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The Good News from California’s 2020 Vintage No One Is Talking About

The Good News from California’s 2020 Vintage No One Is Talking About Contributed by Laura Burgess from SevenFiftyDaily Despite fire and smoke damage, excellent wines were produced from Anderson Valley to Santa Barbara Photo credit: Pexels / Tim Mossholder. News from California throughout the 2020 harvest season was overwhelmingly focused on devastation: record heat waves, […]

Sunday February 28th, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on The Good News from California’s 2020 Vintage No One Is Talking About

A book review of “Wine for Normal People”

A book review of “Wine for Normal People” Contributed by Miquel Hudin Writing an introductory text on wine is no small feat. A book that takes someone from, “Sure, I like wine, top me off!” to “Lemme break down the Médoc for you.” is a journey spanning two pretty distant points from one another and […]

Sunday February 21st, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on A book review of “Wine for Normal People”

HOW WINE CHANGES US

HOW WINE CHANGES US Contributed by Dwight Furrow in Food and Wine Aesthetics Wine is about transformation–the grapes in the vineyard, the wine in the barrel and bottle, the drink in the glass as its volatile chemicals release an aromatic kaleidoscope of fleeting, irresolute incense. Wine changes profoundly over time. In turn, the drinker is […]

Sunday February 7th, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on HOW WINE CHANGES US

Future Fizz facts & Valentine Suggestions

Future Fizz facts Contributed by BOB CAMPBELL MW from TheRealReview.com   Some glasses had been gathering dust for longer than others and each glass had a different number of flaws. (Photo by Pixabay) Our annual Christmas Eve party put pressure on my modest stock of Champagne flutes. I have about 30 Champagne flutes of all […]

Saturday February 6th, 2021 in Articles, Spotlights | Comments Off on Future Fizz facts & Valentine Suggestions

TANNINS IN WINE COULD HELP TO INHIBIT COVID-19

TANNINS IN WINE COULD HELP TO INHIBIT COVID-19 Contributed by Alice Liang in The Drinks Business Research from Taiwan shows that tannins in wine can help fight Covid-19 by effectively inhibiting the activity of two key enzymes within the virus.   Mien-Chie Hung, President of China Medical University, Taiwan, led a scientific research on the […]

Sunday January 31st, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on TANNINS IN WINE COULD HELP TO INHIBIT COVID-19

10 Vineyards Behind the World’s Most Famous Wines

10 Vineyards Behind the World’s Most Famous Wines By J’nai Gaither in Wine Enthusiast   Hewitson Old Garden vineyard Photo courtesy Dragan Radocaj It is often said that great wine begins in the vineyard, and with many of the world’s most storied wines, that is unequivocally true. Yes, viticulture can be confounding, but it’s the […]

Saturday January 30th, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on 10 Vineyards Behind the World’s Most Famous Wines

What is Elegance in Wine?

What is Elegance in Wine? Contributed by Dwight Furrow in Food and Wine Aesthetics Elegance is one of the most important aesthetic properties of a wine. It is almost always a marker of superior quality although it gets overused in describing very ordinary wines which are seldom elegant But what exactly is elegance? In ordinary […]

Sunday January 24th, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on What is Elegance in Wine?

Champagne bottles created out of necessity

Champagne bottles created out of necessity Contributed by Gus Clemens in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal If you enjoyed Champagne or sparkling wine last week while gleefully celebrating the demise of 2020, you may not have thought about the heavy bottle containing the bubbly. But there is a story there. Wood emerged as a precious commodity […]

Saturday January 16th, 2021 in Articles, Spotlights | Comments Off on Champagne bottles created out of necessity

The Dirt on Vineyard Soil

The Dirt on Vineyard Soil by Jamie Goode in Meininger’s Wine Business International Jamie Goode looks at some of the issues of soil management, now understood to be a critical element of the vineyard. One of the big shifts in wine has been the increasing emphasis on soils. Wandering through vineyards is now treacherous because […]

Sunday January 10th, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on The Dirt on Vineyard Soil

Writing the History of Wine in 2020

Writing the History of Wine in 2020 by Tom Wark in Fermentation, The Daily Wine Blog No one knows the future, so it’s impossible to say what will result as a consequence of 2020. However, we can look back. In doing so, it’s neither historically reckless nor an improbable conceit to suggest that 2020 is the […]

Sunday January 3rd, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on Writing the History of Wine in 2020