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CORK OFF AGAIN

Friday, August 17, 2018

The cork industry marketing machine has recently gone into overdrive again. Starting with reports from a small study in England stating that people pay more for wine sealed under cork than other closures. Then another that says that we do not need to cellar cork sealed bottles lying down because there is enough humidity in the bottle head space to keep the cork moist – yeah, right!! Read More...

EASTERN BLOC UPDATE

Friday, July 13, 2018

The wine industries of Eastern European countries suffered severely under the communist regime in that they were forced to almost abandon their native grape varieties and produce oceans of very mundane wines, mainly from “classic” varieties such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Read More...