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Wine - All You Ever Wanted to Know.
Wine has been a source of pleasure to mankind since the beginning of civilization. Studies carried out by fossil hunters show that wild vines existed in Europe from the tertiary era. It is thought that the present varieties propagated in Europe during the last interglacial period. No one knows who made the first wines or enjoyed their effects, but wines are woven through the tapestry of human history like few other products. Few regions of the world remain untouched by its many virtues.
Wine has played many roles. It is used in religious ceremonies. It is used as medicine, an antiseptic and a water purifier. It can transform meals into feasts. Wine can comfort and give you courage. What is wine? Simply put, wine is the naturally fermented juice of fresh fruit or berries. Wine is primarily an agricultural product. With little assistance from humans, nature converts grapes by a chemical process, into an alcoholic beverage. Using a few skilled techniques, wines of immense variety are bottled and transported around the world.
Today, we know more about wines than ever before. We have learned how to cultivate the highest quality grapes to produce the finest wines, and how to pair them with foods to show both at their very best. Over time, we have learned or perhaps rediscovered, wine as a principle source of nourishment and the benefits it can bring when consumed in moderation as part of a healthy diet. In enjoying wine, we connect with history and with those before us who have participated in one of mankind's earliest and simplest pleasures. Educating ourselves about wine and its proper use can only help us to enjoy it to the fullest, and to make it part of a gracious way of life.
The true wine lover can benefit from a wine of the month club. With these clubs, after you sign up, you'll receive a different wine each month to sample and enjoy. Different clubs specialize in different types of wine. It may be California wines or Italian wines or French wines or any other category you can think of.
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