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Etty Lewensztain

Thinking Beyond The Grape: Fruit Wines

Menuism | Posted 11.17.2012 | Taste
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Wine, on a very basic level, is made from fermented fruit. While people mostly associate wine with grapes, wine can be made from a wide array of fruits.

A Dummy's Guide To Wine Regions

Menuism | Posted 10.28.2012 | Taste
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If you're a novice wine drinker who enjoys their wine now and then, loves the idea of being adventurous and ordering exotic wines when dining out, but lacks the wine geek know-how, this is a post dedicated entirely to you.

Decoding The World's Most Expensive Wines

Menuism | Posted 10.13.2012 | Home
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What is it about wine that drives people to spend unthinkable amounts of money?

What Is Fortified Wine, Anyway?

Menuism | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home
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Port, Sherry, Madeira, Banyuls and Marsala all hover in that all-inclusive dessert category of wine that most casual wine drinkers don't take the time to ponder.

Wine Etiquette FAQs: The Wine Tasting Edition

Menuism | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
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This second edition in the Wine Etiquette FAQ series is all about the rules of the game when sipping vino at wine tasting events.

Wine Etiquette FAQs: The Restaurant Edition

Menuism | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
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Wine etiquette has changed drastically over the years, just as the profile of drinkers has changed. Gone are the days of stuffy sommeliers wielding crystal stemware in suits and ties.

3 White Wines For Red Wine Drinkers

Menuism | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
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Red wine, it seems, has stolen all the thunder from its poor white counterpart. You never hear people raving about how they can't wait to pop open a big, brawny bottle of sauvignon blanc.

What Makes A Wine Age-Worthy?

Menuism | Posted 02.15.2012 | Home
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People tend to stash expensive bottles of Bordeaux in their cellars to age but would never think to do the same with a $13 bottle of New Zealand sauvignon blanc. Ever wonder why?

10 Esoteric Wine Descriptors And What They Really Mean

Menuism | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home
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By Etty Lewensztain, Wine Expert for Menuism.com Image used under a Creative Commons license by Joe Shlabotnik Ever find yourself sitting at a chi...