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    Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic

    Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic Grapevine, TX – September 19, 2014 – Messina Hof Winery and Resort won three Gold Medals (First Place Awards) and Silver Medal (Second Place Award) in the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic during the 28th Annual GrapeFest®. The popular competition was hosted Sept.

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    Turning Male Bovine Excrement into Filet Mignon: In Defense of IFBC 14

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      Sommblog - - 6 readers - Malbec Serdar Kahraman September 11, 2014 @sommblog Malbec is the name of a red grape variety native to southwestern France ( in the former province of Quercy , near Cahors where it is known as Côt). The main region of the cultivated Malbec, now is Argentina , where it covers an area of about 25,000 hectares .

      The emotional intelligence of wine blogging and its vitriol eruption

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      Malbec tops 5th annual Idaho Wine Competition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 6 readers - Gregg Alger, owner of Huston Vineyards near Caldwell, Idaho, holds up a bottle of his 2012 Malbec. The wine won best in show at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) CALDWELL, Idaho — A red grape variety that has gained increasing interest in the Pacific Northwest rose to the top of the fifth annual Idaho Wine Competition.

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