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Tasting The Unexpected: Why Wine Professionals Can’t Get Enough of Chilean Wine

Tasting The Unexpected: Why Wine Professionals Can’t Get Enough of Chilean Wine

Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Tuscany. These are undoubtedly the world’s best-known wine-growing regions. But look beyond the clichéd mainstays and you’ll see that one of the most exciting, diverse, and rapidly expanding grape-growing epicenters is actually below the equator. Way below. For years, Chile has provided the world with a wealth of Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Merlots, […]

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The 10 Best Wine Shops Nationwide (2017)

The 10 Best Wine Shops Nationwide (2017)

Sommeliers are often regarded as the gatekeepers of wine trends. This isn’t entirely true. Sure, somms influence how restaurants stock and sell wine, and how those eating there purchase and drink it. But dining out is, for most Americans, not an everyday occasion — and very few of us are at the same restaurants frequently […]

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Alphabet Soup: Decoding Appellation Acronyms from 10 Major Wine Countries

Alphabet Soup: Decoding Appellation Acronyms from 10 Major Wine Countries

Ever look at a few wine labels and find your eyes swimming in what looks like code? You’re not the only one. Among the myriad pieces of intel crunched onto each label (producer, grape variety) is the wine’s appellation, usually designated by a two-to-four-letter acronym. Written as abbreviations such as AVA, AOP, and DOC, appellations […]

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Can the Local Wine Shop Survive in the Age of Amazon?

Can the Local Wine Shop Survive in the Age of Amazon?

Two years from now, it will have all seemed inevitable. You will want wine, and instead of going to your local brick-and-mortar store, you will log onto your Amazon Prime account, do a quick search, compare prices, glance at ratings, and order. It will be delivered to your doorstep. For free. Industry observers and consumers […]

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A Day in the Life of a Wine Shop Employee

A Day in the Life of a Wine Shop Employee

Working in the wine industry seems like a glamorous life, what with the sipping of various juices throughout the day, the suits and dresses with little pins fastened to their collars, and don’t forget all of those exclusive, late-night tastings and dinners. However, wine industry jobs require an immense amount of work and are generally […]

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The Wine Shop Clerk Is Not Your Enemy

The Wine Shop Clerk Is Not Your Enemy

Picture this: It’s 4:59 p.m. and you’re counting down those last 60 seconds until freedom. You’re pretending to finish whatever “document” you’re working on, but in reality, your mind has already drifted to the shelf of your local wine shop, fantasizing about which bottle will be the lucky winner to come home with you tonight.

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America’s Best Drinking Town: New Orleans

America’s Best Drinking Town: New Orleans

America is undergoing a drinking revolution. Across the board, people are seeking out great drinks, from delicious cocktails to pleasing glasses of wine and creative craft beer. And helping to lead the way in this drinking renaissance are some of America’s greatest cities. Everyone thinks their town is the best drinking town in America, but […]

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