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  • 5 Fast Facts: Bordeaux
    June 10, 2024

    5 Fast Facts: Bordeaux

    The region is renowned for its classification system, established in 1855 under Napoleon III, which ranks Bordeaux wines into five prestigious tiers known as "growths." First Growth (Premier Cru): This category includes the most prestigious and sought-after wines, such as...

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  • What Does Soil Have to Do with It?
    March 5, 2024

    What Does Soil Have to Do with It?

    The soil composition can influence the flavors of wine grapes in various ways. Here are five factors related to soil that can impact the taste of wine grapes:Mineral Content: The minerals present in the soil, such as calcium, potassium, and...

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  • Style Influences of French Wines
    February 15, 2024

    Style Influences of French Wines

    The wine styles in France are incredibly diverse, but here are five examples what influences all those different “styles”:Terroir Influence: French wines are often heavily influenced by the concept of terroir, which refers to the unique combination of soil, climate,...

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  • Facts About Napa Valley You Might Not Have Known
    January 26, 2024

    Facts About Napa Valley You Might Not Have Known

      Here are five interesting facts about Napa Valley that you might not have known: Quake-Resistant Wineries Napa Valley is in a seismically active region, and after the devastating 6.0 magnitude earthquake in 2014, some wineries have taken innovative steps...

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  • Wine Trends of 2024 According to Plume Ridge
    December 22, 2023

    Wine Trends of 2024 According to Plume Ridge

    In recent years, the world of wine has witnessed a dynamic shift in consumer preferences, leading to several notable trends. One prominent trend is the increasing popularity of natural and organic wines. With a growing emphasis on sustainability and a...

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  • Buyer’s Guide to Spanish Wines
    October 5, 2023

    Buyer’s Guide to Spanish Wines

    Spain for years has been the go-to for wines of value and quality. Stylistically, old world, but some have familiar characteristics such as red wines aged in American oak. This can give a notable vanilla aroma and flavor that might...

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