Taste Of A Premium Wine At Your Fingertips: A blog about taste in wine.

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The wine industry is a billion dollar strong, and with the internet, it has become very easy for anyone to sell wine online. People who have knowledge about the world of wine and its market can create a website and begin selling wine, and make good money from it too. The economics of the business is great, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, you might lose your shirt.

Taste Of A Premium Wine At Your Fingertips: A blog about taste in wine.

A wine’s taste is a complex interplay of the grape variety, soil, climate, winemaking style and aging in the bottle. But one factor is often overlooked: the terroir or “taste of the place” of where the grapes were grown.

For example, many people like the taste of Gewürztraminer (often served as an apéritif), but few people know that most Gewürztraminer comes from Alsace, France. This is because Alsace is one of the few places in the world where this variety of grape grows well.

The grape has a genetic predisposition for producing strong-smelling compounds called terpenes. These terpenes have a flavor that reminds people of cloves and other spices. If these grapes are grown somewhere else where these terpenes don’t fit into the local ecology—like in northern California—the grapes will not produce much terpene flavor and local consumers will not like it.

And so it goes with many wine varieties. The vineyards around here in central Virginia do not produce good Chardonnay or Riesling or Pinot Noir because they are not genetically suited to our conditions.

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The fennel seeds found their way into my life, after a somewhat peculiar visit to an Indian grocery store. There, a salesman convinced me to try the fennel seeds and said that I would never find their taste anywhere else.

And then I actually tasted them. They were nothing like the fennel seeds that I had eaten earlier. The ones from the Indian store were light in flavour and did not have any particular taste other than a mild bitterness. So I asked him what was so special about them.

And he told me about how he had once visited Italy for two months and how he was amazed with the wine there. And how he did research on each of the regions and about the different grapes used for making wine there(white and red). And how finally, decided to visit the vineyards of Italy to get a proper idea of the wine industry there. And his trip led him to one of the vineyards where supposedly, they had tried their best to make wines as close to nature as possible without any additives or preservatives or chemicals. And they specially added fennel seeds while making white wines as they believed that it added a great flavour.

And then he explained why he sells these at such a low price compared to other stores −

The taste of wine is determined by the sugar content. Sugar dissolves in water and is extracted from the grape by the alcohol in the wine. The sugar content is affected by the amount of sugar in the grape and also by how long it is left on its skins to ferment.

Tannin, another compound in grapes, helps to calm down the wine. It smoothes out rough edges and creates a fuller mouth-feel. It also has an effect on color. White wines have less tannin than red wines because they don’t spend as much time in contact with their skins, and their skins contain less tannin than red grape skins.

Fennel seeds are the most important ingredient in the recipe for traditional Greek, Italian and French cuisine. They are used as a spice in meat and fish dishes, as well as in salads, pasta and vegetable dishes.

The distinctive aroma of fennel is credited with stimulating the appetite. Hence their addition to many salad dressings, sauces and other recipes.

Fennel is also used to add flavour to liqueurs such as Frangelico and Pernod.


Fennel seeds are the aromatic seeds of a plant belonging to the parsley family. They give an amazing flavor to your food and wine. Another name for fennel seed is “sweet cumin”“.

The fennel seed is available in almost all parts of the world. It is used in many food items like meat, chicken and fish recipes. Also, it is used as a herbal medicine for different coughs, colds and fevers to provide relief from pain.

Fennel seeds are available in different colors like black, white and yellowish-brown. The taste of the fennel seeds is sweet at first but then it turns out to be pungent. In India, the use of fennel seeds dates back to ancient times. The Romans also relied on this herb for flavoring their food and winemaking process.

Fennel seeds have a very distinctive aroma, which is mainly appreciated by women. It is said that fennel seeds can balance hormonal imbalances and also help reduce breast milk production during lactation.

Fennel seeds are widely used in the preparation of medicines for colds and coughs. It is also very helpful in treating gas problems and stomach ailments. The seeds are also used to make tea for diarrhea.

Fennel seeds can be stored for up to two years if kept in an airtight container. Fennel seed oil is used as an ingredient in soaps and perfumes.

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