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Does Coffee Have Terroir?

Does Coffee Have Terroir?

Us wine industry folks talk about terroir a lot. A core concept in how we view wine in the 21st century, terroir is the idea that soil, climate, and topography all give a wine a distinctive characteristic that it wouldn’t have if the grapes were grown elsewhere. It’s an idea that posits the locale where grapes are […]

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Angry Tequila Producers Threaten to Sue Heineken For ‘Tequila’ Flavored Beer

Angry Tequila Producers Threaten to Sue Heineken For ‘Tequila’ Flavored Beer

As tequila pushes to maintain a classier image amongst consumers, Heineken remains in hot water for its ‘tequila-flavored’ beer. As Quartz reports via Financial Times, the Tequila Regulatory Council is threatening to sue Heineken over its ‘tequila-flavored’ beer, Desperados. Despite claiming to boast a small percentage of tequila, the beer’s connection to the spirit is […]

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The World Is Drinking More Wine — Except Where You’d Most Expect It

The World Is Drinking More Wine — Except Where You’d Most Expect It

Though the French may lead the world in wine production, their consumption is seriously lagging. According to LARVF, France’s wine consumption has seen a 13% decrease since 2011, with numbers expected to decline until 2020. The numbers come from a recent study conducted by Vinexpo, the one of France’s largest tasting events, held annually in […]

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The Differences Between Sauvignon Blanc from France, New Zealand and California

The Differences Between Sauvignon Blanc from France, New Zealand and California

We’ve all had that experience where someone serves us two glasses of wine made from the same grape variety that taste completely differently. That’s thanks to the concept of terroir, the all-encompassing term for what makes a wine-producing region unique, based on soil, climate patterns, and geographical features. Terroir is the reason why a glass […]

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