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You may have heard people reference 'Old World' and 'New World' when talking about wine.  In this episode, Elizabeth and Rick define all of the characteristics to help you figure out which of these wine styles you may like.

Show Notes:

  • Shout-outs - Some excellent comments on the blog, Twitter friends, and Facebook
  • Show Topic Ideas - Make sure to post your ideas to the Facebook page
  • Wine News - Younger wine drinkers (and their tastes) are influencing winemakers
  • Main Topic - Old World vs. New World (broken down with a normal explanation)
  • How 'terroir' helps define old world vs. new world (and what 'terroir' means)
  • Differences in weather between the old world and new world, and its impact on wine
  • Grape of the Week - Riesling (an incredibly versatile white wine grape)
  • Riesling growing in popularity; which regions are most popular
  • The common flavor profiles for Riesling (Dry, Demi-Dry, Semi-Sweet, Sweet)
  • Regions of the world that grow Riesling
  • Why Riesling is an awesome wine to pair with food
  • Elizabeth shows off her German and Long Island accents
  • Next Week - Wine Gadgets & Glassware (does all this stuff really matter?)
  • Win an iPad!! - Take the Wine Sisterhood survey about wine-related mobile apps

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