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Are You A Wine Lover?

     Are You a Wine Lover?
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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… Continue Reading →
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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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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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, suggesting that… Continue Reading →

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Crisis Center Wine Tasting – Chesterton

This is the 23rd 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 the first  Thursday, June.   With plenty of room to mingle, grab your own plate & glass and enjoy. … Continue Reading →
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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… Continue Reading → 
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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… Continue Reading →
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Moscato – The New White Wine by Chris Mauch

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… Continue Reading →

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NWI Tourism Spots Nominated for “Best In Indiana”

     Several Northwest Indiana Tourism Destinations were nominated for “Best of Indiana” recognition, and people had until Oct. 31, 2016 to go online and vote for them. The Summer Rhapsody Music Festival in Central Park in Valparaiso was selected in the “Best Indiana Musical Festivals” category. In the “Best Winery Category,” Northwest Indiana has three nominees:… Continue Reading →

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Easter & Mother’s Day Wine Pairing

by Chirs Mauch Spring is right around the corner and with it, the holiday dishes of the Easter. Are you one of the millions of people who are serving ham? If so, then you may have some problems trying to figure out which wine to serve. Ham can be hard to pair with wine. In… Continue Reading →

Muscat – The Other White Wine

by Chris Mauch A grape variety becoming more and more popular is a cross of the Schiava Grossa and Alexandria varieties of this grape. It is commonly produced as table wine but in California’s Central Valley it has been used in the production of dessert wine. One of the more versatile white wine grapes grown… Continue Reading →

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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… Continue Reading →
4 Safety Tips to Drink Responsibly this Summer

4 Safety Tips to Drink Responsibly this Summer

For many people, the celebrations of summer aren’t complete without an ice-cold beer beside the grill, margaritas on the beach, or cocktails on a night out with friends. While alcohol can add to some incredible summer memories Continue Reading . . .

journeymen distillery photosJourneyman Distillery is 100% Organic

  Everything about Journeyman Distillery is handcrafted, and their decor reflects attention to labor in every way. The original maple factory floors are from the 1800s. They have an original concrete bar made in Grand Rapids, with coordinates etched into the side—to mark this historic and unique location. They’ve used wood from the family barn… Continue Reading →

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About four years ago, four region dudes and a chick all started home brewing together on their block in Schererville, Indiana – Wildrose Lane. After winning several awards, and various comments from tasters, they realized that their home brewed Craft Beer was as good if not better than many crafter beers on the market. After… Continue Reading →

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