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Police stopped CRAV wine activists headed for Bordeaux – report

June, 13, 2017 Police stopped CRAV wine activists headed for Bordeaux – report

(Decanter) - It is believed that French police have stopped a possible sabotage attack by French militant winemaker group CRAV - or CAV - in Bordeaux in the past month. Southern France’s violent wine activist group, the Comité Régional d’Action Viticole, better kno...

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Which Sonoma Winery Produced the First California Cabernet with Cuttings from Chateau Lafite and Margaux?

June, 13, 2017 Which Sonoma Winery Produced the First California Cabernet with Cuttings from Chateau Lafite and Margaux?

(WB) - Few people realize that California’s first commercially bottled Cabernet Sauvignon was actually produced in Sonoma County. According to viticulture historian William Heintz, it was introduced in 1884 by John Drummond at Dunfillan Winery in Sonoma Valley. Today this property is par...

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Could You Pass the Master of Wine Exam?

June, 13, 2017 Could You Pass the Master of Wine Exam?

(Wine-Searcher) - Fancy yourself as a wine expert? Check out the latest Master of Wine exam.   Do you know your Cornas from your Albariño? Could you hold forth confidently on such diverse subjects as soil moisture levels, pest control and the effects of temperature on yeast?...

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The secret to great wine? Organic chemistry.

June, 12, 2017 The secret to great wine? Organic chemistry.

(CEN) - For Andrew L. Waterhouse , being tasked with wine selection when having drinks with family, friends, or inquisitive journalists is something of an occupational hazard. “It’s just part of the job,” the professor of viticulture and enology at the University of California, D...

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Slow and Steady Wins the Direct Shipping Map

June, 11, 2017 Slow and Steady Wins the Direct Shipping Map

(Wines&Vines) - When it comes to direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping news, opening Pennsylvania to wine deliveries is a tough act to follow. But a variety of speakers used ShipCompliant’s annual conference, held Thursday at the DoubleTree Sonoma in Rohnert Park, to update wine sales an...

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The Complete Guide to Making Champagne

June, 11, 2017 The Complete Guide to Making Champagne

(Wine-Searcher) - Making one of the world's favorite wine styles is a long and complicated process, Tom Jarvis reports. If there is one wine associated with success and celebration it is, of course, Champagne. At parties, weddings, and hundreds of other get-togethers, corks are popped by the ...

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How you can feel really good about buying really bad wine

June, 11, 2017 How you can feel really good about buying really bad wine

(NYPost) - Your favorite wine is a full-bodied marketing scheme, with notes of oak and bullcrap. Wine descriptions on labels and fancy tastings have a huge effect on whether their drinkers actually like the wine — and are willing to spend big bucks for it,  according to a study publis...

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How noble rot influences wine flavour – study

June, 11, 2017 How noble rot influences wine flavour – study

(Decanter) - Scientists believe they have pin-pointed how different types of mould can affect the flavour in some of the world's best sweet wines, from Sauternes to Tokaji.  Scientists in Germany have worked out why Botrytis cinerea is the noblest fungi affecting wine grapes. And ...

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