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Miscellaneous wine articles. Sorry, no matter how hard we try there are several articles that just don't fit into neat little categories...

Fine Medieval Wine Tapestry

Medieval wine tapestry

This medieval wine tapestry shows us the pleasure of wine making hundreds of years ago.

Miscellaneous Wine Articles - Don't Misc Them

As we add to your collection, we hope to create new categories. In the meantime, we strongly suggest perusing these unique pieces. The first one compares fine wine and martial arts, the second provides an exciting history of wine in America. Make sure that you check this list carefully. While we do not necessarily agree with each author's affirmations, we only present articles that we feel are of value. We plan to add relevant articles from time to time.

Black Belts And Good Wine
Author: Peter Vermeeren

Who would have thought of comparing wine and the martial arts? But Vermeeren makes a good case, and along the way you may learn something new about wine, in particular Spanish wine.

"In my opinion a first dan (shodan) is the same as a young wine, from a very recent year without time to..."
Black Belts And Good Wine

The Curious History Of Wine Consumption In America
Author: Ben Bicias

This fact-filled article covers several centuries of America's unique wine history. Bicais gives you a picture of the various eras, and how their relationship with wine. Did you know that "American wine consumption actually increased during Prohibition."?

"Wine consumption was a lightning rod for these discriminatory points of view. Although not accurate, alcoholism was seen..."
The Curious History Of Wine Consumption In America

Choosing a Wine Gift Basket
By Peter

Answer a few questions and you might find the perfect for that someone special.

"Men will prefer... whereas women are usually..."
Choosing a Wine Gift Basket

Choosing Wine on a First Date
Author: Neil Best

I wish that I read this article before some of my first dates. On the other hand...

"First dates are nerve wracking enough without having to worry about what wine to choose to impress your new friend!
One of the great things about wine on a date is..."
Choosing Wine on a First Date

French Wine Laws
Author: Jason Tiffin

Tiffin presents many specific aspects of French Wine Laws, legislation that has served as a model for numerous countries.

"The production of wine in France is tightly controlled by two organizations. The Institut National des Appellations d'Origine (INAO)...
French Wine Laws

Kosher Wines
By Shay P

Shay explains briefly the basic requirements for a wine to be Kosher, meeting Jewish dietary laws.

"When shopping for a kosher wine for the Passover, one must pay special attention to..."
Kosher Wines

The Mystery of Sparkling Wine
Author: Ben Bicias

What makes Sparkling WInes different from all other wines?

"Every truly brilliant idea is ridiculed and condemned, and Dom Perignon's Sparkling Wine wass not exception to this rule. But as the years passed,..."
The Mystery of Sparkling Wine

What Puts The Sparkle In Sparkling Wine?
By Neil Best

Best describes briefly how to make sparkling wine, should you be so inclined. He lists the grape varieties allowed in Champagne and tells you how to read the label to determine the wine's sweetness. He mentions several alternatives to Champagne. The article concludes with some practical serving suggestions.

"For a cheaper alternative, often of similar quality, look for..."
What Puts The Sparkle In Sparkling Wine?

What wine really is (just in case you thought you knew)
Author: Neil Best

Best presents the interplay of wine's major components. You might want to think about this article when tasting wine.

"Although millions of people across the globe enjoy wine, very few of them know exactly what it is about a particular wine that they enjoy. By understanding..."
What wine really is (just in case you thought you knew)