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Wine Gadget: Angle 33 Wine Thermals

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Have you ever wanted an easier way to keep a bottle of wine cold than using an ice bucket? What about keeping a bottle of white wine chilled that you are taking outside for a meal in the backyard? How about keeping a bottle of red wine from getting too warm on a hot summer […]

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Three Wine Books that Would Make Excellent Holiday Gifts

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

In recent months, I have come across a number of wine books that have caught my attention. Three stood out for me, each of which I would recommend for people who love wine or are interested in learning more about it. Ia€?m presenting the books in alphabetical order, since my recommendation for you would depend […]

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The Best in Wine Bottle Foil Cutters: Vacu Vin Arch

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Over the years, wea€?ve tried just about every foil cutter on the market. Most of them either didna€?t work well at all or had a short working life before one of the pins popped out. Fortunately, last fall when perusing the new Wine World Warehouse in Seattle, we came across the Vacu Vin Arch foil […]

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Proper Wine Storage

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The two biggest dangers to wine are wide temperature fluctuations and high temperatures for a sustained period of time. For wines that you plan to consume in the next week to the next year, which will probably be most of your wine, a dark, low-vibration closet in a home or apartment with a normal household […]

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Stemware Showdown: New Glasses take on Riedel

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Wine lovers spend a lot of time talking about wine itself but very little time talking about the glasses in which that wine is served. As we have said before, good wine glasses do make a difference. However, before you roll your eyes in disagreement or, conversely, fear that youa€?ll have to take out a […]

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True Fabrications: Selling All Things Wine, Except Wine

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Periodically, we feature wine gadgets that we have personally found to be helpful to have in our wine toolkit. As you browse the aisles of your local wine shop or thumb through a wine store catalog, you will see hundreds of wine accessories or gadgets. For the first time, we are featuring a a€?wine gadgeta€? […]

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Even though ita€?s only two weeks until Christmas, if you are like me, you still have some Christmas shopping to do. If you know the person that you are shopping for is a wine lover or at least has an interest in wine, herea€?s a list that I hope will help you figure out what […]

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Gift Ideas for the Wine Lovers on your List

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, if you are like me, you still have plenty of Christmas shopping to do. Are you at a loss for what to get your dad, sister, Aunt Sally, or your next door neighbor? If you know the person that you are shopping for is […]

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Good wine glasses do make a difference

Friday, February 1st, 2008

For the best possible wine tasting experience, you want a glass that is large enough so that half-filled it holds a standard serving of wine (1/5 bottle or 150 ml). That means at least a 10 oz. glass, or larger if you prefer. You never want to fill a wine glass more than half-full (1/3 […]

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