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Welcome to Yes to Wine, the magazine that gives you great insights on the infinite world of wine. Wine education, wine culture and wine travel are the focus of this website. The goal is to demystify and deepen your knowledge of wine as we also learn new things everyday about this wonderful beverage. Tastings notes, great recommendations, encounters with winemakers, all in a not intimidating way. Red, white, rosé, sparkling or spirits for all tastes. From Tuesday night picks to high end wines for special occasions, there is wine for everyone and every budget. Enjoy the ride with us ! Thank you for being here !

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Spicewood Vineyards : Texas Wines with a Spanish Touch

With a vineyard covering no less than 32 acres, Spicewood is now considered as one of the largest vineyards in the Texan Hill Country. With Ron Yates at the helm since 2007,  this estate has chosen the well-known Spanish varieties like Tempranillo, Graciano and Carignan as a way to differentiate themselves from others properties.

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How to detect wine faults

They are the worst enemies of our guilty pleasure! They are called oxidation, reduction, corked wine, Brettanomyces and others. How do we identify those faults when our glass of wine smells funny or has a strange color? And what can be done ?  Follow the guide. 

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What about acidity in wine

Acidity is an essential constituent of wine. This is what gives the impression of freshness and the sour or tangy side of a white, a rosé or even a red wine. And we know it perhaps less, but the acidity also contributes to slow down the process of deterioration of the wine. Explanations.

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Vinho Verde, anyone ?

First of all, vinho verde (pronounced Vigno verday) means green wine in Portuguese. But, do not expect to see a green apple color or in any way fluorescent like kryptonite that even Superman could not refuse. But I digress … In fact, in this case we do not speak of « green wine » but rather of « young wine ». And young,  vinho verde is, since it is usually bottled from three to six months after the harvest. The vines grown to compose this one of a kind wine are located in the northwest of Portugal, in a region rather lush, thanks...

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Where do bubbles come from ?

Although this unorthodox « treatment » that could be called « Coca-Cola method » is practiced for some sparkling wines , the genuine beautiful bubbles actually come from a method a bit more complex and all-natural.

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Wine blending 101

When there are several varieties of grapes that are used for wine production, this is a blended wine. This technique is used around the world, from Bordeaux to Champagne and as far as Patagonia, Argentina and Australia.

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