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5 Scary Wine Faults and What You Should Know

Explanations from our favorite wine fault articles on the web, along with a “How Scary?” description, which aims to break down each “fault” in layman’s terms.

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Like or Dislike Oak Aged Wine? It’s More Complicated Than You Think

For the most part, oak-aged red and white wine is still misunderstood among most consumers. We asked seven winemakers to explain what oak actually imparts to a wine.

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Understanding German Wine

“Understanding German Wine” first appeared on TimGaiser.com on November 5, 2014. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission. Tim Gaiser plays host to “Mastering Germany” for Napa Valley Wine Academy’s “Master Series” LIVE Webinars. Learn more.  by Tim Gaiser, MS There are two countries that instill fear in the hearts and minds of MS …

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New Zealand – Exhilarating Wines from a Pristine Land

The idyllic country of New Zealand is made up of two little drops in the ocean, two unspoiled islands in the South Pacific.   New Zealand is the most isolated country in the world and the last habitable land mass on earth to be populated. Even today, only five percent of the population are people, the …

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Terroirist’s Debate: A Resource for MW Candidates

Ever heard of “deferred fermentation”? Or met a winemaker who believes native yeast ferments equate to loss of control? Or what impact cold-soaks truly have on wines, especially tannic wines? Well, for any Master of Wine candidates out there, we want to draw your attention to an article co-authored by our very own Editor-in-Cheif, Jonathan Cristaldi, …

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Mastering a Wine Region

How to Tell You Have Mastered a Wine Region

Mastering a wine region requires a comprehensive understanding of that region. In simpler terms, it is digesting the why behind the region. For example, it is important to know what the yield restrictions are in the Grand Cru Vineyards of Alsace, but even more important to understand why those yield restrictions were put in place, …

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10 Tips For Getting Into the Wine Business

Tim Hanni is the first American along with Joel Butler to earn the title of “Master of Wine.” He is an accomplished speaker and author, and instructor at Napa Valley Wine Academy. Below are 10 tips from Tim on getting into the wine business, and if those peak your interest, you might just want to …

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