Wine News

Masters of wine: 3 Master Sommeliers share cheap favorites, fast-food pairings and more

News-Press - by A.D. Thompson, USA TODAY Network Florida - April 7, 2019

Which wine goes well with a McDonald’s burger? There are fewer than 300 Master Sommeliers in the world. We asked three of them to share their secrets.

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Cupcake’s new canned wine holds half a bottle in every container

abc 15 Arizona - by Kaitlin Gates, - April 5, 2019

If all your favorite summer adventures include wine but you’re tired of lugging around an entire bottle everywhere you go (speaking from experience here…), we have some seriously fabulous news.

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What Gallo’s $1.7 billion buyout of Constellation’s bargain-priced wines really means

San Francisco Chronicle - by Esther Mobley - April 4, 2019

Yesterday the country’s biggest wine company announced a major deal with the country’s third-biggest wine company. E. & J. Gallo (the biggest) has agreed to purchase 30 wine and spirits brands, plus six wine production facilities, from Constellation Brands (the third biggest) for $1.7 billion.

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Holland America Line Debuts ‘James Suckling’s Guide to Great Wines’ List

Cruise Industry News - by Staff - March 30, 2019

Holland America Line is debuting a new wine list created in collaboration with James Suckling, the cruise line’s wine curator and one of the world’s most acclaimed wine critics.

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Let It Breathe: When to decant a bottle of wine

The Growler - by Brie Roland - March 27, 2019

To decant or not to decant, that is the question. Hold up—what is decanting anyway? In the simplest terms, it’s the act of pouring a liquid (wine) from a vessel (bottle) into another vessel (usually a glass carafe). Sounds easy enough. But should you do it? And why?

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BOOK RIOT - by MELISSA BARON - March 26, 2019

Listen, I like wine. I’d write it a love poem to show my appreciation for its ability to make social gatherings less scary, help me come out of my shell, get those creative grape juices flowing, and help me meet new friends at wine tastings.

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Costco’s Kirkland Wines Outstanding Bargains (tasting notes, photo gallery)

MASS LIVE - by Ken Ross - March 25, 2019

You can find almost everything – often in large, family-sized quantities – in the warehouse-like Costco Wholesale stores scattered around the country. And wine is no exception.

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How to buy alcohol online and where to shop

BUSINESS INSIDER - by Steven John - March 24, 2019

All online orders of alcohol in the US must be submitted by, shipped to, and received by an adult who is 21 years or older. Not all states allow for alcohol to be delivered, and many regions have statutes limiting alcohol delivery, so check your state’s laws before you shop.

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Bid on Rare Wine Today at an Incredible Sotheby’s Auction

Robb Report - by JEMIMA SISSONS - March 20, 2019

Hundreds of hard-to-find bottles hit the block to benefit the Cartier Philanthropy Foundation.

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Chile boasts red wines of quality and value

Colorado Springs Gazette - by Rich Mauro - March 19, 2019

Chile long has had a reputation as a reliable producer of tasty, affordable cabernet sauvignons and sauvignon blancs, and more recently also for carménère, chardonnay, Bordeaux-style blends and pinot noir.

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