Category: Varietals

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The 2017 Wine Growth Brands: The Top Trends And Brands

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With hundreds of new product introductions hitting the market each year, how can members of the trade make sense of which products to stock, which to …

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4 Varietals That Shine In Washington State Wine

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What defines Washington State wine? Veteran Washington winemaker Bob Betz asked this question during a tasting earlier this month of some of the state’s top wines. While the blind …

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Why Expectations Are High For Napa’s 2016 Cab Harvest

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As I pen this column, the 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon harvest is half completed, creating much more optimism than the previous harvest. The 2015 California …

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6 Characteristics That Define Washington Wine

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Washington ranks second among U.S. states for wine production. Obviously dwarfed in volume by California, Washington is nevertheless represented in wine stores and restaurant menus across …

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Wine Pros Pick Their Favorite By-The-Glass Pinot Noirs

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Ever since the 2004 movie Sideways helped put pinot noir on the map for U.S. consumers, the varietal’s share of the table wine market has been …

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Tasting: Pascual Toso And The Evolution of Argentinian Wine

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Argentinian wines are evolving. They were the fifth most imported wines into America in 2014, only 3,000 gallons behind France, according to the 2015 Beverage Information …

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Tasting: Top-Shelf Tempranillo From Spain’s Figuero

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Spanish wine has room to grow in America. Despite the country’s exceptional wine industry, one steeped in history, many American consumers remain unfamiliar with Spanish wine. …

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Cape Classics Expands South African Portfolio with ‘B Vintners’ Line

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Bruwer Raats of Raats Family Wines and the iconic South African brand has joined forces with his cousin, Gavin Bruwer, to launch B Vintners Vine Exploration Co. Based …

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Wine Tasting: Ruca Malen’s Food-Friendly Argentina Malbecs And More

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Argentina’s wine industry, suffice to say, is no longer a sleeping giant. Poised for global breakout at the dawn of the 21st century, the country has since delivered on …

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The Rickey Welcomes Spring With Chardonnay Flight Program

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Chardonnay may be the most popular wine in the U.S, but there are many different styles of the varietal. That’s way The Rickey cocktail lounge inside …