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More than 100 Tackle Gruelling Master of Wine Exam

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More than 100 Tackle Gruelling Master of Wine Exam. The Institute of Masters of Wine has released details of this year's theory and tasting tests.

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'The Rising Tide of Organic Wine in Australia'

'The Rising Tide of Organic Wine in Australia' | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it
The idea of letting mother nature take care of things in the vineyard to make for healthier vines, and better tasting wines might seem a little crazy than conventional wisdom would suggest, but the...

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Conformity or Consensus? Online Wine Ratings

Conformity or Consensus? Online Wine Ratings | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it

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Juiced: How to Make Mass-Produced Wine Taste Great | Magazine | WIRED

Juiced: How to Make Mass-Produced Wine Taste Great | Magazine | WIRED | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it
Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and culture at Wired.com.

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Unique Terroir of the Okanagan's Golden Mile Produces Distinctive Wines - Okanagan Life Magazine

Unique Terroir of the Okanagan's Golden Mile Produces Distinctive Wines - Okanagan Life Magazine | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it
Golden Mile Bench one step closer to become Okanagan Valley’s First Sub-Appellation Wineries located on the Golden Mile Bench wine growing area near Oliver in British Columbia have submitted a proposal to become the first official sub-DVA “Designated Viticultural Area” of the Okanagan Valley DVA. An in-depth scientific analysis by scientists from Agriculture and Agri-Food …

 


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5 Spanish wines that rise to the occasion

5 Spanish wines that rise to the occasion | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it
Driving into Ribera del Duero is a bit like arriving on an alien land. Barren and brown, with crouching, gnarled bush vines, it definitely isn’t the prettiest wine region I’ve visited.
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Award winning wines in the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014

Award winning wines in the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014 | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it

Luis Cañas Crianza 2010. We travel from the Ribera del Duero to the Rioja to pay tribute to this red wine by Bodega Luis Cañas, which on the other hand, is now quite used to winning prizes in this type of competition. A tasty and appetizing wine that returns from Brussels with a Gold Medal around its neck. One of the best value Rioja wines.

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How important are vintage ratings?

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From 2004 to 2012, the Rioja Regulatory Council rated four vintages ‘excellent’ and five ‘very good’. When 2013 was judged ‘good’, people here were surprised, because throughout the year conditions...
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Step aside, coffee maker. Make room for the wine machine.

Step aside, coffee maker. Make room for the wine machine. | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it
PARIS -- A French startup is looking to let consumers sample the country’s best vintages at home with single servings, doing for wine what Nespresso did for coffee.

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Wine for the Nespresso generation.

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Watch a Drone Deliver Champagne to an Alpine Bar

Watch a Drone Deliver Champagne to an Alpine Bar | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it
Here's a nifty video that shows an unmanned drone delivering champagne to a group of folks enjoying après ski at a newish wine bar high up in the Swiss...
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6 Tips for Becoming an Expert on Piedmont Wines

6 Tips for Becoming an Expert on Piedmont Wines | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it

After publishing pieces on how to get started with Burgundy andBordeaux, we got a few requests to tackle Italian regions, including Piedmont and Tuscany, which really should be no surprise—these Italian regions are seriously complex!


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Champagne may be in trouble, but climate change has sparkling wine from England on the rise

Champagne may be in trouble, but climate change has sparkling wine from England on the rise | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it
Fine sparkling wine from England? Climate change is helping make it so. But global warming in the UK also means more unpredictable weather, which can be bad news for growers.
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Seems like Champagne will have a new contender in the future

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More than 100 Tackle Gruelling Master of Wine Exam

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More than 100 Tackle Gruelling Master of Wine Exam. The Institute of Masters of Wine has released details of this year's theory and tasting tests.

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Red wine and oral health...

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Dr Moreno-Arribas knew from previous work that red wine has antimicrobial properties, but she could find few studies which looked at whether it attacks dental biofilms specifically.

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Some Wines Are Worth Not Drinking

Some Wines Are Worth Not Drinking | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it
The top five Bordeaux producers have been a smart investment over the last century.

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Le Marches Region of wines in Italy

Le Marches Region of wines in Italy | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it

The main regional white is the excellent Verdicchio, a dry characteristically flavored exceptional white, made from at least 85% of the grape with the same name. Both the Verdicchio di Jesi and the Verdicchio di Matelica DOC wines complement perfectly local dishes such as the Lumache alle Nove Erbe, snails cocked with nine aromatic herbs, and the Brodetto di Pesce, a bouillabaisse-like rich seafood stew that, though found all over the Adriatic coast, reaches its best expression here. [...]


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The death of wine scores?

The death of wine scores? | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it

“Tasting notes are like photographs, portraying a subject at one brief moment in time and without a back story.” If tasting notes are just snapshots, is that not compelling testimony as to the need for an accompanying score? Or is the rating simply a tool understood within the context of marketing?

 

 

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Here's What You Need To Know About Spanish Wines

Here's What You Need To Know About Spanish Wines | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it
Natalie Sanz, sommelier for Tio Pepe in the West Village, offers a crash course in Spanish wine.
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PUNCH | What Does Wine Sound Like?

PUNCH | What Does Wine Sound Like? | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it
Here’s a question you can probably answer: What did you have to drink last night? Here’s one you probably can’t: What did it sound like? What you pro

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Discover the best French wine you've (probably) never heard of

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Sometimes it pays to step off of wine's well-traveled routes. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Will Lyons on why France's Jura region is worth the trip.

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Dom Pérignon Will Outlive the iPhone | Wine News & Features

Dom Pérignon Will Outlive the iPhone | Wine News & Features | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it
Dom Pérignon Will Outlive the iPhone. The monk himself might be dead, but the name Dom Pérignon will outlive the iPhone, according to LVMH's Bernard Arnault.
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6 Wine Making Processes & How They Affect Wine

6 Wine Making Processes & How They Affect Wine | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it
How do winemakers make wine taste better? Understand these 6 wine making processes in order to understand how they affect the flavor of wine.

 

Harvest dateMaceration Time (a.k.a. ‘Skin Contact’)Fermentation TemperaturePunchdowns vs. PumpoversOak vs. Steel TankCorks vs. Screwcaps


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Sympa ces infographies de Winefolly pour mieux comprendre le vin. Ici, les 6 principales méthodes employées pour obtenir certains styles de vins plus ou moins fruités ou puissants.

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Understand how the wine making process affects the total outcome of what is in the bottle.

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Could red wine be used to prevent dental cavities?

Could red wine be used to prevent dental cavities? | Wijnnieuws | Scoop.it
The human mouth is a complex habitat for hundreds of microbes. Drugs tackling these bacteria are prone to side effects, so scientists are now investigating natural remedies.
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