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How Do Wines Become Sweet?

How Do Wines Become Sweet?

Ever wonder how that German Riesling or tawny port you’re sipping got to the level of sweetness that it did? Hint: the winemakers didn’t just dump spoonfuls of sugar into the base wine and give it a quick stir. Sweet wines, which have had an unnecessarily negative connotation attached to them for a while, are […]

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The Wine To Toast With On New Year’s Eve If You Hate Champagne

The Wine To Toast With On New Year’s Eve If You Hate Champagne

The tradition of ringing in the New Year with a glass of Champagne goes back to the nineteenth century, when, thanks to the rise of industrialization, those who weren’t nobility finally had enough money to at least afford the stuff on special occasions. Wanting to emulate the upper classes, the new middle class took to […]

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