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What Makes a Wine Great? The Top 10 Qualities

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

What separates truly great wines from those which are very good, but somehow less memorable? Famed wine writer and educator Karen MacNeil has identified nine attributes. This article explains each.

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What is an AVA? 11 Things You Should Know

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Most high-quality, U.S. wines identify an AVA of origin on their label. The number of AVA’s is growing rapidly too. There are five new AVAs in the works just in the vicinity Willamette Valley, Oregon. But what is an AVA? What does an AVA designation tell us about a wine?

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5 Ways to Chill Wine Fast

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

A cold glass of wine is very refreshing on a hot Summer day. Here are 5 ways to get your wine from room temperature to perfectly chilled in a jiffy.

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