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Why You Should be Going to Prowein

The First Event for the Wine Professional

Just back from my first ProWein and I can't help but want to share my experiences. It's a packed three day event with more to do than any single person can possibly manage. 8 halls, 4,800 exhibitors, dozens of seminars everyday. It's exhausting, but at the same time one of the greatest experiences and opportunities for any wine professional. I managed to squeeze in vistas with some friends, between grand tastings of 2011 Cru Classé Bordeaux and Chianti Classico, including many new Gran Selezione bottling. Then there were the seminars, on the wines of Turkey, and Alsace. Snoop around enough and you'll find the back vintage stuff and the winemaker's you've always wanted to meet. But rather than write this all up, after all a simple phrase can capture the essence of ProWein: the first and ...

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The Best of La Crema's Virtual Tasting

Live from Sonoma with Elizabeth Grant Douglas!

 "Pinot is not about muscularity. It's more about the elegance, nuance, and subtlety." During out most recent Virtual Tasting La Crema's winemaker gave us a fabulous lesson on the wines of La Cre...

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Dona Paula's Virtual Tasting Recap

Talking terroir with Martin Kaiser

Last month we had our most recent Virtual Tasting featuring the wines of Argentina’s Dona Paula Estate. While tasting through four wines we were treated to Martin Kaiser’s narratives. Matin, as the...

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PVA 2013 - Final Days

Checking in on the tighest races as we head for the finish line.

We're in the last week of the 2013 People's Voice Awards, so there's still plenty of time for your votes, and voices to be counted. Will yours be the deciding vote? There are many tight races as w...

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PVA Round Two has Begun!

Every vote you cast is an entry in our The Grapeness of the West Coast Sweepstakes!

Sep 11, 2013 at 12:00am
With your votes we've narrowed down the field from over 1400 wines to 480 Finalists in the 2013 People's Voice Wine Awards. There are some really exciting match-ups in this round, just check out th... Read More »

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What the Geeks are Drinking

Esoteric wine making mainstream moves

Aug 20, 2013 at 12:00am
There's a progression in the wine world that leads in a non-linear way from the most mainstream to the most esoteric. There are far too many forks along the way to connect the two but what one can ... Read More »

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What's hot this summer

Depending on where you are this week it may not be the weather!

Aug 7, 2013 at 12:00am
We've had a weird summer, hot then cool, but one thing that you can count on every summer are the events that make the season so special. Events worth traveling around the country for, events worth... Read More »

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Kettle Brand Pros vs Joes Grand Finale

Revealing the winner in grand style

Jul 29, 2013 at 12:00am
I've just returned from Los Angeles where we enjoyed the company of over 100 Snooth users as we announced the winners of our Pros vs Joes Cook-off contest sponsored by Kettle Brand Chips. Tucked a... Read More »

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Vintage Watch IV

Keeping an eye on weather around the globe.

Jul 29, 2013 at 12:00am
This week the story in weather is of course the devastating hail storms and thunderous rains that plagued parts of Burgundy last week. Many of the  vineyards of the Cote de Beaune were shredded by ... Read More »

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The People's Voice Wine Awards 2013

The Peoples Voice Awards are back!

Jul 16, 2013 at 12:00am
Following up on our great event last year, the results of which can be found here, 2012 People Voice Awards Winners, we are looking forward to the active and exciting voting on this year's set of n... Read More »

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Vintage Watch II

Keeping an eye on weather around the globe.

Jul 15, 2013 at 12:00am
Here we go with the second installment of Vintage Watch, a global look at weather where it matters.  This continues to look like a challenging year in many parts of the world. Many of the world's f... Read More »

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Wine Under Water

Is this a fad or is there science behind ageing wine under water?

Jul 10, 2013 at 12:00am
In the world of wine it's often tough to separate the fad from the trend or the novel from the avant guard. Take for example organic and/or natural wine. Yes there remains a certain degree of contr... Read More »

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Where to go in July

Some of the Month's Best Wine Fairs

Jul 1, 2013 at 12:00am
Summertime brings back memories of the freedom of youth; with not a care in the world as you pal around with friends, travel, and just enjoy life to the fullest. Being an adult wine geek, summer no... Read More »

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5 Ways to Chill your Wine

Don't drown your drink with ice water, use one of these great ideas to keep your favorite summer tipple cool and refreshing!

Jun 17, 2013 at 12:00am
We all know that wine should be served at the correct temperature, but sometimes that can be a challenge. Consider summer for example. There you are enjoying your favorite wine, and POW! Mother nat... Read More »

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