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To decant or not to decant?

Riedel Swan Crystal wine decanter. Wine is poured in the wide opening and served elegantly through the long , slender neck The simple act of pouring wine from its bottle into a pretty container is …

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In defence of the Flute

Champagne tastes better in a flute! The flute has lost favour with wine lovers as well as some experts as a vessel for serving champagne. Most people agree that the flute’s shape is ideal for preserving the bubbles but the …

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WHICH WINE

Which wine do I recommend? Here are three you might wish to try — Reva K Singh  Castello di Nipozzano Riserva 2014. Subscriber Only Content A paid subscription is required for access to all content other than the Grapevine …

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Screwcap or cork?

Wine bottles with screwcaps are here to stay, but the debate continues about which is better screwcap or cork? Screwcaps eliminate the risk of cork taint and make opening a bottle of wine so much easier. However, screwcaps are not appropriate for all …