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Sequitur wine cellar in the Ribbon Ridge AVA

The Canada-US Free Trade Agreement’s Impact on US Wine Exports

How Does The Canada-US Free Trade Agreement Affect American Wine Exports? After several years of negotiations, the 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 on each other, while maintaining their original

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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.

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Your guide to choosing and storing wine

A Guide to Choosing And Storing Wine

A Guide To Choosing and Storing Wine  The history of wine is the history of civilization itself. Wine has been a part of human society for millenniums. First discovered by accident, wine has since become a staple of social gatherings, religious ceremonies, and everyday life. It spans culture and geography,

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Robert Parker

Robert Parker And His World Of Wine Criticism

Robert Parker And His World Of Wine Criticism Robert Parker is an American wine critic who is often regarded as one of the most influential voices in the modern wine industry. His 100-point wine rating system and publication, The Wine Advocate, with its stylistic preferences and note-taking terminology, have grown

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Ancient Rome and Greece

The Wine Culture of Ancient Greece

The Wine Culture of Ancient Greece While viticulture appears to have flourished as early as the Neolithic era, 6,500 years ago, little is known about the wine culture at this time. But by the rise of Ancient Greece, records were being kept that can now give us a glimpse into

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Rhone Valley

The Rhone Valley

The Rhone Valley With its rich history, stunning views, and unparalleled growing conditions, the Rhone Valley deserves its reputation as one of the most famous wine regions in the world. But just like any other wine region, it has its own unique set of rules and realities that effects its

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Image Of Womens With Glass Of Wine

Can Drinking Wine Really Improve Your Mood

Can Drinking Wine Really Improve Your Mood? Can drinking wine make you happy? That’s a great question. Wine is enjoyed by people worldwide for its unique flavor and aroma. Recently, scientists have been investigating the connection between wine and happiness and have found that people who drink wine are generally

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Wine Tour Chronicles: What to Expect at a Tasting Room

Wine Tour Chronicles: What to Expect at a Tasting Room

What to Expect at a Tasting Room Wine tours are a stellar way to explore and learn about wine regions. Many wineries welcome visitors and offer wine tastings. Depending on the wine tour and which wineries you visit, wine tastings can vary from small, private affairs to full-blown wine education

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Row of grape vines in California with mountains in the background, an embodiment of the Napa book experience

Why Does Soil Matter So Much to Fine Wine?

Why is Terroir so Important? Terroir is a French term used to explain why agricultural products from certain areas and regions are different from other areas. It is now a commonly used wine term throughout the world to describe all the factors that go into growing grapes and making wine.

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Mornington Peninsula

A Guide to Mornington Peninsula Wine

A Guide to Mornington Peninsula Wine 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

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