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  1. decanting-when-how-why
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    Decanting: when, how, why

    How much do you really know about decanters, every wine lover's best friend?

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  2. whisky
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    The art of tasting fine spirits

    Brandy, armagnac, whisky… fine spirits are popular these days. But what exactly are we talking about, and how best should we appreciate these products?

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  3. Whisky and Scotch
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    Whisky and Scotch

    For spirit aficionados, whisky may well be the ultimate symbol of refinement. The cereal-based eau-de-vie is appreciated for its subtle taste and distinguished by its intricate distillation process.

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  4. Wine tasting
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    What bottle to open first?

    What bottle should you open first? And what’s the difference between a red, a white and a port? The most important thing to remember is that you need to give each bottle a chance to shine!

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  5. Champaign pored into glasses
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    When to pop open the bubbly

    Everyone pops open the bubbly on special occasions, but it can just as easily be served at a laid-back dinner, or impromptu get-together.

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  6. cocktail with mint and brandy
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    Brandy, Cognac or Armagnac?

    Here are a few examples of the many cocktails that can be made with brandy, a spirit made by distilling wine.

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  7. people tasting wine in a vineyard
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    Wine tasting and your state of mind

    Tasting a wine is about more than just putting the glass to your mouth. You have to use both your mind and your senses, along with a meditative thoughtfulness.

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  8. red wine
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    Shades of red wine

    Oh red wine! How do we love thee? Let us count the ways! Here are our suggestions and explanations to help you see – and enjoy – the best of your red.

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  9. Decoding wine labels
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    Decoding wine labels

    Wine labels can draw your attention with their design alone, but what useful info is hiding behind the graphics? Here are a few things to look for on the front and back labels next time you find yourself trying to decide on a bottle.

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  10. What vintages mean
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    About vintages

    The vintage represents the year the grapes for a particular wine were harvested. But how can you determine the quality of a wine’s production? Here are a few tips for understanding the meaning of vintages.

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  11. What’s in a rosé
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    Shades of rosé

    What’s in a rosé? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you understand the components of this increasingly popular wine.

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