Who doesn't love BC wines? It's so important to support local. Local farmers, small businesses need support. Bouquet refers to wine's aroma. Wine, women, and song – not necessarily in that order. Strong notes of cedar, gin, with a cinnamon finish. A popular but unconfirmed theory claims that Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who first spread the grape variety throughout France. Women have a higher fat content than men. What does this have to do with wine? Because fat doesn't absorb alcohol, women get drunk faster. The host of a dinner should take the first sip of wine to assure his guests it is not poisoned. Boxes, while repugnant, hold viable vinos. Sauvignon blanc is light, grassy, and herbaceous. High-end corks are handmade. Gulp. Thunderbird is a screw-top classic. Aroma, bouquet, nose – wine is smelly business. An inimitable flavor is found in barrels. Trichloroanisole in the cork can impart musty, mouldy overtones. Such a wine is called "corked." When Cabernet Sauvignon is paired with steak or dishes with a heavy butter cream sauce, the tannins are neutralized, allowing the fruits of the wine to be more noticeable. Wines that are named for a region are always capitalized – Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Rioja, Chianti, Lambrusco, etc. Sulfites are found in nearly all wines, produced by the yeast during fermentation. Tannic, full-bodied wines are described as chewy. The word "sauvignon" is believed to be derived from the French sauvage meaning "wild." A grape in the glass is worth two on the vine. Delicacy is prized in pinot noir and riesling. In California, the main stylistic difference in Cabernet Sauvignon is between hillside / mountain vineyards and those on flatter terrain like valley floors. Smoky is usually a byproduct of oak barrels, or, less often, of drunken arson. The term meritage is a blend of merit and heritage, and usually describes blended California wines. Sommelier is an elegant euphemism for professional wino. Acidity is a naturally occurring component of every wine. Red wine was associated with blood by the ancient Egyptians. It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most straightforward to make with the skin contact method. Wine grapes grow almost exclusively between 30 and 50 degrees latitude north and south of the equator.