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Rieslingfeier: Riesling Gets Its Day

Riesling is, along with Chardonnay, arguably the most pedigreed of the world’s white grapes. Prized for its ability to transmit the essence of site – what the French call <i>terroir</i> – and its uncanny ability to age, Riesling is also capable of an extraordinary range of expressions. Riesling is found in …

Don’t Be That Person: 14 Wine Snobbisms To Avoid

4 minute Read<p>Yeah, the world of wine is intimidating, and yeah, when we’re intimidated, sometimes we try too hard to fit in. But lest you go too far …

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This California Vineyard Is Using Drones to Make Better Wine

One day last fall, a drone lazily circled above Hahn Estate Winery, home to 1,100 acres of grapes in California’s Santa Lucia Highlands.<p>The drone, a …

Why Record Prosecco Supply Won't Make Your Wine Cheaper

Italy just produced the biggest grape crop ever for Prosecco, a sparkling wine that set sales records in recent years. Prices aren’t likely to drop …

The Seven Valleys of Rioja

<i>This is an advanced article on the minutia of the different terroirs of Rioja. If you’d like to learn the basics the Tempranillo-based wine of Rioja</i> …

Lambrusco: Don't Call it a Comeback

Do you remember your first time?<p>The first time I tasted a serious, well-tended Lambrusco — about five years back — a whole new world of wine opened …

New York wine guru Mark Oldman's billionaire wine tastings

by Ellen Connolly<p>Ever wondered what a $2000 bottle of wine tastes like?<p>Nab an invitation to wine guru and author Mark Oldman's ultra exclusive, …

Old and new technologies collide to unlock the secrets of Amarone

What makes Amarone della Valpolicella unique?The post Old and new technologies collide to unlock the secrets of Amarone appeared first on PALATE …

The ABC's of wine tasting

Maybe you've been swirling and sniffing for years. Or maybe you're a novice, navigating from table to table at a wine tasting for the first time.<p>In …

Wine Tasting

Here's What Happens When You Drink Red Wine Every Night

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

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Like a fine wine: Retiring sommelier brought 30 years of expertise to Westmoreland Mall store

Craig Fallucco's passion for wine is evident the moment he begins talking about it.<p>Fallucco, 61, of Laurel Mountain caught the bug for vino as a …

Financial Times

Only once in my life did I ever think I knew everything there was to be known about wine. It was in 1978, after finishing two years’ worth of courses …

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Wine Tasting, Hosting a Wine Tasting at Home

"This," a sommelier at a Napa Valley vineyard said, "is the <i>only</i> correct way to taste a wine." He lifted the wide-rimmed glass to his lips, took a gulp, and vigorously swished the cabernet sauvignon back and forth—as if it were nothing more than mouthwash—before spitting it back out and launching …

Why 2014 is a stellar year for Loire wines

This large, diverse region’s 2014 vintage is its best in years, says Victoria Moore<p>Keen wine drinkers who are not in danger of falling into the category of wine bores (I like to think that covers most of those reading this column) tell me that nothing is more of a turn-off than talk of vintages. …

Wine of the Week: It's all Greek to me

WASHINGTON — Greece is considered by many to be the birthplace of wine. In addition to having the oldest documentation of a deity dedicated to wine — …

What You Need to Know About the Latest Wine Trend: Orange Wines

<i>Eileen M. Duffy, author of Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long Island, gives us the scoop on orange wines.</i><p>Chances are you already have a close relative of orange wine in your liquor cabinet—sherry.<p>Over the course of one week, our Contributors Editor Sarah sipped orange wine at Roberta's, I …

Discover mencia: the Spanish red wine you need to drink

I'm in the wild hills of north-west Spain, first in Galicia, then just across the border into Castilla y Leon, and I’m tasting something new.<p>It’s mencia, a grape that creates wonderfully scented, deeply fruity red wines alive with strawberry, blackcurrant and mulberry juiciness. Mencia has …

5 things to know about how oak is used in winemaking

Oak barrels have been associated with winemaking for hundreds of years in wine regions all over the globe. But what role does oak actually play in the production of our favorite bottles of wine?<p>Here are five things you should know about oak and wine:<p><b>A flavor enhancer</b><p>As opposed to stainless steel, …

The California wine region whose appellation got an upgrade

It was Thursday evening in Paso Robles, in California’s Central Coast area, and much of the city’s population gathered on the square to picnic, socialize and dance to the music of a honky-tonk band, part of a free summer concert series. I watched for a few minutes before joining my party across the …

Virtual wine tastings make it OK to drink alone

Thanks to social media, you can drink with a group, even when you're all by yourself.<p>Every few months, one of the wineries here in New Jersey holds a …

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The Rise Of Orange Wine

Why the world’s oldest winemaking technique is making a comeback.<p>For years, I’ve been going to Charleston, South Carolina, to visit family, and for years, I have tried to secure a dinner reservation at FIG. The James Beard award-winning restaurant helped spark a gustatory revolution in that …

Northern Italy

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Navigating Wine Certification in America

I’ve been told that life is about the journey, not the destination, and I try to remember this when I’m up at 6:00 a.m. for a tasting group, or at my …

Wine Tasting: More Willamette Valley Vineyard Recommendations

When you know very little about Oregon/Willamette Valley wine, narrowing down the best wineries to go to in a limited time can be overwhelming. I …

Despite the coolness factor, winemakers’ passion, all the hype, ‘New California Wine’ disappoints

The “New California” is what all the cool kids are into. The “New California” is California, which is always new, plus New, so it’s doubly new! And …

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Starbucks opens in the evenings and serves wine

The coffee chain is set to open in the evenings and serve wine, craft beer, small plates and, of course, coffee<p>Is Starbucks set to become your evening date spot of choice? The coffee chain is piloting a new evening opening in 70 locations in America, serving wine, craft beer, small plates and …

Five Struggling Greek Wines – The Square

By Robert K Stephen (CSW)<p>(TORONTO, ON) – Being a huge fan of Greece, its people and its spirits, I only root big time for its wines. With this batch …