Category Archives: wineries

Champagne Tips For The Holidays

by  Chris Mauch      With New Years being the time  for toasting with Champagne, I thought I’d take this opportunity to explain Champagne.      The strictest definition of the word is the European version which states that only ”sparkling wines” from the Champagne region of France, approximately 90 minutes northeast of Paris, can be…

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Vinho Do Porto -a Classic European Wine

     This article is about Vinho do Porto, or Port. Port is one of the great classic European wines and its history is a long and fascinating one. Typically associated with Portugal, it really owes at least part of its invention to England because of the war with France. Basically, the English boycotted French wine…

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Are You A Wine Lover?

     Are You a Wine Lover?      Just in time for Valentine’s Day, We’ve got you covered. For area wine Tastings and Wine – Related Events, Click Here. Enjoy our Exclusive Wine articles listed below: Wine Lovers FAQ There’s no doubt that wine can be confusing, with so many wines, so much to…

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Wine Lovers FAQ

There’s no doubt that wine can be confusing, with so many wines, so much to learn about each one. During wine tastings, I am asked questions why do we do this or that. But the most common questions I get tend to be about wine in general So this month, I thought Id take the…

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A Glass of Red Wine is Good For Your Health!

    Resveratrol has been ‘in the news’ for nearly two decades. For example, 17 years ago, CBS News and Morely Safer did a story on Europeans who tend to eat a high fat diet, drink a lot of wine and have lower levels of fat and cholesterol than Americans. Studies at Harvard Medical School and…

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The White Wine of Argentina Torrontes

by Chris Mauch      Recent DNA research has shown that Torrontés is related to the Malvasia group of grapes which originated in the Eastern Mediterranean and found their way to Atlantic islands such as Madeira. It is not known how it arrived in Argentina, but it seems to have been there a long time,…

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Crisis Center Wine Tasting – Chesterton

This is the 25th Annual Wine Fest that benefits the Crisis Center. A Craft beer station, wine stations, and an entire dessert room await you.  Let’s not forget over a half dozen food and cutting stations on Thursday, June 11th, 2020.  With plenty of room to mingle, grab your own plate & glass and enjoy. …

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Which Wines to Choose at Mother’s Day Brunch

by Chris Mauch When a group of us go out for dinner, I am the one always asked to pick a wine for the table that will satisfy everyone. This is almost impossible to do, not only because each person has their own preference for wine, but each will order his or her own dinner…

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The Perfect Wine with Easter Chocolates

by Chris Mauch It seems that everywhere you look: grocery aisles, restaurants, farmer’s markets, your hotel pillow, you’ll find chocolate. I’m not talking about a 50-cent vending machine candy bar, but premium, all natural, gourmet chocolate. Not only is it the rage, you can now argue it’s good for you with more science linking health…

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Moscato – The New White Wine

The past few months there has been a spike in the sales of Moscato d’Asti, so let’s talk about it. Moscato has been around since the 50′s and has never been this popular. There is also Muscat Ottonel which makes dessert wines in Austria, Orange Muscat which makes dessert wines in California, and many other…

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