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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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Acquisitions of Willamette Valley Wineries by Big Corporations

Many wineries in Willamette Valley have been acquired by larger corporations in recent years from Jackson Family Wines to Constellation Brands–the small boutique wineries of Willamette Valley are changing hands. Jackson Family Wineries Winery Location Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Penner-Ash Newberg Willakenzie Estate Yamhill Zena Crown Salem Byron Blatty Newberg Elk

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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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The Meaning of Terroir: Exploring the Complexity of Wine

Terroir: The Robust French Word that Captures Time and Place The term Terroir is used throughout the wine world. It is derived from the Latin word “terra,” which means “earth.” It’s been used in the wine industry for centuries to describe the unique qualities of wine from a specific region. It explains

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Winemaking Terms and Their Meaning

The Language of Wine The wine industry is a fascinating world with a rich vocabulary. From grape varieties to winemaking techniques, there are many words and terms to learn. Below is a list of some of the must-know wine words in the industry. Wine Grape Varieties Grapes are the starting

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Top Pinot Noir Growing Countries

Pinot Noir Notable Regions Pinot Noir, one of the world’s most well-known wine grapes, is grown in almost every wine producing country. Regardless of how widespread Pinot Noir is there are still certain Pinot growing countries known for producing the best examples of the grape. Here is a list of the

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Wine in Different Languages

Wine has been a beloved beverage for thousands of years and has been called by many different names throughout history. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the various terms for wine in different languages and where these terms come from. Latin – Vinum The word “vinum” is the

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Award Winning Wine Tours

Many wine tours around the world have won awards, but without specific information about the type of awards or the specific time frame, it is difficult to provide a comprehensive list. However, here are a few wine tours that have won awards in recent years: Napa Valley Wine Train –

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