Five Wine Books To Fall In Love With

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When I got into the wine business, I was a novice’s novice. I studied poetry and fiction in college. All I knew about wine was that it was made from grapes and it contained alcohol. Shortly after my winemaking apprenticeship at a California winery began I realized that the world of wine is much more awe-inspiring than my initial assessments. And I wanted to learn more.

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[This article was written by Benjamin Spencer, AmericanWineWriter, and published by Eligible Magazine. Follow this link to read the full article.]

Movies About Wine

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There are few things in life more romantic than staying in for the evening and enjoying a movie with the person you love. Romantic comedies top the list of favorites for many couples, but a growing list of downloadable films focused on wine are worth their weight in passion. The following films are certain to whet your whistle and edutain your palate.

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[This article was written by Benjamin Spencer, AmericanWineWriter, and published by Eligible Magazine. Follow this link to read the full article.]

White Wines And New Love

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There are few things in life more precious than new love. Whether you are the one experiencing it or a witness to it, the vibrant beginnings of true devotion are as luminescent as a clear white wine. It is as if purity itself has been poured into your glass.

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[This article was written by Benjamin Spencer, AmericanWineWriter, and published by Eligible Magazine. Follow this link to read the full article.]

How Deep Is Your (Red Wine) Love?

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They say that true love builds over time and that the strongest relationships are those that are steeped in the ups and downs of life. In many ways, red wine is the true love of the  wine world. While it is true that a large percentage of the greatest table wines are white  wines, it is red wine that always outlives and outlasts the lighter styles.

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[This article was written by Benjamin Spencer, AmericanWineWriter, and published by Eligible Magazine. Follow this link to read the full article.]

A Snapshot of Wine

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I like to think of each wine as a photograph; an organic system frozen in time like a camera captures two young lovers holding hands for the first time. One hand is art. The other is science. You could have one without the other, but where’s the romance in that? And what comes after that primary embrace? How does something simple grow to be complex and rewarding? It’s easy to overlook the elements of a routine – in relationships and in wine – but this is truly where the magic is found.

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[This article was written by Benjamin Spencer, AmericanWineWriter, and published by Eligible Magazine. Follow this link to read the full article.]

The Engaged Winelover

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[This article was written by Benjamin Spencer, AmericanWineWriter, and published by Eligible Magazine. Follow this link to read the full article.]

Dialogue is important. In love, as in politics, what is said can lead to war or peace. Wine certainly doesn’t fall into the category of combat, but the point is the same if you consider that we are all seeking a particular level of serenity when engaging wine. Being honest about our strengths and weaknesses when we are in that buying moment can make the difference between an assault on your palate or a triumph of gastronomy.

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The Magic of a Great Vintage

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[This article was written by Benjamin Spencer, AmericanWineWriter, and published by Eligible Magazine. Follow this link to read the full article.]

Relationships are a lot like wine. There are times to grow and gather, work and wait, and most certainly there are moments of ecstasy. Once in a while all the potential possibilities converge and it seems nothing imaginable could be more magical. These are the times we remember most, the unforgettable years that act as beacons for our daily efforts and affections.

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