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04/19/08 - Riesling Wine

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Quality Racks For Your Wine Collection

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Drinking wine has become a way of life for many people, not just for those who live in countries with very cold seasons. It has became a must-have for health-conscious people who acknowledge the advantages of drinking wine regularly. Wine has become a staple drink during parties and even during the family meal.

Wines are classified depending on the type of grapes they are made from, and the area or location of the vineyard. Wine has become a global business and it can be sourced from anywhere in the world. California and France are among the best locations to grow wine grapes.

Families that are in the habit of serving good wine during family meals have found a way to build their own collection. Some even have cellars built exclusively for keeping their wine.

While not all good wines are expensive, there are very good wines that are priced above the regular wines. No matter how they are classified, the choice of wine depends on the taste of the collector or the drinker.

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Wine collectors should keep their wine collection in wine storage racks, if only to have them ready and available for family and guests. There are plenty of websites that offer different kinds of wine racks. Of course, you can always personally scout around for quality wine racks but if you are too busy to do that, you can make your fingers do the walking and search for wine rack suppliers on the internet.

Internet sites selling wine racks offer then in all varieties and designs, from wood to metal. Some offer discounts and even free delivery of the items. There are sites that offer ready-made wine racks while others allow for some modifications on the designs depending on the buyer.

The nose, knows. Try not to use too much perfume or aftershave. The aroma of the wine is half the fun of tasting.

When buying wine racks, choose one that isn't just attractive or aesthetic for you but also a rack that is strong, functional and can fit your available space for wine storage. Ready-made wine racks can be shipped immediately while made to order wine racks may take some time to produce.

A good quality wine rack doesn't have to be expensive or difficult to create. People who are creative opt to build their own wine racks. This way, they don't just save on the cost of buying one, but they also get the fulfillment of having created their own wine rack.

Before building your own wine rack, you have to decide on the materials you are going to use as well as the design. Make sure you don't over-estimate your capabilities and choose a design that is too complicated. The design should also be able to accommodate all shapes of wine bottles when placed horizontally on the racks. Storing the wine with the bottle neck pointed up will make it easy for you to read the label when getting your winning supply.

To test for a really good wine, swirl it around the glass. Legs or tears are what is left trickling down the glass after swirling. The stickier and longer the legs the better the quality.

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Saturday - About Wine

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Organic Wine, A Reprieve for the Allergic

When I was a kid, I developed an allergy to peanut butter, something I loved to eat by the spoonful. While others ate it, mixing clumps with strawberry jam and putting it between two slices of bread, I stood by drooling; then, with a sense of defeat, I went to stick my head in my Easy Bake Oven. To me, there was nothing worse than being five years old and having a peanut allergy; it?s the equivalent to having a wine allergy when you?re over 21.

Lucky for me, I?m not allergic to wine. I?ve self-tested with hundreds of bottles and I can declare that I would definitely know by now. Definitely. But, many others aren?t that lucky; some people do have wine allergies, an allergy that hinders their ability to savor one of life?s greatest pleasures. This allergy leaves people with an empty wine glass, an empty wine cellar, and a unyielding impulse to look up to the sky and scream, ?Make me allergic to diary, make me allergic to cats, make me allergic to my siblings, but please don?t take away my Cabernet.?

While no one wants a wine allergy, those who have one are forced to take it seriously. This is particularly true for people allergic to sulfites, compounds often used as a means to preserve wine by helping it to avoid oxidation and spoilage. Unfortunately for those with sulfite allergies, sulfites are added to a vast majority of wines. Because of this, checking the label doesn?t just become a matter of hoping to find the best tasting wine, it also become a matter between being well and being ill.

When someone who is allergic to sulfites drinks wine containing this compound, they run the risk of experiencing an allergic reaction - an allergic reaction to wine makes a wine hang over look like a walk in the park. Some people may experience sneezing, or hives, while others may have difficulty breathing and need emergency medical attention. Sulfites can also cause anaphylaxis, the most severe of allergic reactions. During this kind of reaction, a person?s blood pressure dangerously drops and their bronchial tubes narrow, making it increasingly harder for them to breathe. If left untreated, this can lead to death in a matter of minutes. For these reasons, many people with sulfite allergies avoid wine altogether: not even the greatest wine in the world is worth compromising health.

However, luckily for those affected by sulfites, organic wine has come to the rescue, wearing a red cape and giving those allergic to regular wine a second chance.

Organic wine doesn?t necessarily mean ?sulfite free,? a tidbit of information extremely important to those sensitive to even the most minute levels of sulfites. In fact, wines are rarely sulfite-free; sulfites occur naturally in wine. However, conventional wines go above and beyond those naturally occurring, adding many more sulfites to their finished product. Organic wines, on the other hand, tend to believe that the naturally occurring sulfites are enough - they don?t want to compound the situation.

The true definition of organic wine depends on where the wine is produced. For wines produced in America, the National Organic Program, the federal agency overseeing the production of organic food, has mandated that any wine claiming to be ?organic? must not contain any added sulfites. Wines merely claiming to be made with ?organic grapes,? however, aren?t subject to these regulations. Along these lines, wines that are produced outside the US are governed under their own rules: these wines generally have added sulfites, but the amount is roughly a third of the amount found in conventional wine. Thus, for those with sulfite allergies, it?s important to read the label very carefully.

Drinking organic wine isn?t just limited to those with sulfite allergies - it?s not a secret club people are allowed into by submitting their medical records. Many people simply find organic wines better tasting, healthier, and good for the environment.

Organic wine is composed of grapes that are grown in an organic vineyard with organic farming techniques. Essentially this means that the grapes are grown in a manner void of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides and full of natural fertilizers. These vineyards also contain cover crops between their vines and work to attract beneficial insects, insects that will feed on harmful pests. Though no scientific evidence provides credence, there is speculation that drinking organic wine instead of conventional wine decreases the chance of a hang over. This has led many people down an organic path, a path paved with the healthiest of soil.

While not widely available, organic wine has recently begun to gain in popularity. Sommeliers are finally beginning to get the hint as bottles of organic Pinot Noir approach, tapping their fingers and impatiently saying, ?Ahem.? Still, organic wine remains harder to find than conventional wine - many restaurants do not serve it and some liquor stores have either no collection or one that is minimal. But, rest assured, there are places to find it, and soon they?ll be more..

Online is a great place to start, booming with shops that will ship organic wine to your house. Organic food stores - such as Whole Foods - have jumped on the band wagon as well, obviously needing a ride from drinking too much organic wine. There are also certain liquor stores that do carry a large selection of organic wines. To find one in your area, try calling around, doing an Internet search, or going to

It might take a little research, but you?ll be rewarded once you are cradling that organic wine in your hands, one end of the straw in the bottle the other end in your mouth. Then, it will all be worth it?naturally.

Jennifer Jordan is the senior editor at With a vast knowledge of wine etiquette, she writes articles on everything from how to hold a glass of wine to how to hold your hair back after too many glasses. Ultimately, she writes her articles with the intention that readers will remember wine is fun and each glass of anything fun should always be savored.

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