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5 Best Wine Accessories for Your Bar: Pick the Right Corkscrew, Decanter, Chiller and More

As you invest in your wine collection, you should also invest in these important accessories to open, serve and store your wine.

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How to Pour a Perfect Glass of Wine

There’s more to pouring wine than unscrewing the cap and tipping the bottle. Follow these tips for the perfect pour.

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Ultima Stemware – Will it Break?

How many glasses have you broken at parties, while hand washing them or simply knocking them over on the counter?  How much money do you spend replacing all those glasses in the long-term?  We think the answer to both of these questions are “a LOT” if you’re using some of the leading high-end European brands. […]

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The Cork and the Corkscrew: A Prodigious Pair

Ever since glass-blowing technology allowed humans to begin storing wine in glass bottles (as opposed to terracotta amphoras and wooden barrels), they have been sealed with cork to safely age. Even with the invention of the screwtop, or Stelvin, closure, most tend to prefer the traditional “pop” of a cork when opening a bottle of […]

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The Art of Decanting

Most experts agree that decanting a wine depends largely on the wine’s age and varietal characteristics. Most young wines, especially big, bold reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Barolo or Syrah benefit from decanting. Not because it helps to soften tannins, but rather by dissipating undesirable sulfer-based compounds it allows the fruit characteristics to concentrate and intensify […]

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