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NYIWC at ProWein Trade Show in Dusseldorf

The New York International Wine Competition was excited to exhibit for the 3rd Year at ProWein. ProWein has become the top wine and spirits trade show in the world, with over 5700 Exhibitors and 52,000 attendees from all over. Top winners were poured at our booth and this was at […]

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Bright Horizons for English Wines

Did you know that prior to the 1950’s England was generally considered to cold and too wet for quality wine production? However, through ingenuity and persistence the English wine industry has expanded both in quantity and quality in leaps and bounds, and Robin Goldsmith gives us all of the facts […]

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Syrah From Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Robin Goldsmith tells us all about the the Languedoc-Roussillon, in the South of France. At 280,000 hectares, it is the largest vineyard area in the world.  Nearly 1500 producers work the varied land of this area and these wines are known to be hearty quality at a reasonable price. One […]

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Vinho do Brasil? Wake up the Brazilian in you

Soccer season is around the corner, which definitely reminds Robin Goldsmith of Brazil, which was home to the most recent World Cup. She takes us through a journey of the long history of Brazilian winemaking over on our sister blog, The Alcohol Professor. Brazilian winemaking has a long and sordid […]

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Elegant Chardonnay From the South of France

The range of terroir in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in Southern France shape the winemaking philosophy of the region and Robin Goldsmith tells us about two visionary winemakers of the region over at The Alchohol Professor. Laurent Delaunay and Nerida Abbott take full advantage of the uniquely harsh weather conditions and […]

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Sagrantino: Brings Italy to you this summer

Amanda Schuster reports on The Alcohol Professor that the days when chilling a red was sacrilege may be gone. When it’s swelteringly hot and you are stuck in the city, you might be tired of an all white palette with the occasional Rose thrown in. If you are sweating it […]

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Changing Your Mind About Sweet Wine

A lot of folks have reservations about sweet wine. If you’re one of them, let Madeline Blasberg change your mind. What better way to finish a nice meal than a small glass of rich port, or to add contrast to a spicy meal with a cool, sweet Riesling? Madeline educates […]

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Kosher Wines That Don’t Compromise

During the Jewish high holiday season The Alcohol Professor, and writer William Schragis, has come to expect certain questions: What makes a wine kosher? What are the distinctions between Mevushal kosher and regular kosher? And, most importantly: What brands of Kosher wines are high quality at the right price for […]

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The Alcohol Professor Sweetens Things Up in England

There is no doubt that sweet wines have made a complete comeback. The younger crowd has embraced them and shaken off the perceptions that they are syrupy sweet 70’s no-no’s. Rieslings, Roses and Muscatos are making themselves right at home in the hippest wine bars. Robin Goldsmith would like to […]

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