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Remarkable Ageability Of Wines Made From The Tempranillo Grape Variety

As a group of friends gathered together to celebrate a special 50th birthday back in the first month of 2020, before Covid took a stranglehold on the world, the anticipation of a 50-year-old wine about to be poured started to … Continue reading

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Wine Grape Growers Take Leap To Make Fine Wines In A Spanish Wine Region Dominated By Icons

Crouched down near the ground, a sharp pain went up his knees and lower back as weathered hands reached out to old grape vines, around 50 years old, to harvest the few bunches of concentrated Tempranillo grape bunches that looked … Continue reading

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Three Wine Regions In Chile That Excel At Great Value Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon And Carménère

How Carménère grape varieties got confused with Merlot grapes in Chile is a mystery to one of the most celebrated winemakers of that country, Marcelo Papa – who oversees Casillero del Diablo and Marques de Casa Concha lineup of wines … Continue reading

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Premium Italian Sparkling Wine Producer Commits To Age-Worthy Wines

The endless festively decorated convention stands where various Italian wines were being poured had tons of laughter and boisterous conversations emanating from them bringing an electricity that created a new magical world for a five-year-old girl. It was 1974 and … Continue reading

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The U.S. Wine Region Attracting Wine Producers Seeking Challenges And A State Of Fluctuation

It takes a certain type of person to do really well in the Virginia wine industry – one who wants to be part of building the foundation of a wine region, where things are changing year in and year out; … Continue reading

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Wines From Tuscany Made Possible By A Man Who Lived Beyond The Wheelchair That Confined Him

Gian Annibale Rossi di Medelana seemed to have everything in life – a noble Italian family line dating back to the 1200s, one of the biggest estates in Tuscany, Italy, which he inherited from his family and having the reputation … Continue reading

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Fate Has Midwestern Woman Lead Sonoma Winery To Next Evolution

As a little girl smelled intriguing aromas of grapes and leaves wafting in the air, her face beamed with a joyful curiosity as her parents drove her around Sonoma County and Napa Valley during harvest time for wine producers. Although … Continue reading

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Wines Made On Spanish Islands With Erupting Volcano And Tsunami Warning

Just like there is no other color on Earth like the electric saffron hue of an erupting volcano, there are no other sounds exactly like the rumbling, hissing and roaring that accompany an explosion of molten rock and the streams … Continue reading

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Two Great Wine Estates That Are Part Of Portugal’s Wine History

In 1882, when Andrew James Symington first traveled from Scotland to Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, it would not only become a new adventurous chapter in his life but it would be the beginning of the legacy of … Continue reading

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An Italian Wine Known For Its Style Brings Focus To Single Vineyard Sense Of Place

The finest red wine grape bunches of the season were carefully harvested by hand by an elderly couple and their adult children as their small grandchildren watched the work that one day would be at the core of their existence. … Continue reading

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