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Hospices de Beaune - 154th Auction of Wines - Tasting

Sunday, November 16th, 2014 will mark the 154th auction of the wines from the Hospices de Beaune, one of the longest extant and certainly the most prestigious of wine charity events in the world.  2,347 more words

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The Harvest Has Ended - Now the Real Work Begins

It has become commonplace for winemakers to proclaim “the wine makes itself, all you need is good grapes”.  Another vigneron recently told me “I went into winemaking because it was easy, and I was not a smart student, even stupid people can do it.”  While there may be some romantic notions attached to the magic of fermentation, and a very certain truth to the idea that you cannot make good wine without good grapes, it does involve a great deal of thoughtful planning, a multitude of choices involving the processes of fermentation, and a significant investment in the proper tools of the trade.  3,492 more words

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