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Canada-US Free Trade Agreement

Impact of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement on US Wine Exports

Impact of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement on US Wine Exports After several years of negotiations, Canada–US Free Trade Agreement went into effect on January 1, 1989. By definition, a free trade agreement creates a group of countries that mutually decide to reduce tariffs among themselves while maintaining their original duties against non-members. The Canada-US …

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History of the Changyu Wine Industry

History of the Changyu Wine Industry

History of the Changyu Wine Industry On January 1, 1892, Changyu Pioneer Wine Co, founded by Zhang Bishi, became China’s first winery. The company’s headquarters are located in Yantai in the Shandong province. According to many wine experts, Changyu is regarded as China’s counterpart to France’s world-famous Bordeaux winemaking region. The company has developed more …

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Your guide to choosing and storing wine

Your guide to choosing and storing wine perfectly

Your guide to choosing and storing wine perfectly The history of wine is the history of civilization itself. Wine has been a part of human society for millennia. First discovered by accident, wine has since become a staple of social gatherings, religious ceremonies, and everyday life. It spans culture and geography, with each region developing …

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Australian Wine Industry

The Australian Wine Industry

The Australian Wine Industry Since the first vines were planted on Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens site in 1788, wine production in Australia has received considerable attention. Over the centuries, numerous waves of immigration to Australia have transformed and improved systems that date back to roughly 8000 BC. Since then, the Australian wine industry has witnessed …

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Contributions of Thomas Jefferson to Wine

Contributions of Thomas Jefferson to Wine

Contributions of Thomas Jefferson to Wine Besides Thomas Jefferson’s contributions to political philosophy and the development of the American Republic, he was also a great collector and admirer of famous wines. Jefferson’s writings on wine provide a wonderful insight into 18th– and early-19th-century traditions and social behaviors. In addition, these writings also offer an intriguing …

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Robert Parker

Biography of Robert Parker and his World of Wine Criticism

Biography of Robert Parker and his World of Wine Criticism Robert Parker is an American wine critic who is often regarded as the single most influential voice in the wine business. His 100-point wine ratings and publication, The Wine Advocate, with its stylistic preferences and notetaking terminology, have grown popular in American wineries. Consequently, his …

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Wine soil

Why Does Soil (Or Terroir) Matter So Much to Fine Wine?

Why Does Soil (Or Terroir) Matter So Much to Fine Wine? Terroir is a term that the French invented and like to claim as their own. Terroir is the interplay of climate, terrain, soil, and geology, which gives a wine its unique taste. Together with the cellar development, terroir is an important factor in viticulture, …

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The Willamette Valley AVA

Willamette Valley AVAs

The Willamette Valley AVAs Oregon started wine production in the 1840s, and the wine industry flourished in the 1960s. Currently, Oregon is the 4th largest producer of wine in America and possesses 19 wine-growing regions called American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Each AVA region in Oregon features a unique geographical location, climate, soil, and topography. The …

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Mornington Peninsula

The Ultimate Guide to The Mornington Peninsula

The Ultimate Guide to The Mornington Peninsula Nestled in Victoria’s southeastern corner, the Mornington Peninsula stretches 100km from Frankston to Warneet. This coastal region boasts over 300 wineries and vineyards, with wine grape varieties including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and more. About the Region The Mornington Peninsula is a popular holiday destination and …

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