Dessert Wine
Dessert wines are sweet wines typically served with dessert. Despite the name, they are often best appreciated alone, or with bakery sweets or fruit.
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Sekt is the German sparkling wine. The majority of Sekt is made by the Charmat method with the remaining premium Sekt being made according to the méthode traditionnelle.
Cheap sparkling wine made with CO2 injection must not be named Sekt, but rather Schaumwein (German for sparkling wine, literally "foam wine"), semi-sparkling wine is named Perlwein.

Around 90 percent of Sekt is made at least partially from imported wines from France. Sekt labeled as Deutscher Sekt is made exclusively from German grapes from one of the 13 quality wine regions in Germany.


Chaptalization is the process of adding sugar to unfermented grape must increase the alcohol content after fermentation. The technique is named after its developer, the chemist Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal. This process is not intended to taste the wine sweeter, but rather to provide more sugar for the yeast to ferment into alcohol.

Chaptalization has generated controversy and discontent in the French wine industry due to advantages that the process is perceived to give producers in poor climate areas. The French government  regulates the amount of sugar that can be added to wine for this reason.

Mulled Wine
glintweinMulled wine means wine, usually a red variety, infused with spices and served warm.

Mulled wine is popular throughout Europe and Latin America and has been served during the winter months for hundred years.

The ingredients for mulled wine vary depending on the region. Traditional spices used in mulled wine include cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, anise, allspice, and vanilla.

Mulled wine has become a favorite tradition during the winter months because of its warming qualities.

Drinking warm liquids gets heat to the body from the inside out and alcohol acts as a vasodilator, allowing warm blood to flow more freely

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Cork taint
Cork taint is a term which means a wine fault characterized by a set of undesirable smells or tastes found in a bottle of wine, usually it is a spoilage that can only be detected after bottling, aging and opening.

Though modern studies have shown that other factors can also be responsible for taint – including wooden barrels, storage conditions and the transport of corks and wine – the cork stopper is normally considered to be responsible, and a wine found to be tainted on opening is said to be "corked". Cork taint can affect wines irrespective of price and quality level.

Palm Wine
palm winePalm wine also named palm toddy or simply toddy, is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm tree such as the palmyra, and coconut palms.

This drink is common in various parts of Asia and Africa.

In India, palm wine  is served as either kallu ot toddy (a sour beverage made from fermented sap, but not as strong as wine). Kallu is usually drunk soon after fermentation by the end of the same day, as it becomes more sour and acidic day by day.

Palm wine has an important role in many ceremonies in Africa. Guests at weddings there, birth celebrations, and funeral wakes are served generous quantities of palm wine.

Something About Celebrities
Marilyn Monroe had taken a bath in 350 bottles of perfect champagne!

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Wine Advices
Leave wine in your mouth for one or two seconds. The highest quality wine tastes good but also has a long after-taste as opposed to a short after-taste.

The second cheapest bottle of wine on a winelist, generally has the highest mark up.

Origins of 'Honey Moon' came from 'honey wine' - mead
During medieval times mead was a main part of a marriage ritual. After the wedding the bride and groom were provided liters of mead to last one full moon. They were encouraged to drink this sweet wine to instill good luck in their marriage. Mead was also believed to promote fertility and virility. From that ritual and belief came the term 'honeymoon'.

The earliest meads were made from honey, water and yeast. Yet honey was among the original sweeteners for wine. Nowadays, some mead is also made with grapes or other fruits.

The World’s Oldest Bottle And 24 Interesting Facts of Wine

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If you have ever read the Holy Bible, you should be amazed a fact that in every book of the Holy Bible except Book of Jonah has quotes about wine and wine-consuming.


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