Effective Study-At-Home Strategies

Effective Study-At-Home Strategies

Join our Level 3 Educator and Stage 2 Master of Wine Candidate Brian Browning, as he shares strategies for staying  focused while studying from home, no matter what level or exam you are studying for!

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To Freeze Or Not To Freeze

To Freeze Or Not To Freeze

Ice wine, or Eiswein, is sweet wine that is produced from frozen grapes. In areas where it is cold enough, healthy grapes will freeze when it gets below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Celsius. 

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Natural Wine - Nutrients Necessary for Quality Grape Production

Natural Wine - Nutrients Necessary for Quality Grape Production

Providing nutrients is critical to maintain a healthy, productive, and sustainable vine which directly correlates to quality grape production. Supplying certain nutrients in appropriate levels encourages photosynthesis, and in turn healthy growth. Macronutrients, and some micronutrients, are necessary to quality grape production by encouraging and sustaining a healthy and productive environment. These essential nutrients can be found in soil and the use of fertilizers can reduce or eliminate deficiencies in the vine and encourage quality grape production.

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Beaujolais Nouveau is Almost Here!!

Beaujolais Nouveau is Almost Here!!

Beaujolais Nouveau is the first wine of the season, made to be consumed young and fresh. This style of wine is an inexpensive, cheerful wine made to celebrate the end of harvest season.

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New Wine Frontiers: How Climate Change is Developing Wine Regions

New Wine Frontiers: How Climate Change is Developing Wine Regions

Climate change continues to be at the forefront of conversation around the world. Scientists and governments are working aggressively to understand how and why this is happening and ways humans can adjust to a warming global climate. In the wine world, this has been a major concern in how fruit will develop, evaporation of water, and even determining wine regions and boundaries

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Wine Faults - Smoke Taint

Wine Faults - Smoke Taint

This has been a huge topic recently, and as harvest in the Northern Hemisphere approaches, it's on everyone's minds. Wine faults are known as the  presence of a chemical compound, or combination of compounds, that detracts from a wines’ quality. 

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Why Are Wines So Expensive?

Why Are Wines So Expensive?

Sometime we forget all the work that goes on behind the scenes with the wine industry.

Looking at the rows of bottles on the shelf at the liquor store, it's easy to forget the many hands that have made that bottle of wine possible! We've taken into account some of them here, with a little backstage look.

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Italian Grapes in the United States

Italian Grapes in the United States

So many different grapes, from so many different regions of Italy, are starting to pop up all over the United States (and the rest of the world). Growing these Italian grapes, and drinking these wines, can have many positive effects. 

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