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A Brief History of the Three-Tier System in America
Four years ago, the Supreme Court decided the most important alcohol case in a generation, overturning a Tennessee law that allowed only people who had been two-year residents of the state to get a retail liquor license. Justice Samuel Alito, writing...
Sep 22, 2023
Understanding Alternative Wine Packaging
There is nothing in life quite as unsettling as realizing you’re becoming your father. Only, instead of yelling at the football game because the Vikings are, once again, losing to the Packers, you are yelling at the comments section of a New Yo...
Sep 8, 2023
The Rise of Cypriot Wine
Demetri Walters MW
What is actually new these days? In some ways, the wine world seems to be advancing toward the past. Ancient processes and their associated wine styles, such as orange wine, resinated wine, and field blends, are being revitalized. Nearly abandoned te...
Aug 11, 2023
From Bordeaux to the Stars: The Enological Revolution
We are very proud to have worked with Jean-Michel Cazes and Jane Anson on the English edition of his memoirs, titled From Bordeaux to the Stars in English, and to have published it a few months before his passing in June. Collaborating with a titan o...
Aug 3, 2023
Exploring the Food and Wine of Northern Italy
Renowned for its food, wine, culture, and natural beauty, Italy is a bucket list destination for travelers worldwide. But modern Italy is made up of culturally and linguistically distinct regions that were historically isolated by mountains or seas a...
Jul 7, 2023
Reviving Old Vine Zinfandel
The qualities of old vine California Zinfandel could distinguish it as one of the most exciting and prized wines in the American market. Many of the plantings date over 100 years, connecting the modern wine world to a pre-Prohibition wine landscape t...
Jun 2, 2023
The Diversity of Oak Knoll: One of Napa Valley’s Great Appellations
Napa Valley often gets unduly painted as a monolith of Cabernet Sauvignon, and, indeed, it grows a lot of it, with Cabernet making up 40% of the region’s total wine production and 55% of its value. But despite Cab’s powerful presence, div...
May 5, 2023
Hybrid Grapes: Where They Came From and Where They’re Going
It’s a rule we learn early in our wine education: wine grapes grow almost exclusively between 30 degrees and 50 degrees north and south of the equator. Above this latitude, cold winters injure vines, spring frosts damage buds, and the sun&rsquo...
Apr 28, 2023
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