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Phylloxera in France

A Deep Dive into the Economic Impact of Phylloxera in France The devastating epidemic of Phylloxera in Southern France had long-term economic consequences for the grape producers and the overall wine industry of the region. Between 1863 and 1890, Phylloxera, a virus that feeds on the roots of grape plants,

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The Surprising Link Between Tobacco Farms and Wineries

Tobacco and alcohol have a long, intertwined, and complicated relationship. Smoking and drinking are often associated with each other and done together. Still, the shift in public perception towards tobacco health risks over the past years may indicate that a separation is due. According to the Centers for Disease Control

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Wine As Cultural Heritage

Preserving and Promoting Traditional Wine-making Practices Wine has a very important role in human history and culture. Moreover, wine-making has exceeded both geographical boundaries and time. Wine has a very important drink that exceeds its role as an alcoholic drink; thus, its more about tradition, history, and the identity of

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Self-Guided vs Guided Winery Tours: What’s the Difference?

When planning and creating an itinerary for a Willamette Valley wine tour, deciding between self-guided vs. guided winery tours can be challenging. On the one hand, the self-guided tour offers more flexibility and affordability. However, a guided tour provides the opportunity to learn about the wines and wineries that may

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Wine in Venice

A History of Wine in Venice

Wine and Venice share an intricate, multifaceted relationship, reminiscent of the ancient city itself, steeped in mystery and intrigue. Venice, with its winding canals, gothic architecture, and magical ambiance, serves as both a symbol of Italy’s rich cultural heritage and of an enduring love affair with the art of winemaking.

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The Tuscany Dream: Wine, Travel, and the Soul of High Culture

There isn’t an apt introduction that accurately captures the essence of the sunny, central Italian region, Tuscany. Words fall short to describe its beauty, and if you have never been to the Italian countryside, you have no idea of what I’m trying to express here. Tuscany is described in one

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Willamette Valley Wine Country

Dick Ponzi’s Role in the Wine Industry

Although Willamette Valley’s wine industry is relatively new it has managed to carve a prominent place in the world of wine. This is mostly due to its ideal conditions for grape-growing and winemaking. But it is also in-part due to a handful of winemaking pioneers, one of which was Dick Ponzi. 

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Bordeaux: A History of the World’s Premier Wine Region

Bordeaux: A History of the World’s Premier Wine Region When we think of the history of Bordeaux, the first thing that comes to mind is wine. It’s a port city that dominates the wine trade and has tens of thousands of acres of vineyards. The surrounding region produces over five million

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Wine and Weather: A Key Factor in Wine Production

Weather’s Impact on Fine Wine When it comes to wine-making, the weather plays a crucial role in determining the quality of the final product. From sunlight and temperature to wind and rainfall, a wide range of climatic factors can affect the grapes and ultimately, the wine produced. In this article,

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