Category Archives: Wine Articles

Oregon Wine Continues its Growth Path in 2016

The Oregon Wine Board just published its annual vineyard and winery census, and it reveals continue growth in vineyard plantings, wine sales and economic impact of wine in Oregon. Compared to 2015, vineyard plantings grew by 2401 acres, or 8.6 … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Wine, According to Science

Scientific research carried out over the past few years demonstrates that moderate consumption of wine can result in health benefits. This article, originally published in the Jen Reviews blog, lists 15 health benefits with links to the supporting evidence. Many … Continue reading

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French-Trained Chilean Winemakers: New Releases from Antiyal, Apaltagua, Domus Aurea, Maquis

No country in the Americas has been so strongly influenced by French winemaking as Chile. Aspiring Chilean winemakers go to France to study enology or work the harvests. And French winemakers and winemaking consultants go to Chile to make wine. … Continue reading

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Matt Kramer’s True Taste: The Seven Essential Wine Words

Matt Kramer has written a delightful, little book that in a few pages provides an excellent treatise on the art of wine tasting.  It’s a book every serious wine drinker should read. Kramer has always been one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Tasting America’s Best Sparkling Wines at Charlie Palmer

How do America’s top sparkling wines pair with food? This is one question we explore in our forthcoming report on America’s Sparkling Wines. To find out, we recently chose several top wines and invited the team at Charlie Palmer Steak … Continue reading

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Sonoma Comes to Alexandria Virginia

We were delighted to learn recently about a new wine tasting room and bistro opening in Alexandria, VA called Sonoma Cellar.   It is being established by Rick and Elizabeth Myllenbeck, transplants to Virginia from Santa Rosa, California.  The Myllenbeck’s know … Continue reading

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The US Wine Market in a Nutshell: 2014 Winners & Losers

Surprising US market trends for 2014:  sales of high priced wines are rising, while low priced wines are falling; Sauvignon Blanc is the biggest winner among single varietals, while Syrah is the biggest loser; red wine blends and rosé wine … Continue reading

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Domaine Alice et Olivier de Moor of Chablis

In preparing a new report on Chablis, we recently met up with Alice and Oliver de Moor in Courgis, located about 7 km southwest of Chablis.  They started their vineyards 20 years ago with just three parcels [Bel-Air, Clardy, Rosette] … Continue reading

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US Rosé Imports Grow Exponentially

Rosé, especially premium rosé, remains one of the hottest wine categories in the US, as we’ve reported in earlier articles.  Premium rosé (>$12/bottle) imports in 2014 increased 41% by volume and 53% by value. This comes on top of rapid … Continue reading

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IWR 10th Anniversary Retrospective: South African Wines

South Africa has been a principal focus of the International Wine Review over the past decade.  We’ve reviewed more wines and written more articles about South Africa than any other US wine publication.  As part of our ongoing 10th Anniversary … Continue reading

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