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Market Trends in Wine… Is it Good or Bad for You?

Wine has never been easy. Its not a simple thing to make, or everyone would be doing it. It only takes a drive to “Wine Country” for us to understand that Wall Street has made its way to the vineyard. Egos, arrogance, and the “Our wine is too good for you…” is prevalent. In all Read more…

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Top Summer Wine Values – Drink Fine Wine and Don't Pay Fine Wine Prices

Let’s face it. We all love to get a screaming deal. Wealthy or wise, office or cube, its always fun to find that magical bottle on a deep deal. This summer is one of a particular challenge. With our wallets getting tighter, and the heat getting hotter, we’ve assembled a few wine buys that we Read more…

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Aroma of Wine – The Nose Knows by Stacy Slinkard, Editor About.com Guide to Wine

Definition: A wine’s aroma, or “nose,” is the smell of the wine in the glass. The aroma can be floral, citrus, fruity, vegetal, earthy or any number of familiar scents depending on the grape varietal used, the winemaking process implemented and the wine’s storage conditions. You’ve heard it said that, “The nose knows” and this Read more…

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Malolactic Fermentation by Stacy Slinkard

Malolactic fermentation is a part of the vinification process for the vast majority of red wines and a handful of white wines. Malolactic fermentation is largely associated with Chardonnay and is the main reason that Chardonnay can exhibit a buttery component on the nose and palate.What is Malolactic Fermentation? Basically, malolactic fermentation is a secondary Read more…

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