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Asia Home To Wine Culture That Extends Beyond China

Asia Home To Wine Culture That Extends Beyond China

By James Duren

If we're honest with ourselves, when we think of wine and Asia, most likely our thoughts lean toward China, one or two Indian wineries, a Japanese winery o..

September 4, 2015 in Commentary

Top Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers

Top Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers

By Joseph Rosendo

The eighth season of Joseph Rosendo’sTravelscope has given me the opportunity to discover some destinations I’ve never visited and new sides to places I’ve kn..

September 4, 2015 in Commentary

Coffee and Wine: The Ultimate Showdown

Coffee and Wine: The Ultimate Showdown

By James Duren

This past week The Boston Globe reporter Francis Storrs pitted two liquid heavyweights against each other in an effort to find out which drink – coffee or win..

September 3, 2015 in Commentary

Starbucks Gets Bottle Shoppish in Brooklyn

Starbucks Gets Bottle Shoppish in Brooklyn

By James Duren

The hipster haven of Williamsburg is now home to Brooklyn's – and New York's – first wine-wielding Starbucks. The coffee superpower launched this month its..

September 2, 2015 in Commentary

Georgian Wines Grabbing American Headlines

Georgian Wines Grabbing American Headlines

By James Duren

They're full of syllables, history and intrigue, and they're fast becoming one of the favorite dark-horse wines of the year. This past Saturday, The Washing..

September 1, 2015 in Commentary

Japanese Tax Authorities Establish Labeling Rules for Domestic Wines

Japanese Tax Authorities Establish Labeling Rules for Domestic Wines

By James Duren

Japan's National Tax Authority is getting territorial about its wines. This past week, the governing board established a new regulation that will require al..

September 1, 2015 in Commentary

One Year Anniversary of Napa Quake Brings Memories, Shakes

One Year Anniversary of Napa Quake Brings Memories, Shakes

By James Duren

In many ways, everything you need to know about the one-year anniversary of the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that shook America's most prestigious wine region is ..

August 28, 2015 in Wine Reviews

Seattle Foodie Site Crowns Pair of New Wine Neighborhoods

Seattle Foodie Site Crowns Pair of New Wine Neighborhoods

By James Duren

Washington wines have long been a major player in the United States wine scene, vaulting themselves from relative obscurity in the late 80's to the forefront ..

August 27, 2015 in Commentary

Warmer Climate Not a Bad Omen for Swiss Winemakers

Warmer Climate Not a Bad Omen for Swiss Winemakers

By James Duren

The effects of global warming have already caught the attention of the world's wine enthusiasts. Scorching temperatures and drought have wracked regions and..

August 26, 2015 in Commentary

Bulgaria Says 2015 Grape Harvest Will Be Double the Fun

Bulgaria Says 2015 Grape Harvest Will Be Double the Fun

By James Duren

You may not put much thought to wines made between Germany and Russia, but Bulgaria is hoping you might reconsider your position.

August 25, 2015 in Commentary

Brits Say Hello Prosecco, Goodbye to Champagne

Brits Say Hello Prosecco, Goodbye to Champagne

By James Duren

It's official – Britain's wine-drinking public have spoken about their sparkling wine of preference and the results are decidedly Italian.

August 24, 2015 in Commentary

Catena Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

By Snooth Editorial

A bit dusty and earthy on the nose, mostly dark fruit character of blackberry. In the mouth this is fairly clean and medium bodied, with some dark oak and dar..

August 21, 2015

Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

By Snooth Editorial

Explosively bright aromas are full of fruit and are distinctively grapey yet still hold a dimension of other more classic raspberry and cherry fruit with an u..

August 21, 2015

Las Rocas Garnacha Calatayud DO

Wine Review: Las Rocas Garnacha Calatayud DO 2012

By Snooth Editorial

Fairly direct aromas of cherry. In the mouth there's a bit more development of flavors integrating some earth and toast, on the mid palate alongside the dark ..

August 21, 2015

Tortoise Creek le Charmel Costieres de Nimes

Wine Review: Tortoise Creek le Charmel Costieres de Nimes 2012

By Snooth Editorial

Inviting smoky aromas have a red fruit character of cherry and some plum and blackberry with a floral framing that keeps the whole nose quite light. In the mo..

August 21, 2015

La Crema Russian River Pinot Noir

Wine Review: La Crema Russian River Pinot Noir 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Warm and light on its feet, this opens with baking spice and ripe cherry aromas, cinnamon and some black pepper spice to complement the fruit. In the mouth, i..

August 21, 2015

Fault Line Pinot Noir

Wine Review: Fault Line Pinot Noir 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Light and dusty aromas have a hint of rose petal and some cherry blossom with notes of blueberry. Packs a load of acidity in the mouth, quite tart with mostly..

August 21, 2015

Mozart, Merlot & the Influence of Classical Music on Winemaking

Mozart, Merlot & the Influence of Classical Music on Winemaking

By James Duren

We've explored the relationship between music and wine in the past, focusing on the interaction between music and the wine drinking experience. Some experts..

August 21, 2015 in Commentary

The Top Secret Chardonnay Files

The Top Secret Chardonnay Files

By Claudia Angelillo

Are thoughts of Thanksgiving Pinot starting to dance in your head? It’s not time for that just yet. But when the holiday wine planning finally begins, there’s..

August 21, 2015 in Wine Reviews

Defiant Buckfast Monks Go Small, Launch Line of Party-Favor Wine

Defiant Buckfast Monks Go Small, Launch Line of Party-Favor Wine

By James Duren

Buckfast Abbey is home to some of England's most controversial booze. The intrepid producer of tonic wine has faced its fare share of criticism over the pop..

August 20, 2015 in Commentary

New Booze Map Calculates Wine Consumption in Europe

New Booze Map Calculates Wine Consumption in Europe

By James Duren

Numbers don't lie, but sometimes they don't tell the whole truth. Take Jakub Marian, for example. Not satisfied with 2014 alcohol consumption numbers releas..

August 19, 2015 in Commentary

Cold Climate Wine Showdown Showcases Chilly Weather Grapes

Cold Climate Wine Showdown Showcases Chilly Weather Grapes

By James Duren

It's hard to imagine the chill of winter as summer temperatures hit their peak this month. But then again, daydreaming about frost-kissed mornings and snowy n..

August 18, 2015 in Commentary

WA to Oz: Aussie Rep Explores Export Options for Washington Wine

WA to Oz: Aussie Rep Explores Export Options for Washington Wine

By James Duren

According to the numbers, wine from the United States is an afterthought in Australia. A report this past week from Pasco, Wash., NBC-affiliate KNDO/KNDU in..

August 17, 2015 in Commentary

Is Instagramming Your Wine Pics Driving Others to Drink?

Is Instagramming Your Wine Pics Driving Others to Drink?

By James Duren

It's Friday night. You kick off your shoes, switch into sweatpants and pop your feet up on the coffee table for a night of TV and movies. And, of course, th..

August 14, 2015 in Commentary

The Sweet Taste of Summer

The Sweet Taste of Summer

By Amy Miller

Dessert wines are often saved for the winter holidays when we tend to linger at the table with our family and friends, but summer brings its own set of celebr..

August 14, 2015 in Wine Reviews

It's a Reality: Winemakers To Compete in TV Show

It's a Reality: Winemakers To Compete in TV Show

By James Duren

It was going to happen at some point. Going the way of gourmet cooking, world traveling, dessert making and millionaire dating, the winemaking world has bec..

August 13, 2015 in Commentary

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