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Welcome to the Wine & Spirits blog!

Welcome to the Peter Whieldon wine and spirits blog!Hello and Welcome to the PeterWhieldon wine and spirits blog!

This blog contains informative facts, reports and reviews and also includes our advice and recommendations on all alcoholic beverages. If you are interested in wines and spirits and would like to know more, keep looking in.  You can drop us a mail any time if you need to know anything regarding wines.

What is wine?

In one sentence, wine, regardless of colour, is a beverage made with the fermented juices of grapes.

Technically speaking, a fermented beverage can be made with any type of fruit, apples, grapes, plums etc. but to make ‘wine’ the fruit used must be grapes, and further, wine grapes… not table grapes.

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Is Rose a red or a white wine? - Rose winesRose wine is basically the middle ground between hearty reds and the lighter whites. It is usually served chilled but not to the extent of a full white and in particular, very dry whites.

Rose wines are not always light pink in color but usually are, hence the name. Also, Rose wines lack the robust tannic structure of red wines but it makes up for this with lovely aromas and crisp tastes.

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Is Vintage wine really the best?

Vintage wines at it comes to wine, vintage is ‘supposed’ to be the best… and with a very few exceptions, it usually is. A wine’s vintage simply tells you which year the grapes that were used to make it were picked.

Most wines come from a single vintage, and the label on the bottle shows the year in which the wine was made.

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How to taste wine

Wine tasting at tasting wine, and getting paid for it!  Many people do this for a living and when suitably experienced, anyone can!

In this post, I will tell you how to taste and evaluate a wine which will get you started in your wine tasting years to come.  People have been tasting wine for thousands of years and have been making money from it for over 100 years. So what do they know that you don’t?

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Wine varieties and the soils they are grown in

Wine varieties at are many wine types and many different wine tastes. Have you ever thought of the connections that exist which help to create these different wine flavours, or how the elements combine to produce the wines we drink?


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Should I decant wine?

Decanting wine at you ever noticed when you open a bottle of red wine the taste gets better over time?

The second glass is even smoother! The wine should start to smell better, the flavours should become more pronounced and the tannins become softer.

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