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What Is A Sommelier?

You have probably heard of a sommelier, or a somm as the shortened version, and have wondered what the title means and what you have to do to be qualified as one. The title sommelier is a description of a certification needed for the title. It is a passion based job that requires extensive knowledge …

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Does Wine Have Yeast?

Yeast is one of the most important ingredients in the production of alcohol, most notably in the fermentation or brewing processes, depending on the type of alcohol that is being made.  Whilst many people might only associate yeast with the brewing of beer, it is used in the winemaking process as well, and is paramount …

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Is Champagne Wine?

There’s nothing quite like a refreshing glass of wine in the summer sun. Maybe it’s the flavor. Maybe it’s the cooling liquid. Perhaps it’s the whole atmosphere that often comes with drinking a lovely glass (a party or a social gathering). Whatever the reason, it is a feeling that can’t be beaten. Well, maybe don’t …

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Is Wine Gluten Free?

If you are celiac or are close to someone who is gluten intolerant, you have probably wondered if wine is gluten-free. Since wine comes in a massive variety of different styles and is also prepared in a variety of different ways, it is safe to assume that while some styles of wine might be safe, …

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