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The Bigger Picture Beyond the Grapes

Innovation is key in the wine industry. Big or small, it not only changes the wine itself but also the perspective of wine lovers worldwide. Take our cover story, Nomacorc. They started small with synthetic closures but moved o...
 
 
Dan Traucki
 
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Lagrein, More Than a “Meat & 3 Veg” Wine

By:  Dan Traucki of Wine Assist. There are many hundreds of different wine grape varieties in the world. Most of them are Vitis Vinifera with a few American, Vitis Lambrusca and a one or two Vitis Aestivalis added, primarily i...

 
 
Jeff Cox
 
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The Unique Climate That Produces Great Wines

By: Jeff Cox A few years ago I stood on the elevated patio of Veramonte winery in the beautiful Casablanca Valley of Chile, looking toward the Pacific Ocean. I noticed a fog bank hanging above the hills just about as far away a...
 
 
Wines To Discover
 
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2009 Remy Wines Lagrein

  Winemaker, Remy Drabkin says: “Remy Wines Lagrein, takes it’s time. With 29 months of barrel aging, we think you will find it quite engaging.” About Remy Wines: Located in the heart of Oregon’s Willam...

 
 
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Travel Itinerary: Fredericksburg, Texas

By: Teresa Bitler Set aside those preconceived notions you have of the Lone Star State—instead of cattle ranches and oil drills, you’ll see vineyards and wineries in the Texas Hill Country, the second largest American Vitic...
 
 
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April Showers Bring May Royal Tidings

I have always dreamed of one day meeting a royal. I remember touring London on Prince William’s 21st birthday and I longed to “accidentally” bump into him. Alas, the royal guard was too good. I want to have tea with Queen...

 
 
Jeff Cox
 
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The Ghost in the Wine

By: Jeff Cox We read a lot about minerality in wine—the taste and aroma of minerals, flint, chalk, gravel, slate, stones, and such–but what is that, exactly? Is it minerals mined from deep in the soil by a grapevine’s...
 
 
Dan Traucki
 
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Take a Ride on the Wild Side

By: Dan Traucki Having been in the wine industry for over 25 years I never cease to be amazed by people who limit their wine drinking options to one or two varieties. Whilst on the other hand, there are others like myself who a...

 
 
Rated Wines
 
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2010 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay

  Production Notes from Paul Hobbs: “Growing season 2010 began with a wet winter and spring across Sonoma County. Summer was cool, though as harvest approached temperatures rose. Our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay ripened ful...
 
 
Douglas Trapasso
 
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A Big Dream for a Little Pin

In seven weeks I will step out of my comfort zone and allow my knowledge and presentation skills to be judged by perfect strangers.  Several times each month, experienced wine professionals and newbies like myself sit (that’...