2010 Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Review

The Modern Somm’s Wine Review 2010 Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Price $29.99 The Modern Somm’s Rating: 4 out 5 Stars My Thoughts Great bang for the buck. While not a cheap wine, it’s got all the thrills and chills of a $100 Napa Cab. Great for an easy drink or with your big fatty grilled meats! Only reason

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Syrah Vs. Shiraz – DING! DING! DING!

What’s the difference between Syrah and Shiraz? This is a very common question and while it may be common wine logic to some, it’s still a mystery to the average wine drinker.  Syrah and Shiraz are the same grape.  The difference between Shiraz and Syrah comes down to style. Shiraz is what “Syrah” is called in Australia; everywhere else around

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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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Red Wine Allergies

DISCLAIMER:  Reasons for Wine Allergies differ for everyone and the reasons are largely unproven.  Any and all suggested reasons are purely speculation and opinion. Why am I allergic to wine?  Do I specifically have an allergy to red wine?  Most think they have an allergy to red wine because they have white wine allergy symptoms.   Some say they get headaches

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