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NYT Reviews Documentary About Italian Wine Industry

NYT Reviews Documentary About Italian Wine Industry

By James Duren

One wine-loving filmmaker is doing his part to promote artisanal winemaking. Earlier this week, The New York Times film critic Ben Kenigsberg reviewed “Natur..

May 1, 2015 in Commentary

Brain Games: Can Marketing Change The Mind of Cheap-Wine Champions?

Brain Games: Can Marketing Change The Mind of Cheap-Wine Champions?

By James Duren

Turns out cheap wines marketed well can literally change your mind. This week the American Marketing Association released the results of a study in which res..

May 1, 2015 in Commentary

All Hail the United Kingdom of Wine! Sales Up 177%

All Hail the United Kingdom of Wine! Sales Up 177%

By James Duren

British supermarket Waitrose broke the news this week that English wines are making a fierce rise in the U.K.'s wine market. “It wasn't so long ago that anyo..

May 1, 2015 in Commentary

Wine Comedian's Snicker-Inducing Tasting Notes Featured on HuffPo

Wine Comedian's Snicker-Inducing Tasting Notes Featured on HuffPo

By James Duren

These wine descriptions aren't the usual “floral hints and notes of melon.” The Huffington Post recently featured the hijinks of comedian Jeff Wysaski, a jok..

May 1, 2015 in Commentary

Landmark Chardonnay Overlook Sonoma County

Wine Review: Landmark Chardonnay Overlook Sonoma County 2012

By Snooth Editorial

Very intriguing buttery yet floral aromas of candied hazelnuts, baked green apples, vanilla and caramel. Full mouthfeel, creamy and rich, with melon and lemon..

April 30, 2015

Sparklers Win at South Korea International Expo

Sparklers Win at South Korea International Expo

By James Duren

The bubbly stuff’s influence on the world’s palates seems to have no end. This past Monday Business Korea reported the results of a blind tasting event tail..

April 30, 2015 in Commentary

Investors Gobbling Up Argentina’s Vineyard Parcels

Investors Gobbling Up Argentina’s Vineyard Parcels

By James Duren

The worlds of wine and money are colliding in Argentina’s famed Mendoza region. This past week, Bloomberg News bureau chief Dan Cancel explored the emergenc..

April 30, 2015 in Commentary

Business Insider: Iowa Loves White Wine, Texans Prefer French

Business Insider: Iowa Loves White Wine, Texans Prefer French

By James Duren

The Frencher, the better, say Texan wine drinkers. This past Tuesday, Business Insider reporter April Walloga explored the results of a recent survey in whi..

April 30, 2015 in Commentary

Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco

Wine Review: Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Extremely fragrant and floral aromas of peach, dried apricot, fig leaf, poppy seed and lemon creme. Elegant in the mouth, with notes of warm butter and lemon ..

April 29, 2015

To Dry Farm or Not to Dry Farm? Napa Winemakers Answer

To Dry Farm or Not to Dry Farm? Napa Winemakers Answer

By James Duren

California’s brutal drought has led winemakers across the state to consider agricultural methods which decrease water use. One of those methods is known as ..

April 29, 2015 in Commentary

South African Chard Takes Crown of World’s Best at French Competition

South African Chard Takes Crown of World’s Best at French Competition

By James Duren

The Groot Constantia wine estate is a long way from France. That didn’t stop the winery from sending shock waves from Europe to Africa when it was announced ..

April 29, 2015 in Commentary

Wine Blogger Says U.S. Eateries Can Learn From Japan’s Wine Lists

Wine Blogger Says U.S. Eateries Can Learn From Japan’s Wine Lists

By James Duren

Who hasn’t cracked open a wine list, only to be overwhelmed by a list of wines whose lack of brevity makes them seem like a vino version of the Code of Hammur..

April 29, 2015 in Commentary

Canadian Invasion! Hockey Honchos Buy, Develop Washington Land

Canadian Invasion! Hockey Honchos Buy, Develop Washington Land

By James Duren

A chunk of Washington wine growing land was just too tempting for one well known Canadian family. Aquilini Investment Group, which bears the name of the fam..

April 29, 2015 in Commentary

OIV Boss Gives State of Global Wine Industry Speech

OIV Boss Gives State of Global Wine Industry Speech

By James Duren

Earlier this week the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) Director General Jean-Marie Aurand gave his wine industry version of the State of The ..

April 28, 2015 in Commentary

Winemakers Use Technology To Photograph Wine’s “Soul”

Winemakers Use Technology To Photograph Wine’s “Soul”

By James Duren

Some cultures believe a photograph steals your soul. For a group of vintners in California, photos reveal – not steal – the soul of their wines. According to..

April 28, 2015 in Commentary

Association Leader Talks South African Wine With Financial Site

Association Leader Talks South African Wine With Financial Site

By James Duren

This past Friday Rico Basson, head of South African wine association VinPro, talked with Moneyweb.com reporter Andries van Zyl about the state or the South Af..

April 28, 2015 in Commentary

Top Ten Spring Wines Under $25

Top Ten Spring Wines Under $25

How brutal was winter? Just forget it. Forget how cold it was, forget how much snow you had. Let your mouth tell you as your brain convinces you to push past ..

April 28, 2015 in Wine Reviews

Tasting Revolution: Wash. Politician Pushes For College Wine Bill

Tasting Revolution: Wash. Politician Pushes For College Wine Bill

By James Duren

Don’t be surprised if you see a spike in wine program admissions next year at Washington Universities. This past Friday Washington newspaper Kirkland Report..

April 28, 2015 in Commentary

A Little Wine Music: San Jose Paper Picks 5 Musical Estates

A Little Wine Music: San Jose Paper Picks 5 Musical Estates

By James Duren

It's not just the sound of cellos and violin which make wine drinking a pleasurable experience. This past week the San Jose Mercury reporter Mary Orlin publi..

April 27, 2015 in Commentary

EU Winemakers Fighting Calorie Labeling

EU Winemakers Fighting Calorie Labeling

By James Duren

They say it’s a battle of numbers. This past week United Kingdom publication The Daily Mail published a story about the expressed discontent of winemakers ab..

April 27, 2015 in Commentary

Canadian Paper Explores Legacies of Family-Owned Vineyards

Canadian Paper Explores Legacies of Family-Owned Vineyards

By James Duren

There’s nothing like a vineyard owned by generations of the same family; or is there? The Globe and Mail wine reporter Beppi Crosariol tackled the theory thi..

April 27, 2015 in Commentary

Mandela's Granddaughter Launches Wine Label, Calls For Diversity in South Africa's Industry

Mandela's Granddaughter Launches Wine Label, Calls For Diversity in South Africa's Industry

By James Duren

Continuing her grandfather's famous legacy of change, Nelson Mandela's Granddaughter Tukwini has launched a line of sustainable wines in an effort to further ..

April 27, 2015 in Commentary

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