Port Wine is a fortified wine, as defined in EU legislation. It is produced in the Demarcated Region of the Douro under very specific conditions resulting from natural and human factors. The winemaking process, based on traditional methods, includes stopping the fermentation of the “must” by adding grape brandy, making a blend of 2 or more wines, and letting the wine age.
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Written on July 21st, 2010 , Education (All About Wine), Wines

What’s all the fuss about listening to “wine experts” telling us how good or bad a wine is? Do they really know more than the average wine drinker, and should we let them influence us in choosing wines to buy? Can wine competitions and tastings tell us anything about specific labels and varieties? How should we really pick and choose?
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Written on July 21st, 2010 , Education (All About Wine)

Drinking red wine and cooking with olive oil may help us to live longer, say scientists. Figures from the European Union show that people living in Mediterranean countries like Spain and Italy can expect to live longer on average than people in other countries. Key ingredients in both substances can significantly increase the lifespan of yeast. Since yeast and humans share many genes, scientists have speculated they may have the same effect in people. The findings provide more evidence to suggest that the Mediterranean diet may be the secret to living a long and healthy life.
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Written on July 21st, 2010 , Education (All About Wine)

Wine to enjoy every day without spending the high prices normally associated with collections. Since every person has their own palette,no expert opinion can define what that means. If you like it, regardless of price, enjoy it! And share the experience with others.

Written on July 6th, 2010 , Wines

A Virtual Tour of Grapes, Wines, Wineries