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How much sugar is in a glass of wine?

June, 15, 2017 How much sugar is in a glass of wine?

(TheGlobeandMail) -  Question Some wineries add sugar to dry red wines after fermentation so that they taste “smoother” to the palate. How can I find out how much sugar is in what I am drinking? Answer To find out how much sugar might have been added to a given wine, yo...

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Why blending wine is one of the fastest growing trends in the industry

June, 15, 2017 Why blending wine is one of the fastest growing trends in the industry

(LATimes) - For better or worse, and in some cases both, American wine drinkers are in thrall with the Blend. The wines, composed of three, four, five or more unidentified and often disparate red varieties, emblazoned with flashy names and at times lurid identity systems, represent one of the faste...

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Freak hail storm hits Napa Valley vineyards

June, 13, 2017 Freak hail storm hits Napa Valley vineyards

(Dacanter) - Hail stones the size of walnuts peppered north California over the weekend, causing bewilderment and consternation among Napa Valley winemakers. Freak hail storms struck the  Napa Valley  on Sunday 11 June. Thunderstorms brought lightning, wind, rain and hail—as w...

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Vine Mealybug Flares Up in Central Coast

June, 13, 2017 Vine Mealybug Flares Up in Central Coast

(Wines&Vines) - A proliferation of vine mealybug (VMB) has many grapegrowers on California's Central Coast returning to the drawing board for treatment options.  “It’s definitely increased,” Greg Miller, Central Coast field representative for insecticide manufacturer N...

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FRANCE: Campari Exits Still Wine Business With New Sale

June, 13, 2017 FRANCE: Campari Exits Still Wine Business With New Sale

(KamCity) - Gruppo Campari no longer has a presence in the still wine business, following its decision to sell the French Château de Sancerre operations. The wine business has been sold to Maison Ackerman, the wine division of local company Terrena, for an enterprise value of €20...

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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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