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Who's Down With OCP? (More on Surprising Cool Climate Reds)

Quick, without looking it up on Google: can you name the state that is home to the Outer Coastal Plain AVA (American Viticultural Area)? Here’s a hint: it’s in the U.S. (I know, that one’s obvious…). Give up? The answer: New Jersey. Southern Jersey, to be a bit more precise. As in, the area between Read more…

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Ready to Diss Cool-Climate U.S. Wines? Not so Fast…

Last weekend I took part in wine blogging event in the New York Finger Lakes region, during which I visited several quality producers and tasted hundreds of their wines. During a visit to Ravines Wine Cellars, I was struck by something that winemaker Morten Hallgren told our group: “It’s only in the U.S. that the 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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