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A Glass of Wine in memory of National Pencil Day

A glass of wine in memory of Hymen Lipman, who on this day in 1858 patented a pencil with an attached eraser. Where would we all be today without such a device? 78 more words

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How many different wine grapes have you tasted?

I have just received my certificate and been accepted as a member of the exclusive Wine Century Club, an organisation for people who can show they have tasted 100 different grape varieties used in wines from around the world. 452 more words

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Wine: An existential tasting?

“Paris, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking.

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The Fourth Wine - Chardonnay

The Grape

Chardonnay is the biggest white wine on the planet. It’s a truly noble grape as every region will have some form of it. It is also known as ‘White Burgundy’ after the region it originated in. 156 more words

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What is a tannin?

A tannin is a polyphenol. That’s basically a chemical with lots of phenol groups attached. Don’t worry about it. They occur in grape seeds, skins and stems and get into the grape juice when the grape is crushed and soaking. 178 more words

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Wine the Third - Pinot Noir

The Grape

Pinot Noir is said by some to be one of the most difficult wines to grow and produce. The grapes don’t like cool weather, and get diseases and rot fairly easily. 117 more words

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What is 'Vintage'?

A lot of wines have a published vintage on them, be it 2016 or another year. But what exactly is it about and why does it matter? 214 more words

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