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Tri-Cities: The new West Coast wine country

CNN - by Marissa Tejada - October 20, 2018

Washington wine country has had its skeptics. “When my grandfather claimed that the best wine grapes could be grown here, I remember people telling him that he was crazy,” says JJ Williams. Turns out that Williams’ grandfather was a visionary. Today, three generations of his family are at the helm of the successful Kiona Vineyards […]

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This Baja wine region is the Napa Valley of Mexico

San Francisco Chronicle - by Jill K. Robinson - October 20, 2018

Lines of grapevines disappear into the distance, where they blend into the mountains. Smoke from the open grill lifts into the air, but the delicious aroma floats on the breeze toward my table in the dappled sunlight, perched on the edge of the outdoor restaurant in wine country. I kick my shoes off under the […]

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What Really Happens as Wine Ages?

Wine Enthusiast - by Anne Krebiehl, MW - October 12, 2018

We know some wines get better with time. But what’s actually happening inside your bottle as wine ages, and how does it change what you taste?

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Drinking in the New Wine Culture in Arizona (Yes, Arizona)

VinePair - by Ryan Smith - October 12, 2018

“Grapes have never been grown before where we are,” Curt Dunham, winemaker at LDV Winery, a 40-acre estate in Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains, says. “So we really didn’t know how things were going to turn out.” Dunham is one of many new winemakers trying their hands at winemaking in dry, sunny Arizona.

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This is why you should always decant your wine — Champagne included

Business Insider - by Alison Millington - October 9, 2018

When it comes to wine, what you drink it from can be just as important as what you’re drinking. From swapping a narrow Champagne flute for a tulip-shaped one to picking the right glass for your Bordeaux, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot noir, there’s plenty to learn about the world of glassware.

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VinePair - by Tim McKirdy - October 9, 2018

Booze-filled advent calendars are fast becoming the must-have adult countdown to Christmas. From Aldi’s sold-out wine calendar to spirited options such as Drinks by the Dram, there’s something for every boy and girl.

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Catching up with Sting on his Italian Wines - by MIKE DESIMONE AND JEFF JENSSEN - October 4, 2018

Known for his music, Sting’s career has taken a new turn as he and his wife, Trudie Styler, produce award winning Italian wines.

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Dream Big Darling brings women to fore of local wine and spirits industry

New Times San Luis Obispo - by Hayley Thomas Cain - October 4, 2018

When country superstar Loretta Lynn crooned the tongue-in-cheek tune “Wine, Women, and Song” back in the 1970s, she was bristling against a misogynistic society that, for the most part, saw both “wine” and “women” as objects to attain. Back then, the two words spoken together rarely produced an empowering notion.

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Walmart’s $11 Wine Attempts Upscale at a Bargain - by TIANA TIMMERBERG - October 1, 2018

Over the summer, Walmart announced a line of wines that would make our wallets as happy as our inner wine-lovers.

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It’s In Your Best Interests to Become a Wine Snob

Vine Pair - by Felix Salmon - September 29, 2018

Are you worried that you might be turning into a little bit of a wine snob? Do your friends worry, before they bring a bottle over to your place, that it won’t meet your standards?

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