Monthly Archives: July 2012

One Australian Winery Ditches Screw-caps and Returns to Corks.

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  Rusden Wines, (a winery located in the Barossa Valley region of Australia) has announced it’s giving-up on the screw-cap, and will return to bottling all of its wines under a cork. Rusden winemaker Christian Canute cited “persistent quality control … Continue reading

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Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews.

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Now why didn’t I think of this!?!?!? Genius!!!I wonder if the same thing can be done with bad wine reviews…

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Know the Grape: Grüner Veltliner.

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   Grüner Veltliner [groo-nur felt-leen-er]   Origin According to DNA analysis, Grüner Veltliner is thought to be a cross between Grüner Muskateller and Traminer grape vines. The first mention of Grüner Veltliner was in documents dating back to 1855. Before … Continue reading

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An Interview with Wine Cork Artist Scott Gundersen.

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What’s your background and is this your full-time job? I grew up in North-West Michigan, and I always loved building and drawing. After high school I headed to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo to study art and education. For the … Continue reading

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Those Magnificent Men and Their Wine Glass Machines!

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Szymon Klimek has too much time on his hands. This Polish guy builds amazingly intricate machines inside of wine glasses that are fully-functional and serve absolutely zero purpose…apart from looking AWSEOME! Below is his latest, called Sponge. Made from 0.1 … Continue reading

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A Guide to Rioja Classifications.

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Below is a really handy guide to how Spanish wines are classified, in terms of the minimum length of time they’ve spent in the barrel/bottle. Since terms such as Crianza and Reserva will frequently appear on bottles of red Rioja, … Continue reading

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