Wine In The News

Fine Wine Producers Debate To Cork Or Not To Cork

FORBES – During my recent trip to Burgundy in early December 2016, I found several top producers switching from cork closures to Diam. I knew that large negociants like Louis Jadot and Bouchard Père et Fils were happy using this closure for their white wines, but now small, high-quality domains are switching over. Étienne de …

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Oregon wines nab top spots on Wine Spectator list

KGW.COM – Two of the top three wines of the year, as ranked by Wine Spectator magazine, come from Willamette Valley wineries. Domaine Serene’s Dundee Hills Evenstad Reserve 2014 Chardonnay ranked second on Wine Spectator’s yearly Top 100 list; Beaux Frères’ 2014 Pinot Noir followed as the third best of 2016. The top spot went …

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How Trump’s deportation plan threatens America’s food and wine supply

SALON.COM – Mass deportations of up to three million undocumented immigrants are expected to begin in January, when President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office and begins to turn his campaign promises into government policy. While Trump claims criminals are his primary target, reports suggest there aren’t enough of them to actually reach his …

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Tips for picking the best wine, spirit for your budget

SUMMITDAILY.COM – Whether you plan to spend the holidays at home or at a restaurant, finding the right beverage to pair with your meal — and budget — can often be an intimidating process. It might seem as though prices attached to things such as wine and liquor are a bit arbitrary, especially for similar …

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What Are Red Blends, Really?

FOODANDWINE.COM – Everywhere from high-end wine shops to supermarkets, red blends are suddenly white-hot. But what are 
they, exactly? F&W’s Ray Isle delves into the blending trend.  Here’s a question that may not have occurred 
to you before: When is a wine like a burrito? The answer, as I recently discovered, becomes clear when you’re …

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Most Hotly Anticipated Wine Spot Portland’s Seen in Years

WWEEK.COM – As a wine bar, new Northeast Killingsworth spot Dame is a pretty good restaurant. And as a restaurant, it’s one hell of a bar. There seems to be some public disagreement about which one it is—the owners say it’s a restaurant with a bar, while a recent newspaper review cheerily informed them it’s …

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Millennials resurrecting whiskey and wine

MAPLEVALLEYREPORTER.COM – Last month while touring Ireland, our guide proudly pointed out Irish whiskey is making a strong comeback and thanked us, Americans, for our hefty contribution to their sales and shipments. Irish whiskey, even though its volumes are less than scotch and bourbon, is the world’s fastest growing major spirit. Production shot up by …

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STUDY: Portland Ranks #1 City for Both Beer and Wine Businesses

YAHOO.COM – Portland, Ore., is the most favorable city in the U.S. for both the beer and wine industries, according to a new study from leading business data and analytics provider Infogroup. To determine the top U.S. cities for both beer and wine lovers, Infogroup used its verified business database of more than 15 million …

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14 wines for your Thanksgiving table

CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM – The beautiful mishmash is near, and I can’t wait to mix my food together. I always felt bad for the kid who, with extreme vigilance, made sure that no group of food on his plate ever touched another. If the person scooping food onto his plate accidentally bumped a pile of mashed potatoes …

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