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Take a Wine-Tasting Tour While Yachting

Just think of it, the world of opulence and leisure: Youre on a luxury yacht. Youre sailing the ocean blue, not a care in the world. Youre being served a taste of different varietals of fine wines by waiters wearing white gloves and tuxedos with tails. Youre catching the scintillating scent of fresh sea air from your overstuffed chaise lounge on the yachts deck. Strawberries dipped in chocolate and truffles glide by on gleaming sterling-silver trays.

And guess what? Its not a dream! This can really happen to you! A wine-tasting tour on a luxury yacht is one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities any true wine connoisseur surely wouldnt want to pass up.

From the bright, sensuously sweet taste of chardonnay to a fuller cabernet blanc (for white wine aficionados) to a full-bodied, cherry-and-oak flavored merlot or pinot noir (for those who favor the reds,), youll enjoy sailing while dreamily sipping succulent wines on a special wine-tasting yacht tour set up to make you feel freshly pampered and safe.

Your yacht captain and crew will be fully trained in specialty tours like this one, and theyll be on hand to cater to your every whim, allowing you to sample wines from all over the world, testing your taste buds to the limit. Youll also learn how different varietals are made, processed, and stored until they reach their best-aged perfection. The delicacy of wine-making will be an education from start to finish, usually complete with a tour through the yachts wine cellar.

Usually, parties of 20 to 50 guests are on board most yachts specializing in wine-tasting, and you can be sure your meals will be well-coordinated to match the wine offerings.

The only questions you need bother answering are where and when you want to take your wine-tasting yachting trip. The Baltic, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean will definitely beckon, while some will want to stay closer to home base, just off the California coast.

For anyone whos ever wanted to book a decadent, theme-packed cruise on a luxury yacht, this just skims the surface of all the indulgent experiences youll remember for years to come and youll likely make several friends who are along for the ride!

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David Dunlap is the owner and founder of Only For Yachts, an online resource for everything related to yachts. Visit to get information on yacht charters, yachts for sale and also sign up for the free yachting newsletter.

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Wine, Wine Tasting, Sake, Shōchū, Rare Spirits

Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:47:28 PDT
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Lessons in drinking cheap wine

Wed, 27 Aug 2008 10:32:27 PDT
What are fortified wines? I've seen 'fortified' on the bottle of some wines in the grocery store. Are they good? What does fortified mean?

France Rethinks Nuclear Power. . .

Tue, 26 Aug 2008 16:51:23 PDT
After so much radioactive water leaked out of a nuclear power plant there that the people of much of Southern France's famous wine-growing region have been told not to drink or bathe in the water, and not to water their crops with it---meaning the grapes that grow France's most famous wines.

Do Expensive Wines Really Taste Better?

Tue, 26 Aug 2008 15:27:14 PDT
Does our brain trick us when we have the choice between two wines - one more expensive than the other. It seems that we tend to like the taste of the more expensive wine. The pleasure-center part of the brain became more active when the participants were drinking what they believed to be the more expensive bottle.

Pink Ribbon Wine benefits breast cancer research

Tue, 26 Aug 2008 14:05:32 PDT
If you drink as much wine as me, you'll be happy to know that at least your wine consumption is going to a good cause if you choose pink ribbon wines. If you order now in time for the "toast to the cure" event, the proceeds contributed will be doubled. So, drink up! :)

Calories in Wine Organic: What is an Organic Wine?

Tue, 26 Aug 2008 08:17:30 PDT
When author Stacy Nelson of Calories in Wine decided to go green, the first place to look was at her consumption. This article explores the question of what is an organic wine and why would anyone drink it.



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The Flavors Of Wine

Although the four main flavors - sweet, salty, sour, and bitter are all your tongue is really capable of tasting, the long lasting impression that wine leaves in your mouth is far more complex. When you drink or taste wine, your taste buds and your sense of smell are involved, adding to the way you interpret wine overall. The flavors, aromas, and sensations that wine is comprised of provide the interaction that you taste when you sample wine.

Sweetness is something that wines are well known for. With most types of wine, grapes are responsible for the sweet taste. Grapes contain a lot of sugar, which breaks the yeast down into alcohol. The grapes and yeast that were used to produce the wine will leave behind various sugars, which your tongue will be able to quickly detect. Once your tongue detects these various sugars, the stimulation of sweetness from the wine will be ever so present in your mouth.

Alcohol is also present in wine, although your tongue doesn't really know how to decipher the taste of alcohol. Even though the tongue doesn't really taste alcohol, the alcohol is present in the mouth. The alcohol found in wine will dilate blood vessels and therefore intensify all of the other flavors found in the wine. After you have samples a few types of wine, the alcohol level can easily have an effect on your taste buds, making it hard to distinguish other drinks that you may have.

Another flavor is acidity, which will effect the sugars. With the proper balance of acidity, the overall flavor of wine can be very overwhelming. Once you taste wine that contains it, the flavor of the acidity will be well known to your tongue. Although acidity is great with wine, too much of it will leave a very sharp taste. With the right levels, acidity will bring the flavors of the grape and fruits alive in your mouth - providing you with the perfect taste.

Yet another effect of flavor are tannins, which are the proteins found in the skins of grapes and other fruits. If a wine has the right amount of tannins, it will give your tongue a great feel, and bring in the sensations of the other flavors. Once a wine starts to age, the tannins will begin to breakdown in the bottle, giving you a softer feel to the taste. Tannins are essential for the taste of wine - providing the wine has been properly aged.

The last flavor associated with wine is oak. Although oak isn't put into the wine during the manufacturing process, it is actually transferred during the aging process, as most wines will spend quite a bit of time in oak barrels. Depending on how long the wine is left in the oak barrel or cask, the ability to extract the flavor will vary. Most often times, wine will be aged just enough to where the oak taste is visibly there - and adds the perfect sentiment to the taste.

Although there are other flavors involved with the taste of wine, they aren't as present as those listed above. The above flavors are the most present in wine, and also the flavors that you need to get more familiar with. Before you try to taste wine or distinguish flavors, you should always learn as much you can about the components responsible for the flavors. This way - you will know more about what you are tasting and you'll truly be able to appreciate wine.

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Brunello Cuchinelli Serves Up Dinner with Style

Mon, 22 Sep 2008 03:38:00 PDT
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New wine labels track travel temperature (Louisville Courier-Journal)

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First cave museum of Bulgarian wine opens in Pleven

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 05:00:05 PDT
The first cave museum of Bulgarian wine opened doors on Wednesday in the town of Pleven, Central Bulgaria. It is located in the Kayluka Park. The unique display includes casks with wines from across the country plus about 12,000 bottles of wine. Close to 7000 of them keep wines aged from 20 to 90 years.

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