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How To: Open a cold Champagne bottle

This is a very brief video demonstrating the correct way to open a bottle of sparkling wine. Always make the bottle is well chilled and pointing away from people's faces. Pour you champagne and enjoy.

How To: Brew wine at home

Watch these how to video to learn how to make wine at home. Its sure to tastes as good as any store bought wine. Our host goes over the basics of what you'll need to start making your own batch of wine and how to set up your brewery. He also guides you through the simple steps for making a delicious batch of white wine.

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: Store wine properly

Wine tastes wonderful when it's at its peak, but if you don't store it in the right place, wine quickly turns bitter. To discover all about propper wine storage solutions, Meghan Carter visited Wine Cellar Innovations. The tips she picked up will keep your wine tasting like it should.

How To: Make homemade wine from store bought grape juice

Tony Spinelli Sr., of Seymour, Connecticut, an expert at making homemade wine from store bought grape juice, shows and explains how to do it yourself. Tip: use Manishevitz grape juice for best results. May also buy pre-pressed vineyard juices for authentic Cabernets, etc.

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: Make traditional Sangria

When it comes to powerful punches, sangria—which takes its name from the Spanish word for "blood"—packs a truly wicked wallop. But don't take our word for it; mix up a batch and let the fiesta begin.

How To: Decant a bottle of wine

Jennifer Frank is a former Sommelier and wine writer and currently co-owns California Wine Merchants, the first and only wine store in New York City specializing in California wines. Jennifer shows us how to decant a bottle of wine.

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

You can use a double action or winged corkscrew but American master sommelier Tim Gaiser recommends a "waiter's friend" corkscrew so called because of its universal use by, you guessed it, waiters. In this video, Gaiser demonstrates how to open a bottle of wine using this tool. Open a bottle of wine with a "waiter's friend".

How To: Make wine drinks with grapes

Adams Holland with Echo restaurant in Fresno today is with Jerri Banks a New York based, beverage designer, one of the worlds most famous. Jerri loves using grapes in wine. For this drink she also uses several other fresh ingredients, fresh lemon thyme and Cardamon pods. She crushes the grapes and the other ingredients, adds some simple syrup and some sliced lemon to the white wine. Jerri likes to add a few grapes as a garnish. It makes a delicious drink.

How To: Choose an oaky California Chardonnay

Gary tackles oaky, over the top Chardonnay’s. Watch today and see how Gary reviews these three Chards: 2004 Ramey Hudson Chardonnay , 2004 Robert Young Alexander Valley Chardonnay , and 2003 Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay. He also gives a great overview of choosing wine glasses to use.

How To: Try a Pinot Noir or Bordeaux

This video is a solid episode of happiness and Pinot Noir and Bordeaux. Check it out as Gary tastes and describes these wines for you: 2004 Vitae Chianti Colli Senesi, 2003 Mahoney Las Brisas Pinot Noir, 2002 Pieve Del Vescovo Lucciaio, 2003 Chat Haut Gardere, and 2003 La Cueva Del Contador.