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How to Tune Your Wine

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

It’s easy to tweak food slightly to enhance your enjoyment of it. Did you know you can do that with wine too?

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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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What is Natural Wine?

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

“Natural wine” shows up in many restaurants, shops, and wine discussions—or arguments—these days. It gets much more attention today than it did even three or four years ago. Despite the growing popularity and the very traditional methods many of its producers use, natural wine is new to a lot of people. And, even among those who drink it, there is confusion about what natural wine is.

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Volcanic Soils and their Effect on Wine

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Experts agree that the soil in which grapevines grow can have a substantial impact on the grapes’ character. Sedimentary soils, particularly limestone and chalk, get a lot attention in the wine world. Volcanic soils can result in equally fine and distinctive wines though.

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