Earliest evidence of wine found in giant, 8,000-year-old jars

Source: Washington Post By Ben Guarino November 13 At the next holiday dinner, when the discussion turns to politics and you reach for a second glass of merlot, consider this: Your social lubricant has 8,000-year-old roots. People were fermenting grapes and storing wine in massive jugs as long ago as 6000 B.C., according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National... read more

Winemaker who drained 27,000 litres of rival’s wine sentenced

Trevor David Jones emptied shiraz and chardonnay from Barossa Valley’s Kellermeister Wines worth almost $300,000, following family breakdown Source: Australian Associated Press 8 November 2017 A Barossa Valley winemaker, who destroyed 27,000 litres of shiraz and chardonnay at a rival company, has been given a suspended jail sentence. In February 2015, Trevor David Jones went to Kellermeister Wines at Lyndoch and opened valves to... read more

Dr. Bryan and Denise White Acquire the Historic Troon Vineyard in Oregon

Grants Pass, OR: The historic Troon Vineyard winery business in Oregon’s Applegate Valley has been acquired by Dr. Bryan and Denise White of Arlington, Texas., subject to customary regulatory approvals. The Whites previously purchased the vineyard adjacent to Troon, which is now known as White Family Vineyard. The Whites will be combining the two properties as they convert Troon to become a producer of... read more

New Reviews for November 1, 2017

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX November 1, 2017. Click the links to get the score and the full analysis of each beverage. Every Wednesday we release new stories, introduce our latest reviews, and send our subscribers their weekly, free digital newsletter. (Subscribe here.) We had another busy week at BevX with new, tasty beverage reviews to share.... read more

Montepulciano – Abruzzo and Beyond

Montepulciano is a workhorse kind of grape creating wines as a solo performer and in red blends. It also makes a damn fine rosé as well. If Montepulciano is known at all it is most frequently associated with its starring role in Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. This is easily understood as nearly half of the Montepulciano grown in Italy is utilized in the DOC of Montepulciano... read more

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