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The Untapped Beauty of Zinfindels

The Zinfindel grape is in my opinion one of the most misunderstood grapes.  Many of you when you read the words Zinfindel immediately imagined a blush not dry (I hate to say sweeter wine) wine. Yes, those blush wines are available

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Bubbly
Learning

Ode to Champagne

…And really to all things bubbly.  What is the difference between a Champagne, a Prosecco and general Sparkling wine?  Well, the one thing they all have in common is bubbles.  Oh, so delicious bubbles.  That is really where the likeness may end.  There is five

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Pinot Noir
Learning

Pinot Noir, you don’t have to be Pop.u.lar

Pinot Noir grapes stand on their own.  What do I mean, other than in Champagne, Pinot Noir grapes aren’t often blended with other grapes.  When you are drinking a Pinot you are drinking a Pinot.  Pinot Noir grapes themselves have thin skins which

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Chardonnay
Learning

Chardonnay, not just for desperate housewives.

Chardonnay is one of the most popular grapes in the world.  It is a versatile grape that can grow in many different climates, soils and elevations. It can taste vastly different even though it is the same grape depending on

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Learning

How to properly taste wine

Do you dread when you buy a bottle of wine at a restaurant and they pour a bit and give it to you to taste?  What do they want from you?  It tastes like wine, right?  Well sometimes not.  A

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Wine Tasting
Learning

Can you recommend a good wine?

Can you recommend a good wine, or what wine should I buy for dinner or can you recommend a good wine for a gift?  These are all questions I hear a lot.  Technically yes I can recommend a wine to

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Learning

What in the world are you talking about?

Before we get too far down the path of being a wino, we need to set a baseline of our language.  Although, I always aim to stick to my down-to-earth prairie roots (whether I actually am down-to-earth is debatable), to be

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Video

Welcome to The Prairie Wino

Hi everyone, I have recorded a little video to introduce myself and what I hope we can achieve through this blog. Let’s get our wine on! Cheers, ~The Prairie Wino

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