Month: April 2021

In any given time or place, if a person’s reaching for a sparkling wine, the odds are that they’re grabbing a Prosecco. Some would say this has everything to do with price, but Prosecco is about way more than just cheap bubbles. During this week’s challenge, we’ll be tasting Prosecco, talking about how it’s made,
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As vintners and scientists search for ways to increase the sustainability of farming and winemaking practices, some are looking to give grape pomace, or marc, new life. This oft-forgotten byproduct of winemaking accounts for thousands of tons of waste annually. Past research has suggested numerous alternative uses, however, from grapeseed oil to biofuel to beauty
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Wine Tasting Dos & Don’ts: How to not look like a complete idiot at your next wine tasting event. In this video, we will go over the basics of wine tasting for beginners. Don’t worry, wine tasting is very easy! 👉 Montreal Passion Vin: http://www.montrealpassionvin.ca/ 🎵Music by https://soundcloud.com/fru1ts ❤️ If you like eating with me,
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While wine is certainly not a required component of the Plant Paradox diet, it’s also not (entirely) on the no list. But before you reach for that bottle of Moscato, watch this! You see, not all wines are created equal, so keep THIS in mind while shopping: wine is essentially a fermented form of concentrated
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Join Harry Tatian, Free Run Wine Merchants, Liz Skirpin, Amuse Manager and Celeste Fetta, VMFA’s Director of Education for a tasting of French wines of the Gamay Noir grape from the Loire Valley and the Beaujolais region of Burgundy. Pair these selections with works of art depicting the architecture of the Loire Valley and examples
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Appellations are a legally defined area where grapes are grown for making wine and they may also be described as a classification system. They are used all over the world for wine production, but not everyone understands what the word appellation actually means. In this episode, discover the appellation laws that are fundamental to wine
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Fernando Buscema has been asking the same question for over a decade: Can terroir be measured? The Bodega Catena Zapata winemaker and director of the Catena Institute of Wine, an Argentine enology research program, hoped that answering it could raise the stakes for the wines of Argentina. A new study, published in Nature’s Scientific Reports journal in February
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New York’s storied Italian destination, Wine Spectator Grand Award winner Del Posto, has permanently closed. The news was announced April 12 by the restaurant’s executive chef, Melissa Rodriguez, and general manager, Jeff Katz. The duo also revealed that they’ve teamed up with chef James Kent to purchase the space in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood from B
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All too frequently, Cabernet Franc is left in the shadow of its ultra famous and more popular children: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. But that doesn’t mean Cabernet Franc hasn’t got anything unique to offer. During this week’s tasting, we’ll drink a Cabernet Franc from a corner of the world well known for boisterous reds, and
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Pio Boffa, leader of the Pio Cesare winery in Italy’s Piedmont, died this weekend after a two-week battle with COVID-19. He was 66. A fourth-generation winemaker, Boffa spent four decades converting Pio Cesare from an acclaimed négociant to a high-end estate winery with more than 173 vineyard acres in Barolo and Barbaresco. He was perhaps
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