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Lobster Wine Pairing: The Top 5 Wines

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Whether you're hosting a dinner party or celebrating a business deal or milestone anniversary, you may find yourself wondering about the best wine to serve with lobster. The ideal wine will depend upon several factors, such as how the lobster was prepared and what types of sauces or side dishes will accompany the main course.

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An Introduction to Port Wine

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Port wine, typically shortened to port, comes from the Douro Valley in Portugal. Unlike other types of wine that are usually defined by one varietal or a blend of two to three grape varieties, port is all about blending. Indeed, that’s what makes port what it is...There are roughly 100 grape varieties in the Douro Valley that can go into red port blends, with the most common being Touriga Francesca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz (the same as Spanish Tempranillo), Tinta Barroca, Tinta Amarela and Tinto Cao.

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Defining What Terroir Is for Wine

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Terroir is a loose term that encompasses various things. What they are depends on whom you ask. In general, though, it means “a sense of place.” Essentially, terroir encompasses all of the factors that go into producing wine grapes in a vineyard, from the climate to the soil to the elevation. The idea behind terroir is quite old, dating back to the Ancient Greeks who engaged in extensive winemaking...

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10 California Chardonnays You Need in Your Wine Cellar

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The Chardonnay grape is second only to Cabernet Sauvignon in terms of popularity, but at 95,000 acres and counting, it is no. 1 for vineyard acreage in California. Why is this white wine so popular among wine enthusiasts and collectors? In one word, versatility. California Chardonnay grows in a diverse array of climates and elevations...

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How Many Calories Are There in Red Wine?

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Generally, in life, enjoying things in moderation will give you the most pleasure. This is certainly true for wine, where it’s important to recognize how your daily or weekly habits can affect you. Knowing how many calories are in a glass of your favorite wine will help you decide whether you should cut back, or seek out a new favorite.

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