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5 Tips for Your Tasting Room Visit

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which means summer is right around the corner. And that means tasting rooms at wineries across the country will be buzzing. If you’re not familiar with the tasting room experience… or even if you

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Use of Yeast in Winemaking Is Getting Wild

For many years, a group of California winemakers have been practicing a technique known as “indigenous yeast” fermentation and making consistently excellent wine. Why, all of a sudden, has this technique become a buzzword in the wine press and why

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A Lesson Learned in the Pacific Northwest: All Great Wines Begin in the Vineyard

There are certain grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon (among reds) and Chardonnay (among whites) that take well to barrel fermentation. There are others, such as Riesling, that would have their aromas and flavors obliterated by exposure to oak, and

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In a Blend, Every Component Counts

Blending wine is part science and part art. But don’t ask us to attach percentages to those parts; that would be pure conjecture. The scientific aspect involves pairing only varieties that complement one another structurally. Determining how much of this,

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