Wine In The News

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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Romantic Wine Names

VINSPIREUK.COM – The big V-Day is just around the corner, and you may be stressing about what to buy your squeeze, but if there’s one thing you can easily get right it’s the wine. If they like wine, then you probably know the sorts of styles they enjoy, so buying a bottle of vino should …

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Stink Bugs and Wine

ACSH.ORG – There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who eat bugs knowingly and those who eat bugs unknowingly. Oh yes, you eat bugs. Even vegans eat bugs. While farmers and food processors want our grub to be pure, it is impossible to eliminate every single contaminant in the food supply. Crops …

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$300 Chinese Wine Arrives in US

FORBES.COM – If you pay even casual attention to the wine world you’ll be aware that China has recently emerged as a major player – it’s estimated consumption has been rising 15% annually – but most people, bemused by headlines of the fantastic auction prices big-name Bordeaux has fetched in Hong Kong, and amused by …

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What You Can Learn From Wine Labels

COURIERPOSTONLINE.COM – A few weeks ago, a friend and I were sitting at my dining room table with a few bottles of California red blends, having a comparative tasting. We started looking at the back labels of the wines, seeing what information they provided. One of the bottles stated the wine was “vinted and cellared …

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