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How Ann Noble and the Wine Aroma Wheel Revolutionized the Industry
07 June 2022 18:57
How Ann Noble and the Wine Aroma Wheel Revolutionized the Industry

Without a shared language, love can be challenging to describe. Similarly, talking about wine can be complicated without a common language, especially when referring to aromas and flavors. As America’s wine culture developed in the 1970s, writers and winemakers created their own vocabulary. By the 1980s, enologists started discussing wine in sensory terms. And in 1984, with a desire to create a shared system, Ann Noble, PhD, an enology professor at University of California, Davis, organized wine descriptors into the first Wine Aroma Wheel.


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Deep sea hunters are battling to save wine 'worth millions' from WW1 wreck
07 June 2022 19:03
Deep sea hunters are battling to save wine 'worth millions' from WW1 wreck

Treasure hunters who have discovered a haul of vintage wine at the bottom of the English Channel are fighting for permission to salvage it.


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MONKEY WINE
07 June 2022 19:05
MONKEY WINE

Much has been discovered recently about the early history of wine. As Christopher Howard writes in “Five Turning points in the Evolution of Wine”,


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White Wine Emojency
10 June 2022 14:31
White Wine Emojency

It's become increasingly apparent that digital keyboards are missing a vital emoji, says New Zealand Winegrowers Global PR Manager Juliana Foster, who's leading a campaign to raise a glass of white wine on screens worldwide.


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Allen Balik, The Wine Exchange: A ‘new’ recognition of ‘old’ vines
14 June 2022 19:07
Allen Balik, The Wine Exchange: A ‘new’ recognition of ‘old’ vines

I am often asked about the importance of the “Old Vine” label designation and what significance it bears on a wine’s character. Although the term appears in the labeling of many different bottlings (especially Zinfandel), it has no legal designation in the U.S. or other wine producing countries.


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The Good Wine Writer
24 June 2022 13:53
The Good Wine Writer

Someone once told me that nothing in wine media gets page views like writing about wine writing. No one seems to be sure quite why this is the case. It might be because, in wine, everyone fancies themselves a writer. It might be because wine writers are an easy target. It might be, whisper it, because even when confined to a topic as limited and prosaic as wine, writing is an act that provokes much more interesting discussion than making beverages does.


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Raising the price of wines by 15 to 20 % would offset overhead increases
24 June 2022 14:09
Raising the price of wines by 15 to 20 % would offset overhead increases

For several months now, winegrowers have been faced with unprecedented increases in the cost of raw materials. According to a survey carried out by the Loir-et-Cher chamber of agriculture last April among winegrowers in the Centre-Loire Valley area and two distributors in Loir-et-Cher, the price of bottles has risen by 25 to 50%, boxes by 20 to 31%, labels by 20 to 34%, capsules by 11 to 20%, wooden posts by 5 to 15%, galvanised posts by 42 to 52%, and wires by 20 to 93%. In addition to this is the spiralling price of diesel and equipment, to name a few. On 1 May 2022, excluding marketing costs, this increases the production cost per litre of wine by 10% if a winegrower sells in bulk and by 13% if they sell in bottles. But if you include marketing costs and profit margins, which are crucial to businesses’ long term survival, the increase is an average 16%, based on average crop yields of 55 hl/ha. “With such a sharp increase in costs, there are two possible options: either I put my prices up by 3 to 5% and I dip into my profit margins; or I charge 15 to 20% more, but then I don’t know how my customers will react. What is your opinion?” Michel Badier, head of winegrowing at the Loir-et-Cher chamber of agriculture, asked winegrowers who took part in a dedicated webinar.


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WINE AND “MAKING SPECIAL”
27 June 2022 19:47
WINE AND “MAKING SPECIAL”

In recent years there have been several important books devoted to understanding art as a product of human evolution. The art historian Ellen Dissanayake is one of the more prominent thinkers pursuing this line. She argues extensively in her books, Homo Aestheticus:
Where Art Come From and Why and Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began, that the defining feature of art is that it involves “marking something as special.” Unlike other animals, humans deliberately “artify, by shaping, embellishing and otherwise fashioning aspects of their world
with the intention of making them more than ordinary.” Literature, music, painting or dance involves taking objects or behaviors that are ordinary and making them extraordinary.


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The 7 Winery Guests from Hell
28 June 2022 19:27
The 7 Winery Guests from Hell

Of course, you don’t do these terrible things. But some people do


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The World’s Oldest Grape-Bearing Vine has Seen Centuries of Empires and Invasions
28 June 2022 19:30
The World’s Oldest Grape-Bearing Vine has Seen Centuries of Empires and Invasions

In the northeastern corner of Slovenia, you’ll find the oldest grape-bearing vine in the world, which has grown for over 400 years on the side of a house in Maribor, some 15 miles from the Austrian border.


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Is CellarTracker the Most Wholesome Place to Discuss Wine Online?
30 June 2022 19:27
Is CellarTracker the Most Wholesome Place to Discuss Wine Online?

A bicycling trip through Tuscany in 1999 inspired Eric LeVine to start CellarTracker, a wine tracking software and website that’s nearly two decades old. On the second night of the trip, he went to a tasting featuring four local wines: Chianti, Chianti Classico Riserva, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and Brunello di Montalcino.


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Fortified wine sector to grow following its ‘health benefits’ becoming popular
06 July 2022 18:43
Fortified wine sector to grow following its ‘health benefits’ becoming popular

The fortified wine category is expanding due to the growing demand for premium celebratory drinks with “benefits,” according to a new report.


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Groupe Castel “co-operating” with French investigation into war crime allegations
06 July 2022 18:59
Groupe Castel “co-operating” with French investigation into war crime allegations

French anti-terrorism prosecutors have opened an investigation.


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Chris D Craiker, Architecture and wine through the ages
12 July 2022 14:16
Chris D Craiker, Architecture and wine through the ages

In today’s world of high-tech wine making, storage and distribution, it’s fascinating to think about how architecture participated in the creation of wine through the years. Archaeology has always been a fascination to me and can give today’s winemakers some insight on the process historically.


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This easy hack will stop flies landing in your wine
25 July 2022 16:38
This easy hack will stop flies landing in your wine

This wine hack costs just 1p and will keep your drinks insect-free all summer long…


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MECHANICAL HARVESTING – LOOKING BACK & LOOKING FORWARD
05 August 2022 14:11
MECHANICAL HARVESTING – LOOKING BACK & LOOKING FORWARD

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2022. BY STEPHANIE BOLTON, PhD.

At the Lodi Winegrape Commission, we have a deep respect for the efforts of growers, viticulturists, and vintners who paved the way for us to farm today. It is common for people to stop in and share newspaper articles, books, and bottles of wine from long ago. We love seeing photos of our smiling growers as children in the vineyard and we also find comfort in knowing that there were challenges in the past that we survived as a community, like Prohibition. A good reminder and a healthy perspective.


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Inside the World’s First Queer Wine Festival
06 August 2022 13:24
Inside the World’s First Queer Wine Festival

“It would be really difficult to not have a bunch of wine people on a queer-owned farm have a bad time.”


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