Category Archives: wine trade

Can blind tasting help you see things clearly?

Oh, Twitter. The things you make me do. Last Saturday, I caught a tweet by Cory Cartwright which said – a little provocatively, I’m sure: “Blind tastings, dumb? or just a waste of time?”. Despite many reactions by a lot of serious people, Cory never followed up on that tweet, and since he’s put his blog [...]
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Return to Tastecamp: off to the Finger Lakes

In the next three days, I’ll probably be tasting more riesling than I’ve ever tasted in my life. That’s because riesling is the number one grape in the Finger Lakes, host to the second edition of Tastecamp, a meeting of bloggers organized by Lenn Thompson of the blog formerly known as Lenndevours, and now more precisely [...]
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Natural wine: it’s complicated, naturally

“We consider the best wine is one that can be aged without any preservative; nothing must be mixed with it which might obscure its natural taste. For the most excellent wine is one which has given pleasure by its own natural qualities.” – Columella, On Agriculture, Book 12. It all started (this time around) with a [...]
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Chilean Earthquake hits wineries hard

When last weekend’s gigantic earthquake struck Chile, it hit the southern coast of the country particularly hard, but it also hit wine producing regions like Maule, Colchagua and Bio-Bio, close to the epicenter of the tremor. As the shockwaves hit, they caused piled up barrels and bottles to fall to the ground and tanks to buckle [...]
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A case of Canadian wine on Palate Press – and thoughts on the Canadian Wine brand

Busy week on the blogging front for me, as I contributed a sizeable article on Canadian wines for Palate Press, and started The Food Case, the companion food blog to The Wine Case. And that’s not counting the amount of tinkering involved from moving The Wine Case to its new winecase.ca address. Energy-consuming, for sure, [...]
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