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Starting a Wine Collection: 10 Expert Tips for Buying and Storing Your First Bottles

Many collectors grow their wine collections without purpose, buying the wines they know and love until they run out of space. Unfortunately, this approach may result in disappointment as lifestyles change and tastes evolve over the long term. A better approach is to create and follow a plan that will serve your wine lifestyle, answer […]

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Cheap Wine vs. Expensive Wine: How to Taste the Difference

It’s a claim that’s appeared in almost every wine magazine, on almost every food and drink website and has been discussed in almost every wine tasting room: “You know, even sommeliers can’t tell the difference between cheap and expensive wine.” Regardless of how many times this phrase has been repeated, is it the truth? We […]

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Building Your Wine Collection and First Cellar: Do’s and Don’ts from the Experts

If you’re planning to build your wine collection or first wine cellar, a wealth of information exists online, from advice on proper wine storage temperatures to selecting the right wine storage solutions. Yet, as with any new endeavor, the greatest benefit may come from those who preceded you along the same path. We spoke to […]

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Wine Tasting in Italy, France and Europe: How to Plan Your Old World Wine Tour

If you’re planning a trip to Europe and are planning to visit wineries during your visit, there are several important differences between Although wine tourism is becoming more common, you’ll find European vineyards are not as commercialized as their U.S. counterparts. For North Americans, becoming familiar with a wine region is as easy as jumping […]

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Wine Dispensers: Which Wine Preservation System is Right for You?

While you look forward to uncorking a rare bottle of wine you’ve saved for a special occasion, what do you do when you can’t drink more than half that bottle, knowing the wine won’t keep once exposed to oxygen? Fortunately, you have numerous storage solutions to preserve wine after opening. While methods such as Private […]

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