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Category: Wine Basics 101

A Beginner’s Guide to Dessert Wines

Is Moscato all there is to sweet wines? Drinking sweet wines gives us pleasure. After all, who can resist a glass of Moscato on a hot day, or at the entrance of a dinner party? However, after drinking countless bottles of this nectar, do you sometimes wonder if there are other varieties of sweet wines…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Reds

Did you know that there are more than 2000 Italian grape varieties? From rich, intense Amarones to lush, bright Chiantis, Italy produces some of the world’s best red wines. Today, we introduce you to 6 popular Italian reds. 1.Valpolicella Blend Amarone della Valpolicella is a highly prestigious wine within the Valpolicella DOC of Italy’s Veneto…

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8 Steps to Help You Order Wine Like a Pro in a Restaurant

Taste 56 Wines Daily at 75CL Tasting Lab Ordering wine at a restaurant can be a tricky experience, and if you’re ordering for a group of people at an important event, it can be a nerve-wrecking affair. These 8 great tips below will help you order wine like a pro, and make you appear knowledgeable to…

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8 Wine Terms You Should Know

Taste 56 Wines Daily at 75CL Tasting Lab Ever been to a wine event and felt completely flummoxed by the jargon that streams out of a wine enthusiast’s mouth? Don’t worry. We’ve compiled a list of 8 common wine terms and their definitions to help you look like a pro during your next wine tasting….

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What is Oaking and Why Does it Matter?

“Oak” is mentioned frequently when discussing wine. But what does an “oaked” wine mean? How does oak influence the character of the wine? Today, we explain the process of oaking, and why it matters in wine. What is oaking?   Most red wines and many white wines spend time in oak barrels before being bottled. Oak…

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75Cl Presents: A Guide to Different Bottle Styles

Step into a wine shop, and you’ll see wine bottles of different shapes and sizes. Each wine bottle has its own unique name and history. By looking at the style of the bottle, it is possible to decode the type of wine inside. Today, we’ll introduce you to the three most commonly used bottles: The…

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7 Quick Facts on Champagne and Sparkling wine

Quick Fact 01 Champagne is just one type of sparkling wine. Loads of other quality sparkling wines are produced in France, and all over the world.  Quick Fact 02 Other regions in France produce sparkling wines called Cremant. Often of very good value, Cremant is comparable with entry-level Champagne, at a fraction of the cost. …

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Wine Terms: Wine body

If you are partial to a glass of wine, you may be familiar with the terms ‘full­bodied’, ‘medium bodied’ and ‘light­bodied’ in relation to descriptions of wine. If all this seems alien to you, then let us explain.     The ‘body’ of wine, in essence, is the weight and texture of the wine in…

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Wine Pro Basics: 3 Do’s & 3 Don’ts of Winetasting

The purpose of most tasting events is to showcase a particular winery’s offerings and ultimately motivate you to make a purchase. If you are new to wine tasting, there are some things you should know beforehand about what is proper and what isn’t during the event. Here are 3 do’s and 3 don’ts to help…

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Wine Basics – The 8 Basic Types of Wine

Welcome on your new wine journey. To help you get started, we have come up with an easy guide on the basics of wine. In this guide, we’ll get you started on the 8 different basic wine types; that is beside the general red or white wine. So let’s get started on teaching you to…

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