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What country do the best wines come from?

PeterWhieldon Q&A'sSuch is the advance of modern production techniques used in wine making I would personally say; the southern hemisphere.

By that I am referring to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc.  All these countries rate highly. However, there are other countries that are challenging the currently accepted main producers.

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What is Cab?

PeterWhieldon.co.uk - What is the wine Cab?Firstly, there is no such wine as Cab.  What ‘Cab’ refers to is Carbernet, and in particular; Cabernet Sauvignon, which is one of the world’s most widely recognised red wine grape varieties.

It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country and is known for its full bodied, rich taste.

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Wine grape definitions

PeterWhieldon.co.uk - Wine grape typesThere are over 10,000 varieties of grapes in the world that are used to make wines with. Many of these are unique original grape types and many others have been developed by using grafting and other methods to produce new hybrids.

Here is a brief definition of the most common grapes used in wine making.

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Is breathing the same as Aeration?

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Yes, breathing is the same as aeration and is very important.  Most young and old wines need breathing time.  In my opinion, its just a matter of how long and in what room and temperature would be the most beneficial.

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Does wine taste better when it’s been decanted?

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Decanting wines… Good question!  Generally speaking, you should not decant wine into a decanter. At least not initially.

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Do you get a headache after drinking wine?

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Is it Sulfites… No! Is it the alcohol… Maybe? Sulfites can cause a severe allergic reaction in a very small number of people, even death in extreme cases (which is why there’s a warning on the bottle) but sulfites don’t cause headaches.

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