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Matthew Conway

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I find many of my guests are confused by the idea of tannins – what they do and where we find them. Tannins are found in the skin of the grape and are imparted to the juice during maceration, thus we find them mostly in red wine. [Read more…]

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Lennon Duggan

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A couple nights ago, we ordered in some food here at the office and held a blind tasting of 10 different rosé wines. Sure, you could argue that the extreme heat had prompted us to look into what makes rosés such great summer sippers. But really, we wanted to see how some of the wines that we offer through the site would stack up against some very desirable, highly esteemed and more expensive rosés. And we also wanted to prove to ourselves, in the best way possible (tasting blind), that pink wines are most definitely not all alike, and most certainly cannot be held to a stereotype. [Read more…]

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David Hoerl

Most of Lot18’s iPhone developers attended WWDC, and after an incredible week learning all the wonderful new Apple technology we can use in our apps, I winged north to Seattle to visit family. My daughter had suggested we visit Woodinville… [Read more…]

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Matthew Conway

Fruit vs. sugar

As someone who works in a restaurant in NYC selling wine to customers from all over the U.S. and the world, I am astonished how far behind we are in understanding the basics of wine lingo. After all, as of last year we are now the #1 wine-consuming nation in the world. It is about time we talk like it! [Read more…]

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Steve Unwin

Swirling, just like structure, legs and inexplicably expensive Oregonian Pinot Noir, is one of those wine things that we all take for granted. And when brains start turning off, this cork dork starts turning on. Wait, let me start that thought… [Read more…]

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