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Italy approves synthetic closures for DOC, DOCG | Daily wine news ...

Italy approves synthetic closures for DOC, DOCG | Daily wine news ... | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Italian authorities have approved the use of synthetic corks and screwcaps on higher quality DOC and DOCG wines for the first time.
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More Wines from Unexpected Places - Smithsonian (blog)

More Wines from Unexpected Places - Smithsonian (blog) | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
More Wines from Unexpected PlacesSmithsonian (blog)Today we continue on the thread we left dangling a week ago—of unexpected places to find locally made wine.
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Cleanse your Pshhhh - Skepchick

Cleanse your Pshhhh - Skepchick | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Astringency was defined as the puckery mouthfeel caused by tannins. So what is a tannin? Tannins are acids, which you can see from the structure below. All of those OH (hydroxyl) groups are acidic. There are a bunch.
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How Corks Are Made - Fashion Copious

How Corks Are Made - Fashion Copious | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
It all starts in the forest. Cork oaks are harvested every nine years, once they reach maturity. It doesn't harm the tree, and the cork bark regrows. Most cork forests are in Portugal and Spain. Fascinating.
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Tasting evening in Mijas – tonight!

Tasting evening in Mijas – tonight! | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
The event, organised by Mijas Town Hall, will focus on varieties within the province.
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Absolut Tune Taste Test: Vodka And White Wine Fusion Not As ...

Absolut Tune Taste Test: Vodka And White Wine Fusion Not As ... | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Absolut Tune, a new offering from vodka purveyor Absolut, looks a lot like Champagne on first glance. It's packaged in a Champagne-shaped bottle.
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Seasonal Sips: Autumn Apple White Wine Sangria | canada.com

Seasonal Sips: Autumn Apple White Wine Sangria | canada.com | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Try our autumnal sangria blanca, which combines some of the best flavours of the season: apple, cranberry, pear, grapefruit and spice. Related – more Seasonal Sips. The Riesling lends a light touch making this punch a ...
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Bill Zacharkiw: Middle Loire a region of diversity in France - Montreal Gazette

Bill Zacharkiw: Middle Loire a region of diversity in France - Montreal Gazette | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Bill Zacharkiw: Middle Loire a region of diversity in FranceMontreal GazetteThis naturally produces wines that are light and fruity, aromatic and with delicate tannins.
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A grape resurrected | The Times

Although they form the most visible part of a vineyard, the canopy of grape leaves is often overlooked. But, without the carbohydrates formed through photosynthesis, the vine—and its grape clusters—would never grow.
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Field Notes from Nebbiolo Prima

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Understandably, Nebbiolo Prima, an annual press and trade event in Alba, Italy, is all about tasting tight, tannic Nebbiolo; but, it is the afternoon visits that offer glimpses into what these wines will become and the people behind the wines that...

Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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The China Money Report » Chinese millionaires terrify French ...

The China Money Report » Chinese millionaires terrify French ... | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Chinese millionaires are assuming control over French vineyards, terrifying the winemakers of France who grieve over the national treasure slipping through their fingers. Only in Burgundy, Chinese millionaires have bought ...
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The season's ripe for apple cider - LimaOhio.com

The season's ripe for apple cider - LimaOhio.com | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
The season's ripe for apple ciderLimaOhio.com“This is a tannin apple,” Flynt says, pointing with her knife for emphasis.
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Wine Words: Cold Soak | The Kitchn

Wine Words: Cold Soak | The Kitchn | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Cold Soak, also know as a pre-fermentation maceration, is a wine word that pertains to both red and white wines. Have you ever read it on a wine label? Or heard it referred to? Do you know what it means?
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2011 German Wine Report Berlin Riesling Cup Tasting

2011 German Wine Report Berlin Riesling Cup Tasting | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
2011 German Wine Report Berlin Riesling Cup Tasting Grosse Gewachse Wines with harvest information, wine tasting notes, comments on the 2011 German tintage.
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Chateau Musar

Chateau Musar | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
When I heard that Serge Hochar of Lebanon's Chateau Musar would be in town, I might have squealed. I definitely did a little hand clap of excitement. I've been wanting to meet this guy for a while now, pick his brain, learn.
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European Wine Prices Are About To Spike - Business Insider

European Wine Prices Are About To Spike - Business Insider | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
France's Champagne and Burgundy regions were hard hit by weather conditions that particularly affected the prevalent Chardonnay grape, used to make the world's most famous sparkling wine and the luxurious whites from ...
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The representative of Chateau Margaux to introduce wine - Wines-Info.Com

The representative of Chateau Margaux to introduce wine - Wines-Info.Com | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Wines-Info.ComThe representative of Chateau Margaux to introduce wineWines-Info.ComWhile the name Chateau Margaux might require little or no introduction to wine enthusiasts given its heritage spanning over four centuries, the people behind it are...
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How Do You Pronounce Foreign Wine Names? | Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice | Blogs | Wine Spectator

How Do You Pronounce Foreign Wine Names? | Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice | Blogs | Wine Spectator | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
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Pumpkin pairings from beer to wine | canada.com

Pumpkin pairings from beer to wine | canada.com | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Winter squash season is in full swing and with Halloween exactly two weeks away, it's time to begin planning your wine and pumpkin pairings. Your neighbourhood friends will thank you for filling their travellers with the right ...
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What Wine Goes with Fowl? — Cute Overload

What Wine Goes with Fowl? — Cute Overload | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
What Wine Goes with Fowl? October 18, 2012 By Not That Mike The Other Mike Leave a Comment. If they're geesling, serve 'em Riesling For swan, try Sauvignon Macaw and parrot love a Claret They'll drink from dusk to dawn.
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Worst European grape harvest in 50 years

Worst European grape harvest in 50 years | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
France's grape harvest is expected to slump by almost 20 per cent compared with last year. Italy's grape crop showed a 7 per cent drop.
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Exploring Burgundy Cote d'Or

Exploring Burgundy Cote d'Or | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
A journey to explore the wines and vineyards of Burgundy Cote d'Or...

Via André Peres
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Ha aims to put Korean wine on map @ HanCinema :: The Korean ...

Ha aims to put Korean wine on map @ HanCinema :: The Korean ... | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Ha Hyung-tae, Korea Wine chairman By Kim Tong-hyung Korea has been quickly earning its stripes as a wine-drinking nation. Whether it ever develops a reputation as a winemaking one will depend on t.
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HoseMaster of Wine™: Fringe Wines

HoseMaster of Wine™: Fringe Wines | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
What makes a wine great? Why am I asking you? Like you know anything about wine. First of all, do you have any goddam initials after your name? Like M.W., or M.S. or, the most influential of all, Jr.?
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