Wine In The News

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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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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Chateau Ste. Michelle Celebrates 50 Years!

Q13FOX.COM – The founding winery of Washington is marking a big milestone this year: Chateau Ste. Michelle, based in Woodinville, WA, is celebrating its 50th anniversary! In 1967, Ste. Michelle was a small winery producing its inaugural vintage of a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Yakima Valley. Thirty years later, Chateau Ste. Michelle has become the …

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Martha Stewart Is Getting Into The Wine Game

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Martha Stewart fans rejoice, because the lifestyle maven is finally entering the wine business. Stewart announced a new venture, which is basically a riff on a wine subscription club, on Wednesday. Called Martha Stewart Wine Co., patrons who sign up will receive carefully chosen wines from Stewart and her crew of sommeliers and …

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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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