Shiloh Winery
December 13, 2012

Shiloh Winery

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I recently had the pleasure of talking with Amichai Lourie of Shiloh Winery. We discussed everything from his vineyard’s recent success at Israel’s Golden Cluster Wine awards to what goes into a perfectly blended wine. Before we learn about Ami and Shiloh, however, I want to take some time to discuss the topography and history [...]

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Choosing Wines For Thanksgiving Dinner
November 21, 2012

Choosing Wines For Thanksgiving Dinner

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When it comes to wine pairings this Thanksgiving there are no hard fast rules really. While many folks favor dry white wines with their turkey dinner with all the trimmings, some have begun to make the case red wines at the Thanksgiving table. The reason that red wines work against conventional wisdom is that, for [...]

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What Is A Wine's Terroir?
November 15, 2012

What Is A Wine's Terroir?

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Much is made of the origin of a certain bottle of wine. For some there is a clear bias for the wines of the French or Italians, for other the origin of the grapes is all that matters, while others see value in wines who’s origins and that of their grapes are from a wide [...]

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About the Early Wine Presses
October 29, 2012

About the Early Wine Presses

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As you know, wine is made from the juices that come out of grapes when they are crushed and then squeezed.  The juices are then collected and fermented in such a way as to create wine.  In the distant past creating wine most likely involved crushing them either by feet or by hand.

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Wine & Its Ancient Past
October 23, 2012

Wine & Its Ancient Past

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No one really knows when wine was first produced but a few scholars have posited that ancient winemaking may have been born in the area of what is now known as the country of Georgia, just northeast of Turkey. 

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White Wines You Should Know Part I
October 17, 2012

White Wines You Should Know Part I

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Some time ago we examined a few wines of the red variety that you should know about, e.g. Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Merlot.  In this blog post we will discuss a few of the white wines you might be interested in if you are just starting out drinking wine.

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