Why Grape Ripeness Trumps Variety

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Newcomers often latch onto grape varieties as though wine were like ice cream: the name of the flavor sums up how the product will taste. This is understandable. Grapes are prominent on many wine labels,...

Pink Prosecco Category Gains Approval

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Prosecco producers can soon tap into both the sparkling and rosé trends. The Prosecco DOC Consortium announced this week that the proposal to amend the disciplinary rules for producing Prosecco DOC — including the introduction of Prosecco DOC Rosé...

Quintessential to Represent Accolade Wines in the U.S.

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Quintessential, a family owned-and-operated import, marketing and sales company headquartered in Napa, CA, will represent Accolade Wines in the U.S. Accolade Wines is one of Australia’s largest wine companies, with 51 brands sold in...

America’s Fastest-Growing Wine Brands

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The 2020 StateWays Growth Brands Awards recognize the fastest-growing beverage alcohol brands in the U.S. Category Definitions » Established Growth Brands are top sellers in their category, at least five years old, and moved  a minimum of 400,000 9-liter cases in...

Travel Report: Living The Languedoc

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While the Languedoc region of southern France has been hailed recently as a “new” source of fine wines, it’s been making wine for some 2,000 years. It’s France’s largest wine region, responsible for producing...

The Best Old World Wines to Drink in 2020

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For this latest round of StateWays wine reviews, we tasked our panel of independent experts to drink and rate Old World wines.  The write-ups below represent a wide range of styles and countries, giving readers a broad...

Vinitaly Postponed Until April 2021

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Another major alcohol expo has canceled its 2020 event as COVID-19 sweeps destructively across the globe. At the beginning of March, in agreement with major wine industry institutions, Vinitaly had decided to postpone the 54th edition...

The Best Wines for Spring and Summer 2020

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As retailers begin looking for what wines they will feature come spring and summer 2020, our wine panel picked their favorite sippers for that time of the year. As always, these selections include brief tasting...

ProWein Postponed Until 2021 Over Coronavirus Fears

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Worried about the spread of Coronavirus, the global wine event ProWein has postponed its 2020 event by an entire year. Previously the organization had simply said it would postpone the expo, set for mid-March in Düsseldorf, Germany. Today,...

ProWein 2020 Postponed Over Coronavirus Concerns

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The global wine event ProWein has postponed its 2020 trade festival, which had been set for mid-March in Düsseldorf, Germany. Fear of the spreading Coronavirus prompted the move. “This decision was not an easy one...

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