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Sommeliers Ingenious Wine Glass Invention

Sommerlier and wine educator Jessica Bell has developed plastic wine glasses that actually enhance the taste of wine rather than spoil it, like other cheap plastic glasses do. The idea came to her after visiting a venue that didn’t allow

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Expert Reveals Worst Wine Pairings

When it comes to food and wine pairings, most of us aren’t that well educated. But there are some experts like Australia’s first full-time wine educator Christine Ricketts who can provide some advice for those of us who are less

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How You Should Be Drinking Wine According to a Sommelier

Although wine is Australia’s second favourite tipple, after beer, it can be intimidating for some people because of all the “rules” that seem to surround it. Wine can be an investment, so knowing where to spend your money, what you

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New Canberra Weather Stations to Help Wine Makers

Canberra’s wine producers are hoping 2 new weather stations will provide more accurate weather data for the region. Four Winds Vineyard in Murrumbateman and Brindabella Hills are the 2 locations for the new weather stations. The weather stations which cost $10,000

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The World’s Priciest Wine Named

The world’s most expensive bottle of wine is a Burgundy from the Bourdeaux region of France, which is also a World Heritage Site. The Richebourg Grand Cru sells for $15 195 (€14 254) a bottle! The area where the wine is produced

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Master Sommelier Shows Us The Best Wine and Steak Pairings

Knowing which wine to pair with a steak can be daunting, especially when you have to make a recommendation to a customer. There is help though, in a post on Hospitality Magazine a master sommelier gives his advice. For example

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Trends to Make Your Wine List Better

Christine Salins in an article on Hospitality Magazine, highlights some of the current trends in wine that you could introduce to your venue. Among the trends is a tendency to go global and import some of the world’s top wines.

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Tips for Pairing Wine with Chocolate

Wine and chocolate separately are 2 of our favourite things so it makes sense that pairing the 2 would be  the next step in wine and chocolate appreciation. According to Pepper Tree the pairing of wine and chocolate is easier than

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