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"This alphabetical list is a guide to the words most commonly used by us professionals (often with a blithe lack of precision) in connection with both the flavours and the dimensions of wine. Note how many different terms describe acidity and tannin, some of them complimentary, others critical, depending on the level of that particular dimension. Wines may be described variously as green, tart, crisp, fresh and flabby in descending order of acid level, for example, while tannic, hard, astringent, chewy, firm, smooth, supple, velvety and soft describe decreasing levels of tannin."


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The Science Behind Wine

Episode 2 of 5 Check us out on iTunes! http://dne.ws/1NixUds Please Subscribe!

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Just kinda interesting, y'all! Geek speak, but not unintelligible.

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Malaga's traditional wines and wine bars

http://www.spain-holiday.com/Malaga-city/articles/malagas-traditional-wines-and-wine-bars Spain is home to some of the finest wines, and almost every region ...
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Just in case you desire a little sun and adventure with that glass of wine.

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A Hotel in Portugal Devoted to Wine Lovers - Design Milk

A Hotel in Portugal Devoted to Wine Lovers - Design Milk | Sapience | Scoop.it
The Monverde Hotel utilized old, rundown buildings on site, as well as building some new ones, to complete an ambitious hotel at a rural winery in Portugal.
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Just because it looks like a cool place to stay.

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Japanese Karuizawa, Richebourg Top $1.8 Million Hong Kong Sale by Bonhams | Artinfo

Japanese Karuizawa, Richebourg Top $1.8 Million Hong Kong Sale by Bonhams | Artinfo | Sapience | Scoop.it
The popularity of Japanese whisky continues to rise in Hong Kong, with bottles of Karuizawa capturing the three highest prices at a Bonhams auction. Report by Mark Beech
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Japanese whiskey is really shaking thing up in the spirits biz.

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Lasers Could Help Britain Make Better Wine - Munchies_ Food by VICE

Lasers Could Help Britain Make Better Wine - Munchies_ Food by VICE | Sapience | Scoop.it
The UK Department for Food and Rural Affairs has released 3D laser mapping data to “revolutionise the wine industry by helping growers identify new land.”
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While this might not 'revolutionize the wine industry', it certainly sounds like an additional tool when starting a new winery or increasing productive vineyards.

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New wine film 'Somm: Into the Bottle' is ambitious, dangerously selective - SFGate (blog)

New wine film 'Somm: Into the Bottle' is ambitious, dangerously selective - SFGate (blog) | Sapience | Scoop.it
Wine no longer needs Merlot hate-rants or mid-vineyard love trysts to captivate film audiences. From the looks of it, we've largely graduated from the fiction of Sideways and based-on-a-true-story ...
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I loved the first Somm. Not sure about this second one. Better see it I guess.

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Lodi named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine - Lodi News-Sentinel

Lodi named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine - Lodi News-Sentinel | Sapience | Scoop.it
Wine Enthusiast magazine announced Lodi as its 2015 Wine Region of the Year on Tuesday.
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Great news. I loved visiting Lodi, talking with the wine makers and tasting the vibrant wines of the region.

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Why Red Wine Gives You A Headache (And What To Do About It) - Huffington Post

Why Red Wine Gives You A Headache (And What To Do About It) - Huffington Post | Sapience | Scoop.it
Why do I feel like I already have a hangover the same night that I've been drinking? All I had was two glasses of red wine. With dinner. What gives? Why do some people sometimes get headaches from drinking red wine?
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This discussion is never ending. As one of those affected I tend to lean toward the argument that histamines are the cause, but that may be because I too am thin skinned. 

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6 Chiantis to drink now. Think wine for pizza, even Middle Eastern food - Los Angeles Times

6 Chiantis to drink now. Think wine for pizza, even Middle Eastern food - Los Angeles Times | Sapience | Scoop.it
If you find yourself longing for pasta fagioli, pappardelle in wild boar sauce, or arista -- Tuscany’s roasted pork loin scented with rosemary and garlic -- maybe it’s time to lay in some Chianti.
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Enjoy these if you 're in LA or thereabouts. I'm not sure how many, if any, can be had in BC.

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Grand Theft Vino: Higher Wine Prices Are Attracting More Thieves - NPR

Grand Theft Vino: Higher Wine Prices Are Attracting More Thieves - NPR | Sapience | Scoop.it
Wine theft is on the upswing — particularly of very high-end, irreplaceable bottles. Some restaurants and wineries have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of wine in a single heist.
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Specialized theft to order, right alongside art theft and high end jewelry. 

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Merlot Wines Under Threat as Bordeaux Hit by Rising Temperatures - Bloomberg

Merlot Wines Under Threat as Bordeaux Hit by Rising Temperatures - Bloomberg | Sapience | Scoop.it
This summer was a scorcher in France, the second-hottest on record. For Bordeaux wine growers, those searing temperatures were the latest reminder that global warming is threatening to upend their world.
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This one really bears watching. Will the AOC relax regulations? Do they believe in global warming or will a possibly outmoded tradition prevail?

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I Tried A Red Wine Facial & This Is What Happened — PHOTOS - Bustle

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It recently came to my attention that the "red wine facial" was a thing. As both a wine lover and a face mask-obsessed human, I couldn't wait to give it a try.
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If you actually have some leftover red wine in the house that for some reason you don't want to drink  (after all, we're only talking a tablespoon) this might be something to try.

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White wines may be just as good for you as red (in some ways, at least) - Washington Post

White wines may be just as good for you as red (in some ways, at least) - Washington Post | Sapience | Scoop.it
The results of two randomized clinical trials involving white wines provide good news for those fond of the clear elixir.
Wendy Yackimec's insight:

Some good news for us white winos with which to start our Thursday. 

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Learn How to Read a Wine Bottle From An Expert Sommelier

Even if you know some of the basics, picking the right bottle at the store is a daunting task. What is the actual difference between older and newer wines?
Wendy Yackimec's insight:

Disagree slightly with the section in re terroir. One can determine a lot about it from those indicators, but  the term Estate Grown is the real indicator that the wine in the bottle is representative of the region of the winery and the practices of a particular winemaker.

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Should wine lovers or women be more annoyed about Mancan? - The Guardian

Should wine lovers or women be more annoyed about Mancan? - The Guardian | Sapience | Scoop.it
The problem with this attempt to rebrand wine for American blokes isn’t masculinity trying to assert itself, it’s putting wine in a can
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Who doesn't love a good rant.

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How to speak the language of wine and get more out of that glass - Chicago Tribune

How to speak the language of wine and get more out of that glass - Chicago Tribune | Sapience | Scoop.it
One July afternoon, during an offshore sailing race, sunlight twinkling on the crests of gentle swells and a dome of blue above us, I went from blissfully calm to literally hanging on for life in a matter of seconds.
Wendy Yackimec's insight:

A bit of  strained metaphor here, but maybe I don't get it because I don't sail.

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5 tips for handling the holiday wine snob - Fox News

5 tips for handling the holiday wine snob - Fox News | Sapience | Scoop.it
What do you do to keep things civil.
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I like tip number 6. Just tell the snob  you think their wine choice is either 'yummy' or 'yuk' and watch them squirm. This even beats Charades as a fun holiday game.

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A Holiday Wine Guide for Every Crazy Person in Your Family - Munchies_ Food by VICE

A Holiday Wine Guide for Every Crazy Person in Your Family - Munchies_ Food by VICE | Sapience | Scoop.it
I’ve spent most of my life trying to figure out the best way to navigate the holidays with my family, and the best answer I’ve come up with is wine.
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Just another reason to drink over the holidays...relatives!

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How Millennials Are Changing Wine - Wall Street Journal

How Millennials Are Changing Wine - Wall Street Journal | Sapience | Scoop.it
They’re the reason you use emojis instead of email and Snapchats instead of real chats. But will millennials also upend the wine establishment? As Lettie Teague discovers, this relationship status is complicated.
Wendy Yackimec's insight:

Millenials must all be left handed. They, like me, take the path less travelled to arrive at the place where everyone else is. But, they claim, it is always about the journey, not the destination , or not always, anyhow.

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Italy top wine maker after big harvest; drought hits Spain - Post-Bulletin

Italy top wine maker after big harvest; drought hits Spain - Post-Bulletin | Sapience | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (AP) — Italy is the biggest wine producer in the world this year, pushing France back into second place, as good weather in most European countries pushes up production — and keeps a lid on prices for consumers.
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I think this is a misdirection. This year, Italy's harvest was the largest. We will have to wait and see if this translates into the top wines.

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S1_C1.7 - Wine Grapes What Is A Grape Variety

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For all you MW's out there. Impressive if you can understand it.

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Adam Ruins Everything - Why Wine Snobs Are Faking It

Feeling baffled when it comes to wine? Turns out the experts don't know anything either. Subscribe: http://full.sc/1s9KQGe Watch Full Episodes for FREE: ...
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I just wish Adam didn't hang out with such ditzy women. 

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New Method Turns Tons of Wine Waste into Useful Chemicals - Scientific American

New Method Turns Tons of Wine Waste into Useful Chemicals - Scientific American | Sapience | Scoop.it
Innovative biorefinery transforms five million tons of grape skins into preservatives, sugars and methane
Wendy Yackimec's insight:

This is a fabulous breakthrough, but now where  we turn for a great bottle of Grappa? 

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Champagne Joins Italian Wine Beating Burgundy on Liv-Ex - Bloomberg

Champagne has joined Italy in overtaking Burgundy in Liv-ex wine trading by value while the traditional dominance of Bordeaux has continued to decline, according to data from the London-based online fine wine market.
Wendy Yackimec's insight:

Is it too early for a celebratory mimosa? 

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Nebbiolo is a tough wine to get right — but worth the effort - The Seattle Times

Nebbiolo is a tough wine to get right — but worth the effort - The Seattle Times | Sapience | Scoop.it
Not many winemakers in Washington are crazy enough to even try to produce nebbiolo. Recently, though, a few have found success making this maddening, complex variety.
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The pursuit of masochistic new world winemakers? Or a chance to reach  winemaking Nirvana? 

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