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To Aerate or Not, That is the Question

In a previous post we explained how oxygen is detrimental to wine, with only a few exceptions.  Once wine is in the bottle or in your glass, extensive exposure to air can eventually “oxidize” the wine resulting in a chemical compound called acetaldehyde, which smells like rotten apples in large amounts, and further into acetic [...]

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Vinturi Aerator Blind Tasting

Yesterday, we visited our friends at Trione Vineyards & Winery to put the Vinturi Wine Aerator to the test on video. We asked the question: could our tasters tell the difference between the wine poured straight out of the bottle to the same wine poured through a Vinturi? Both our tasters, novice and expert, preferred [...]

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What Dad Really Wants

Father’s Day is just around the corner. You did remember didn’t you?…DOH!  Well, you still have time to get him something—no, not another funky Jerry Garcia tie or bottle of Old Spice cologne. If dear old Dad is a wine lover, get him something he really wants. A gift from IWA shows Dad just how [...]

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Best-Selling Gifts for Every Budget

There’s now two weeks till Christmas. Are you finished with your shopping? If you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift, I’d like to offer a few suggestions that will make the recipient stop and say, “WOW,” while staying within your budget. What budget? If the sky is the limit and you really want to [...]

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