Understanding U.S. Wine Laws Part 2 – Quick Breakdown

Here’s a further breakdown of the wine laws from yesterday’s post. If you’re looking at a bottle of California Wine, Washington Wine or Oregon Wine, the more names you see on the label the better. Ex: Andrew Will – Horse Heaven Hills – Champoux Vineyard Producer – Andrew Will Region – Washington State A.V.A. – Horse Heaven Hills Vineyard –

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Understanding U.S. Wine Laws – Know what you’re drinking!!!

What are wine laws? Wine laws can create a higher standard and quality of wine production and tells you what Appellation the wine comes from. Appellation is just a fancy word for a wine growing area. Wine laws differ from country to country. U.S. wine laws are known as the A.V.A. or American Viticultural Area. Why are wine laws important

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The Basics of Tasting Wine

Wine Tasting Terms to Know The Nose:  pretty self-explanatory; it’s what you smell. The Palate:  This is what you taste and feel.  Things you feel would be the body, acidity and tannin. Bouquet:  Smells associated with Fruity or Floral qualities. Aromas:  Smells anything other than Fruit or Floral.  These generally come from the wine aging. Maybe the snobbiest thing associated

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Wine Grapes: 101

Ever wonder what grapes are used to make wine?  The grapes you find in the supermarket like concord grapes are not grapes used to make wine, so what are the grapes used to make wine??? We’re more familiar with the names of these wine grapes than we realize: Wine Grape Names Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah or Shiraz, Zinfandel,

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