Burgundy report: Good weather bodes well for 2017 following 2016 shortages

Source: harpers.co.uk By Jason Haynes July, 2017 Flint Wines’s Burgundy specialist Jason Haynes has just returned from Burgundy’s vineyards following a recent 10-day stint in the region. Here, he has the latest updates on how the growers and the vineyards are faring in 2017 while looking back the challenging shortages of the 2016 vintage. As the 2017 Tour de France circus pulled out of...

The BevX Guide to Wine Openers

You’ve bought the perfect bottle of wine but if you want to get the wine into your glass you likely have to own a tool. Nearly everyone, including the infrequent wine drinker, owns a wine opener of some sort. Tragically, most have shoddy tools more adept at shredding corks than removing them. There is no need to have an inferior wine opener or to fear...

Bastille Day!

On July 14 we celebrate Bastille Day. This French National Holiday is celebrated by liberty loving people around the globe. In 1789 tensions were high in France as a growing group of ordinary citizens were pushing for a national constitution. These French citizens were inspired by the newly independent United States of America and their newly formed Constitution that was adopted that same year....

The Ongoing Attempt to Kill America’s Greatest Wine Retailers

National Association of Wine Retailers June 25th, 2017 In the face of the declining brick and mortar retail sector at the hands of Amazon and other online players, it’s hard to overstate the shortsightedness of the opponents of retailer-to-consumer wine shipping. Without the ability to access the broader, more expansive national marketplace for fine wine via direct interstate shipment , traditional specialty wine retailers...

Rosé outpaces overall wine category for summer: Nielsen

Source: BeverageDaily.com June 25th Rosé has shown strong growth over the past year and is outpacing overall US wine growth, a trend which will ramp up during the summer months thanks to the pink drink’s light and versatile appeal, says Nielsen. The rosé wine category is valued at $207m and has grown by 53% in volume sales over the last 52 weeks, outpacing the...

Sediment in Wine

Nearly all sediment found in wine is naturally occurring and is in no way harmful. In fact, many wine pros and enthusiasts like to see a bit of sediment in their wines, particularly red wines that have been in bottle for more than five years. Sediment in wine can indicate a wine that has not been heavily filtered or otherwise processed. Sediment is a...

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