Wine Spotlight

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From Backwater to Next Big Thing?

Did you know that British Columbia is a growing wine region with hundreds of wineries? Chances are you’re aware, but not familiar. Many wine enthusiasts are aware that a wine industry is developing in this Canadian province north of Washington State, and yet almost no one outside of British Columbia (BC) can access these wines, significantly impairing familiarity.
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Cider: Another Round

Cider and cidermaking enjoy a long tradition in America, but they've fallen out of view in the last several decades. Now, with our country’s blossoming interest in local foods, cider is ready for a comeback.
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Croatia: The Time is Ripe

Good weather, hard work, education, and intelligent promotion could give winemakers in the south-eastern European country of Croatia one of their best chances yet for greater international commercial acclaim.
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A Trip to the Rhône, Part II

A long weekend in the Northern Rhône would give us a chance to taste from the major producers—Chapoutier, Jaboulet Aîné, Guigal—and from a few of the smaller ones, too. The trip would serve as a kind of a reconnaissance, a chance to test, and sample, the waters, and to get a sense of what tasting wine in France is like.