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5 LITTLE KNOWN HEALTH FACTS ABOUT WINE

EVERYTHING IN MODERATION AND WINE CAN POSSIBLY BE HEALTHY FOR YOU…   That’s right – you read that statement correctly. Here are a few facts you may not have heard about.   FACT 1: Non-drinkers have approximately the same level of cardiovascular issues as heavy alcoholics. Moderate drinkers have about half this...

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GRAPE TO GLASS – WINE WONDERMENTS

DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY GRAPES IT TAKES TO MAKE WINE?   Ever wonder exactly how many grapes it takes to produce that glass of wine you are drinking? Let us enlighten you:   75 grapes = 1 cluster 1 grape cluster = 1 glass 4 clusters = 1 bottle 40 clusters...

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RECIPE – “STRAWBERRY DESSERT WINE SOUP”

WINE SOUP FOR DESSERT, DID YOU SAY?   You betcha! It is refreshing, elegant to look at, and quite tasty.   STRAWBERRY or RASPBERRY DESSERT WINE SOUP 2 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen strawberries or raspberries (can use fresh) 3/4 c. dry red wine 1/3 c. powdered sugar 2 tbsp. Cointreau or Grand Marnier 1 c....

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BUD BREAK – JUST A MATTER OF TIME FOR THE WINE!

A NEW YEAR OF FINE WINE BEGINS!   It’s always exciting to see the first ‘bud breaks’ on the vine. You can feel the new life in the air – like a new baby being born that you nurture and care for, weather the storms with, train...

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PRUNING SEASON – THE BEGINNING OF WINE

BEFORE WINE, YOU MUST PRUNE THE VINE…   Busy, busy time of year. Getting the vines ready requires all hands on deck. The purpose of pruning is to train the vines into an orderly growth pattern and optimize grape and wine production. Pruning helps avoid over-burdening the vines...

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