The Juice


The Sylvain Laboratory: Researching to Achieve Excellence

Guest blog from ITek Wine and the Sylvain Laboratory

” A good cooper must understand the wine maker’s problems and be able to provide appropriate solutions.”

Don’t look for lab tables or test tubes; in this research laboratory the star is wood. We could imagine that it was simply a barrel workshop, but it is here that tests are made to explore all the potentialities of the wood and their impact on the wine, depending on the grape varieties used and the feature we are looking for.

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How Long Does Red Wine Last After Opening?

Guest blog from Cass Vineyard & Winery

The pleasure of a good red wine is hard to beat. And while in the US, it’s easy to want to keep wine for special occasions, dinner parties or weekends, there’s increasing evidence that making a small glass of wine a part of your daily diet can be beneficial for your heart. As part of the ‘Mediterranean diet’ followed in Italy, France and Spain, red wine can be great for the health as well as the taste buds. But drinking a small glass of wine often means that you may not finish a bottle in a single meal. So how long does red wine last once after opening the bottle?

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The End of Corked Wine?

Guest blog from Jeremy Weintraub, winemaker at Adelaida Vineyards & Winery

I try not to get philosophical when it comes to wine, as the point is to enjoy it and not dwell on it in any existential way. But winemaking and grapegrowing are hopelessly bound up with tradition. People have been drinking some version of wine for 8,000 years, so that’s to be expected.

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The Art of Blending

Guest blog from Ancient Peaks Winery

Our winemakers recently stepped up to answer an age-old philosophical question: “Blending wines – is it art, science or a little of both?”

Indeed, Director of Winemaking Mike Sinor and Winemaker Stewart Cameron fielded this question as part of the new “Ask The Expert” series on the popular Reverse Wine Snob site.

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Perfect Christmas movie and wine pairings

Parrish Family Vineyard has the perfect Christmas movie and wine pairings list that will fill you with holiday cheer(s)!

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