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Why hybrid grapes could be the future of wine

The National Weather Service began recording temperature across the United States in 1901. 2016 was the hottest year, followed by 2020. This past decade was the hottest 10-year period on record. The vintage chronicles were filled with notes of extremes in addition to record heat: drought, humidity, fires. Winegrowers and grape growers in all regions […]

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Some of California’s most exciting new wines come from San Luis Obispo’s coastal vineyards

I keep coming across wines from a particular slice of central California that taste incredibly delicious. The San Luis Obispo Coast, as this area is called, is sandwiched between the best-known wine regions of Paso Robles and Santa Barbara County. But given the terroir conditions and the excitement of the young winemakers here, it looks […]

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8 fabulous wine experiences in the UK

For many of us, the term “English wine” is a bit of an oxymoron, but surprisingly, just like many of its European neighbours, the UK has a thriving viticulture. In fact, there are said to be over 500 commercial vineyards and some 165 wineries in the UK. Did you know that they even produce a […]

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Fruit from the Sussex vineyard used to make exclusive wine for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Festive bottles of English sparkling wine have been made from fruit from Sussex vineyards to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The special edition bottles of wine have been released by the Royal Collection Trust (a department of the Royal Household) and are made from a blend of hand-picked fruit from vineyards in Sussex and Kent. […]

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The Romance of Champagne – Illustrated Palm Beach

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko via Pexels It is no coincidence that champagne is considered the drink of romance. While the alcohol content is only 12-13% (quite modest in this era of climate change), Champagne has a secret weapon: carbon dioxide. The CO2 picks up the alcohol and delivers it immediately into the bloodstream, without waiting […]

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Sonoma County wine entrepreneur embarks on second act with Marine Layer brand, syrah project

It’s a story repeated on occasion in the Sonoma County wine industry in recent years. A young entrepreneur creates a brand that takes hold in the market, then a bigger company comes calling with a big salary to buy them out and grow the label. After a period under a non-compete agreement, the winemaker begins […]

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A ‘rare’ bottle of wine auctioned could be the most expensive bottle of wine sold under the hammer in New Zealand

Provided Co-founder of The Wine Auction Room Reece Warren, with the magnum bottle of 1996 Domaine de la Romanée Conti Romanée-Conti Grand Cru, Côte de Nuit, estimated to be worth between $65,000 and $85,000. What could be the most expensive bottle to auction in New Zealand, one of only three available worldwide with an estimated […]

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Sperling Vineyards Sparkling Ruby Pét Nat 2020 – Wine Reviews

Allison Markin – 30 January 2022 / 04:00 | History: 358491 Picture: Contributed Wine: Ruby Pét Nat Bio (sparkling), 2020 Vineyard: Sperling, Kelowna why drink it? Why yes, it is a sparkling red wine. Pét Nat, or natural sparkling, the wines come by their bubbles according to the ancestral method, bottling while still fermenting to […]

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Despite low yields and labor shortages, a hopeful harvest in Sonoma

Watching the fires engulf the West Coast in the summer of 2021 has filled Marimar Torres with anxiety. In the previous vintage, the smell of smoke forced the founder of Sonoma’s Marimar Estate Vineyards and Winery to sell her Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Syrah wines in bulk. “We were a little horrified when we saw […]

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Hall, Walt & Baca Wines launch the 2022 season of its Celebrity Happy Hour series

Advertising Jimmy Kimmel, Christina Haack, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jason Silva added to lineup (ST. HELENA, CALIFORNIA – January 20, 2022) – ROOM, WALT and BACA Wines, a collection of three family-owned wineries located in Napa and Sonoma counties, announced the launch of another season of their celebrity Happy Hour series. The series is airing on three […]

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Ridgefield Vineyard Wins Seattle Wine Awards Gold

Sebastian Rubino / sebastian@thereflector.com Ridgefield Vineyard and Winery, in Stavalaura, received multiple gold medals at the 2021 Washington State Wine Awards. Joe and Beverly Leadingham planted their first vines to help their daughter Laura’s high school horticulture project in 2003. The project then grew into a successful business for the family. “When she got to […]

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European wine grapes from West Asia, study finds

European wine grapes (Vitis vinifera) comes from the hybridization of table grapes domesticated in West Asia and local wild relatives, according to new research by scientists at the University of Udine. Grapes (Vitis vinifera). Image credit: Gerhard G. “The phylogeography of cultivated grapes is linked to the history of ancient populations that settled in the […]

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Local restaurants and wineries offer exit strategies for 2021 – The Mercury News

How are you shipping 2021? There is still time to consider the right exit strategy. Many restaurants will give their staff time off from Christmas Eve to the following Monday as a thank you for putting up with the madness of the pandemic. Others will close around New Years as well, as it also falls […]

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Pioneer Oregon Winery Prepares to Release New Sparkling Wine | Food and recipes

In 2011, just a few years after Chris Fladwood arrived at Soter vineyards‘Mineral Springs Ranch in Carlton, Oregon, he recognized an extraordinary opportunity that would later define his career as a winemaker. It started with something a bit mundane: excess juice. Soter maintains a production facility that aims to reduce the amount of energy and […]

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No reason to complain about High Country wines |

While winter is appreciated for the beautiful snowy landscapes and the cold weather which encourages trendy jackets, the season is also perfect for sitting at home by the fire with light music and a glass of wine. the hand. The big decision is which wine will be in that glass. The High Country has many […]

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Reustle wins gold at the Sommelier Challenge!

Advertising December 16 – This year’s Sommelier Challenge Wine Competition held in San Diego, California awarded gold medals to six of the six wines presented by Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards. Syrah 2019 led the way with a score of 93 points, followed by Malbec 2019 (92 points), Syrah Reserve 2019 (92 points), Pinot Noir […]

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Europe just released shocking rule that could help winemakers around the world tackle climate change

In order to face the realities of climate change, the European Union will allow the production of wines from hybrid and disease-resistant grape varieties in the most prestigious wine regions of the continent. It’s a shocking decision, with potentially enormous significance for viticulture around the world. Hybrid varietals are extremely controversial: While there is a […]

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Amaterra Winery refines vision with announcement of management positions

Advertising With the addition of Jeff Brown and Jami Flatt, Portland’s newest winery shares official opening date: January 12, 2022 Portland, Oregon (December 14, 2021) – With the addition of Restaurant and Events General Manager Jeff Brown and Executive Chef Jami Flatt to its team, Portland’s Amaterra Winery now has two leading experts in hospitality […]

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CS: December 2021

CELLAR SELECTED December 1, 2021 Rich Pickings: Succulent package of sparkling wine and dessert During the vineyards 2018 Traditional Raw Method, Dundee Hills Light gold in jewel tones with a complex layering of flavors and aromas. Lemongrass shows freshness on the nose with the earthy richness of sweet hay and stone fruit. Blood orange and […]

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Rediscover the old vines of Argentina – the drinks business

Argentina is home to many wine treasures, but its wealth of old vineyards, many of which are over 100 years old, are perhaps the most valuable. Vineyards in Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. (Credit: Garcia Betancourt) According to the Observatorio Vitivinícola Argentino, about a third of all Argentine vineyards are at least 40 years […]

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11/21 Conclusion – CBS Los Angeles

We are talking about turkey – but not the typical turkey. Chef Timothy Hollingsworth gives us tips for the perfect bird and we learn table dressing tips from Atelier Saucier. READ MORE: Louis Vuitton windows, Saks Fifth Avenue on Rodeo Drive damaged Award-winning chef Timothy Hollingsworth shares a special recipe for smoked turkey with mayonnaise […]

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Little Walden Vineyard Celebrates Biggest Harvest in History

Volunteers at the Safran Grange vineyard. PHOTO: Lee Allison Photography Submitted by Saffron Grange Family-owned vineyard in Little Walden, near Saffron Walden, Essex famous after harvesting over 25 tonnes of quality grapes. The Saffron Grange vineyard has brought together a variety of grape varieties, including Seyval Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and its very […]

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Meet the non-conformists: the Gargiste Wine Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary |

MIRA ADVANI HONEYCUTT Marking its 10th anniversary and reappearing in full force after a year of quarantine, the Garagiste Wine Festival returns to its home port next month to present “limitless” winegrowers with boundless passion. The unique wine festival, a runaway success in the second decade of the 21st century, resumes its celebration of small-batch […]

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Dwyane Wade and Julia Coney Join UC Davis Board of Directors

The University of California at Davis, one of the world’s leading wine research centers, this week introduced three new members of its executive committee for the Department of Viticulture and Oenology: three-time NBA champion and co-owner of Wade Cellars. Dwyane Wade, wine writer and founder of the Black Wine Professionals database Julia coney and partner […]

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Vineyards in the region occupied by the harvest, festival season | New

Pennsylvania produces two million gallons of wine, the fifth-largest in the United States, from 300 wineries with an economic impact of $ 1.4 million each year, according to the Pennsylvania Wine Association (PWA). Two wineries, Shade Mountain Vineyards, of Middleburg, in the old train station in Riverside, and Red Shale Ridge Vineyards, of Hegins, at […]

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Week of 10/03/21: Vinography

Hello and welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples begging to be tasted. I’m happy to bring you the latest installment from Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the best bottles that have come through my door recently. This week featured a cheerful wine that bears the longest name of […]

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Camden County, New Jersey harvests first harvest of wine grapes

BLACKWOOD, New Jersey (WPVI) – Camden County harvested its first grapes for winemaking in hopes of creating more educational opportunities for future winemakers. The Chambourcin grape crop was harvested on Tuesday from land in Blackwood County, NJ Chambourcin is a Franco-American hybrid grape similar to a Pinot noir, used for the production of red table […]

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New video series takes Kiwis with Al Brown on his wine-making journey

Al Brown Goes Into Winemaking, Brings Kiwis In Six-Part Video Series Tipping point, available to watch exclusively on Stuff. The series follows the chef and entrepreneur as he learns how wine is produced and sold, and creates his own Tipping Point wine brand with US-based Constellation Brands, New Zealand’s largest wine exporter. Brown travels through […]

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Governor Murphy announces 2021 Governor’s Cups winners and best performing among New Jersey wineries

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the winners of the 2021 Governor’s Cups and Best of Show among New Jersey wineries. The winners presented were selected through the 2021 Garden State Wine Growers Association competition and judged by the Beverage Testing Institute. “I am proud to celebrate our growing wine industry”, Governor Murphy said. […]

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Siletto Family Vineyards is a Wonderland for Visiting Winemakers

The nearly three dozen grape varieties range from old favorites to rare and unusual. For the winegrowers of From Napa to Paso Robles, the name “Siletto” is one that ignites the imagination. While the family vineyard grows Cabernets, Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays which are the standard dishes of Californian vineyards, the magic of this vineyard […]

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Laurie Jervis: A Year in the Life of a New Santa Maria Valley Winery – Part 6 | Homes and Lifestyle

[Noozhawk’s note: In early February, Will Henry told Noozhawk that he was about to plant the first estate vineyard for Lumen Wines, the label he co-owns and produces with Lane Tanner, and we jumped at the chance to document the process from Day One. Following is the sixth in a series about the life of […]

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Astoria Adds Highly Anticipated Prosecco Rosé DOC To Its Italian Wine Line In The United States

Advertising St. Paul, Minn. – September 28, 2021 – Prestige Beverage Group announces the addition of Prosecco Rosé DOC to the award-winning range of Italian Astoria wines available in the United States. Prosecco is currently the best-selling wine in Italy, not only for the sparkling wine grape variety, but for the wine category in general.1. […]

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GO NZ: Discover New Zealand’s Oldest Vineyards and Wineries

Sauvignon Blanc has the wow factor in Marlborough. Photo / MarlboroughNZ Drink in New Zealand’s rich history with a trip to one of our venerable wineries, writes Jo Burzynska. On September 25, 1819, Anglican missionary Reverend Samuel Marsden reported planting New Zealand’s first vines on the Stone Store grounds at Kerikeri in the Bay of […]

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New study confirms that less water consumption in the vineyard can result in better grapes

As local farmers are well aware, Mother Nature can be cruel in administering her gifts. This was the case on the night of September 11 when the Emeritus Vineyards team in Sevastopol smelled raindrops as they plucked the pinot noir grapes to enter the cellar’s premium wine. While any rain is appreciated during an exceptional […]

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Six fresh California red blends that challenge the cloying, heavy wine stereotype

If you’ve heard people talking about “red blends” lately, it’s likely they’re referring to a particular type of wine: an inky, dark, richly scented cuvee at an affordable price, usually under $ 15. $ the bottle. Nowadays, the term most often refers to a wine designed for a mass palate, which generally means that it […]

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Applegate Valley Provides Oregon Winegrowers A Quiet Place to Experiment

GRANTS PASS, Oregon – The Applegate Valley in southern Oregon has a lot going on as a region to make great wines. Panoramic natural beauty, however, is not one of them. Unlike the Columbia River Gorge, an area of ​​Oregon with the potential for great wine and far more breathtaking scenery in all directions, Applegate’s […]

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Bledsoe-Mcdaniels Winery acquires 80-acre Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA of Willamette Valley

Advertising Winery’s first Willamette Valley vineyard allows for better wine control, paves the way for possible future production and hospitality facilities September 22 – (WALLA WALLA, Washington) – Bledsoe | McDaniels Winery, a unique collaboration between owners Drew Bledsoe and Josh McDaniels venturing into Willamette Valley pinot noir, announced the purchase of an 80-acre wine […]

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Meet Ashanta, a promising new California winery that sources grapes grown in unexpected places

Compared to most California winemakers, Chenoa Ashton-Lewis and Will Basanta have had a very different harvest season schedule this year. In the city of Los Angeles, they picked grapes from abandoned vines near Dodger Stadium and tiny backyard vineyards planted by Italian immigrants during Prohibition. Near the California-Mexico border, they rounded up Nebbiolo. And in […]

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Three wine-related invoices await Newsom’s signature

The California legislature passed three bills this session that would benefit the state’s wine industry and are about to be signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. The measures are supported by the Wine Institute, the state’s main trading group for the industry. The invoices include the SB 19, sponsored by State Senator Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, which […]

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Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance honors Bryan Babcock as 2021 Winemaker of the Year

Photo contributed Winemaker Bryan Babcock was named Winemaker of the Year 2021 by Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of AVA. Staff report Babcock Winery & Vineyards, a family owned and operated business located in Sta. Rita Hills American Viticultural Area (AVA) in Santa Barbara County, has announced that owner and […]

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Tiger Vines Vineyard runs on school spirit and helps graduates find jobs in wineries and vineyards

The Tigers of Yamhill-Carlton High School earn college credits by growing pinot noir grapes. This is what I call making learning fun. Yamhill-Carlton is the only high school in Oregon to produce grapes for commercial winemaking. Have Ken Wright from Ken Wright Cellars in Carlton, making your wines Tiger Vines Vineyard isn’t too bad either. […]

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42-acre California estate with vineyards and horseback riding facility costs nearly $ 13 million

Horses and wine come together at EqWine Estate in Petaluma, Calif., A 42-acre property listed this week for $ 12.95 million. There are over 7,000 square feet of living space, approximately 16 acres of pinot noir vineyards for wine lovers, and a profitable equestrian facility with 68 indoor and outdoor stalls and arenas, according to […]

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Dan Berger on wine: The joys of bitterness | Wine

Additionally, some white wines are more likely to be bitter than other grape varieties, such as Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. These two relatively common grape varieties both have much higher skin pigmentation than Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and can impart a slight bitterness to their wines. (The word “Gris” means gray in French and relates […]

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The future of winemaking is hybrid

Advertising Why American winemakers are looking for non-vitis vinifera grapes –Kathleen willcox There will always be a place for conventionally vitis vinifera product. But, in truth, more and more influential producers and consumers are looking for something with a little more soul and a lot more benefit. Hybrids, especially in the difficult wine-growing area of […]

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Laurie Jervis: A Year in the Life of a New Santa Maria Valley Winery – Part 5 | Homes and Lifestyle

[Noozhawk’s note: In early February, Will Henry told Noozhawk that he was about to plant the first estate vineyard for Lumen Wines, the label he co-owns and produces with Lane Tanner, and we jumped at the chance to document the process from Day One. Following is the fifth in a series about the life of […]