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What Is Prosecco?

Prosecco is an Italian sparkling white wine similar to champagne. This bubbly wine is made in the Veneto region of Italy, north of Venice. Although prosecco is similar to champagne, true champagne only comes from France. Prosecco also differs from champagne in how it is made. Prosecco is made in a less complicated manner and…
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All About Champagne

Different kinds of champagne have different levels of sweetness. The terms ultra brut, extra brut, zero brut, brut nature, and brut sauvage mean there is no added sugar or sweetener to the champagne. Brut has a nearly dry flavor and contains nothing more than 1.5% of sugar. Extra dry or extra sec is sweeter than…
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Wine Benefits for the Heart

Wine is not only pleasing to the taste but it is also good for your heart. A wine lover only needs the slightest excuse to open a bottle and if the contents inside that bottle are favorable for your health you may not need an excuse at all! Why not be more imaginative all while…
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Why Drink Champagne on New Year’s?

We tend to automatically think of a toast or a celebration whenever champagne is involved. Ever wonder why we celebrate New Year’s Eve with champagne? The answer to this involves a mix of historical events associated with luxury and the parties that were thrown during the royal courts and aristocracy of Europe. So, why do…
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Spanish Wine

When people think of Spanish wine they most likely think of sangria, but there is so much more to the Spanish wine industry than just the fruity and refreshing wine everybody loves. Spain is considered one of the top wine exporters in the world and one trademark making Spanish wine so special is its aging…
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Italian Wine

Italy is the second world’s largest producer of wine by volume, after France. Italy has been known for its richness and diversity in grapes and wine styles for thousands of years. It is the birthplace of Moscato, Chianti, Amarone, and Prosecco. When buying Italian wine it is important to be knowledgeable of the producer, the…
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Farmingdale’s Newest Restaurant

Looking for a great new restaurant to try with your friends this weekend? Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro is the perfect place to bring your group for a night of fun with an impressive drink selection and delicious food. Located on Main Street, Vintage Wine Bar is the newest hot spot in Farmingdale. Offering a…
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Craft Beer

What is a Craft Brew? The Brewers Association defines craft brewer as “small, independent, and traditional.” Small in production, producing 6 million barrels of beer or less, independent in ownership, being at least 75% owned by a craft brewer and not a larger corporation, and traditional in that flavor derives from high quality ingredients—flavored malt…
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Brunch!

Brunch is a combination of both breakfast and lunch where we can enjoy the best of both worlds. For busy Long Islanders, brunch is an appetizing idea where one single meal can fulfill both requirements of breakfast and lunch. Since we are always in a rush, why not enjoy a meal that is eaten late…
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Tapas and Wine

Wine is enjoyed all over the world and goes best with food, friends, and family. In the United States, bar owners and wine aficionados are beginning to adopt a bit of Spanish culture by creating a style of tapas bar. In Spanish culture, tapas bars a place for friends and family to gather and enjoy…
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All You Need to Know About Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio has grown to be the most popular white wine in Italy and the most popular white wine that is imported into the United States. Although most people believe that Pinot Grigio originated in Italy, it is traditionally a French grape from the Burgundy region where it is called Pinot Gris. It then made…
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Wine Pairing

Looking over a wine list may be one of the most difficult decisions during dinner. Over a thousand grapes are used to provide us with the delightful taste of wine yet only a few varieties are grown commonly all over the world. How do we know what meal to pair with our wine? There are…
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All You Need To Know About Pinot Noir

Pinot noir is the primary red grape of the French provinces of Burgundy and Champagne, as well as the state of Oregon and the country of New Zealand. Wines produced with Pinot noir exhibit a range of scents, textures, and flavors depending on their origin, but most are light to medium bodied with red berry and natural characteristics.…
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All You Need To Know About Riesling

Riesling is a highly aromatic and fruity variety of grape originating in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is used to make different flavors of white wine and is usually included in the “top three” white wine varieties along with Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc. Riesling has been revered throughout history for its variety of styles and flavors…
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