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Wild Yeast May Tame Blockbuster Wines

  If wines with alcohol levels approaching port don’t sit well with your taste buds or sobriety, scientists at the Australian Wine Research Institute at the University of Adelaide may have just the solution you’ve been looking for.   It’s a strain of the Metschnikowia pulcherrima yeast that produces less alcohol from the same amount of sugar in grape juice…

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The Nose Knows More Than You Think

The Nose Knows More Than You Think

The nose really does know, at least according a recent study conducted by researchers at the Rockefeller University in New York. The human nose was previously thought to be able to recognize some 10,000 different smells, a figure apparently derived from an unsupported 1927 study. But scientists have long been skeptical of that number, and the university’s Andreas Keller decided…

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Fine Wine and Craft Beer: Friends or Foes?

The notion that consumers of fine wine and craft beer inhabit separate planets and that appealing to either is a zero-sum game is all, well. . . wet, according to a recent report from the industry group, Wine Market Council. The Council’s research focused on so-called “high frequency” wine drinkers, who drink wine at least weekly and buy more than…

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Bad Reviews For Wine Reviewers

Bad Reviews For Wine Reviewers

“Flinty.” “Leathery.” “Hauting.” “Vegetal.” These are all terms wine reviewers use to describe what they’re drinking. Does anyone—beside the writer—really understand them? Apparently not, at least according to a recent survey done for an online wine merchant. Some 55 percent of respondents said wine critics’ legion of fancy descriptors were confusing and did nothing to help them understand what a…

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Bulk Wine Bulks Up

Bulk Wine Bulks Up

Bulk wine is a steadily growing part of the New World wine export market and will likely continue in the future, according to a report recently issued by Rabobank, a Netherlands-based agricultural business bank. For the first decade of the 21st Century, the report states, bulk wine exports have gone from comprising one-fifth of all wine exports to almost one…

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Gazing Into the Crystal Ball

Predicting the future is hardly an exact science. After all, 20 years ago, who could have foreseen that we’d all be walking around with tiny computers in our pockets with more processing power than the bulky desktop computers that filled our offices? But several people have given it a try, and the consensus on the future of wine drinking in…

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