Have High Acid Wines Finally Burned Out?

Have High Acid Wines Finally Burned Out?

There was a time when the single most popular phrase among a certain subset of wine drinkers was “high-acid.” Exhausted from the uber-ripe, fruity, and boozy juice of the previous era, many sommeliers and wine professionals began extolling the virtues of high acidity in the mid-2000s. Granted, it’s hardly controversial to assert that acidity is […]

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The Up-To-Date Guide to Seattle’s Urban Winery Scene for 2018

The Up-To-Date Guide to Seattle’s Urban Winery Scene for 2018

Washington State wines are garnering national esteem (and investment) but, historically, the industry faced a geographical challenge. Washington’s vineyards and wineries are much farther from major city Seattle than is the case with, say, San Francisco and Napa and Sonoma Counties. Enterprising winemakers realized that a tasting room, if not an actually winery, in downtown […]

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Everything You Think About Tannins Is Probably Wrong

Everything You Think About Tannins Is Probably Wrong

Everything you think about tannins is probably wrong, but it’s not your fault. Tannins are complicated little bastards, and the wine world has turned them into one of the least-understood aspects of wine drinking. Technically, tannins are an evolutionary healing and defense mechanism. They break down proteins in plant life, which dissuades grazing herbivores and […]

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