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A By-the-Numbers Breakdown of Oktoberfest [Infographic]

A By-the-Numbers Breakdown of Oktoberfest [Infographic]

The world’s largest beer fair kicks off in Munich this week. Oktoberfest will dominate tents, stages, and Instagram feeds from September 16 to October 3, 2017. The 184-year-old institution is a bucket-list experience for some and a headache for others. No matter where you stand, the sheer expanse of the endeavor is, in the truest […]

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For Some Wine Growers to Stay Small, Scaling Up Production Is the Only Option

For Some Wine Growers to Stay Small, Scaling Up Production Is the Only Option

It was dim, quiet, and cool in the subterranean cellar, a refreshing change from the blazing sun glinting off the Mosel River outside. We walked slowly through never-ending rows of tanks, our footsteps clicking along gleaming cement floors. Instead of flickering candles, fluorescent beams lit our path. Glistening metal lined the walls, and not an […]

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Review: Dr. Loosen “Dr. L” Riesling 2015

Review: Dr. Loosen “Dr. L” Riesling 2015

How many times have you found yourself in the wine store looking for something that can best be described as not too sweet but not too dry? Finding that perfectly balanced, semi-sweet wine is tricky, especially considering many off-dry wines contain added sugar. Finding a producer committed to faultless semi-sweet winemaking craftsmanship is a daunting task. Enter the Dr. […]

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5 Surprising Places Making Great Sparkling Wine

5 Surprising Places Making Great Sparkling Wine

What’s better than wine? Wine with bubbles, of course! The sparkling wine trend is booming. In 2015, Americans consumed over 21 million cases of wine, according to the Wine Institute. For winemakers, this means two things: First of all, there’s a much bigger reward in focusing on producing excellent sparkling wine, since consumers are clamoring […]

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How to Drink Like a Local in Cologne, Germany

How to Drink Like a Local in Cologne, Germany

Wilkommen in Deutschland, home of bratwurst, Oktoberfest, and above all, the greatest beers in the world. This week, we’re looking to Cologne, Germany’s fourth-largest city and the beer-drinking capital of the world. Home to more than 10 million people, Cologne is a cultural hub in Germany; the city boasts over 30 museums, hundreds of galleries, and an […]

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Pairing White Wine With Thanksgiving Dinner [Video]

Pairing White Wine With Thanksgiving Dinner [Video]

Wine and Thanksgiving is the perfect combination and while you might instinctively think your go-to bottle should be of the red variety, white wine – especially German Riesling – is actually a perfect accompaniment to the entire Thanksgiving meal. Watch the video above and learn all about how to expertly pair white wine with every […]

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