brrrr….. Here in Southeast Michigan, we’re having one of the coldest winters on record.  (I have no room to complain, of course, with our friends in Boston receiving about 100 […]

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sulfites (But Were Afraid to Ask)


I am pretty sure that most of you have wondered, at least once, about the note on wine labels saying `contains sulfites`.  And, although most often this question is fully forgotten a few minutes after sipping the first glass of wine (especially if this is a good […]

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Don’t Mess with Texas – It’s Texas Wine Month!

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When you think of the great state of Texas, what are the first things that come to mind?  For me, here are my personal list 10 things that come to mind when I think of Texas: Don’t mess with Texas. Everything is big in Texas. There is no […]

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Review: Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

Wine Scratch and Sniff Book

The more that I learn about wine, the more I enjoy it. Whether it is from tasting something new at a winery, exploring a food pairing suggested by a wine club, or reading articles about the wine industry, I am constantly amazed at how wine education really […]

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Learning About Wine: Today’s Lesson is Spain and Spanish Wine (video)

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We were fortunate enough to interview a true wine expert for yesterday’s post, which was inspired by Columbus Day. In that original post, we wanted to  highlight and explore countries that were linked to Christopher Columbus.  The original intention was to make a single video that highlighted […]

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