Kim Peterson Byrne
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The California Wine Club - Discovering Artisan Wines Since 1990
Aging wine is not necessary, but if you have the space and proper conditions a properly-aged wine will yield great returns not available anywhere else. Note, despite the tomes written about wine as an investment, my reference to "returns" are limited to those of a sensory nature...
Finally! An Understandable Guide to Common Wine Terms
Hearing words like "tannins" and "oxidation" may make you feel like you're back in chemistry class, but they're so important to the wines we enjoy on the regular. Don't let them intimidate you, though — getting familiar with wine's most common terms can be as easy as pouring a glass of red at the end of a long day. Brush up on these words, and you'll be moving past "sweet" and "dry" in no time so that when you go wine tasting again, you'll be the pro with all the insider knowledge.
Mendoza, one of the ten great wine capitals of the world, has evolved into a world-class tourism destination. A desert oasis resting in the Argentinean foothills of the Andes mountain range, Mendoza has earned the moniker “the land of sunshine and good wine.” The region is bursting with over a thousand picturesque wineries growing Mendoza’s famous malbec grape. For adventure-seekers eager to explore the Andes, the province is replete with adrenaline-pumping outdoor pursuits.