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The world is reopening and, as a result, we'll soon find ourselves revisiting old friends, seeking new places and “re-imagined” events. So, when it’s your time to “bring it” … what will you bring?
Wine Trends

Australian winegrowers are innovative, adaptive and resilient. The climatic challenges of drought, b...

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Sake: Service Please!
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Sake serving guiding principles: The right sakeware, drinking and storing temperatures for the different styles of Sake.

Read More April 2022
 Serving & Collecting Series with World’s Best Sommelier, Arvid Rosengren.
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In this exclusive series of short videos produced by the Vintec Club, Arvid Rosengren, ASI World’s Best Sommelier 2016 and Vintec Global Ambassador, gives his top tips & tricks for serving wines with perfection, and planning and starting a ...

Read More October 2021
Tips For Creative Wine Tastings
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Bored by the standard wine tasting format? Here are some tips to jazz up your enjoyment of wine and provide your guests with a night to remember. These days, wine tasting is a fully fledged leisure activity, from touring wine regions around the world...

Read More September 2021
What’s corked wine?
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What’s corked wine?

Richard Hemming, MW Richard Hemming, MW

Widely discussed but often misunderstood, cork taint is a single, specific wine fault. Here’s how to identify corked wine – and what you can do about it. Without realizing it, you have probably tasted corked wine. You might have eaten cor...

Read More September 2021
Learning about wine - A Journey of a lifetime
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As the years go by, I am continually reminded that the more I learn about wine, the regions, the history, and styles, the more there is to know. It’s a fascinating passion for many. Not only does it add to our enjoyment and understanding of win...

Read More July 2021
how to throw a wine party
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Whether it was inspired from a memorable wine weekend getaway, discovering a new bottle at home with your honey, or the recent Zoom wine tasting you watched, there comes a time when you want to put your creative juices to work, invite over a few clos...

Read More April 2021
drinking window for wine
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The question of the drinking window can be a minefield for a variety of reasons. Our tastes in wine are subjective and one person’s ready for drinking might be another’s over the hill.

Read More June 2020
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We’re welcoming World’s Best Sommelier Arvid Rosengren to the Vintec family – a new recruit as wine expert and ambassador. And for the record, he’s not impressed with long-winded wine lists.

Read More May 2020
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You are locked in your house? You want to taste wine with friends or your wine club? Don’t let Covid-19 stop you. Just like people are starting to take “happy hour” online, we can use technology to host virtual wine tastings, gettin...

Read More April 2020

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