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Seven Hills Winery is making an impact on the wine industry in Washington

Seven Hills Winery is making an impact on the wine industry in Washington

Seven Hills Winery, located in Walla Walla, Washington, is gaining some pretty big praise in the wine industry.  Featured in the Daily Meal’s list of their top 101 Wineries in America, this lovely set of vineyards has certainly gained their place fairly.  With four lovely vineyards of their own, they would hardly need to outsource grapes from other vineyards, however, they do so in order to provide the best quality to every vintage. We talk often about how dedication and knowledge make a large part of the difference in the quality of the wine a vintner produces, and this is […]

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Jan 4, 2017

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Red wine barrels: Great for aging beer

Red wine barrels: Great for aging beer

The craft brewing industry is experiencing a great deal of growth and innovation every year.  With several new craft breweries popping up all over south Florida and the rest of the world, it’s not surprising that new ideas are popping up.  Barrel aging is not exactly new, but the variety of brews being created is growing fast!  This creative thinking has led to microbreweries and craft brewing companies all over turning towards barrel aging processes.  More specifically, turning to red wine barrels for their aging process. Are red wine barrels really that popular?  If so, why? Red wine barrels have […]

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Jan 1, 2017

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Surprise! Chilean Merlot isn’t Merlot!

Surprise!  Chilean Merlot isn’t Merlot!

Indeed, the title says it clearly and no, it’s not a joke.  It is, however, a bit of a history lesson in the premium wine industry.  Some of you may be sitting there saying “Yeah right, Merlot is Merlot, how can it be anything else?”.  Well, read on dear Watson, because I’m about to take you on a short trip through history and across the globe. Carmenere and French History Around 300 years ago, Carmenere was a well-known, though not necessarily a well-loved variety of grapes grown in the French countryside.  These grapes were grown alongside Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, though […]

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Dec 21, 2016