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2 Things You Must Do Before Opening A Bottle of Wine

There's a reason why wine snob stereotypes persist despite the fact that wine has never been more popular even with the cheap beer and whiskey on the rocks crowd. It simply takes more effort to fully enjoy wines at their full potential. Here are 2 crucial but simple things you must do before opening a bottle:Make Sure the Bottle Temperature is Right White and red wines…See More
Jul 18
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Estate Wines Overtaking Mass Produced Blends

All too often, budding wine aficionados settle for safe mass produced blends due to limited budgets. Little do they know that a wide variety of AOC designated wines are easily within reach. The key is knowing what to look for. Many estate wines from the Pays d'Oc region in the South of France are stellar examples. “As winemakers, our main goal for…See More
Mar 13
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Vinnibag Gets Your Travel Treasures Back Safely

Traveling yields many a coveted bottle...like that only-in-Jalisco smoky raicilla, a South of France vintage not exported outside the country, or that olive oil so buttery you know you won't taste anything like it until you return. Are you really going to stuff these treasures between your underwear and extra sweater hoping they won't shift to the edges of your suitcase risking…See More
Mar 4
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What's Behind Baglio di Pianetto's Tasty Moscato?

Distinctive Winery and Micro Climate Inspired by France's vaunted Châteaux wineries, Paolo Marzotto opened his Baglio di Pianetto estate in 1997 taking advantage of Sicily's unique terroir. Situated in the town of Santa Cristina Gela, i…See More
Feb 9
Steve Mirsky commented on Steve Mirsky's blog post New Single Serving Wine Pouches Make Your Travels More Interesting
"Sounds good Jim, thanks for sharing re: your experiences w/ alternative wine packaging!  I do think each method has it's pluses & minuses including the traditional cork in a bottle.  Temperature control is a big factor as well as…"
Feb 6
jim morrison commented on Steve Mirsky's blog post New Single Serving Wine Pouches Make Your Travels More Interesting
"Good read, I see an increase in alternative packaging.. Not sure the value of this one, but at least there is an effort to more effectively market wine to a broader consumer base. We flew through several cases of Underwood     …"
Feb 5
jim morrison commented on Steve Mirsky's blog post Central Umbrian Wines Take Center Stage at Italy's Roccafiore Vineyards
"good read..thanks!"
Feb 5
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New Single Serving Wine Pouches Make Your Travels More Interesting

Wine on the go may not be exactly what you're envisioning when it comes to savoring distinctive vintages.  Nuvino turns this notion on its head making it entirely possible to enjoy 4 internationally celebrated 2013 wines out of easily packable single serve pouches.Whether drinking directly…See More
Dec 10, 2014
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Central Umbrian Wines Take Center Stage at Italy's Roccafiore Vineyards

Roccafiore Winery is so much more than a dedicated family winery crafting unique vintages from locally grown grapes in Italy's Central Umbria. Situated in the Village of Todi, their 200+ acres features a 360° panoramic view of the hilly landscape defined by extensive forest, olive groves, over 30 acres of micro-terraced organic…See More
Nov 7, 2014
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What's New at the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival

Each year, the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival proves that it represents so much more than a celebration of premier food and wine tastings. As a baseline of activity, nearly 100 wine and spirits vendors, local restaurants and artisan food producers share their goods under…See More
Oct 9, 2014
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A Better Way to Open a Bottle of Wine

Twisting a corkscrew into a bottle of wine certainly isn't rocket science but isn't fun either. In fact it's a downright chore. If you don't position it just right over the cork, you will twist at an angle creating a mess of crumbled cork or worse, a cracked bottle.Here's an enclosed corkscrew that actually makes opening wine fun again. Smart Touch enables you to never have to touch the cork or deal with the possibility of it…See More
Oct 1, 2014
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"Victor Vineyards puts out a vibrantly tasty Pinot Noir!"
Aug 18, 2014
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Small Batch Wines Delivered to Your Doorstep

Here's a fact we rarely keep in mind when browsing wines in a local wine shop or discount liquor store. 80% of wine sold in these outlets are produced by just 3 corporate wineries. This means there's a lot of blending going on. Many times inferior wines or off-vintages are mixed together under familiar labels so vineyards don't take a total loss on what otherwise could have been sold by the…See More
Aug 18, 2014
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Harry & David Wine Favorites

Harry & David has been in the gourmet gift basket business for over 80 years. They got their start selling perfectly ripe Royal Riviera pears sourced from 240 prime acres of orchards in Southern Oregon’s Rogue River Valley. Gradually they included…See More
May 3, 2014
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Celebrating Culinary Inspiration at Clearwater Beach Uncorked

Florida means different things to different people. Popularized characteristics include Disney, sunshine, G/gators, the Everglades, and miles of wide open beaches. And then there's Florida's Gulf Coast, endless stretches of powder white sand that were remarkably resilient to the ravages of the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill several years ago. Right in the middle is Clearwater Beach…See More
Jan 29, 2014
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The Most Effective Way to Aerate Your Wine & Spirits

I'll be honest, I never gave aeration much thought when drinking wines. I certainly didn't even contemplate it for spirits. Does adding oxygen really impact the flavor enough to go through the bother of squeezing air into your glass every time you imbibe?Well, with Aermate, I tried it out on my various favorites whether it was a glass of bold Argentinian Malbec or Speyside…See More
Jan 12, 2014

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About Me:
Steve's passion is helping readers gain a better understanding of food through travel via his own blog gastrotraveling.com as well as a regular contributor to snoothmedianetwork, tripatini.com and wine2.net. He believes that distinctive cuisine and life-changing travel experiences are best savored by those who are driven by curiosity rather than being the sole province of wine connoisseurs, gourmands, and jet setters.

Steve also creates and manages businesses' web and social media content at www.persuasivetype.com
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most granches in a fruity sangria
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Steve Mirsky's Blog

2 Things You Must Do Before Opening A Bottle of Wine

There's a reason why wine snob stereotypes persist despite the fact that wine has never been more popular even with the cheap beer and whiskey on the rocks crowd. It simply takes more effort to fully enjoy wines at their full potential. Here are 2 crucial but simple things you must do before opening a bottle:

Make Sure the Bottle Temperature is Right…



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Posted on July 18, 2015 at 2:30pm

Estate Wines Overtaking Mass Produced Blends

All too often, budding wine aficionados settle for safe mass produced blends due to limited budgets. Little do they know that a wide variety of AOC designated wines are easily within reach. The key is knowing what to look for. Many estate wines from the Pays d'Oc region in the South of France are stellar examples. “As winemakers, our…

Continue

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 6:55am

Vinnibag Gets Your Travel Treasures Back Safely

Traveling yields many a coveted bottle...like that only-in-Jalisco smoky raicilla, a South of France vintage not exported outside the country, or that olive oil so buttery you know you won't taste anything like it until you return. Are you really going to stuff these treasures between your underwear and extra sweater hoping they won't shift to the edges of your…

Continue

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 6:29pm

What's Behind Baglio di Pianetto's Tasty Moscato?

bagliowinery Distinctive Winery and Micro Climate



Inspired by France's vaunted Châteaux wineries, Paolo Marzotto opened his Baglio di Pianetto estate in 1997 taking advantage of Sicily's unique terroir. Situated in the town of Santa Cristina Gela, i…

Continue

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 2:30pm

New Single Serving Wine Pouches Make Your Travels More Interesting

Wine on the go may not be exactly what you're envisioning when it comes to savoring distinctive vintages.  Nuvino turns this notion on its head making it entirely possible to enjoy 4 internationally celebrated 2013 wines out of easily packable single serve…

Continue

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 6:54pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:20pm on October 25, 2009, João Tavares de Pina said…
Hi Steve,

Portugal has many autochthones grape varieties, red and whites.
White varieties are very interesting, with very different characters, but SYRIA also called Códega do Larinho is fantastic, with citrons aromas of tangerine and orange.
Portugal Dão region has the most gastronomic wines: fresh, intense, elegant with very nice acidity, made with autochthonous grapes from very particularly varieties.
Just try.
I am a producer in Portuguese Dão region, and I suggest you to taste an old Dão.

Just see what Paul White Thinks about as:

“So far, Portugal has managed to remain true to its traditions, while at the same time offering up a huge range of distinctive grape varieties and unusual wine styles precisely when many of us are tiring of endless New World makeovers of French varietals.

Dao has a lot going for it in that respect: first rate grape varieties firmly rooted in granite-based ‘terroir’ that sparkles back like diamonds, all this shaped by a growing season that’s relatively gentler and longer than other Portuguese regions. Although relatively unknown and sometimes tricky to pronounce, Dao’s red wines offer consumers genuinely new and exciting tasting experiences.”

Visit please our web-site, for now it’s just in Portuguese, but to see photos you don’t need any translation: www.quintadaboavista.eu

Hope to hear from you soon.
 
 
 

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