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Wine Buzz Word: Extraction

Wine Buzz Word: Extraction

Wine Buzz Word: Extraction Lately, when discussing and learning about wine, I been hearing this buzz word: extraction. What does this mean to the casual wine lover who might immediately visualize somebody pulling teeth when hearing that term? In the wine world, extraction is the process of taking the flavor, color and tannin out of [...]

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In Case of Emergency…

In Case of Emergency…

I took photo below last week while on a null of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  It’s harvest time in the south of France and basically all rules and norms go out the window and three weeks of organized chaos sets in.  I’m sure this magnum at Domaine de Beaurenard will come in handy as the workers approach the [...]

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The Cure for the Purple Tooth Syndrome

The Cure for the Purple Tooth Syndrome

Everyone who loves red wine has at some point or another suffered from the purple tooth syndrome. In other words, red wine leaves you with unattractive stained teeth that is always an embarrassing feature to see in the mirror after a night out. Everyone’s first instinct to remove the stain is, of course, to brush. [...]

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The New Image of “Garage Wine”

The New Image of “Garage Wine”

The concept of garage wine has been around since the mid 1990s, when a group called the garagistes in Bordeaux reacted to the traditional style of red Bordeaux wine. The garagistes developed a style more consistent with perceived international wine tastes. Yet, what the garagistes did not reinvent was the packaging of their product. Another [...]

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