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Wine Trends
There are many bargains to be found beyond the usual suspects.
Wine Regions

In 1896, the most expensive wines listed by Britain’s oldest wine merchant, Berry Bros. & ...

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Sustainability

Another week of fermentation had passed and the wine started to present some off-aromas... must act quickly! This the last part of the 'Winemaker For a Harvest' series, where Erica Löfving, Vintec Club Expert, spent a month in the heart of Sonom...

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Wine Trends

Farmers' Fizz

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Are you curious about one of the biggest trends in champagnes in recent years? Then look no further than the fine print on your bottle’s label! Two little letters, RM, at the beginning of the producer identification number of a champagne bottle...

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Sustainability

After overcoming challenges with natural fermentation of her Petit Syrah batch, Erica proceeds to the next step of winemaking: it's time to get juicing! This is part 4 of the 'Winemaker For A Harvest' series where Erica Löfving takes on the chal...

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Wine Trends

How to find the smartest red wine buys outside the classic European regions.

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Sustainability

Harvest is done! Now we are tree days into fermentation without any additives and... grapes are no where close to fermenting. The situation is critical: Does Erica succumb to adding yeast or stick to "no intervention" philosophy and figure out some o...

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Sustainability

After initial decision on what grape variety to chose, Erica returns to Sonoma for the harvest season. Between hard work on the field and heated winemaking philosophy discussions, she considers the risk of taking a more "natural" path. This is part 2...

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Sustainability

What happens when a wine writer jumps to the other side of the fence and becomes a winemaker? That's when theory meets reality and previously set views on winemaking practices are challenged. Erica Löfving, recounts her experience as a winemaker...

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Wine Regions

It was a Brit that discovered the secret of putting the fizz into wine and its current crop of wines are giving the French a run for their bubbles.

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Collecting and Aging

To sake drinkers, vintage sake is something out of the ordinary, possibly even extraordinary. Why? Quite simply because, unlike wine, vintage sake is the exception that proves the rule.

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