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Origins Of Beer
Beer is a beverage created through a fermentation process of a starch grain and sugar. This combination creates a naturally carbonated drink. The Alulu Beer Recipe from the Sumerian City of Ur in Ancient Iraq is said to be the first written beer recipe in history, dated at around 2050...
Types Of Australian Red Wines
Red wine has been making in-roads in Australia for many years, and today, there are more varieties of red wine available than ever before. Australia's red wine makers are some of the world's finest, and leading wine regions, such as the Barossa and Clare Valleys in South Australia, the Hunter...
Wine 101 - The Introduction To Wine
Wine has been a treasured part of many cultures for centuries. From the cultivation of precious grape varieties to the development of sparkling and fortified wines, wine making has grown and developed alongside the craftspeople that have lovingly squashed, bottled and cellared it over the eons. Today, Australia not only...
Types Of Beer
Beer types are determined more by their method of fermentation than by their labels. There are four types of beer most commonly produced in the world today: top fermenting (ales), bottom fermenting (lagers), spontaneous fermenting (Lambic) and those of mixed origin. Within each category, there are an almost endless variety...
Choosing The Right Wine Glass
Wine glasses come in all shapes and sizes, but there are a few main reasons as to why some accentuate a wine better than others. Red wines, white wines and sparkling wines all behave differently when mixed with oxygen, and this is the real key to choosing the right wine...
Types Of Australian White Wine
Australia is fast becoming one of the world's most prolific and highly awarded wine producers in the New World wine market, and Australians' taste for wine has most definitely caught up. With literally hundreds of grape varieties now being grown in various regions, and many more being introduced each year,...
How To Decant Wine
Decanting wine is an easy way to bring out the flavours and nose of a wine. It's also an easy way to separate the sediment from the wine in older vintages. Younger wines greatly benefit from decanting. As the wine is poured slowly from bottle to decanter, the oxygen hits...
Types Of Champagne & Sparkling
One of the first questions many people will ask when it comes to Champagne and sparkling wine is, what's the difference? To the people of the Champagne region in France, who rigorously defend their namesake and also claim as their own the world famous Dom Perignon, they might tell you...

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