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The Reason Your Wine Has Tears

The reason your wine has tears Legs, tears, lacing, church windows. We’ve stared at the meditative spectacle of droplets streaming down the side of our glass. And even cherished them, certain it was a sign of Wine Greatness. But, unfortunately, wine tears do not necessarily equate to high quality wine. So what are they really? Tears…

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Our Take on “Proper” Stemware

Our Take on “Proper” Stemware I’m in the process of shopping for a new set of stemware for my personal collection. While you can drink wine effectively from a red solo cup or a $150 crystal Riedel, sorry, the aromas just aren’t quite the same (Ah yes, I detect a slight bouquet of plastic…). I’ve…

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7 Tips for Winning with Wine This Thanksgiving

7 Tips for Winning with Wine This Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is special. How nice to have a major holiday that, instead of revolving around gift giving, revolves around sharing and caring. Surely, you never feel overwhelmed by the pressures of cooking, and, heaven forbid, selecting the perfect wine. Right?! Well, if presenting your guests with your…

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Open Sesame: What Openers Do the Pros Use?

Open Sesame: What Openers Do the Pros Use? In my wine 101 workshops, I say the first step in tasting wine is “see.” And with a harmonic chorus of ohhs and ahhs, we all look at the wine in our glasses and discuss what we observe. There’s only one problem: Technically, I lied. The first step is…

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To Chill or Not to Chill

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To Chill or Not to Chill Watch for our tips about the ideal temperature to serve wine. See other posts related to: Serving | Storage First Name*Last NameEmail* Be sure to double-check your spelling! This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. Thank you: Main Line Today ‘Best of’ Awards WAID is now…

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Does Wine Really Get Better with Age?

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Does Wine Really Get Better with Age? What is the “life-span” of wine? I have heard that wine gets better with age, but I have also heard that wine can spoil and go bad. How do I know the perfect time to drink a bottle of wine from my extremely modest wine cellar. – Michael W. What…

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After I Open a Bottle, How Long Will it Be Good?

After I Open a Bottle, How Long Will it Be Good? One Christmas my dear, sweet grandmother placed a half a bottle of wine on the table to pair with the festivities. Well, unfortunately, we’d originally opened that bottle back at Thanksgiving. It was a nice bottle. And while it would have been lovely to savor it to the…

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