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COVID-19: The Impact on California’s Wine Industry

Despite a sharp increase in wine and liquor sales at retail stores during the COVID-19 economic shutdowns, California wineries expect up to a 66% loss in revenue this year. As the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and the deadly respiratory virus COVID-19 made its rampage across the globe, major industries saw their operations come to a halt.…
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Affordable White Wine & How to Find One

There are thousands of refreshing, delicious and affordable Whites out there. Yet you are having a hard time narrowing down to a few that you can pick out to treat your taste buds without raiding your wallet? Then you have landed in the right place. Preference Tops If you like sweeter tastes like apple juice,…
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The Most Popular City for Red Wine Production is Bordeaux

As a wine destination, Bordeaux is hard to beat. Once considered an alternative detached wine, even Medoc's outstanding wineries are increasingly welcome by wine lovers. Bordeaux, the capital of southwestern France, bordered the west and was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007, becoming the largest urban area in history. The heart…
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How is Port Wine Typically Made?

If you have ever tasted Port, chances are that you are already a fan of this famous dessert wine that is rich, sweet and a little viscous than the traditional red wines. Along with its intense flavor, the added spirits (77% ABV Brandy) which stabilize this wine for long aging also account for the reasons…
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How to Select a Good Bottle of Red Wine

Bottles of wine generally come with fanciful names such as Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. There is this exhilaration one feels when handling such an intimidating commodity.  The names could be quite catchy but what is more important is getting the best of the best when purchasing a bottle of red wine. The hall mark…
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