How to Pick the Best Merlot for Any Budget

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Are you trying to buy the best merlot for your particular budget? Discover our tips to buy this food-friendly red wine at three different spending levels. Whether you are a little strapped for cash and need value, or if you’re looking for a splurge-worthy selection to celebrate with, we can help. Read more now.

Four Types of Wine Openers and How to Use Them

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There are four main types of wine openers: double hinged, twist, lever, and electric. Which you should choose depends on several factors, including the age of the wine, type of cork, and your hand strength. We’ll tell you everything you need to know to find the right one for your needs. Read more now.

13 of the Best Wine Openers and Corkscrews

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Which is the best wine opener for home use, and which style should you purchase to meet your needs? Whether you’re looking for a double hinged, twist, lever, or electric model, we’ll help you to find the right corkscrew, wine key, or wine opener among the top picks in our roundup. Read more now on Foodal.

Find the Best Rack for Properly Storing Your Wine

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Wine is more finicky than other beverages. Store it improperly and it can turn to vinegar. But with so many wine racks to choose from, how do you decide which is best for your personal taste? Our roundup recommends a number of attractive wine storage solutions for any space, from tiny to expansive. Read our review now.

Enhance Your Favorite Wine with the Right Glassware

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There’s no doubt that the aroma and flavor of almost any wine can be enhanced by drinking it from the proper type of glass. But which to choose? In our guide to wine glasses, we explain the difference between glasses for red, white, and sparkling wines, and recommend the best glasses for each. Read our full review now.

Don’t Toss That Stale Vino: Make Vinegar Instead!

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A good store bought red or white wine vinegar is a rare find. The taste is often insipid and acidic, and comes with a high price tag for mediocre flavor and quality. For full-bodied, flavorful vinegars, why not make your own? By using up leftover wine, you can make exquisite brews in just a few weeks. It’s easy to do, inexpensive, and fun! Check out our outline of this simple process on Foodal.

Your Seven Step Guide to Finding the Best Wine

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Civilization’s love affair with wine is nearly as old as civilization itself. In the East, Japan’s sake “rice wine” is just one of the many wonderful traditional drinks associated with the island nation. Some of the oldest records we have from Mesopotamia pertain to the brewing and fermenting of beer and wine-like beverages. The Bible …

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Thinking of Making Wine at Home? Here’s How to Get Started

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We occasionally link to goods offered by vendors to help the reader find relevant products. Some of these may be affiliate based, meaning we earn small commissions (at no additional cost to you) if items are purchased. Here is more about what we do. The art of wine making is an intricate, aesthetically-pleasing process to be …

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Tips for Planning a Wine Party

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Wine appreciation was long the province of an elite few, those who could spend thousands of dollars to build a cellar and enjoy it with their country club friends or professional partners. Now, however, wine is available to the masses, and with new health benefits (particularly for the red varieties) announced almost daily, the masses …

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