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Wine Questions-Ted’s Corner June 2018

Let's talk wine questions...you have them, I can help!   What is natural wine? Natural wines are unfiltered.  Some winemakers use clay amphora pots to ferment the wines. They also may leave the wine in contact with the skins for an extended period of time. These...

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Summer Wine Picks – Ted’s Corner May 2018

Summer is almost here...So get those white and Rosé wines chilled!  Both groups of wines are easy drinking, refreshing and food friendly.   Here are a few of my favorites:  Lago Vinho Verde White - Portugal Fresh and crisp, this is an attractive medium sweet...

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Wine and Cheeses -Ted’s Corner – April 2018

This month, Ted shares his personal wisdom and thoughts about Wine and Cheese pairing.   I am not much into pairing wines with food.  I am a bit free spirited when it comes to that… drink what you like with the foods you like is my motto. I know, many sommeliers...

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Pour Vous Barrel Selections

Maker's Mark Private Select Back in June of 2017 our fearless leaders Don, Evelyn and JR Bonds embarked on a journey to Maker Mark Distillery in Loretto Kentucky to make our own expression of Makers Mark Private Select.   When you visit the Maker’s Mark...

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More Wine Questions – Ted’s Corner January 2018

More Wine Questions From Our Customers! You have questions, Ted has answers.  Ted is back answering some of customers most popular questions.   Q - What are wine legs? A - Wine legs form on the inside of your glass after the wine is tasted or swirled.  Wine legs...

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Wine Questions-Ted’s Corner September 2017

Let's talk wine questions...you have them, I can help!   Is wine gluten free? As you probably know, gluten is a protein found in grains such as barley, rye and wheat. Oats contain avenin, similar to gluten, but most people with celiac disease can safely eat them....

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Wine Tips For Summer – Ted’s Corner June 2017

Let's talk wine tips for the hot days ahead!   I'm baaacckkk! I've been out of my corner enjoying time on the lake with friends and family. Relaxing in the sun, enjoying many glasses of wine and thinking of you. As you have your own summer fun, remember...

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Getting To Know Rosé Wine – Ted’s Corner May 2017

Let's talk Rosé wine. Over the past decade, Rosé soared in popularity as THE summer choice for wine lovers. Its lighter style and lower alcohol content make it perfect for the warmer temps. The rumors that Rosé is a red or white wine gone wrong, or is somehow...

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Health Benefits of Wine – Ted’s Corner April 2017

Let's talk about the health benefits of wine.   Moderation is Key There is a lot of research being done on the health benefits of wine. No matter which study you look at, the word "moderation" is key. Moderate consumption of wine provides the most health...

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Let’s Talk Chardonnay -Ted’s Corner March 2017

Let’s Talk About Chardonnay Chardonnay originated in the Burgundy region of France and is one of the six Noble Grapes. It is now grown in every wine producing country around the world.   This grape is green-skinned and fairly neutral in taste, in fact, most...

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Post-Holiday Headache? -Ted’s Corner January 2017

You gathered, you feasted, you toasted, you cheered, and boy, do you have a headache!   Let's talk holiday hangovers and explore some ways to limit the painful aftereffects of merry making. We'll learn what causes those wine headaches. By the way, it's not...

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Sulfites In Wine – Ted’s Corner November 2016

Let's talk sulfites. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is one of a group of sulfur-based chemicals called sulfites. Winemakers use SO2 to preserve the appearance, shelf-life and safety of wine. Sulfites have wonderful antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Small amounts of...

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Ted’s Corner – October 2016

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE PINOT NOIR GRAPE!   Pinot Noir is a red grape. It is grown around the world, but is mainly associated with the Burgundy region of France. Other favorable growing areas are: Oregon; Caneros, Central Coast and Russian River Valley in...

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Ted’s Corner – September 2016

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE MOSCATO GRAPE! AKA- Muscat, Moscatel, Moscatello, Moscato The Moscato grape is a delicate and delicious, slightly sparkling wine that is very refreshing, usually low in alcohol.  It is a wonderful dessert and brunch wine.  These wines almost...

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Ted’s Corner – August 2016

HEAT AND WINE - NOT A GOOD MIX!!!      Wines begin to be damaged at about 70 degrees.  Did you know your car may reach over 100 degrees in 30 minutes during our hot summer days?!  The first sign that your wine may be damaged is the bottle feels warm to hot.  Long term...

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Ted’s Corner – July 2016

Let's Talk About Riesling          Riesling originated in the Rhine Area of Germany.  It is a white grape with floral aromas and high acidity.  Rieslings are usually unoaked and range from dry, semi-sweet and sweet.  Riesling grapes are also used to make sparkling...

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Ted’s Corner – June 2016

Let's Talk About Aromas and Flavors of Wine      After you open your wine let it sit for awhile to "breathe".  Give it a swirl in the glass and put your nose in the glass and smell.  Think about what you smell.  Wine can give you aromas of many things such as fruits,...

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Ted’s Corner – May 2016

LET'S TALK ABOUT PINOT GRIGIO / PINOT GRIS!           Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris (same grape) is mainly grown in Italy, France, California, Oregon, Washington and Germany.  They are light to medium bodied. Their aromas and flavors range from neutral to peach, orange...

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