Drew Mayer

Wine Shaming Responses 101

MIAMIHERALD.COM – Welcome to Wineshaming 101. Today we will learn the best ways to counteract wineshaming — you know, when friends, family and pushy acquaintances mock your dubious drinking habits. I myself have been the victim of wineshaming, due to my undisguised addiction to butter and oak in Chardonnay. There are those who refer to …

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Synthetic Wine?

SFCHRONICLE.COM – Ava Winery doesn’t look much like a winery. In fact, according to the government, it isn’t a winery. The startup, housed in a Dogpatch warehouse, produces synthetic wine: a petri-dish cocktail of ethanol, water, sugar and various chemical compounds, made not in a vineyard but in a lab. Although Ava’s products could be …

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History of Washington Wine’s Success

SEATTLETIMES.COM – Half a century ago, Washington’s biggest claims to fame were Sasquatch and the logging, maritime and aerospace industries. But in 1967, the floodgates of commercial winemaking opened here. Since then, the state has rapidly become a leading player in wine production and sales. Did you know? Private winemakers began using runoff from the …

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World Wine Production Declined in 2016

ESMMAGAZINE.COM – Global wine production amounted to 267 million hectolitres (mhl) last year, down by 3% compared to 2015, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). Italy is still the world’s leading producer (50.9 mhl), followed by France (43.5 mhl) and Spain (39.3 mhl). There was a sharp drop in production in …

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Northwest Wine Night TV – “Does Your Mama Know?” (ep 177)

As we take time to celebrate mom, we, of course, raise our glasses of Syrah to her. And that’s not all!  In the ultimate tribute to motherhood, not only do we laugh and drink, but somehow, reveal some things our moms might not want to know about us.  So mom, if you’re watching, remember we …

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40 oz. of Rosé Now Available – Just in Time for Summer

DELISH.COM – Rosé season is right around the corner and this summer you won’t be drinking it out of any old bottle—you’ll be drinking it out of a forty. Just look at this beauty: While a 40-ounce bottle—typically relegated to cheap beer and malt liquor—of rosé might seem like a funny gimmick to bring to …

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Mother’s Day Gifts For Moms Who Run on Coffee and Wine

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Moms rely on a hell of a lot of grace and strength to get through long days juggling their children’s needs with, well, life. And their kiddos’ sweet cuddles and giggles definitely help, too. But you know what else keeps moms going? Coffee. And wine. So here are 15 cute and cheeky Mother’s …

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Northwest Wine Night TV – “Wine Every Mountain” (ep 176)

Spring has definitely sprung, and one of our stars is already talking about climbing mountains with the Chardonnay we’re tasting tonight.  So, we keep the theme going by challenging everyone at the table to come up with a favorite song about mountains.  Sounds innocent enough, but once again, it doesn’t take long before our musical …

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