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WINE SAVVY: Tuscany’s Chianti

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the column which ran on 9/2/2015: Tuscany’s Chianti Chianti isn’t a grape variety. It is the most famous and confusing wine growing region in Italy. The grape is sangiovese. Sangiovese based wines are generally light-colored, high in acid, moderate in tannin, and full of bright cherry and … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY: South African BBQ Blends

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the column which ran on 8/5/2015: South African BBQ Blends South Africa has a secret wine weapon. It is the only country that is growing, in any meaningful way, a grape called pinotage. Pinotage is a cross between two French varieties, pinot noir and cinsaut. This cross … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY: Box wines vs. Bottle wines – Blind taste test

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the article which ran on 6/10/2015: Box wines vs. Bottle wines – Blind taste test Recently I taught a wine class to a mixed group of both seasoned and amateur wine aficionados. The theme of the class was wine for camping, specifically box wines. Normally in a … Continue reading »

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