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Cahors Quality Soaring with Paul Hobbs' Crocus

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Until fairly recently, Malbec had had a tough career. For most of its life, it was primarily known as a “Bordeaux variety,” and not one of the prominent ones. It got a new lease on life in Argentina and, now, is seeing a renaissance in Cahors.

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Petite Sirah vs. Syrah: Understanding the Difference

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Syrah and Petite Sirah are so similar in spelling and pronunciation that you might expect them to be similar wines. This confusion might grow when you see wines labeled Shiraz, which has a similar sound as well. What is the difference between Shiraz, Syrah and Petite Sirah? Are they the same wine and grape variety, just with different names? Not exactly.

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On Deciding when to Harvest

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Of all the decisions made for a wine though, when to harvest is arguably the most significant choice. It affects yield, flavors and aromas, texture, acidity, potential alcohol, balance, approachability, and aging potential. One or two days can make a huge difference. And waiting too long can result in substantial losses if the weather turns bad. How do they choose the date?

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A Guide to Red and White Burgundy Wine

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Burgundy wines are rich in complexity, and fall into two types – red Burgundy, which is 100 percent Pinot Noir, and white Burgundy, which is 100 percent Chardonnay. The appellation each wine comes from determines its overall aromatic excellence and final flavor notes. Wine professionals can spend years - even decades - learning about...

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8 Common Wine Faults That Stink

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

You love finding wines that add prestige to your high-class collection, and you take pride in sourcing out vintages that are unique, deliciously memorable or perfectly age-worthy. Sometimes, though, despite taking care of them, you'll find that something’s gone wrong with your wines. Wine faults can ruin the taste and integrity of the contents of a bottle...

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