Wine In The News

Wine Condoms?

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Given the stress of the current political climate, we can’t blame you if you unwind with a glass of wine at the end of the day. But in the event that you don’t finish off that bottle of red, “wine condoms” are here to save the day. Nobody likes old, stale wine. Wine condoms roll over …

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Music Promoter Changes Tune, Now Focuses on Oregon Wine

OREGONWINEPRESS.COM – In many respects, there’s not a lot of difference between making wine and vinyl. Both products are pressed, released and become highly collectible, consumed and critically appraised by aficionados. Some labels, whether record or bottle, are cultish and operate independently, while others supply and satisfy mainstream tastes. Whether you’re talking albums or magnums, …

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Wine-Infused Coffee….. YESSS

VINEPAIR.COM – If you’re a fan of both coffee and wine, you’re in for a treat: A Napa Valley cafe is making wine flavored coffee. The cafe, called Molinari, starts with beans from a specialty organic coffee bean roaster. Then, according to its website, “The full-bodied coffee beans relax in a beautiful small-batch, artisan-crafted wine, …

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Oregon Winemaker Turned Author

OREGONWINEPRESS.COM – Author C.J. “Suzi” David describes her new book: “Through a series of questionable men, motives and disappearances, ‘Bad Girl, Bad Girl: A Wine Industry Intrigue’ is a thrilling and unexpected ride into the dark side of the wine industry. Protagonist Bethany brings a level of wildness and unpredictability to the rather serious wine …

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Washington’s 2016 Record Harvest

THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM – Washington state’s booming wine industry produced a record harvest of wine grapes in 2016 after cooler weather lengthened the growing season, officials said. Last year’s harvest in Washington, the second-largest producer of premium wines in the U.S., tallied 270,000 tons, beating the state’s previous record of 227,000 tons in 2014, according to the …

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Wine Collecting Tips

WINEMAG.COM – A lot of folks who regularly enjoy wine don’t want the “bother” of setting aside wines for future consumption. Perhaps the idea of massive wine cellars stuffed with bottles costing as much as the family car may be a turn-off. The anticipated cost of buying wines that won’t be opened any time soon …

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Wino Sippers

COSMOPOLITAN.COM – Drinking red wine is all fun and games until you look in the mirror and see that your teeth look like someone rubbed squished grapes and dirt on them. To prevent such horror, wine accessory company Oenophilia invented Wino Sippers — a glass that’s built with a straw feature to prevent teeth from …

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The Blue Wine Battle

BRAVOTV.COM – Back in 2015 a group of twenty-something Spanish entrepreneurs, collectively called Gik, threw the winery world into a tizzy with their creation of blue wine. As outlandish as it might sound, the company is clearly onto something, with more than 90,000 bottles purchased to date. Naturally, their main market is Spain but Gik …

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Tricks to Make a Bad Wine Better

WSJ.COM – Have you ever stuck a spoon in an unfinished bottle of Champagne, stuffed Saran wrap into a decanter of corked wine or spun a Cabernet in a blender? These are just a few of the tricks oenophiles have been known to employ to save a wine from being poured down the drain. Wine …

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Cork Oak Forests Ecosystem

DAILY.ORG – If you’re a wine-drinker, you probably pay some attention to the wine you select, and perhaps even the bottle it comes in. But you may not spend much time thinking about the cork. For wine drinkers, corks are simply background, necessary for maintaining and quality of your favorite wine, otherwise only an obstacle to overcome. …

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