The Great French Wine War (video)
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Brexit is not the only setback to the unification of Europe. Objections to the European Union’s tweaking of long established rules in the wine industry, as well as questionable free trade practices, have led to violent protests, vandalism, and arson on the continent. According to Decanter Magazine, a feud has developed in the Loire Valley…

Enjoying Reds in the Summer
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As summer approaches, we tend to stay away from the warmer, heavier red wines. So, how do we keep getting the same antioxidants that reds such as Cabernets and Merlots offer? Let’s first address some misinformation regarding red wine. The common wisdom is that we are supposed to drink a red wine at “room temperature.”…

Japanese Koshu Wines: A History of Grace (video)
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Grace Winery, (company name Chuo Budoshu in Japanese) was established in 1923 in Katsunuma, the birthplace of Japan’s wine industry. Katsunuma remains today the wine hub of Japan. The brand name “Grace Wine” is a reference to the Three Graces. Grace Winery believes good wines come from grapes which bear the characters of the place they…

A Lesson from Chateau Cabezac
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The Importance of Pruning At Chateau Cabezac, the pruning of the vines has been completed. This is an important step that ensures quality grapes and a good harvest. An unpruned vine may produce a high quantity of grapes, but will almost asuredly result in fruits that are high in acid and not suitable for good wine. Pruning is…