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Learn About Wine

To Learn About Wine, Focus On Building Your Confidence

by Alicia Cypress I was recently at a new restaurant with some friends and we were talking to one of the owners about their eclectic wine list. He was telling us story after story about the three wines we were trying to decide between — details about the producer and how the wine was made, …

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Clones

Why Clones Matter – And Do They Trump Terroir?

by Alicia Cypress It’s inevitable. When you start thinking about how a clone influences the style of a wine, it becomes a chicken or the egg kind of thing (is it the clone or the terroir that comes first, or which is more important?). And if you’re not too careful, you might find yourself going …

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The State of Virginia Wine

The State of Virginia Wine

In celebration of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, which is today, April 13, we asked Alicia Cypress, a fellow of the 2016 Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, and digital editor with NPR, to report on the state of the wine industry from Virginia. Cypress attended the Virginia Wine Summit last week and offers insights into wine styles, tourism and her …

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