Category: Varietals

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The 2017 Wine Growth Brands: The Top Trends And Brands


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 …