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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 Wine Became Modern in America

In 2011, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art held an exhibition called  How Wine Became Modern. This unique exhibition spanned many disciplines and mediums, exploring transformations in the visual and material culture of wine over the past three decades, paying special attention to the role that design has played in its transformation. There were galleries dedicated to terroir, to winery design, to little-discussed additives used… Read more →

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Oenophile Film Pick: Sideways (2004)

As summer fades into memories and the crush comes to a close, it becomes a great time to cuddle up on the couch with a nice glass of wine, some popcorn and feast on a movie – about wine, of course. This month, transport yourself to the gorgeous central California wine country, and watch one of our favorites – Alexander Payne’s 2004 Oscar-winning Sideways… Read more →

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“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 →