Wine In The News

British Columbia’s Award-Winning Wines

KELOWNANOW.COM – Okanagan Wine Festivals Society has announced this year’s winners for the British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards. The competition featured 26 different varietal categories, with over 550 wines entered. Fourteen respected judges narrowed the selection down to 141 finalists with one overall clear winner being declared the best in each category. New …

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Review of Washington’s New Liquor Laws

SPOKESMAN.COM – Customers sampling liquor at Washington craft distilleries can have their half shot with water or soda. Charities can auction wine to raise money. Craft distilleries can get a license to store their liquor in a warehouse. Wineries can have twice as many tasting rooms, where they can sell growlers and kegs of their …

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15 Wines That Will Help You Understand Washington

CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM – Those adhering today to the legendary prompt of 19th-century America — “Go west, young man” — would serve themselves well by not going all the way west, particularly if the goal is to make Pacific Northwest wine. Coastal Washington has beauty and charms all its own and even produces some of the state’s …

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Great Oregon Wine Company Donates to US Humane Society

PRNEWSWIRE.COM – Great Oregon Wine Company (GOWC), a McMinnville– based winery producing  pinot noir, pinot gris and rose, today announced support between its top-selling wine brand, Rascal®, and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Rascal is a premium Oregon wine, available in pinot noir and pinot gris varietals, produced by the Great Oregon …

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French Investors Are Betting on Oregon

FORBES.COM – Oregon’s Willamette Valley: Home to some of the finest Pinot Noir in the world, fantastic truffles, excellent restaurants, and…French investors? Oui. There has been an influx of money to Oregon by a veritable flotilla of French investors and wine producers. Which, given the fact that Oregon’s marquis wine region hasn’t been on the …

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Wine for Your Pets

CBSLOCAL.COM – A Denver company that makes “wine” for dogs and cats is expanding. Brandon Zavala started Apollo Peak at a storefront in Denver and he’s now opening a 3,000 square foot facility in Golden after seeing a growing interest in his products Apollo Peak makes alcohol-free “cat wine” and “dog wine” in which beets are …

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Day Drinking 101

BLOOMBERG.COM – The luxury of day drinking is not just a Sunday Funday specialty anymore. Restaurants across the country are expanding their menus to offer drinks that are well-suited to daytime imbibing during the week as well. Low-alcohol spirits like vermouth and healthy mixers such as green juice, kombucha, and matcha are aimed at cocktail customers who want a relaxing pick-me-up, …

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Canned Wine – Summer 2017’s New Drink?

THEDAILYBEAST.COM – In the past year, Hong Lieu Tada, a San Francisco stay-at-home mom, has found a slew of unexpected places to drink wine: She has snuck her favorite vino into hotel rooms and sipped it on the beach in Hawaii. Her secret? Tada’s libation of choice is canned wine. Last year, she discovered Sofia …

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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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