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France’s 4 Best Wine Regions

Listing or naming the “best” anything can be a daunting exercise in subjectivity, and that’s particularly true when it comes to types of wine, wine-producing countries and wine regions. That said, lists are fun, so I’ve decided to go out

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

Wine Cuvees of Distinction: The Art of the Blend

Much like 3D technology can enhance the experience of watching a movie, when a vintner uses more than one grape variety, it can enhance the experience of drinking a wine. Filmmaking and winemaking both are art forms, and the techniques

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Posted in In the Cellar, Wine Buzz

Everything You Need to Know About France’s Wine Regions

For centuries, France has set the benchmarks for virtually every type of wine you could imagine, developed through a generations-long focus on the concept of terroir. In a nutshell, “terroir” is about matching the right variety to the right type

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Reliving the Wine Tasting That Changed Everything

I was a senior in high school during America’s Bicentennial year. I had no idea that on the other side of the pond, an event was taking place that would change the perception of California wine forever. The event was

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Posted in Editor's Journal

5 Fascinating Facts About French Wine

The French are amazingly resilient people, an assertion underscored in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris last November. I happened to be covering an important global bowling tournament, the QubicaAMF World Cup in Las Vegas, for Bowlers Journal

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Posted in Wine in the Glass

How to Know Which Wines Needs to ‘Breathe’… and Why

Breathe, breathe in the air Don’t be afraid to care Leave but don’t leave me Look around and choose your own ground The lyrics to the opening song on Pink Floyd’s classic “Dark Side of the Moon” album can be

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Posted in Wine FAQ

5 Fascinating Facts About Bordeaux

There is no more famous wine region than Bordeaux, which is located in southwestern France. Entire books have been written on the region and its estates, but a blog is no place for a book. So, for today, we’ll share

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The ‘Dawn of a Beautiful Vintage’ in Bordeaux

Those of us who have been in the wine industry for a while and “courted” by the wine estates of Bordeaux are amused by the seemingly annual claims about “vintage of the century” potential.” Simply by definition, every year can’t

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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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Posted in Wine in the Glass

Vino in the Negev? A New Wine Country Experience Beckons

Bordeaux. Napa Valley. The Veneto. Rheinhessen. Rioja. All of these geographic names are recognizable as wine regions. Hear the name, and you immediately know what “wine country” it’s connected to. Bordeaux — France. Napa Valley — The United States (specifically,

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