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2016 Victor Hugo Viognier (Paso Robles, California)

Barrel fermented and aged in Hungarian oak for 6 months. Apricot and toasted almonds, dry at the start and rounding out smoothly by the finish. Nice! Purchased on sale for $13.99 from Hover Crossing Wine & Spirits in Longmont, CO (originally $20). -B

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 – WINE NEWS FETCH

TOP NEWS Are corporate accountants driving a decrease in new oak usage? CAL/OSHA Enforcement Trends in Agriculture Washington State Department of Agriculture seeks phylloxera sampling volunteers Who is the CBD customer and what are they using it for? What’s at Stake and at Risk in U.S.-Japan Trade Talks Boutique winemakers: Save time and effort this […]

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SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 – WINE NEWS FETCH

TOP NEWS Japan to eliminate tariffs on U.S. wine in trade deal Harvest 2019 Update – Napa and the Finger Lakes SLO County wine harvest points to a ‘killer’ crop Almost half of all Internet Users are using ad blockers to avoid seeing your advertising. Save your $ for ad-blocker-compliant sites. How to Succeed: Coravin […]

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2017 Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Clásico (Mendoza, Argentina)

  Violets and red fruits on the nose. Plum, blueberry, raspberry, and grape on the palate. Smooth and fruity. An easy drinking red that could go well with a wide variety of dishes. Purchased on sale for $11 from Hover Crossing Wine & Spirits in Longmont, CO. -B

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 – WINE NEWS FETCH

TOP NEWS Oregon wine industry sales top $600 Mil IWSR projects world table wine sales flat through 2022 Retrial ordered in bias case against French Laundry’s Keller Sober curious hits wine country Calif’s craft brewers help fuel state’s economic engine Only in Manhattan? Luxury condo owner files “class action” because unit doesn’t have a wine […]

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Winegrape Growers Affected by Wildfires Can Apply for Assistance Through WHIP+

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 11, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced that growers who suffered crop losses due to natural disasters in 2018 or 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Winegrape growers who suffered losses due to smoke exposure events in 2018 are eligible. […]

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2018 Turquoise Mesa Winery Sauvignon Blanc (Colorado)

Lots of herbaceous characteristics and typical acidity & grapefruit/citrus notes. It could have been the second glass talking, but this tasted very nice!   It’s fitting I share this wine with you all today, since it’s one of the very last days I am living here in CO. Next week begins our journey back to […]

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 – WINE NEWS FETCH

TOP NEWS Get Ready For Cancer Warnings on Wine Labels Napa County winery visits appear to exceed legal use permit allowances “Consignment sales” and the TTB Crusade Against Small Producers Wine biz could get ahead of cancer warnings if it would only wake up and do something with articles like this EPA finalizes repeal of […]

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 – WINE NEWS FETCH

TOP NEWS Why (Gen)X Marks the Spot for Selling Wine The key to White Claw’s surging popularity: Marketing to a post-gender world Research Shows That Wine Tariffs Are Not Easy; Increasing Them May Be Harder Wine in cans soars in stores: Research hints at why it’s more than a millennial movement Zombies and How Winery […]

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Bottle Talk with Rick & Paul is Back for Season 6. Wines Snobs Cower in Fear

Award-winning writers Rick Kushman and Paul Wagner return on Sept. 12 to kick off Season 6 of their continuing podcast war against wine snobs and useless, ridiculous wine descriptions.   “Too many wine writers and other snobs scare people off from wine by trying to appear to be expert and erudite,” Kushman says. “We prefer […]

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