Wine In The News

B.C. Wine Among The Best

    INFOTEL.CA – Wineries from Osoyoos to Kamloops are getting some high-profile exposure and being called some of among the best wine destinations in the world. In August, UK wine writer Steven Spurrier said in the fall edition of The Somm Journal that B.C. has all three things he looks for in a world …

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Wine Isn’t Small Potatoes Here

    AGWEEK.COM – Idaho is famous for potatoes. Now the state’s swelling ranks of winemakers want to put Idaho’s wines on the culinary map. So far, they appear to be making headway. Just ask Andy Perdue, wine writer for the Seattle Times and editor and publisher of the website Great Northwest Wine. He compares Idaho’s …

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Wine and Christmas Cookies: For Experts

    BUSTLE.COM – In culinary terms, the holidays mean party appetizers, ham, seasonal pies, and of course, cookies. Since another usual suspect of the holiday party scene is wine, any responsible participant will want to study up on holiday cookie and wine pairings for a truly enjoyable experience. Whether you’re a sweet tooth by …

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The Wine Gift For The Book Lover

    WASHINGTONPOST.COM – The annual harvest of wine books is complete, in time for holiday gift giving. Here are a few that should please the wine lovers on your list. Because, after all, the only thing wine lovers love more than drinking wine is listening to ourselves talk about wine, and we need to …

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A Coug’s Pick for Christmas

    WSU.EDU – “During the holidays, we enjoy great meals with our friends and families,” said Thomas Henick-Kling, director of Washington State University’s viticulture and enology program. “And great meals are accompanied by great wine.” Henick-Kling offers a handy guide to Washington wine varieties that go with festive foods: Cheeses, crackers, olives, cured meats, …

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Oregon Marks 50 Years of Wine

    NJ.COM – Oregon winemaking is celebrating its 50th birthday with its first love…Pinot Noir… still embraced. David Lett fathered the Oregon wine movement by ignoring the advice of his teachers in the wine department of the University of California at Davis in 1965. Forsaking warm, sunny California, Lett headed north with cuttings of …

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Geeking-Out On Fermentation

  SCEINTIFICAMERICAN.COM – In 1931 German physician, physiologist and biochemist Otto Heinrich Warburg won the Nobel Prize for his discovery that cancerous cells—unlike most healthy human cells, which produce energy using oxygen via respiration—favor the anaerobic process of fermentation, or the conversion of sugar into acids, gases or alcohol, even in the presence of oxygen. …

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Wine, the Secret to Old Age

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Now here’s a little longevity advice we can all say cheers to. Celebrating her 100th birthday today, Violet Ewen says she credits her longevity to her dinnertime drink. The centenarian, from Swindon, England, says she indulges in a glass of red wine every night with her meal. “It’s important you always have something …

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Turkey + Zin = Happy Thanksgiving!

  SACBEE.COM – The traditional Thanksgiving practice in our household is to set the table with a bottle of each of the varietal wines most at ease with the wide range of weights and flavors in the customary holiday meal – zinfandel, pinot noir and riesling. This year, I’m tweaking that approach and going solely …

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Here Comes “Savor Idaho”

  IDAHOSTATESMAN.COM – I am looking forward to partaking in Idaho’s barrel tasting festivities, which occupy many times and dates during Thanksgiving week, but especially Nov. 27-29. Earlier this month the Idaho Wine Commission shared a schedule for a series of barrel-tasting events occurring all over the state. Most of what you will be tasting …

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