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According to research by global financial services firm Morgan Stanley, the world is headed for a wine shortage. Authors of the report, Australia-based analysts Tom Kierath and Crystal Wang, say that although there are a million wine producers throughout the world making 2.8 billion cases of wine per year, it’s just not enough to keep up […]

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I love Malbec. I even worked in it’s spiritual home of Mendoza, Argentina to get a behind the scenes look at what goes ito the world’s best Malbecs. But lately I’ve been exploring it from other parts of the world, too. For this variety, so far, it’s most popular examples come from Argentina and France. […]

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I grew up in Northern Ontario, a region not generally thought of as one of the great wine destinations of the world. When starting out in the wine industry I knew that I had a lot to learn to catch-up with those who had a natural introduction to the vine. What I didn’t know then, […]

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I was absolutely blown away the first time I tasted Torrontés. It had a nose of tropical fruit and flowers, not too dissimilar to that of a Gewürztraminer; but with slashes of refreshing citrus. It was intense, crisp, and richly perfumed. My experience was all that and then some. I had not been this excited […]

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Wine: It Can’t Handle the Heat

I arrived in Spain in the dead of summer ready to gorge myself on everything from Rioja to Jerez. However, my quest quickly transformed into a game of ‘name that wine fault’. The majority of the wine’s defects were caused by heat, and took the form of oxidation or maderization. I think it is safe […]

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