Wine In The News

Drinking Wine Makes You Smarter – Thanks Science!

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Want to put your mind to the test? Have a glass of wine. No, seriously. It might be time to put down the crossword and open a bottle, because it turns out that drinking wine actually makes your brain work extremely hard, according to a new book by Gordon Shepherd, a neurologist from …

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Washington State Wine Research Receives $1 Million

DAILYEVERGREEN.COM – Reaching the $1 million mark for the first time, the Washington Wine Commission recommended more funding than ever for the WSU-managed Washington State Grape and Wine Research (WSGWR) program. Rick Hamman, viticulture manager of Hogue Ranches in Prosser and chairman of the Wine Research Advisory Committee (WRAC), a subcommittee of the Washington Wine …

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Oregon Farm Labor Shortage

OREGONLIVE.COM – Oregon’s long winter has given way to a springtime of fear in farm country, with farmers and orchardists bracing for a widespread immigration crackdown that could worsen an already chronic labor shortage in the state’s $5.4 billion agricultural economy. Providers of fruits and vegetables, nursery stock, produce, and meat products say the skilled …

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Brief History of Idaho Wine

CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM – Any Idaho agricultural story, even a story about wine, has to begin with potatoes. The state turns out 13 billion pounds of spuds a year. Go ahead, read it again if you have to: 13 billion pounds. Idaho aggies are big on barley, plums, onions, beets and mint too. They don’t call it …

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Chocolate Bunny Boozy Uses

FOODBEAST.COM – There’s nothing in Lent rules that keep you from stuffing the insides of a chocolate bunny with your favorite alcoholic beverage, right? I guess if you lost your mind and gave up both for Lent, then you deserve to suffer through this post. The bunny-loving geniuses at Buzzfeed found one of the simplest …

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Drip-Free Wine Bottles Have Been Invented – FINALLY!!

VINEPAIR.COM – Wine bottles everywhere could be getting a whole lot cleaner, thanks to this new and improved drip-free bottle. According to Brandeis University, after three long years of studying liquid flow, one of their biophysicists has found the answer to the bottle drippage issue. Daniel Perlman, world-famous inventor and proud possessor of over 100 …

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So… Hello Kitty Wine Exists

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Feline like having a drink? Turns out you can tip back a glass of Hello Kitty wine. The special vino is available in select locations in California and online. It comes in three varieties: Sweet Pink, Spumante and Sparkling Rosé. What’s more, they come in adorbz bottles with Hello Kitty on the labels. Dream come true, …

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Wine Lip Gloss is a Thing

ELITEDAILY.COM – It’s no secret that wine occupies a particularly special place in most women’s hearts. No really, I’m pretty sure that the I have more feelings for Chardonnay than I’ve had for most of my past boyfriends. Yep, wine drunk is definitely one of the best damn feelings in the world. But you know …

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Breaking Down Borders in Pacific Northwest Wine

WINEMAG.COM – No single place grows every grape variety equally well. Moreover, grapes know nothing about imaginary lines like state borders. In the Pacific Northwest, enterprising winemakers reach into neighboring states to tap great vineyard sources and craft compelling wines. South to Oregon For half a century, Washington’s winegrowers have been an irresistible force, consistently …

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Wine Condoms?

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Given the stress of the current political climate, we can’t blame you if you unwind with a glass of wine at the end of the day. But in the event that you don’t finish off that bottle of red, “wine condoms” are here to save the day. Nobody likes old, stale wine. Wine condoms roll over …

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