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Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Fun | 0 comments

Christmas thoughts…

Christmas thoughts…

  Focus wine shares pictures from the page of Merano Wine Festival and is sunk in thoughts regarding Christmas and wine… Merry Red and White Christmas to all ! At Christmas remember: Wine drinkers make grape lovers!       Don’t drink and drive – you may spill your wine! ( this fun staff comes from www.thewineandvine.com)                             Some ideas for Christmas presents:...

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Posted by on Dec 22, 2013 in Fun | 0 comments

The importance of a wine glass…

The importance of a wine glass…

Wine glass is an important instrument for tasting wine! The shape of the glass and the material it is made of is very important as they can influence our perception of wine. The wine glass is normally made of a base/foot, stem and the bowl while stem-less glasses are also becoming popular. The best glass for tasting wine should be transparent with no painted or cut decorations as this could impede the appreciation of its color. The main rule is to use bigger glasses (the bigger the better to increase the rate of oxidation) for red wines and smaller glasses for white wines. The proper way of grasping the glass would be by the stem to avoid leaving the fingerprints on the bowl and in case of white wines warming the glass. Crystal stemware is usually preferred to glass stemware  because it has a higher index of refraction which gives the sparkle to the glass.                   Pictures by archeli and winefolly!...

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Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Fun | 1 comment

Important! Exercise for wine lovers!

Important! Exercise for wine lovers!

It is important that the wine drinkers do some workout in between drinking times. In wintertime and with age those ’empty’ wine calories seem to show immediately on our figures unless we do so. Here are some simple ideas of how to practice directly in the cellar, without the need to go to the gym or jog around.  The coolest thing about it is that you can actually exercise without necessarily having to stop drinking! Enjoy you workout and enjoy your...

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