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“Green” wines part two: What is sustainable wine?

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This is the second in a three part series to define and demystify the terms organic, sustainable, and biodynamic when it comes to wine. Misinformation in this topic is common, so we're hoping to help bring some clarity to the issue. Following the three part series we'll present several posts on
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“Green” wines part one: What is organic wine?

This is the first in a three part series to define and demystify the terms organic, sustainable, and biodynamic when it comes to wine. Misinformation in this topic is common, so we're hoping to help bring some clarity to the issue. Following the three part series we'll present several posts
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Jim Barry wines: understanding Australian terroir

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If there is one thing the Australian wine category suffers from, it's a lack of 'sense of place'. This is the fault of large companies that have turned most Australian wine into a commodity (or 'widget' if you want to go there) rather than embracing the terroir of specific regions. One
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New to The Wine Company: Chateau Mirambeau of Bordeaux

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From Portfolio Manager Wil Bailey: "At The Wine Company we have historically tread very lightly in the Bordeaux arena.  Too much emphasis on scores for our tastes, astronomically high markups due to a plethora of middle men, bidding wars on the top wines from the top vintages, discount bins for
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Pairing wine with heirloom tomatoes and sweet corn

The summer of 2012 has been a hot one in Minnesota (and the hottest on record nationally). Combine that with an early spring and suddenly we are in the midst of sweet corn and heirloom tomato season! We polled some members of our staff for their wines picks to go with
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Understanding Soave Classico (and why it’s not just ‘Soave’)

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Want to learn a neat little trick about Italian wines? We can summarize it with one word: Classico. There are plenty of terms on wine labels that are used without care, concern, or regulation. In America, one of those terms is "Reserve" ... anybody can use it, anytime, anywhere. And for
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