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Over a Barrel: Why the Source of the Oak Matters

You may know Vosges as one of the most indulgent brands of chocolate on planet Earth. Since I’m a wine geek, I also know Vosges as one of the five primary forests in France where most of the trees are

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The Fascinating History of Wine in 338 Words

For as long as there has been a recorded history of mankind, there has been a recorded history of wine. As soon as human beings gained an appreciation for the finer things in life, wine was considered one of those

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Red Wines at the ‘Right’ Temperature for Fall

With fall approaching, many of us will be drinking more red wine more often. After a summer of imbibing mostly well-chilled whites, the ol’ palate is ready for some soul-warming reds — wines that will go with the more hearty

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Over a Barrel: The Role of Oak in Winemaking

The aromas and flavors we experience in wine come not just from grapes, but also from winemaking processes and the vessels in which a specific wine is aged. When vintners wish the nuances of the grapes and nothing else to

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