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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

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

A Rosé by Any Name Is a Very Refreshing Wine

In France and other wine-growing countries, it’s known as Rosé (pronounced ro-ZAY). In Spain, it’s known as Rosado. Change that D to a T, and you’ve got Italian Rosato. Whatever the name, these are the most refreshing wines of summer,

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes, Wine in the Glass

Getting to Know the Wine Styles of Alsace

Alsace is one of France’s most unusual and exciting wine regions. Although it is not as well known and traveled as Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne, it is equally capable of producing majestic wines. Culturally, Alsace is as much German as

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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

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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Why Are Most French and Italian Wines Named After a Place Instead of a Grape?

In telling the story of my “epiphany wine,” I have mentioned the period of time when I used to have a glass of “Chablis” with my steak at the local Sizzler restaurant. I knew nothing about wine then. First, I

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Posted in Wine FAQ

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
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