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Israel Wine Shines Bright in Dallas: First Winemakers Come Full Circle

When I received an invitation from Alfonso Cevola of Glazer’s Distributors, a person whose palate I respect, to attend a celebration to kick-off Israel Wine Week in Dallas, I was curious. As you know, I love finding off the beaten path wines that I can introduce to you. And wow — while these wines are [...]

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East vs West: Cool Climate Palates and California Chardonnay

by Craig Pinhey Originally posted in Palate Press: The online wine magazine One very interesting aspect of the wine tasting profession is the notion of a regional palate.  The difference is clear to those who judge at competitions that use tasters from all over the world, or even just from different parts of North America, [...]

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Grand Cru Chablis

Grand Cru Chablis tasting, London by Richard M James Or “more posh Chablis” as an alternative title (that link subtly goes to a piece on my blog reviewing a few tasty Marks & Spencer Chablis back in December). I’ve selected my two or three favourites below from each of the 14 producers who aired their wares at [...]

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Minerality in wine: taken for granite?

The presence of minerality in wine is beyond a doubt a one of the most controversial and hot issues of the wine world. It stands among topics like climate change, the impact of ”wild yeasts,” biodynamics and natural wines, all of which are capable of generating extensive and sometimes endless discussions. Unfortunately for this specific [...]

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Colorado Wine Industry Aims High

by Tom Mansell Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine From the Denver/Boulder area, the Grand Valley AVA of Colorado is past the Continental Divide on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The trip westward on Interstate 70, which winds through canyons that the word “pcturesque” struggles to describe, is rewarding if [...]

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New Wave of New York City Wineries Find Their Footing

by Sarah Chappell Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine New Yorkers love finding the next big thing, and if they do it in California, Virginia, even not-so-far-away Long Island, presumably it is time for a city of 8 million people to catch on. This is why, in a time of hyper-locavorism with [...]

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Rethinking Icewine in Niagara

by Rémy Charest Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine These days, the Niagara region, in Ontario, is all about the drink that first brought it international recognition and fame: icewine. Harvested when the true cold of winter hits, yet shining with sunny, heartwarming aromas, this high-priced elixir allowed the fledgling Canadian wine [...]

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Making Vegetarian Pairings the Life of the Party

by Beth Elderkin Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine When was the last time you read a wine tasting note and found the comment: “This wine pairs great with artichokes, tomatoes, and rice!”? Most of us would likely agree that suggestions like this are few and far between. There are many wine [...]

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Buttery bacteria: Malolactic fermentation and you

by Tom Mansell Ph.D. Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine Have you ever tasted a wine with a big buttered popcorn aroma?  Have you ever wondered how in the world a product made from grape juice could smell like a movie theater?  It turns out that bacteria can be responsible for this [...]

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