evening land la source

Hidden Gem of the Month: Choose 2010 Evening Land La Source for a Versatile, On-Trend Pinot Noir

  Every month, we’ll highlight one wine that is highly underrated for its supreme quality and projected market worth. March’s Hidden Gem of the Month focuses on Pinot Noir, but before you invest in your next bottle, you might want to think about skipping Burgundy in favor of Oregon. Pinot Noir from Oregon is steadily…

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dry farming wine

Winemakers Return to Dry Farming Wine to Make Great Wines in Dry Climates

  When regions like Oregon and California are crippled with drought, it seems counterintuitive to withhold water from vines. Yet more winemakers in these regions are turning to dry farming practices as a way to make better tasting wine; so far, the change is working. Dry farming has been around for centuries, long before humans…

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eu wine regulation

EU Wine Regulation Gives Producers More Freedom, But What Does It Mean for France’s Iconic Wine Regions?

  Change doesn’t come easily to French wine culture, as we have seen with wine enthusiasts lamenting the sale of wine land to foreign buyers in Bordeaux. The country’s reputation for fine wine has given it an esteemed reputation, and any minor change can elicit worry among its winemakers. The EU recently passed a regulation…

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organizing your wine cellar

A New Year’s Resolution for Collectors: Organizing Your Wine Cellar to Get the Most Out of Your Collection

  Vinfolio Manager of Collector Services Derek Cienfuegos has seen his fair share of messy cellars. As a professional cellar organizer, Cienfuegos regularly meets wine collectors who already have three cellars packed full of wine, and are looking to invest in a fourth just to keep up with the bottles they’re buying. It’s easy for…

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wine futures

Wine Futures vs. Pre-Arrivals: Knowing the Difference Takes the Stress out of Wine Presales

  You’re likely familiar with the phrases “Bordeaux futures” and “Burgundy pre-arrivals,” but do you know what these terms actually mean? Even well-educated wine collectors mistakenly assume that futures and pre-arrivals are the same thing. In reality, while both terms refer to buying wines “en primeur,” they represent two distinct styles of presales. The goal…

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