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Is Wine an Aphrodisiac?

We all know wine can make a good party even better, but did you know it also delivers a range of health benefits? From improved gut and liver function to better mood and cognition, it can be an ally to your mind and body. But wine’s unexpected benefits don’t end there. As it turns out, the compounds specifically found in red wine can give you a little pep in your sexual step. That is, red…

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14 Wild Facts About Wine

Wine has a long, rich history. Records of the fermented beverage date as far back as 2500 BC in ancient Egypt. However, it wasn’t until 1769, when Spanish Franciscan Missionaries planted California’s first grape vineyard, that America would begin its love affair with wine. If only the missionaries could see the $114 billion industry those early vineyards became.  Today, technology has dramatically improved grape production by reducing loss from climate change and pests. Celebrities, ranging…

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Ice, Sweet, and Dry Wine: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to picking out a wine that fits your taste, few moments are as disappointing as when you take a sip and find out it’s sweet instead of dry, or vice versa. While it’s pretty easy to pick a bottle of red or white off the shelf, it’s harder to determine the level of sweetness. Armed with some wine knowledge, you can navigate the duality of dry to sweet like a professional. Read…

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Basic Wine and Cheese Pairings You Need to Know

It’s no secret: Americans love wine and cheese. Every bar, pub, winery, and restaurant seems to be adding charcuterie boards to their menus. The problem is, heading out every night to satiate your wine and cheese cravings can get expensive. With a few tips and tricks to perfect your palate, you can save some of your hard-earned cheddar by making a cheese board at home. So, whether you’re throwing a party, looking for a fun…

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