1. American Craft Brew Week: 8 Craft Brews to Try This Week

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    American Craft Brew Week: 8 Craft Brews to Try This Week

    It’s time for everyone’s favorite week of the year! It’s finally here--National American Craft Brew Week!

    National American Craft Brew Week is celebrated between May 10-16. It gives independent breweries and local beer makers a chance to make their mark on the national and globa

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  2. New Zealand’s Amazingly Diverse Wine Regions

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    New Zealand Wine Regions

    New Zealand may seem late to the show. But in only 50 years, it has made a name for itself in the wine world.

    Winemaking in New Zealand dates back to the mid-19th century. But it didn’t really take off until after the 1970s. Up until that time, New Zealand was known for its beef, dairy, and wool. But in 1973, Britain opted to become part of the European Economic Community. This move severed i

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  3. What Wine Goes with Steak: Your Ultimate List

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    What Wine Goes With Steak

    Wine and steak—are two of our favorite things! Steak is a natural choice for special occasions—a symbol of riches and plenty. Its health benefits (and risks) have been well-researched. In moderate amounts, red meat is a good source of iron, B12, and Zinc. Red wine (in moderate amounts) is known to be rich in antioxidants, lower bad cholesterol, and lower your risk for heart disease. Together, and in

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  4. World of Wine - Brazil’s 6 Wine Regions are Small but Impressive

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    World of Wines - Brazil Wine Regions

    Brazil’s landmass makes it the 5th largest country in the world. Since most of that land is outside the wine belt (31° to 38° Latitude South), you might not expect much in the way of wine production. But Brazil’s wines will surprise and delight you.

    History of Wine Production in Brazil

    Like Chile, Brazil’s wine production dates back to the colonial period, with Br

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  5. Archaic Meets Modern in Portugal’s 12 Wine Regions

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    Portugal Wine Regions

    With exquisite wines and picturesque scenery, Portuguese Wine Regions are a lesson in merging historic and modern viticulture methods.

    A little, ancient, history of the Region

    Wine production in the Iberian Peninsula, home to Spain and Portugal, dates back to 2000 BC. That’s when the Tartessians cultivated the first grapes in the Tagus region, near modern Lisbon. The Phoenicians b

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  6. Wine Regions of Germany - A World of Wine Primer

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    Wine Regions of Germany

    Often Overlooked and Underrated, German Wines will Surprise You

    When you ask someone about German wines, you usually get one of two responses. One waxes on about the elegant dry whites, while the other dismisses the whole country for its cheap, sweet, un-oaked whites with low ABV. So, unless you are big into white wines, especially Rieslings, you probably don’t know much about German w

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  7. A Brief Introduction to the Wines and Wine Regions of Chile

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    Wine Regions of Chile

    Chile’s long history with wine is complicated and filled with setbacks.

    Wine in Chile dates back to mid-16th century Spanish conquistadores and missionaries, who carried grapes wherever they went. These grapes, often referred to as the “common black grape,” filled the vineyards of local Jesuit priests.

    Like many colonies, Chilean vintners were restricted to local

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  8. Exciting Fruit Wines to Try for the Holiday Season

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    Exciting Fruit Wines to Try This Holiday Seasn

    Explore the regional backwater of wines that could be the star of your holiday event. 

    Yes, they are old-fashioned. But that doesn’t mean fruit wines are boring. The human race has a history of making wine out of anything we can ferment, even trees and fungi. On early American homesteads, you’d find salted meat and canned preserves, sure. But you would also find bottles of win

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  9. The Ultimate Guide to Champagne

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    Ultimate Guide to Champagne

    Bubbly, sparkling wine, prosecco — whatever name you know it by, champagne is certainly flowing this time of year. From the holidays to New Year’s Eve and beyond, plenty of people are popping bottles all around the globe to celebrate.

    But what is champagne? And how should you get the most out of this delicious and exciting drink? What you need is an ultimate guide to champagne — and we’re here to

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  10. 5 of the Best 100% Merlots for Fall

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    5 of the Best 100% Merlots for Fall

    The Much-Maligned Merlot is Having its Day!

    Remember when it was savaged in 2005 in the Academy Award-winning movie Sideways? Well, Merlot is enjoying a slow-burn comeback, although many connoisseurs have never deserted it.

    Merlot is a

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