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New World Wine Maker

Consumer Perceptions of Sulfites in Wine: How this Perception Influences Purchase Decisions

Sulfur dioxide has been used for many years as an antioxidant and antimicrobial agent in wine and most other food and beverage products. Despite that only about 1% of the population has a true allergy…

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A List of Details

Every time someone speaks of a great new winemaking process such as cold maceration or délestage, it’s time to ask yourself “Is this consistent with the style of wine I want to make?” Will th…

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The Trouble with Blind Tasting

Why do sommeliers need to be able to identify an unknown wine anyway? Their job is to pick quality wines for their restaurant and then recommend appropriate ones to guests, not to perform parlor trick…

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The Winemaker as Artist

A winemaker is a sensory artist. His pigment is a drawn from the vineyard and his brush a stainless steel tank or oak barrel. There are no two identical wines. Each wine is unique if you searc…

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The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Wine People

What is it about wine that makes so many otherwise intelligent, interesting and ambitious people cling to habits and patterns that simply no longer work? To paraphrase from the best-selling business b…

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Chinese Checkers Anyone?

Can one predict the style and quality of a wine as a direct result based on the fruit and oenological processes?

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