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Peju Province Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Review: Peju Province Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

By Snooth Editorial

Warm and spicy dark blackberry and black pepper aromas. Dark chocolate, blackberry, black cherry, raspberry and black currant flavors mingle with some tobacco..

May 23, 2015

Tess Blend Napa Valley

Wine Review: Tess Blend Napa Valley NV

By Snooth Editorial

Vanilla, black pepper, raspberry and black cherry aromas. Bright red fruit and spice on the palate - cinnamon and brown sugar, ripe black cherries, teriyaki s..

May 23, 2015

Heinz Eifel Shine Gewurztraminer Rheinhessen

Wine Review: Heinz Eifel Shine Gewurztraminer Rheinhessen 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Cayenne pepper, cut grass and green apple aromas. Lemon, green apple, lychee, honey, pear flavors greet the palate, continuing with tangerine and aloe. This m..

May 23, 2015

New Aussie University Training Center Gets Inside Mind of British Drinkers

New Aussie University Training Center Gets Inside Mind of British Drinkers

By James Duren

The University of Adelaide recently celebrated the opening of its Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production, a resource designed to help winemakers and e..

May 22, 2015 in Commentary

Supervines? Florida Researcher Using Science to Strengthen Grapes

Supervines? Florida Researcher Using Science to Strengthen Grapes

By James Duren

Mildew and black rot, your days may be numbered. Dennis Gray, a developmental biologist from the University of Florida and its Institute of Food and Agricul..

May 22, 2015 in Commentary

Brazilian Cuisine is Begging for Wine

Brazilian Cuisine is Begging for Wine

By Ben Carter

Wine is not the first pairing that comes to mind when you’re talking about Brazilian cuisine. Coffee, fruit drinks, cachaça, and beer are all more traditional..

May 22, 2015 in Wine & Food

Kiwi-Korean Wine Festivals Scheduled for May, June

Kiwi-Korean Wine Festivals Scheduled for May, June

By James Duren

Wine is the bridge between two countries and a whole lot of water. Later this month and into June, the new Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea is scheduled..

May 22, 2015 in Commentary

Searching for a Solid Quaff: Telegraph Maps London Wine Week

Searching for a Solid Quaff: Telegraph Maps London Wine Week

By James Duren

Discovering a good wine bar at London Wine Week can be like a treasure hunt. Earlier this week, United Kingdom-based newspaper The Telegraph offered readers..

May 22, 2015 in Commentary

Looking Ahead: L.A. Mag Features “Futuristic” Wine List

Looking Ahead: L.A. Mag Features “Futuristic” Wine List

By James Duren

While the wine lists of today are California- and Europe-heavy, the wine lists of tomorrow may not follow the same tune. Wines from around the world – and f..

May 21, 2015 in Wine Reviews

Ladies First: Why Women are Taking Charge in Winemaking and Marketing

Ladies First: Why Women are Taking Charge in Winemaking and Marketing

By James Duren

Women are dictating the way wine is made and marketed. Frances Robinson, a reporter for the New Statesman, wrote an article this past Monday titled, “Why wo..

May 21, 2015 in Wine Reviews

There is Value in White Burgundy

There is Value in White Burgundy

By John Downes

Sorry to be morbid, but what’s your ‘death bed’ wine; the last glass you’ll taste in this life? Mine’s Puligny-Montrachet, the famous but expensive white Burg..

May 21, 2015 in Wine Reviews

British Couple Focus on One Wine at a Time

British Couple Focus on One Wine at a Time

By James Duren

They are the vagabonds of the winemaking world. This past Monday, Master of Wine Tim Atkins featured a story on his blog about a U.K. couple who make one wi..

May 21, 2015 in Commentary

Looking for a Story: The Significance of a Wine Labels

Looking for a Story: The Significance of a Wine Labels

By James Duren

Wine labels are more than fancy pictures. Earlier this week Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Melanie Pearce talked with Simon Forsyth, a marketer and de..

May 21, 2015 in Commentary

Grape Harvests Coming Early in Oz as Temps Rise

Grape Harvests Coming Early in Oz as Temps Rise

By James Duren

Global warming’s effect on grape growing is producing measurable results in the land Down Under. This past Thursday the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ..

May 20, 2015 in Commentary

Party Favors: Wine Show Offers Fun Facts About French Wine History

Party Favors: Wine Show Offers Fun Facts About French Wine History

By James Duren

It never hurts to throw around a few facts about French wine at the next cocktail party. This past week, New York-based wine show Vine Talk posted a story w..

May 20, 2015 in Commentary

Pint-Sized Archaeologists in Israel Unearth 1,400-Year-Old Wine Press

Pint-Sized Archaeologists in Israel Unearth 1,400-Year-Old Wine Press

By James Duren

It was the stuff of a young archaeologist's dreams. This week several Israeli news outlets reported that young boy and his pals excavated a nearly 1,500-yea..

May 20, 2015 in Commentary

Four Things You Have To Do at London Wine Week

Four Things You Have To Do at London Wine Week

By James Duren

Bottle after bottle of reds, whites, pinks and sparklers have emerged from London’s shelves for the city’s ever-popular wine week With a seemingly endless li..

May 20, 2015 in Commentary

Smokiness Gone Wrong: Australia Dealing With Smoke Taint

Smokiness Gone Wrong: Australia Dealing With Smoke Taint

By James Duren

As temperatures rise in Australia, bushfires and controlled burns continue to alter the flavor and quality of the country’s popular wines. This past Sunday t..

May 19, 2015 in Commentary

Virginia Vineyards Rise to Atmospheric Heights in NASA Project

Virginia Vineyards Rise to Atmospheric Heights in NASA Project

By James Duren

Sometimes all you need is a little perspective. The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently completed a winey project in ..

May 19, 2015 in Commentary

Wine is the New Toilet Paper? Nooga Contributor Tackles Costco Strategy

Wine is the New Toilet Paper? Nooga Contributor Tackles Costco Strategy

By James Duren

Of the big-box stores which stand like giant ovens offering the latest in the world’s fresh-baked consumer goods, Costco is, perhaps, the king of them all. ..

May 19, 2015 in Commentary

Kiwi Organization Launches 2015 Young Viticulturist Contest

Kiwi Organization Launches 2015 Young Viticulturist Contest

By James Duren

New Zealand Wine, in partnership with Bayer, has begun its search for the 2015 Young Viticulturist of the Year. The 2015 contest marks the 10th year the even..

May 19, 2015 in Commentary

New York Times is Ready for Summer, Rosé

New York Times is Ready for Summer, Rosé

By James Duren

Beat the heat with the pale princess. That's the advice of Eric Asimov, the New York Times wine columnist who this past Thursday gave readers a list of must..

May 18, 2015 in Commentary

Once in Decline, Wine Sales Rise in China

Once in Decline, Wine Sales Rise in China

By James Duren

What a difference a year makes. Earlier this month, CNN Money’s London office reported that, after seeing a 5 percent drop in wine sales in 2013, the Chines..

May 18, 2015 in Commentary

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