Wine In The News

Wine Pairings with Girl Scout Cookies!

POPSUGAR.COM – The only thing that could possibly make Girl Scout Cookies even better is a good wine pairing. And since it’s officially Girl Scout Cookie season (insert praise hands emoji here), the experts at Club W have shared their suggestions. Whether you’re planning a girls’ night in or want to upgrade your solo movie …

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Wine: How To Know What You’re Doing

WIRED.COM – If you’ve been around wine geeks that drop phrases like, “let it breathe,” or “slow legs,” you may already have some sense of this leisurely, sometimes holier-than-thou pursuit. But once you get past all the jargon, wine tasting can give you a greater understanding of the different varieties available, and more importantly, will …

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British Columbia Wine Coming Into It’s Own

VANCOUVERSUN.COM – It’s wine festival week across the city of Vancouver. It is the 38th time a large portion of the world’s wine industry has assembled in a city that has with very few exceptions outperformed most of the North America when it comes to be being an informed, progressive, marketplace to drink wine. Even …

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New Study Says Millenials = Oenophiles

  SMITHSONIAN.COM – Somehow, Millennials—the generation born between about 1982 and 2004, depending on who you ask—have become much-maligned. Millennial haters cite their penchant for living in their parents’ basements and the smartphones seemingly fused to their hands as reasons to dismiss the demographic. Mock the Millennials’ habits if you like, but don’t assume that …

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Idaho Wine On The Rise

SPOKESMAN.COM – Weather in 2015 made for a smaller wine grape harvest in Idaho, which officials say could affect production of some favored wine varieties. The Capital Press of Salem, Oregon, reports that total wine grape tonnage in Idaho was down by almost 50 percent in 2015. According to the Idaho Wine Commission, the smaller …

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Oregon Pinot on the Cover

  KGW.COM – A big tourism boost is coming to Oregon wineries. The new issue of Wine Spectator magazine comes out this week, and Oregon pinot noir is the cover story. The authors recommend and rate a staggering 650 Oregon wines. But the amazing part is, most of those were nearly ruined by flooding rains. Beaux …

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Gems From The Gem State…and Muppets

    SACBEE.COM – Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog should have been at our table rather than the one they shared in the original “Muppet Movie.” They would have learned that Idaho wine comes in bottles topped with corks rather than caps, costs more than 95 cents, and is far more varied and refined …

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Oooos And Ahhhhs For Umpqua Wines

    ASSOCIATEDPRESS – Local wine grape growers and wine makers are proud of the attention Umpqua Valley wineries have been receiving recently. Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Southern Oregon one of the “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2016” and local wineries won 28 medals in the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Central Douglas …

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Oak Barrels 101: How They Influence Wine

      PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM – The ancient Celts were a people of the forest. They used a lot of wood in their daily lives, for housing, cookery and art. Sometime around the 5th century B.C., they came up with an ingenious new way with wood. They formed it into barrels for storing liquids such as …

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British About-Face On Red Wine Benefits

  TELEGRAPH.CO.UK – Red wine is bad for your health, experts reveal in a new report. In a u-turn, Government experts have dismissed the supposed health benefits of wine and are set to rewrite the rule book on the nation’s alcohol consumption, according to reports. ‘The dangers of drinking are far more than previously thought’ …

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