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Wine Closure: Cork v. Screwcaps

Wine Closure: Cork v. Screwcaps

Should you judge a wine by its closure? Cultural preconceptions aside, the stopper can tell a great deal about the wine it encloses. It can hint at longevity, quality, culture and history. Cork The world’s most widely used wine closure has been around for a while....
Wine Harvest 2020 – What to Expect

Wine Harvest 2020 – What to Expect

The 2020 wine harvest looks pretty different in many places around the world mostly due to climate change which caused scorching heat and deadly wildfires in California’s Napa and Sonoma, drought and heat waves in France, and thunderstorms and tornadoes in Italy. In...
New Year’s Wine Cellar Resolution

New Year’s Wine Cellar Resolution

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get your house in order? Does this involve cleaning, organizing and generally taking stock of your ‘stuff’? Well, then it’s a great time to do an ‘inventory’ on your wine ‘cellar’ (even if it is fairly small in number). Take an...
This Holiday – Give a Wine Gift

This Holiday – Give a Wine Gift

Wine can make a brilliant gift for the right people during the holidays, but which ones (the people and the wines)? How do you know what they like? And what would make it a personal gift? When you’re staring at rows and rows of wine at the store, you can start to feel...
Wine in Summertime

Wine in Summertime

This Summer, Cook Your Food, Not Your Wine! Summertime is a dangerous time for your wine. Heat, especially prolonged heat or even excessive heat for a short period of time, can seriously damage wine. In extreme cases, it can even force corks out and cause seepage....
Wine and Health History

Wine and Health History

Do you believe that wine and health are connected? In this time of increased concern about our health due to COVID-19, many of us are thinking more about what we eat and drink and how it impacts our health. Throughout recorded history, moderate consumption of wine has...