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By Alder Yarrow | Flip through the world of wine.

How great is the 2015 Burgundy vintage?

Burgundy and Bordeaux may share a common language, but they are very different places. It’s not just the question of size that generally separates …

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‘Sustainable’ Sonoma wine could fetch $7-a-bottle more, survey says

NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL | January 16, 2017, 8:55AM<p>| Updated 40 minutes ago.<p>U.S. wine consumers are willing to pay more for wine — up to several …

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Despite crackdowns, China's fake wine industry will continue to persist in line with demand | Hong Kong Free Press

<b>by Anqi Shen</b><p>The wine market has grown rapidly in China. Associated with middle-class consumption, imported top-end wine has increased in popularity, …

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Is Korbel the best sparkling wine in America?

A Korbel Brut bubbly won the sparkling wine sweepstakes at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition last week. A different Korbel Brut bubbly won …

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Wine's China syndrome

We are living at the tail end of the American century. Whatever President-elect Trump might like to claim, the mantle is passing to China. A century …

BDX: Falling in Love again? Part 2 "The Switcheroo

“Now I don’t know where we are!” Damien Sartorius (Photo below right), the 26 year old director of Second Growth Château Léoville-Barton and Third …

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Bordeaux: Falling in Love again? Part 1

Banner Collage by Piers Parlett<p>It's just before dawn on a cold gray morning in November and I’m sitting in the kitchen of Château Mauvesin Barton …

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DtC Wine Shipments Reach $2.33 Billion

Small and medium-sized wineries are responsible for 67% of direct shipments by value and volume.<p><i>Concord, Calif.</i>—Direct-to-consumer shipments passed 5 …

Is some French wine really from Spain?

France has the third-most acres of vineyards in the world, according to the United Nations, behind Spain, which has a whopping 25% more vineyard …

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Finding treasures on the shores of Lake Garda

Italy’s most celebrated wines are red: think Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico. While those can be undeniably great, I think some of …

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Chinese millennials’ online wine buying habits a confusing subject

Like anybody else with a daunting New Year’s resolution, I’ve spent the past week in bouts of deep procrastination interspersed with meagre attempts …

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What IS Minerality, Anyway?: An Evaluation of Consumer Understanding of Minerality Using Analysis of Language

As most of you reading this blog are already aware, the term “minerality” is a tricky little thing. It’s a term that is common in wine tasting notes …

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A tough climb for Chinese wine - Drinks International - The global choice for drinks buyers

The quote came to mind when I asked French winemaker Maxence Dulou what had made the company he works for, Moët Hennessy, start a similarly …

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How Alsace co-operatives saved growers and wines to try

My search for France’s greatest co-operative continues. As the train draws in at Colmar, though, it all begins to get rather difficult — for the best …

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Grenache, the toughest grape in the world

It survives in inhospitable terrain and its wines are too often undervalued. So try a few of these …<p>Grape vines of all kinds can cope with the most extraordinarily difficult and extreme environments. But few varieties of this tenacious plant are as tough as grenache, aka garnacha in Spain. It can …

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Thieves steal thousands of dollars in wine from Vaudreuil-Dorion SAQ

Thieves took off with thousands of dollars’ worth of wine after a break-in at an SAQ in Vaudreuil-Dorion.<p>At 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, the thieves smashed …

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Cameron Hughes Winery Saved from Oblivion | Wine News & Features

One of the best-known names in current American wine, Cameron Hughes, was sold this week by a bankruptcy court receiver to the highest bidder.<p>The …

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Chianti Classico Confusion Hits Sales

A stalwart of Italian restaurant wine lists worldwide, drinkers are going cold on a once-proud appellation.

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Meritage – Death of a Marketing Label | Wine News & Features

By some measures, "Meritage" as a term is more successful than ever.<p>Membership in the Meritage Alliance is up to 375 wineries from seven countries. …

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Wine And Weed Coming Together In Sonoma

The wine industry’s necessary distaste when it comes to weeds is valid. Weeds wreak havoc in the vineyard: steal water, invite insects, etc. But harvesting weeds to make a profit must be every farmer’s secret dream. Now that dream seems possible .<p>The Wine Industry Network (WIN), in Healdsburg, CA. …

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How robots are helping us make better wine: The Wine Find

A quiet revolution is changing the way we drink wine. Artificially intelligent machines in vineyards and wineries now calibrate the winemaking …

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Finding California wine balance

California wine and balance<p><i>This article first appeared in Decanter magazine’s January issue. Subscribe here.</i><p>This ‘balance’ thing is going to run and …

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Vintage Wine Estates Buys Cameron Hughes Wine for $15.5 Million in Bankruptcy Court Settlement | News | News & Features

Cameron Hughes Wine Inc. has a new owner, saving the négociant firm from bankruptcy. Vintage Wine Estates purchased the company founded by Cameron …

Wine Collecting Tips & Mistakes to Avoid

Think you don’t have the space or the budget to start a wine cellar? Think again. With a few tips, a stellar collection can be within everyone's …

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He drinks like a fish! Call to ban traditional Japanese ceremony where a carp is plied with wine in a bid to banish evil spirits

• <b>Ceremony is conducted every year in the city of Tonami, western Japan</b>• <b><br>It is due to superstition that women are unlucky at age of 33 and men at</b> …

Wine travel: Central Otago travel guide

Central Otago travel guide for wine lovers<p>While the artists sought inspiration in the region’s lofty peaks, its wine producers have found theirs in …

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Wine delivery start-up designs letter box-friendly bottles

A UK start-up is hoping to fill a gap in the wine home delivery market with a specially designed flattened wine bottle which can fit through a …

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