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Millennials and Wine: Revolution or Evolution?

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There's a lot of Internet buzz these days about the effects the millennial generation is having on wine. Much of it is quite breathless and reminds me of the journalistic cliché in which the report...
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Bordeaux 2011 In Bottle: Pessac-Léognan and Graves

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Pessac-Léognan’s reds better than expected While this vintage here can’t compare to the wonders produced in 2009 and 2010, the reds are better than expected given the tricky vintage.
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My Thoughts on Natural Wine

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Discussing the virtues or follies of the natural wine phenomenon and its cult like following has been a favorite pastime for wine professionals for a couple of years now. Lately it has also spread ...
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Stephen Brook Throws the Book at Bordeaux Wines People and Chateaux

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Stephen Brook Interview and reivew of his new updated The Complete Bordeaux book with images and links to the chateau and topics discussed in the article
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On Pinot, Place and People

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I wondered, as I travelled around Burgundy with a group of people invited by Burgundy Wines and the “Discover the Origin” campaign*, what it was that defined the region and really differentiated it in the minds of wine drinkers around the world.

 

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Harvesting: hand or by machine

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  New Opti-Grape machine in action It has long been a given that harvesting by hand, assuming that you have a suitably talented team of pickers, is better than by machine. Amongst 'natural' winemak...
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Wine Dinner at Château Haut-Bailly

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The last event of the 2013 Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy was a tour of and dinner at Château Haut-Bailly. It was a most memorable evening thanks to our charming host, Diana Paulin, the very special setting in the dining and the living rooms of Château Haut-Bailly, the excellent food of Chef Jean-Charles Poinsot, and – last but not least - the superb Chateau Haut-Bailly wines.

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Musar 2005, the Moose is on good form

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Gmail filters: killing wine flash sales?

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Are gmail filters killing wine email marketing--or will retailers
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2008 Brunello di Montalcino: A Consumer’s Vintage

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Readers will find a set of mostly approachable, easygoing Brunellos in 2008. The vintage presented growers with many challenges, the severity of which varied from zone to zone. Depending on the estate, producers reported variable conditions ranging from irregular flowering, significant disease pressure in the spring, and devastating hail in August.

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The bell tower @ Ch Angelus

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What is marketing? Ch Angelus is definitely a master of this! Angelus means Angel in Latin, but there wasn't any bell tower to back the nickname of the label.  So why the reference to bell tower?  ...
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The “debate” over the usefulness of tasting notes is the biggest non-issue in the wine industry

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My Tasting Director at Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Buzzeo, who has a hard job but carries it off with aplomb, sent us reviewers a link to this article yesterday. It’s a defense of tasting notes by a Washington State guy who runs the wine department in a grocery store.

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Martian Wine and Other Futuristic Ideas

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Now that we know that Mars is capable of holding an atmosphere, it’s only a matter of time until we put one up there again.
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The wines of Norman Hardie, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada

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Visiting Canada's Ontario wine country, part 9, Norman Hardie, Prince Edward County
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Wine industry's inability to understand consumers is

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The wine industry is “preventing” the average consumer from fully “understanding and liking” wine as it has no idea how to communicate with them, according to Tim Hanni MW speaking at the Digital Wine Communications Conference this weekend.
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The wines of Rafael Palacios, Valdeorras, Spain

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Rafael Palacios, Godello from Valdeorras, Spain
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2013 Loire vintage - the story so far

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"A difficult and complicated vintage" is a very common refrain from producers in 2013. 2013 is the second successive year where the Loire vignerons have been flayed by the weather, which has fully ...
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Are we actually getting so used to sulphur compounds aromas that we actually judge them as a quality?

Are we actually getting so used to sulphur compounds aromas that we actually judge them as a quality? | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it

In an attempt to make wine with no added sulphur, some new thoughts came to my mind. Are we actually getting so used to sulphur compounds aromas that we actually judge them as a quality imparting to the so-called complexity of a wine?

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An Evening with Thomas Perrin – the Greatness of Beaucastel

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What a fabulous experience tonight, so much so that I changed my planned blog for this week! Marquis Wine Cellars, Vancouver’s premier private wine store, sent out an invite last week announcing th...
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The War Over Wine

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Robert Parker and his "100 points" are on the way out. The Wine Spectator preaches to the converted. Who will capture the growing world of wine drinkers?

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Barbera: Piedmont's Chameleon

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An identity crisis yields confusion in the marketplace.. Barbera, when you ask most people their initial reaction to the name might yield blank stares, or worse. While Barbera is capable of producing some...
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Cantine Nicosia, Sicily: Current Releases

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Unfortunately, the middle of the 20th century wasn't a good time to be in the wine grape business, so Francesco diversified into growing fruit, as well as into what today we would certainly call wine bars.

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The Art of Blending Bordeaux and Hermitage

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Imagine two French vignerons, who happen to be best friends, meeting to discuss wine – one from Bordeaux and one from Hermitage. The winemaker from Bordeaux...
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Where is wine venture capital flowing?

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Where is the wine venture capital flowing in the app and gadget space? Coravin, Delectable & Vivino discussed.
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Reflections on Wine: A Family's Difficult Harvest in Bordeaux

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This post is a little different than others I've written for this blog, as this is a movie review. The movie is a French film called You Will Be My Son (Tu seras mon fils, in French with English subtitles) and it is an excellent drama about pride, tradition and jealousy within an estate in Bordeaux.

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