Giving Wine As a Gift

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Wine is a wonderful gift, as are the enjoyable conversations and happy memories that it inspires.  However, deciding which wine to give can be a difficult task given the huge number of terrific wines that are available.  Here are some suggestions to help you find that perfect bottle. • Consider the recipient’s taste in and…

The Burgundian Wine Business

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As our wine expert Emilie mentioned, the key word for the wine business in Burgundy is “small” – small vineyards, small yields, small production, and small producers. The scale of wine production in Burgundy means that things are done a little differently there when it comes to making wine. Especially in the glorified areas of…

The Grape Harvest

Often, people ponder over the “secret” to making a great wine. In fact, there is no “one” thing that determines a wine’s quality or taste. Winemaking involves hundreds of decisions before the grapes even start to ferment! The way a vine is pruned, when grapes are harvested, and so on, play crucial roles in the…

Pairing Wine with Dessert

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Wine Expert Stephanie Caraway helps solve the tricky problem of pairing wines with dessert. Our own Wine Expert Stephanie Caraway provides a little insight into the tricky business of pairing wines with dessert. Have any good pairings for us? Share them in the comments below!  

When will VINE TALK be on in my area?

It is the nature of the public television system that it can take a few months for a new series to roll out across the country as individual stations need time to work through their schedules. Many stations have given us extremely positive feedback about our series, and we expect the number of stations broadcasting…

Vine Talk Premieres!

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This week VINE TALK begins to make its debut in markets across the country! Markets where VINE TALK debuts this week include: Atlanta (4/4), Austin (4/5), New York (4/7), San Antonio (4/8), Topeka (4/9), Arlington VA (Washington DC Area) (4/8), Boston (4/9), Miami (4/9), Denver (4/8), Salt Lake City (4/9), Jackson, MS (4/10). For a…

A Reflection on Color

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If we eat first with our eyes, why not drink first, too? Most of the time whether a wine is red or white is about as far as one gets when considering its color. However, taking a closer look at a wine’s coloring can tell you more about it than you might think. A few…

Napa Oakville Cabernets…

Cabernet Sauvignon is a survivor. It’s relatively easy to grow and can thrive in an impressively wide array of climates. It’s a grape that produces rich, dark, and fairly tannic wine that is easily manipulated to exaggerate certain flavors while muting others. Napa Valley is one of the world’s leading producers of Cabernet Sauvignon. Unlike…

American Wine: Late to the Game, but Quick to Catch Up

Although some of most well-known wine regions of America have been making wines since the 1800’s, that’s not all that impressive in the face of European countries that have been major producers for hundreds of years. That being said, however, the USA made the leap to being one of the world’s best producers pretty quickly…

Finger Lakes Rieslings

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The Riesling grape is widely presumed to have German origins, but today the grape is grown and made into high-quality wines across the world from Washington to Australia. It’s a cold blooded grape that thrives on bone-chilling winters. Riesling is almost always used to produce single varietal wines and unlike other white grapes like Chardonnay,…