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How To: Make an easy, cheap mead in two weeks

If you're interested in making your very own mead from scratch and pretty quickly, check out this next tutorial. In this video, you will be making an easy, cheap mead in two weeks. If you don't know what mead is, it's a honey wine and is made from a bunch of different ingredients. This video isn't the normal way to make it, but is still pretty good. Enjoy!

How To: Find good, cheap wine with Gary Vaynerchuk

Learn how to pick out a good, cheap bottle of wine from expert Gary Vaynerchuk. Look for great vintages, because a good year can carry a mediocre producer. The converse is also true; a good producer can make a decent wine even if the grapes were bad that year. Watch this oeniphile video tutorial and learn how to pick out a tasty, inexpensive wine.

How To: Choose a Portuguese Douro

Gary has been talking up Portugal, so in this video 3 VERY highly rated wines step up and get challenged: 2001 Domingos Alves De Sousa Vale Da Raposa Grande Escolha, 2000 Domingos Alves De Sousa Quinta Da Gaviosa, 2004 Lemos And Van Zeller Quinta Vale De Maria Douro Tinto. Check it out then create a challenge of your own!

How To: Choose between red and white wine when serving fish

Serving a seafood entrée at your next dinner party? Having anxiety about what sort of wine to serve along with it? Don't fret; this oenophile's guide will help you choose the right bottle to best compliment your meal. For more information, and to learn more about pasta wine pairing, watch this wine lover's guide.

How To: Read an Italian wine label

Supple Wine demonstrates how to read an Italian wine label. Reading an Italian wine label can be tricky because in Italy there are more grape varieties grown than the rest of the world put together. The first thing to note on a wine label is the producer. Then, note the vintage year. Research what years are good for the different regions. Then, see the name of the wine like Chianti Classico. Chianti is a region within Tuscany. There are sub regions within Chianti that have specific characteri...

How To: Learn about a bottle of wine from the cork

In this video from Fusion Guy 09, we learn about why people are interested in corks in bottles of wine. There are certain things you should look for when the cork is presented to you. You want to make sure the cork is firm and not cracking. If it is cracked, that means air could have gotten into the wine and stored it. If there is leakage or seepage that is a bad sign too. It might have been stored in a place that was too warm. You can also smell the cork for cork root. He said if you can sme...

How To: Brew mead honey wine at home

Mead may seem beyond old-fashioned, but it's a delicious honey wine that's simple to makde. You will need honey, water, lemon juice or zest, raisins, a stainless steel pot, a thermometer, a carboy, a bucket, and a spoon. Watch this video home-brewing tutorial and learn how to brew mead fermented honey wine at home.

How To: Home-brew mead honey wine

Mead isn't as Medieval as it sounds; it's a delicious alcohol made of fermetned honey and water. This how-to video series demonstrates the process of mead home-brewing. These videos will help you to understand better how the process is done and can act as a guideline for your own home-brew mead. Watch this video home-brewing tutorial and learn how to make mead honey wine at home.

How To: Get the right equipment for making homemade wine

If you want to make homemade wine, you're going to need some equipment. This video gives an overview of the wine making equipment kits. The equipment mentioned in this video includes carboy, racking cane, bucket, bottle brush, air lock, bottle filler, corker, and corks. Getting the right equipment is the first step towards starting your own batch of home made wine!

How To: Choose a Canadian Ice wine or dessert wine

Gary attacks and talks about Canadian Ice wines and Dessert wines. Gary is blown away by the efforts from up North so check it out as he reviews 2004 Henry Of Pelham Late Harvest Vidal, 2004 Henry Of Pelham Riesling Ice Wine, 2004 Cave Springs Ice Wine Riesling, 2004 Jackson-triggs Vidal Ice wine, 2004 Inniskillin Ice Wine Vidal, 2004 Peller Estate Cabernet Franc Ice Wine.

How To: Make a delicious sangria using white wines

A twist on the traditional sangria, this sangria uses Sauvignon Blanc. Apart from the wine, you will need: 1 ounce blueberry vodka, a splash of Triple Sec, a splash of peach mizer, a spash of watermelon mixer, watermelon cubes, orange slices and lime slices. Make a delicious sangria using white wines.

How To: Make homemade mulled wine with warm spices, honey and orange bitters

Mulled wine— if you've never heard of it, you never drank wine during the wintertime! Okay, maybe mulled wine isn't the drink of choice during the winter season, but it should be! And especially for Christmas! Mulled wine is basically a warmed up version of red wine, with warm spices, honey and orange bitters to boot! It's the perfect winter warmer to sip with friends in front of the fireplace.

How To: Homebrew your own mead

For the fantasy lovers, or a person wanting to get into wine making and has always wanted to make their own mead, this video has everything. You will learn how to create your own gallon jug of mead from scratch with raisins, honey, and water!

How To: Make a jug of fruity sangria in one minute

Get drunker faster with this delicious summer recipe! Follow along and pull together all of your ingredients to make a fruity and delicious sangria in just a few minutes. This Spanish specialty works well for any occasion and you will enjoy taking a bite out of the wine soaked fruit in your glass. Enjoy!

How To: Drink Merlot

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to drink Merlot. Begin by pouring the Merlot into the glass and gently spin it to allow the liquid to spin at the bottom of the glass. This will coat the sides of the glass with liquid and add some oxygen to the mix. Adding oxygen will allow you to get a better scent of the Merlot aroma. As you lift the glass up, look at the "leg" of the wine. Then smell the aroma of the wine. As you drink the Merlot, take small sips. This video will benefit those adu...

How To: Mix a Bellini cocktail

In this video, from Gourmandia, we are shown how to make a Bellini cocktail, which was invented in 1950. The first ingredient is Proseco wine. He then adds some fresh peach juice. He alternates pouring a little bit of wine and a little bit of peach juice into a large goblet for mixing. He mixes it by gently swirling the goblet. The proportions for the Bellini are one part peach juice and two parts Proseco sparkling wine. If you do not have Proseco wine, champagne can be used instead, and the ...

How To: Open a bottle of wine like a sommelier

Opening a bottle of wine with ease in front of your guests is easier than you think. Entertaining expert Sebastien Centner shows you how. Get the cork out of a wine bottle without leaving any cork in it. This is with the precision of a professional sommelier.

How To: Open a wine bottle

Learn how to properly open a wine bottle. This is a skill of the finest waiters, sommeliers and bartenders. Never break a cork again. You need a knife, worm, and the lever. This uses a church key to show the technique.

How To: Make Glühwein German hot mulled wine

Glühwein is a spiced red wine served warm, primarily during the winter all around Northern Europe. It's a tasty and a great way to combat the cold. You will need red wine, lemon, cloves, cinnamon sticks, sugar, and amaretto and/or rum for extra flavor.

How To: Open a bottle of wine without corkscrew

Can't wait to enjoy a good bottle of wine but can't find a corkscrew? Don't just push the cork in, that will ruin the wine and your chances of opening it properly later. Watch this how to video to learn how to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew. Open a bottle of wine without corkscrew.

How To: Decant an old Bordeaux

Older wines benefit from being decanted because when you bring oxygen to your wine it helps to bring out the flavor. Notice the choices available when choosing a decanter as you watch this how to video.

How To: Make a your own mead honey wine

Watch this video series to learn how to make your own honey wine, known as mead. Mead is a fermented alcoholic beverage made of honey, water, and yeast. Check out other videos on how to cork the bottles and tips on making different flavored meads.

How To: Properly store wine for correct aging

Good wine gets better with age, and some wines have an ideal open date years after the label on the bottle. How can you tell what wines will age well, and how to age them properly? This video answers all the questions you have about how to properly age wine. Properly store wine for correct aging.

How To: Make homemade Spanish sangria wine

If you want to try making homemade sangria wine, this video will show you how it's done. You'll need some basic red wine, some spirits (like rum or cognac), some sugar, soda, cinnamon, fruit juices (orange and apple) and some freshly chopped fruit for garnishes.

How To: Open a bottle of wine with a waiter's corkscrew

In this video, Mike Supple from walks you through a few simple steps of opening a bottle of wine using a standard waiter's corkscrew. Mike begins by describing what a standard waiter's corkscrew is, showing it's parts such as the blade used to cut the foil, the hinge lever, and the worm (or screw). The first step in the video will show you how to properly cut the foil from the top of the bottle using the corkscrew's blade. The second step will guide you on how to insert and twi...

How To: Prepare warm mulled wine

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make warm mulled wine. The ingredients needed are: red wine, sugar, cloves, orange, a small sliced lemon, and a cinnamon stick. Start out by adding the red wine to a pan and cooking on low heat. The video continues by providing step-by-step instructions on how to make the mulled wine. It allows the viewers to follow along and easily pause the video to keep up to pace. This video will benefit those viewers that enjoy making and drinking warm mulled ...

How To: Choose wine as a gift with Gary Vaynerchuk

Learn how to give the perfect bottle of wine from expert Gary Vaynerchuk of the Wine Library. The first thing to think about is what kind of person the recipient is. Do they want a brand name, or do they want to try something new? Check out this video oeniphile tutorial and learn how to pick out a bottle of wine for a gift.

How To: Open and pour a bottle of sparkling wine

Loïc Le Calvez, senior winemaker of Taltarni Vineyards, has experienced all of the wrong ways that people open and pour sparkling wine: shaking the bottle, popping the cork, leaving the glass on the table while pouring too vigorously. Heres the right way to celebrate with bubbly. Follow along with this how-to video to learn the proper way to open and pour a bottle of sparkling wine.