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What are Tannins – Enjoying Wine 101

To get technical about it, tannins are bitter tasting plant polyphenols that bind and precipitate proteins. Tannins are found in red wines in particular and may come from a variety of sources. Tannins may be located in the skins...

Wine Trends for 2011

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Recession ended in 2009, and we have been in recovery. I believe it to be one of the best kept secrets in the US. I do not think anyone is...

What Kind Of Wine Goes With Ham?

Most of the time, matching food with wine is pretty straight forward. There are, however, some foods that are more difficult to match up. Turkey is a bit more problematic because it has both light, and dark meat. Oriental...

Wine and Pregnancy – Is it Safe to Drink Wine When Your Pregnant?

Wine and pregnancy has been a hotly-debated issue for a very long time. Some people say it’s alright to have a drink during pregnancy while others strongly warn against drinking any alcohol whatsoever. While you might feel okay about having...

Why Do I Get Headaches From Wine

Most people are familiar with the nausea and headaches associated with hang-overs. These are the body’s response to both dehydration, and the depletion of Vitamin B in the liver. Fortunately, these maladies are easy to correct, with time, nutritional...

Supplying the Wine for a Daughters Wedding

Earlier this year as I relaxed after a grueling day on the ranch, sipping of course a superb glass of Pinot Noir, I received a call from my good friend and family physician Kurt, who proceeded to ask my...

Storing Opened Wine – Extending the Life of Your Wine

Many wine lovers find that half a bottle, or maybe even 1 or 2 glasses of wine is sufficient for an evening, especially when dining alone. This level of moderation is safe for a healthy liver, and reserves the...

Pyrenees Vineyard & Cellar

Pyrenees Vineyards & Cellar (www.pyreneesvineyard.com/) is located in Southern Oregon in the land of 100 Valleys, and the famed Umpqua Valley Wine District. This winery is the only one of the many excellent wineries located in the region that...

Interesting Wine Facts

Wine has been with us for a very long time. Archeological evidences suggests that wine was being made as far back as 8000 BC. Domestication of grapes specifically for making wine was well-established by the early Bronze Age. It...

How Many Calories are there in a Glass of Wine?

Rather than providing you with a list based on serving size, alcohol content, and specific brands that you can find on numerous websites that can't help but generalize, let's make our own generalizations. Simply come to realize that the...

Espresso Makers – Buying a Pump or Steam Maker

Any die-hard espresso fanatic knows how expensive the habit can be, especially when an espresso drink made at a popular chain will set you back nearly four dollars each day – that’s $120.00 per month! While ordering an espresso drink on the go affords a level of convenience, there...

Avocado – High Content of Heart-healthy Monounsaturated Fat

The avocado enjoys a racy past belied by its seemingly innocent and rather chubby appearance. Considered a fertility food as well as an aphrodisiac in its earlier days, the avocado was considered too improper to be enjoyed by image-concerned consumers until producers launched a massive campaign to change public...

Feeding a Family of Vegetarians

Many assume that the vegetarian diet is limited to pasta and salads. To the contrary, vegetarian diets are rich and varied, utilizing a wide range of grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables. In addition, there are many meat-substitute products available in grocery stores that allow vegetarians to eat many of...