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Sauvignon Stilettos: Marlborough, NZ

By Debra Meiburg MW

by Debra Meiburg MW It’s hard to believe that New Zealand restaurants weren’t allowed to sell wine until the 1960’s. Even then, servers were required to stopper the bottles by 10:00pm. It’s also hard to believe that just over thirty years ago there wasn’t a single grape vine planted in New Zealand’s largest and most […]

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Warding Off Vampire Mouth

By Debra Meiburg MW

by Debra Meiburg MW No one looks good with Vampire mouth. Not even True Blood’s Bill Compton can pull off the look. Photos from a big red wine night can look downright scary, with blue-red hued lips, grey teeth and purple tongues. The red colour is less of a stain than a thin layer of […]

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How to Open a Wine Bottle without a Corkscrew

By Debra Meiburg MW

by Debra Meiburg MW Banging, pumping, pulling or pounding: whichever you method you prefer, it is not easy to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew. Stories abound about folks desperately wresting this little piece of tree cork out of the neck of a bottle in ingenious ways. If your usual tipple requires only fingers […]

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Oak: Wonderbra of the Wine World

By Debra Meiburg MW

by Debra Meiburg MW Oak is the Wonderbra of the wine world. It offers shape and comfort to the user; it provides wine with seductive padding, support and contour. In the past twenty years oak has run rampant, dominating wines from Europe to the Southern hemisphere. While there is no question that oak enhances wine’s […]

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