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Exquisite History of Wines

To make a white wine, once grapes are brought to the winery they are de-stemmed and crushed before anything else is done. A machine is used to split the grapes to remove stems and stalks from each bunch because they contain astringent tannins, which might be acceptable for red wines, but are rare in whites. To stop the fermentation process from starting and turning the grapes brown and oxidizing a chemical called Sulphur Dioxide is added to the grapes. For those with allergies to Sulphur Dioxide, ???sulphur-free??? wine is produced as well, however the lifespan on this wine is much shorter and needs to be consumed quickly.

Wine has been called the elixir of happiness ??? and not without good reason. It is hard to imagine any party or celebration without any representative from the vine. This is probably why people have always assumed that wine was born right next to man.

But how did wine really originate? Who came up with the idea of fermenting fruits with the purpose of making the alcoholic beverages?

Records of the use of wine go back all the way to ancient Egypt in 2500 BC. But it is not implausible that wine was used earlier than that. Evidence seems to point to the Ancient Middle Eastern civilizations as the originators of wine.

Early man probably stumbled upon the wonders that fermentation did to fruits (especially grapes with its high sugar content). Archaeological excavations have unearthed ancient wineries and fermenting pools. This is a testament to the popularity and early knowledge about wines.

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Wine, for that matter, has been used for a startling variety of purposes. In the early days, aside from being the choice beverage for celebrations, wine was also used symbolically in religious sacraments, and during taking vows. There is even evidence that wine was used as medicine for frail countenances, and as an antiseptic for wounds. That is why wine has maintained an importance beyond that of making one drunk.

The popularity of wine spread from the Old World and its cultures to the newly found lands annexed by their empires. From here the cultivation of grapes needed for winemaking spread to the lands of South America and Australia.

The enology, or the study of wine making, of different cultures has made for a dizzying variety of wine. The main types of wine are Table Wines, Sparkling Wines, and Fortified Wines.

Table Wines are pressed grape juice that is allowed to ferment naturally ??? with or without a little addition of sugar and yeast to aid the fermentation. These wines can be sweet or dry, depending on the vinification (or fermentation style), and they typically have a low alcohol content of 7 to 15 percent.

Fortified Wines have additional alcohol content in them and are have typically 14 to 23 percent alcohol in them.

Sparkling Wine was first discovered in the 18th century by a monk named Dom Pierre Perignon. Sparkling Wine is wine witch has a bubbly texture to it lent by the carbon dioxide that forms within it during the fermentation. Technically, it is a doubly fermented wine, with the second fermentation happening in the bottle itself. Extra yeast and sugar is added to the wine to produce carbon dioxide that builds up until the wine is uncorked.

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2003 Gourmet Products Show Review (The Gourmet Retailer)

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 18:16:58 -0800
Though the current economic situation may have thinned the crowds compared with years past, the product introductions were as strong as ever.

Hotel California- The Eagles

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 14:49:26 -0800
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim I had to stop for the night There she stood in the doorway; I heard the mission bell And I was thinking to myself, 'this could be heaven or this could be hell' Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say... Welcome to the hotel california

d’Arenberg 2006 Stump Jump White - White Wine

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 13:56:29 -0800
White Wine by d’Arenberg from McLaren Vale, Australia. Marsanne, a full-bodied wine with heady aromas of honeysuckle and almonds, is an excellent blending partner for aromatic varieties with high natural acidity, such as Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. These three varietals have proved themselves to be a popular blend since this wine’s first release. The Stump Jump is at its best while young and will continue to remain fresh for the next three years. It is perfect drinking on a warm summer day,

Behind Wilkerson Arrest, An Elaborate Sting (WCVB Boston)

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 13:44:42 -0800
The meeting appeared routine -- a businessman and a politician stopping at a neighborhood sandwich shop to chat about plans to develop a nearby parcel of land.

2008 Gift Guide For Everyone

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 13:41:48 -0800
I’ve gotten into the habit of doing a gift guide each holiday season, and this year I managed to keep my wits about me most months and jotted down a few notes here and there about what has had staying power and which gifts have been duds. I’ve included links wherever possible to try to give you a one stop shopping experience. I welcome comments about gifts that have worked for you. Here are the gifts for boys which have been so successful through the years that they are hereby going into Anne

A World Beyond the World

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 13:32:44 -0800
It is the best of times; it is the worst of times. And suddenly, 43 square miles in central Florida does not feel quite as big as it used to. Let me assure you; my passion and interest in Disney entertainment, and more specifically, Walt Disney World, has not diminished in any way. But my perspective on it certainly has changed. The face of the world has changed dramatically over the course of 2008, and in that context, flying elephants, jungle cruises and haunted mansions have, at least to me

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Sat, 29 Nov 2008 12:36:56 -0800
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