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Lynch-Bages Is Using Technology and Marketing to Push Fifth-Growth Bordeaux to the Top of the Heap

Lynch-Bages Is Using Technology and Marketing to Push Fifth-Growth Bordeaux to the Top of the Heap

Château Lynch-Bages, one of the best-known fifth-growth châteaux in Bordeaux, is getting a serious facelift. The renovation involves a massive overhaul of the estate’s winemaking facilities from start to finish, and is projected to be completed by 2019. Architect Chien Chung Pei, son of I.M. Pei, who created the Louvre’s glass pyramid, is overseeing the […]

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Coravin Is the Tinder of Wine, and I’m Not Interested

Coravin Is the Tinder of Wine, and I’m Not Interested

Choice is brilliant until it’s a burden. Most of us crave variety, yet we fear change. These dichotomies make the business of being a human rather tricky. They also make life interesting, of course. And they are at the heart of two seemingly disparate modern phenomena: Tinder, the popular dating app; and Coravin, the wine […]

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There Aren’t Really 18 Different Grapes In Châteauneuf-du-Pape

There Aren’t Really 18 Different Grapes In Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are some of the world’s most collectible. Hailing from the Rhone region of France, the wine is named for the area of Avignon, where in the fourteenth century the Papal court relocated from Rome to France, with seven successive Popes refusing to move to Rome. It’s during this time that vines were planted in […]

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How Much Heat Does It Take To Ruin Wine? Not Much

How Much Heat Does It Take To Ruin Wine? Not Much

If the Nelly song, “Hot in Herre,” describes the temperature in your home — clothing or lack thereof notwithstanding — then it’s likely your wine stash is at risk. Amid all the noise of the wine industry–what to drink, when, and how–heat damage often comes up, but there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to proper storage, especially […]

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How To Discover Hidden Wine Gems At The Corner Liquor Store

How To Discover Hidden Wine Gems At The Corner Liquor Store

It’s quite possible that you don’t think of the local liquor store as a place for purchasing fine wine – unless of course you live in a state where the liquor store is your only option. You probably prefer to discover higher-end bottles at specialty wine shops, from the wineries themselves, or even online. And […]

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10 Elegant And Efficient Countertop Storage Solutions For Your Wine

10 Elegant And Efficient Countertop Storage Solutions For Your Wine

Starting a wine collection doesn’t always require a cellar. Although yes, having somewhere ancient and musty-seeming to lead your guests will make the wine seem more important and mysterious. But if you’re an apartment dweller, and/or have to use your limited basement space for say, all the stuff we tend to accumulate in life, that […]

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