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Wine Secrets
Become a Wine Expert.

Giving the Gift of Wine
If you're bringing wine to a dinner party as a hostess gift, don't assume it will be served with the meal. The host or hostess has probably chosen a wine for that purpose.

Giving the Gift of Wine
If you bring a wine to a party that you're eager to try, tell the host or hostess you're keen to "taste" it. Or else, bring it decanted. Giving the Gift of Wine

Giving the Gift of Wine
In Britain, they sometimes give wine to celebrate the birth of a baby. The idea is to give the baby wine from the vintage of his or her birth year that will improve with longterm aging. Top quality Bordeaux is particularly ideal for this purpose because it's made to last. In a good year, some such bottles will continue to improve and keep for fifty years or more, which would mean the recipient would be able to enjoy the wine at some of his or her life's milestone occasions.

Giving the Gift of Wine
An excellent hostess gift is a small bottle of fine Champagne. Too few people buy this sort of thing for themselves and it's always a joy to receive.

Giving the Gift of Wine
The gift of wine doesn't have to come bottled. A ticket to a winemaker's dinner is an exciting way to be introduced to new wines, and these events happen more often than you may think.

Giving the Gift of Wine
Certain bottles of bubbly are always excellent gifts because of their obvious quality—Champagne by Louis Roederer, Krug, or Bollinger come to mind—but they do tend to be big ticket items.

Giving the Gift of Wine
If you have a wine enthusiast on your Christmas list, give a membership to a wine club, such as the The Wine Society or the Opimian Society, or a subscription to a wine magazine such as Decanter.

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  • American Wine - Wines of Oregon,Washington, and Idaho
  • Argentinean Wine
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  • Buying Great Wine
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  • Detecting Faulty Wine
  • French Wine - Wines of Alsace
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  • Giving the Gift of Wine
  • Knowing When to Drink It
  • Mediterranean Wine
  • More about Wine
  • New Zealand Wine
  • Ordering Wine in a Restaurant
  • Pairing Food and Wine
  • Portuguese Wine
  • Portuguese Wine - Madeira
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  • Serving Wine Like a Professional
  • South African Wine
  • Spanish Wine - Sherry
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  • Talking the Talk—Wine Terminology
  • Tasting Wine Like a Professional
  • Trade Secrets - Storing Wine
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  • Vin de Pays
  • Wine from the Rest of the World
  • Wines of Northeast Italy
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  • Wines of the Rest of France
  • Wines of the Rest of the United States
  • Wines of Tuscany
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