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Good Judgement

On the news the last few days accompanying the follow-up hysteria from the media was news of Irma, a second large hurricane that is predicted to hit Florida very soon. It is predicted to...

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Blended Wines – Good or Bad?

When I first got into wine, my experience had been with French wines, especially Bordeaux. American wines were still in their adolescence, recovering from one of history’s most devastating social experiments, Prohibition. French wines...

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What is aging wine? Part 2

With the advent of the oak alternatives discussed in Blog there were several other types of alternatives invented to create the same result. All these devices were effective and innovative, although some were more...

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What is aging wine? – Part 1

There is little question that oak aging provides a new dimension to the taste profile of a red wine with depth, complexity, a whole host of new bouquets that make the wine interesting, complex,...

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Micro-oxidation

Micro-oxidation is a technique used by many commercial wineries to inexpensively and quickly mimic the flavor effects one achieves with long term barrel aging of a wine. This is accomplished by placing the wine...

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What is Mega Purple?

Mega Purple is an additive used by most wineries in California too enhance and increase the color of their wines. It is a concentrate produced by the Canandaigua Concentrate Co in California from grape...