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  • Wine consumers really do judge a book by its cover, and wineries know it. This past week Forbes critic Jonathan Becher reviewed 99 Bottles of Wine: The Making of the Contemporary Wine Label by David Schuemann, whose company designs labels for wineries. “A carefully crafted label can make us think the bottle is way more expensive than it is, and ... Read More

    From the article Label Me Smitten: New Book Explores Draw of Bottle Aesthetics


  • A Oak A,One place to get some info regarding a structured approach to tasting and describing wine is on the WSET web site (www.wsetglobal.com/qualifications/25.asp).Like most of the others who have responded here, much of my education and experience is self taught via reading, traveling to different wine regions, interacting with other like mind... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine description terms


  • Too many good wines and too little time? Let’s resolve to drink more great wine in 2015! Here’s my wish list of wines I adore yet don’t drink often enough.   Chablis: I love the licking-an-oyster-shell-flavor and sensation of Chablis. There’s an extreme purity to these Chardonnays – most of the time – and the best-ofs (Grand Crus) are by far Bur... Read More

    From the article New Year's Resolutions: Wines We Should All Be Sipping in 2015


  • I once spent 48 hours making a sauce from scratch. It was a classic Sauce Robert that started with a tray full of bones and vegetables. The compound sauce required demi-glace, the rich reduction of beefy goodness that takes a lot of time and effort, and I was determined to use no pre-made ingredients. At the end, gallons of liquid and pounds of ... Read More

    From the article TV Dinner and Wine Pairing Guide


  • This past Monday science mag Cosmos published a story which explored the science behind the wine world's beloved – and sometimes besmirched term: terroir.  “In vino veritas – in wine there is truth – says the Latin proverb, but the truth behind how grapes ferment into a unique vintage is a mystery long cloaked by the term terroir,” the article b... Read More

    From the article Terroir: Fact, Fiction or Just Plain Science?


  • Hold your horses – it may not be the best idea to bring the monetary cavalry with you for your next wine purchase, according to New York University Clinical Professor of Economics Karl Storchmann.  Storchmann's recent story on international news outlet SBS pointed out that though wine investing is a popular choice for oenophiles and investors wh... Read More

    From the article Researcher Suggest Putting A Cork In Wine Investment


  • The 2013 vintage was harrowing for Burgundy. With mostly poor weather mounting worry along the Côte d’Or during the last four vintages, it’s not just the vines that are feeling stress. But after painstaking work in the vineyard, winemakers have provided superior pleasure in the glass. Read on and you will understand.  WeatherPrecipitation was tw... Read More

    From the article Burgundy Vintage Report 2013


  • Also remember, Mark, that Spanish influence and even territory spread well into what we now call France in those days. At one point they owned or were the main patron for Savoy, and of course Catalonia spread way up into Languedoc, and Basque territory into the Atlantic side of southern France. The King of Mallorca owned chunks of SW France on t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • "That's all fine and good but the best tasters I know did not learn how to taste in any of those classes. They learned either by growing up in the business or tasting hundreds of wines. You can do the same."Agreed, almost completely, but more like thousands or tens of thousands rather than hundreds. Can encounter a hundred wines in a day at thos... Read More

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  • I've been watching some YouTube videos of Sommeliers participating in a blind tasting. There's some terms they are using that I am curious about.They use the terms "Medium" or "Medium-Plus" when describing things like viscosity or aromatic intensity. "High" and "Low" are also thrown around quite a bit.Is there an organized list or description sy... Read More

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