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Rose 2016

Rosé Forecast: Summer 2016

Because everything is better behind ​rosé​-colored glasses. As temperatures soar and summer takes full effect, it can only mean one thing: rosé season is upon us. This means it’s time to hit every rooftop and outside escape with a pink-hued bottle in tow. Whether you prefer a more full-bodied pick or something with a little more zing, this is what’s new in the rosé… Read more →

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How to Make Opera More Dramatic? Hint: Cheers!

Does the addition of wine make opera more dramatic? The musical form of opera, long considered a synthesis music and literature, arose in cosmopolitan cities such as Milan, Vienna, Paris, Florence and Dresden — all places where royalty, wealthy nobles and rich merchants could commission operas to be performed. Also, consequently, all places where wine-drinking was a fundamental part of society… Read more →

Rose

“Brosé” Wine Trend takes off in US Market.

Over the last five years, many local and national wine retailers, like Total Wine, have seen a multifold increase in dry rosé wine sales, like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Chateau Miraval rosé. Several market observers have also said rosé wine is becoming increasingly popular with men, earning it the brosé nickname in some circles. That awful nickname notwithstanding: ‘It reflects an… Read more →

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How Do The French Drink Wine?

No big surprise here, but France consistently has the highest annual per capita alcohol consumption in Europe.  This is largely due to the amount of wine consumption in the country.  However, recent trends have shown a decrease in wine drinking since WWII, and a general convergence among the EU nations.  There exist major differences between the consumption of wine between… Read more →