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Articles about the juice of fruit, fermented and sometimes aged. Paired with food or on it’s own it tends to make one think.

Despite the cynicism over wine critique – and the rather grandiose adjectives lavished upon certain appellations – it really does matter where your plonk comes from, according to the researchers from the University of California Davis.

They are attempting to fingerprint “terroir” – the unique characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place bestows upon a wine.

Wine’s unique fingerprint

A Buying Guide to American-Made Vermouth

A Buying Guide to American-Made Vermouth | Tasting Table.

First Growths – YouTube.

The idea for WineGlass came while Lindsay and his brother were staring baffled at a wine menu in a Moscow restaurant — “eyes glazed over with anxiety and shame,” the developer writes. “Like many poor saps whose wine knowledge consisted of a preference for white, or possibly red, the natural instinct was simply to choose the second cheapest. How are we normals ever supposed to know what the hell “Coche-Dury Auxey-Duresses, Cote de Beaune” means? Is it a red, or a white?”Lindsay resolved to democratize knowledge about the fruit of the vine.

via Point The WineGlass App At A Wine Menu, See Reviews And How Much To Pay | TechCrunch.

Point The WineGlass App At A Wine Menu, See Reviews And How Much To Pay

Only lay down wine from producers you’ve personally visited.

This guarantees that even if your tastes migrate far afield, you will feel a personal connection when you open a wine years after purchasing it. I can immediately think of two wines in my cellar that I would not prefer in a blind setting — one a Brunello, one a California Syrah — but the visit to the wineries was memorable. The food was lovely. The unhurried, unguarded moments with the winemakers was priceless. I don’t love those wines today, but I love the way they remind me of who I was. I love the image of tasting these wines just yards from where they were grown.

via The One Way to Build a Wine Collection You Won’t Regret » PALATE PRESS.

The One Way to Build a Wine Collection You Won’t Regret » PALATE PRESS

Novinophobia

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Olivier Humbrecht MW, of Domaine Zind Humbrecht in Alsace and the first French MW, told Decanter.com that using GM crops to fight disease or anticipate climate change would be like ‘using weapons of mass destruction’ that ‘could solve one problem but create many others’.

via French MW compares GM vines to 'weapons of mass destruction' | decanter.com.

French MW compares GM vines to ‘weapons of mass destruction’ | decanter.com

France boasts a number of old-school apéritif brands that occupy a unique space within its culture, as well as dusty shelf space in less-than-hip bars: think Avèze, Dubonnet, Lillet, Noilly Prat and their ilk.I’d never really wanted to drink any of them until one rainy day, driving through Roussillon with time to kill, I saw a sign for the town of Thuir and The Largest Oak Vat In The World, located at the renovated Byrrh pronounced “beer” cellars, now converted into a visitor centre.

via Wine FTW – IT’S BYRRH, JIM BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT.

IT’S BYRRH, JIM BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT

The Minnesota Grape Growers Association is holding its annual Cold Climate Conference this weekend in St. Paul, drawing an expected crowd of 600 participants. That’s a long way from the association’s first gathering in 1976, when Minnesota had a single licensed winery and 12 commercial grape growers.

via Minnesota’s wineries thriving amid cold and snow – TwinCities.com.

Minnesota’s wineries thriving amid cold and snow – TwinCities.com

Cheap Wine Reviewed By An Irish Brewmaster – YouTube.