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The only wine lists that work for me are in high-end places where they focus on natural/authentic wines that I know pretty well, or where there is a good sommelier who can read the table well and make good suggestions. That’s a very small proportion of the restaurants out there. Not many of them have…

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Climate change has affected the wine industry, making Canada the world’s largest ice wine producer. But could those days soon be over? Read on…     Zeitgeist Sommelier – Sommelier jobs & more www.sommelier-jobs.com

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Part of what makes French wine so incredible — beyond taste — is the country’s wine history and its reverence of that history. For instance, in Bordeaux, the Wine Classification of 1855 still holds weight over 150 years later. But recently, the region has been looking to the past in an attempt to create an environmentally-friendly future —…

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For as long as we can reasonably remember, everyone in the wine industry has been chasing millennials. After comfortably selling wine to the baby boomer generation for years, millennials became the next big target of importers, producers, and PR firms. For several reasons, baby boomers are aging out of wine buying and drinking, and for…

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Midway between red and white wines, rosé is a style that requires precision—getting the balance right, in terms of color, aromatics, texture, and freshness. An appealing rosé needs aromatics, but to please a broad range of consumers it also needs to stay on the bright and refreshing side of things. Read on…

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Wine may soon be distributed in flat plastic bottles, in a move that could reduce carbon emissions and costs in the industry’s supply chain. The bottles are a novel alternative to the glass model that has remained largely unchanged since the 19th century. The global wine industry is estimated to use more than 35bn glass bottles a year…

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The pursuit of ancient vine material provides an avenue for cultural and technological exchange in wine—from Croatia to California Read on…

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Speaking at the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough last month, Hanni spoke passionately about the need to completely rethink the concept of food and wine pairing. “A perfect wine pairing doesn’t exist. We’re doing a lot of damage the way we’re matching wine and categorising it. We need to start a campaign to stop wine…

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Mention climate change and some will think of Pacific island states disappearing under glacial meltwater, or global apocalypse like that depicted in The Day After Tomorrow. Calmer heads may consider the recent discussions in Poland over the Paris Agreement. Very few would think about impending changes to what we grow and eat. Even fewer would picture wine.   Read on…

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North Coast wineries and coopers may soon have a new line of defense against dreaded cork taint: former drug sniffing dogs from Chile. The musty bane of the industry, cork taint spoils wines from the highest prices to the lowest by way of chemical compounds that leave a “corked” wine with aromas of damp newspaper,…

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