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    Prosecco Bubbles Upmarket: The Premiumization Pyramid

    . Our stay is the Prosecco region of Northern Italy was short but very intense. It left us impressed with the work going on there to refine Prosecco’s image and to raise quality so that Prosecco will be on the lips (both figuratively and literally) of consumers who seek a premium sparkling wine. It is a tale told in three acts. Wine (not water) makes history at the Conegliano wine school.

    7 readers - By Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist

    Wine of the Week – 2011 Van Duzer Pinot Noir Estate

    Each week I pick out one wine to highlight as my wine of the week. This wine may be an outstanding wine, a great value or just something very interesting. Overview I’m always on the lookout for good Pinot Noirs. Recently, most of my time (and money) has been spent exploring the Pinots from Oregon.

    6 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      A Wine Journey: An Ideal Holiday Gift

      Wine Trail Traveler - - 5 readers - A Wine Journey With the holidays approaching have you started your holiday shopping yet? If you are shopping for a wine lover or a winemaking enthusiast, give a gift of the wine book. A Wine Journey is available on the Wine Trail Traveler website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and Infinity Publishing.

      Napa Valley Earthquake & Drought Help Deliver High Quality 2014 Wine Harvest

      Wine Oh TV - - 5 readers - Napa Valley Earthquake & Drought Help Deliver High Quality 2014 Wine Harvest 0 Napa, CA (October 9, 2014) – The 2014 Napa Valley wine grape harvest, the earliest since 2004, will wrap up next week, five to seven days earlier than previous years, according to Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG), who live-streamed its annual Harvest Press Conference, Thursday, October 9, from Moulds Family Vin.

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      Meeting Matteo Lunelli of Ferrari Sparkling Wine

      … was no sparkling wine production in Trentino and there was no Chardonnay, so he was a great pioneer because he started the Trento DOC production and he was the first one to spread Chardonnay in the Italian market. He studied enology in Trentino and then he moved to Montpellier in France where he studied and even went to Germany in Geisenheim…

      By Texas Wine Lover

      Promotions help Seattle-area diners support Washington wine

      … charismatic executive chef Bobby Moore, ranks as one of the state’s top destinations for dining in Washington wine country. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) Next, the biannual Dine Around Seattle promotion begins Nov. 2 and runs Sundays through Thursdays through Nov. 30. The program, a collaboration with the Seattle Good Business…

      3 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

      Weekly Interview: Remi Cohen

      …. I think that perhaps 2009, which was also a drought year (though the drought then was less severe), had more moderate weather during August and September and may be the most similar in recent memory. Also similar are the grapes from 2007 that were picked before the rain on October 13th. What’s your favorite wine region in the world – other than…

      2 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      A Wine Journey: An Ideal Holiday Gift

      … A Wine Journey With the holidays approaching have you started your holiday shopping yet? If you are shopping for a wine lover or a winemaking enthusiast, give a gift of the wine book. A Wine Journey is available on the Wine Trail Traveler website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and Infinity Publishing. If you purchase directly from Wine…

      5 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      From Napa to Idaho: Coiled Wines’ twisted tale

      … said. “A lightbulb went off, and I thought, ‘That’s what I want to do.'” So Preston earned a master’s degree in enology and went to work in the industry. She spent time at such wineries as Clos du Bois and Saintsbury in Sonoma County, then went to work at Stags’ Leap Winery in Napa Valley. “It was a great experience,” she said. “I got to work…

      2 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      David Ramey Q&A: "Alcohol level is not a political decision"

      … from Chemistry 1-A to an MS in enology at UC Davis. Where did you go from there? Because I hadn't taught in Colombia, I wanted to work overseas, especially in France, because those were the grapes we worked with in California. It's such an odd twist of fate that in Sonoma County with all the Italian families, we ended up making all these French…

      2 readers - By W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Report

      Cairdean Estate Winery from St Helena – Take 2

      …, click here. There has been a change at the help of #winechat. Since this chat was organized by Protocol Wine Studio, they are still getting the thanks. Future #winechat sessions will be hosted by Just the Bottle. My line up for this event included these two wines I mentioned earlier: Cairdean lineup 2009 Cairdean Vineyards Cabernet…

      4 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Wine of the Week – 2011 Van Duzer Pinot Noir Estate

      … a hilltop winery with existing vineyards immediately west of the Eola Hills. The estate site occupies a strategic site in the foothills of the Van Duzer Corridor, the conduit through the Coastal Mountains for maritime breezes that enter the Willamette Valley at the close of summer evenings. Located on a scenic hilltop amidst 82 acres of vines…

      6 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Galerie Sauvignon Blanc Offers Great Expression Of Terroir

      …: Galerie is owned by Jackson Family Wines, which has several outstanding labels, including La Jota, Lokoya, Mt. Brave, Cardinale, Freemark Abbey, Arrowood, La Crema, Matanzas Creek, Murphy-Good and Kendall-Jackson, as well as wineries in Australia, Chile, France and Italy. The first vintage for Galerie was 2011. The winery showcases two…

      5 readers - By Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com

      Prosecco Bubbles Upmarket: The Premiumization Pyramid

      … — an area stretching basically from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene, which includes some spectacular hillside vineyards. The Consorzio has applied for the this area to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Look at the video at the top of the page and you will see why. DOCG wines are not necessarily better than individual DOC wines (just as IGT wines…

      7 readers - By Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist

      Weekly Interview: Christine Barbe

      … Pampelonne Côtes de Provence Rosé. Who are your favorite winemakers in history, through personal account, or their wines? Genevieve Janssen she was my boss when I was working at Robert Mondavi in 2000. Through her, I learned a lot about vineyard terroir of the Napa Valley. What new winemakers are you most excited about, and why? Stephane Vivier…

      3 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Yeast odd-balls: Trying to understand flor

      … they’re genes; we don’t know much about what they do. So goes the story of modern genetics, caught between the past of not understanding how DNA mapped to functions at all and the future in which (we hope and presume) we’ll know what all (heck; I think we’d settle for most) genes actually do. This study also reinforces some previous findings about…

      4 readers - By The Wine-o-scope
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