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6 Essential Tips on How to Store Wine for Years

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Storing a bottle of wine that you intend to drink several years in the future is very different than storing a bottle you plan to drink this weekend. Here are six essential tips on how to store wine that will help to ensure that it maintains its quality and tastes incredible on the day you finally decide to pop the cork.

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Is Wine Investment Right for You?

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Among traditional markets, volatility can upend an investment strategy. Fine wine assets, however, have proved historically resistant to financial downturns. There are wine investment pros and cons, but generally, wine investment has provided investors with stable growth, tax-free returns, and steady demand with the backdrop of limited supply. The value of a top vintage isn’t tied to an individual economy and garners strong, upward-trending international appeal, making an original investment far more sustainable — and lucrative — over time.

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What You Should Know about the Oakville AVA in Napa Valley

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Oakville is among the most important regions of Napa Valley, especially with respect to Cabernet Sauvignon. Oakville has a very long viticultural history and is home to some of California's most respected vineyards and producers.

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The Intriguing Science Behind Tasting Wine

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

If you’ve spent any time reading a wine’s tasting notes, you’ve probably noticed some interesting descriptions. Words like citrus, cherries, chocolate, floral, grassy, earthy, buttery, wood, and others might appear out of place, especially since they’re being used to describe a beverage made from grapes. The thing is that wines are complex, and there’s a lot more to them than meets the eye. All the flavors and aromas come from the grapes, where they’re grown, and the wine-making process. There’s also a fair bit of science when it comes to tasting wine.

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What You Should Know about Washington State Wine Regions

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Washington State is the United States’ fastest growing, major wine region. The second-largest wine producing state in the union, it grew from 100 wineries to 900 in just 20 years. It quintupled vine acreage to 55,000 over the same period. And it makes slightly more wine than the third- and fourth-highest producing states combined. There’s a wealth of tasty wines between $20 and $50. And the state has also become known for tremendous, low-volume, high-scoring wines with prices well above $100.

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