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Top Wine Regions Around the Globe

Wine can be made pretty much anywhere. Decent wine requires a decent climate. But if you want GREAT wine, you need to look toward one of the world’s great winegrowing countries — nations most often blessed by a Mediterranean climate.

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Posted in Wine Buzz, Wine Region Profiles

3 Great Reasons to Stock Up on Syrah While You Can

More and more, it’s looking like it’s going to be a long winter. For that reason alone, this is a perfect time to stock up on Syrah, the wine that goes by the name of Shiraz in Australia. But there

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Wine Touring… and Animal Viewing… in Australia’s Pyrenees

The Pyrenees region of Australia — not to be confused with the Pyrenees mountain range that separates France and Spain — offers beautiful views, fresh country air and a welcoming climate for winegrape growing. Game meats, freshwater fish, honey and

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Australia’s Growing Love Affair With Malbec

People will fly thousands of miles and cross oceans to visit the winelands of Australia. I know. I made that trip several years ago, and my body clock is still recovering from it. But I’m not complaining. That was a

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Posted in Editor's Journal

It’s Time to Embrace the Warm Red Wines of Autumn

I was born and grew up in Southern California. I visited relatives in Vermont and Wisconsin a few times during my youth, but it wasn’t until I spent 12 years in Chicago beginning in 2000 that was introduced to and

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Grenache: The Perfect Wine ‘Committee Member’

Have you ever served on a committee, perhaps at your place of employment or for a charitable endeavor? Were you ever tempted to quit the committee because somebody on it, while they exhibited creative thinking and had good ideas, was

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Posted in Wine in the Glass

The Magic of McLaren Vale

Here at Vinesse, there’s a member of our tasting panel who absolutely loves the wines of McLaren Vale, a region south of Adelaide in South Australia. Cereal crops dominated the landscape in the region’s early farming days, but then in

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

10 Fascinating Facts About Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon often is referred to as “King Cab,” the most “noble” of all wine varieties. No variety has a more complex aroma and flavor spectrum, and no variety has greater aging potential than Cabernet. How much do you know

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