Wine In The News

No Smoke Damage to WA Grapes Despite 2015 Wildfires

KANSASCITY.COM – The last time I stepped onto the tarmac at Pasco airport, I had trouble making out the streetlamp in front of me. My eyes were itching, and the smell was not what I had expected on arriving in an area surrounded by wildfires. It was a sweetly chemical aroma; I was sure that …

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Mariners’ Ianetta Catches and Makes Wine

MYNORTHWEST.COM – Wine has always been in the Iannetta blood, going all the way back to Italy. So it’s little surprise that Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta got his first taste for vino from his grandfather. “Back in Italy, everyone in town made wine, just for their personal consumption. When he came over here he did …

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Coming Soon… BLUE Wine

BUSINESSINSIDER.COM – You’re about to have one more choice of color when it comes to selecting your wine. Thanks to the Spanish company Gik, you’ll soon be able to find blue wine among the bottles of reds and whites throughout the US. No report yet on whether the wine will turn your teeth blue, but …

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Wine travels: The Fertile Fraser River Valley

COLUMBIAN.COM – If towns like Abbotsford, Langley and Lulu Island ring any bells, then you’ve probably ventured up Canada way for some wine tasting throughout the fertile Fraser River Valley of British Columbia. Along with a Zagat-rated bistro and award-winning wines, Chaberton Estate Winery has a welcoming picnic area for sunny days. Celebrating its 25th …

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Why Drinking Red Wine and Eating Chocolate May Be Good for Your Gut

WASHINGTONPOST.COM – Diversity is good for your gut — and red wine might help. In a pair of studies published Thursday in Science, researchers from Belgium and the Netherlands present the most comprehensive work on the human microbiome to date. After studying the poop of thousands of citizen volunteers, they’ve mapped out the species of bacteria that live inside …

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The Art of Pairing Rosé with a Variety of Cheeses

OREGONWINEPRESS.COM – Over the last few years, rosé has grown wildly popular. Pink is the new black and is popping up in glasses near and far with the celebratory hashtag #yeswayrosé for those sipping while on social media. Rosé rose risen from the ashes, Phoenix-like, transformed from the syrupy-sweet grandma wine of the ’90s into …

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Startup HaloVino to Begin Stackable Wine Glass Production

BIZJOURNALS.COM – Local wine expert Jessica Bell will finally have something to show for two years of research and development on May 2, when her patent-pending innovative plastic wine glass will go into production in Franklin. Bell, who lives in Whitefish Bay and is known by many in the community for her wine classes, created …

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Tainted Cork Targeted for Inspection

PAMPLINMEDIA.COM – Imagine popping a bottle of aged pinot noir after years of waiting patiently for it to age to perfection, only to take a sip and realize it spoiled long ago – and that it spoiled by a natural process that could happen to any other bottle you might be saving as well. Tainted …

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More Scientific Studies Prove Health Benefits of Wine!

GLAMOUR.COM – We’ve reported on the health benefits of wine before, but a new study from two Finnish universities has us really excited: Up to a third of a bottle of wine (that’s two small glasses) with a meal every day results in a more positive outlook on life and fewer sicknesses. This is no …

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Climate Change Effects on West Coast Grapes

SEEKER.COM – California and Washington’s premium wine grape growing regions could shrivel by up to 50 percent by 2040, warn Stanford University scientists. On the other hand, bad news for California could be good news for Oregon, as warmer temperatures actually expand the grape growing regions in some parts of the Northwest. “Our new study …

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