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  • ella

    This is great, I’m totally going to save this and use it when I go wine shopping :)

    • Adams Bella

      My name is Adams Bella, i live and work in Oxfordshire, UK. My life is back!!! After 2 years of Broken marriage, my husband left me with two kids, I felt like ending it all, i almost committed suicide because he left us with nothing, i was emotionally down all this while. Thanks to a spell caster called Dr.Trust of Ultimate spell cast which i met online. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet, I came across several of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb,cure cancer,and other sickness, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and also spell to get a good paid job so on. He is amazing, i also come across one particular testimony, it was about a woman called Vera, she testified about how he brought back her Ex lover in less than 2 days, and at the end of her testimony she dropped his email.After reading all these, I decided to give it a try. I contacted him via email and explained my problem to him. In just 48hours, my husband came back to me. We resolved our issues, and we are even happier than ever.Dr.Trust you are a gifted man and i will not stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man. If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster, Try him anytime, he is the answer to your problems. you can contact him on (Ultimatespellcast@gmail.com or Ultimatespellcast@yahoo.com) or call him +2348156885231. he is the best caster that can help you with your problems. ,..

    • Karen Lola

      Am Karen Lola from Scotland. I was having serious relationship problems with my boyfriend and it had resulted in him moving out to his friend’s apartment. Everything got worse because he started going to bars and strip clubs frequently with his friend, getting drunk and passing out. He always threatens me on phone whenever I call him because of all the bad advises that his friend has given him. I really love him and we had been dating for 8 years which gave us a beautiful daughter. I had also lost a lot of money on therapists until I was introduced to Dr. Trust by a friend whom he helped to marry her childhood boyfriend; this gave me total confidence and strength to get him back. I did all he asked and after 48 hours my boyfriend called me and rushed back home, things just changed between us emotionally. He has a job and stopped drinking and keeping irrelevant friends. It’s a miracle I never believed was possible because I had lost all hope until I found Dr.Trust. So that’s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe. All thanks goes to Dr.Trust for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. Ultimatespellcast@gmail.com or ultimatespellcast@yahoo.com call him +2348156885231…

  • MarioBros

    Cool stuff, I’m totally clueless about wines so this should come in handy. Thanks… I’m bookmarking this.

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  • Jillian Galloway

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Zinfandel
    Merlot
    Sangiovese
    Cannabis

    Only one of these lacks the ability to make you violent, destroy your liver and kill you. Alcohol consumers deserve the right to switch to the safest recreational drug in the world – cannabis. Don’t vote for any candidate not willing to legalize adult cannabis sales!

    • Nuevida

      I totally understand your concern as a former pothead myself (though for financial reasons, I have recently quit, and I have not had a drop of alcohol in months). However, this is a post for wine, not a post for alcoholics. Time and place for everything my stoner friend :)

    • Johanna

      I’ve never been a violent drunk. Fuck your generalizations. All of the above has the capability to impair you to the point of getting into a car accident or doing something so stupid you accidentally hurt or kill someone.

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  • Holly

    Don’t forget about Moscato!! It’s my favorite :-)

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  • crosco

    what about Malbec??? South American red wine.

    • Richard White

      Malbec is a French grape, although it has had a lot of success in Chile and Argentina.

      • hill

        but best known in Argentina. Not really a specialty in France although I do like a Cahors Malbec

  • Sarah

    MALBEC!?

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  • surya kant pathak

    Don’t forget about chianti !! It’s my favorite :-)

    • Aaj

      What about nalewka? Porzeczkowa is the best.

      • http://www.facebook.com/rad.rad2 Rad Rad

        I AGREE.
        Also bimber is zajebisty. I drink it all the time to the point of being completely najebany.

  • Patricia Rivera

    This chart has been very helpful!

  • edness

    She said moscatto. Blegh… I think it falls right between sweet cherry and pure honey

  • Mikeyoung

    great, so confusing when I buy wines, most of those in the stores don’t even know, this will be a great guide!

  • zxoiesru

    How about something in the top right corner? Sweet and RED

    • vino

      not possible because of the tannis from the red grape skin which makes it red and also bitter. there’s a great article about it on this site :)

      • Ippsissimus

        Actually in sweet reds you have Lambrusco, which has been cultivated since the Etruscan pre-Roman era and is still very common in Italy today, (but make sure it’s a dolce or amabile variety not a secco which is very dry), and Spanish Sangria, (though technically much of Sangria’s sweetness comes from fruit and fruit juices added to the wine.)

        • Belzbub

          you also have a slue of German sweet reds out there. Bauer Haus makes a dornfelder which is sweet and red Also try Schlink haus red and Relax Red…Turn me Red and Donnasaune… You also have Red Moscato as well….

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  • pecan pie

    so i dont know much about wine. Would somebody be able to explain why drinking dry tasting wine would be pleasant? Like wouldn’t a fruity wine taste better? -Definitely don’t anything about wine but would like too. Thanks

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      It’s personal preference just like how some people like to drink coffee black or whiskey straight. Also it’s an acquired taste for dryer wine.

  • Jackpile

    Just discovered this. It’s fabulous! Thanks!

  • Liquorstoregirl

    I work in a liquor store and don’t know any of this. Where does Pinot Grigio, Pinot blanc, Malbec, Gewürztraminer, sovereign opal, and voignier go?

  • nica

    omg its xo xarap

  • Guest

    Why is demi-sec (half-dry) drier than extra dry?

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      The scale goes the other way, so it’s sweeter.

    • guester

      “demi-sec” means “half dry”, which should be less dry than “extra dry” i.e. more sweet…

  • Philippe

    Well, I will try a white zinfandel. Is it sweet enough to match a dark chocolate dessert?

    • dodobird

      If you want a sweet wine, try a Moscato, it’s definitely sweeter than a white zin

      • coop

        Trying to find a sweet red to add in to my chocolate cake, any suggestions? Thank you

        • winslow

          Gordon Estate 2011 Washington Cabernet

        • Bobby Richardson

          Dornfelder Rheinhessen

  • bri

    I tried a wine years ago, it taste almost like a very light gran marnier.
    Can anyone tell me the name of it?

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  • heather

    Want to know if a white blend is sweet like moscato?

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  • DJT77

    She’s just trying to help! But I get your point..

    Imagine a cannabis wine! (maybe a non alcoholic cannabis wine with psychoactive cannabinoid effects! Ohhhhh lawdy, what an idea! I wonder if anyone has ever tried to make their own cannabis fermented beverage!???

  • Natasha Johnson

    How to Save Your Relationship And Marriage from Divorce or broke up

    An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my husband back to me.. My name is Natasha Johnson,i live in Florida,USA,and I’m happily married to a lovely and caring husband ,with two kids.A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my husband .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce.he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn’t love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn’t call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website { http://enchantedscents.tripod.com/lovespell/},if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to “bringing your ex back. So thanks to the Dr Brave for bringing back my husband ,and brought great joy to my family once again. {bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, Thanks..>>

  • Natasha Johnson

    How to Save Your Relationship And Marriage from Divorce or broke up

    An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my husband back to me.. My name is Natasha Johnson,i live in Florida,USA,and I’m happily married to a lovely and caring husband ,with two kids.A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my husband .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce.he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn’t love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn’t call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website { http://enchantedscents.tripod.com/lovespell/},if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to “bringing your ex back. So thanks to the Dr Brave for bringing back my husband ,and brought great joy to my family once again. {bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, Thanks..>>>

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  • Adams Bella

    My name is Adams Bella, i live and work in Oxfordshire, UK. My life is back!!! After 2 years of Broken marriage, my husband left me with two kids, I felt like ending it all, i almost committed suicide because he left us with nothing, i was emotionally down all this while. Thanks to a spell caster called Dr.Trust of Ultimate spell cast which i met online. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet, I came across several of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb,cure cancer,and other sickness, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and also spell to get a good paid job so on. He is amazing, i also come across one particular testimony, it was about a woman called Vera, she testified about how he brought back her Ex lover in less than 2 days, and at the end of her testimony she dropped his email.After reading all these, I decided to give it a try. I contacted him via email and explained my problem to him. In just 48hours, my husband came back to me. We resolved our issues, and we are even happier than ever.Dr.Trust you are a gifted man and i will not stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man. If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster, Try him anytime, he is the answer to your problems. you can contact him on (Ultimatespellcast@gmail.com or Ultimatespellcast@yahoo.com) or call him +2348156885231. he is the best caster that can help you with your problems.

  • Shakes Spear

    I never knew cannabis oil was indeed wonderful and very effective in treating cancer’ if not for the government and their so called rules in regulating cannabis my Dad would have still been alive. thanks to the newly policy for legalizing cannabis else i would have still lost my son to kidney cancer, i was really touched and surprised when i watch lots of documentary on how cannabis oil had helped lot of people whom their family members never thought they could make it after undergoing several ”Chemo” from the dept of my heart i must say a word of appreciation to Dr Shakes Spear for the timely intervention in the life of my son suffering from Kidney Cancer. as i am writing this testimony on this Blog my Son is so strong and healthy in spite he hasn’t completed the total Dosage’ for your cannabis and medical consultation try and get in touched with him through his email: (shakesspear23@yahoo.com or shakesspear23@gmail.com ) so he can enlightened you more.

  • Shakes Spear

    My Name is QUEEN.I will love to share my testimony to all the people in the forum cos i never thought i will have my girlfriend back and she means so much to me..The girl i want to get marry to left me 4 weeks to our wedding for another man..,When i called her she never picked my calls,She deleted me on her facebook and she changed her facebook status from married to Single…when i went to her to her place of work she told her boss she never want to see me..I lost my job as a result of this cos i cant get myself anymore,my life was upside down and everything did not go smooth with my life…I tried all i could do to have her back to all did not work out until i met a Man when i Travel to Africa to execute some business have been developing some years back..I told him my problem and all have passed through in getting her back and how i lost my job…he told me he gonna help me…i don’t believe that in the first place.but he swore he will help me out and he told me the reason why my girlfriend left me and also told me some hidden secrets.i was amazed when i heard that from him..he said he will cast a spell for me and i will see the results in the next couple of days..then i travel back to US the following day and i called him when i got home and he said he’s busy casting those spells and he has bought all the materials needed for the spells,he said am gonna see positive results in the next 2 days that is Thursday…My girlfriend called me at exactly 12:35pm on Thursday and apologies for all she had done ..she said,she never knew what she’s doing and her sudden behavior was not intentional and she promised not to do that again.it was like am dreaming when i heard that from her and when we ended the call,i called the man and told him my wife called and he said i haven’t seen anything yet… he said i will also get my job back in 3 days time..and when its Sunday,they called me at my place of work that i should resume working on Monday and they gonna compensate me for the time limit have spent at home without working..My life is back into shape,i have my girlfriend back and we are happily married now with kids and i have my job back too.This man is really powerful..if we have up to 20 people like him in the world,the world would have been a better place..he has also helped many of my friends to solve many problems and they are all happy now..Am posting this to the forum for anybody that is interested in meeting the man for help.you can mail him to shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com I cant give out his number cos he told me he don’t want to be disturbed by many people across the world..he said his email is okay and he’ will replied to any emails asap..hope he helped u out too..good luck:shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com.ONCE AGAIN HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS: shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com

  • Karen Lola

    Am Karen Lola from Scotland. I was having serious relationship problems with my boyfriend and it had resulted in him moving out to his friend’s apartment. Everything got worse because he started going to bars and strip clubs frequently with his friend, getting drunk and passing out. He always threatens me on phone whenever I call him because of all the bad advises that his friend has given him. I really love him and we had been dating for 8 years which gave us a beautiful daughter. I had also lost a lot of money on therapists until I was introduced to Dr. Trust by a friend whom he helped to marry her childhood boyfriend; this gave me total confidence and strength to get him back. I did all he asked and after 48 hours my boyfriend called me and rushed back home, things just changed between us emotionally. He has a job and stopped drinking and keeping irrelevant friends. It’s a miracle I never believed was possible because I had lost all hope until I found Dr.Trust. So that’s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe. All thanks goes to Dr.Trust for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. Ultimatespellcast@gmail.com or ultimatespellcast@yahoo.com call him +2348156885231 ..