Below The Surface: Winter In The Vineyard

Below The Surface: Winter In The Vineyard

Images of winter in the vineyard make the vines look sturdy, tranquil, and often quite dead. But beneath the picture-perfect dusting of snowflakes across Tuscany or clovers that blanket dormant Napa vineyards, there’s an incredible amount of microscopic activity happening the in the vineyard. Dormant vines are far from dead, and they’re not just asleep, either.

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The 5 Portuguese Wine Styles You Need To Try Based On What You Already Like

The 5 Portuguese Wine Styles You Need To Try Based On What You Already Like

Has your wallet become home to moths only? Holiday over-spending need not force Sober January, or giving up good juice for boxed plonk. Instead of going dry, try the bargain hunter’s secret weapon: Portuguese wines. With over 200 indigenous grape varieties, and more U.S. imports than ever, there’s bottles for everything from prime rib to […]

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How A Trip To The Grocery Store Can Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Wine Aromas

How A Trip To The Grocery Store Can Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Wine Aromas

Given the arcane collection of adjectives used in wine descriptions, it’s not surprising that the wine industry has a reputation for being snobby and pompous. (Bruised stone fruit and dried Meyer Lemon, anyone?) What the wine aristocracy doesn’t want you to know is it only takes a trip through the produce department to begin discovering […]

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The Complete Guide To Gifting Wine For Every Personality Type On Your List

The Complete Guide To Gifting Wine For Every Personality Type On Your List

It’s official: the holiday season has arrived, and with it the annual dilemma of what to buy for whom, how much to spend, and the dread associated with asking for gift receipts. From hipsters who adore most things esoteric to score-chasing label hounds, and demure office managers everywhere, we’ve got the perfect bottle for everybody, […]

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