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Why Are These Wine Producers Aging Their Bottles Under The Sea?

Why Are These Wine Producers Aging Their Bottles Under The Sea?

In a time when more wines are available to consumers than ever before, not only are sommeliers constantly looking for new and interesting bottles, but winemakers themselves are looking for innovative, unique ways of making wine. When it comes to aging, producers are experimenting with types of oak, concrete vessel shapes, amphorae, solera systems, sur […]

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Why Do Wines Change Color As They Age?

Why Do Wines Change Color As They Age?

Some of us are already confronting the minor (so far) physical indignities of age: deeper laugh lines, achier backs, much much longer hangovers. Believe it or not, wine goes through some significant physical changes as it ages, too. But unlike the rest of us, sadly noticing we can’t get rid of our bellies as easily, […]

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What The Hell Are Lees?

What The Hell Are Lees?

You want to nod and look super important when someone mentions that a wine has been aged “sur lie,” or (and bless them), “on the lees.” And even though you thoughtfully take off your glasses and swirl your wine, inside, you’re paralyzed. Because what in the hell are lees? OK, for once and for all, […]

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