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TTB Approves Largest AVA, Upper Mississippi River Valley Appellation Includes Sections of Four States.

In a few years we will see many wines coming from the midwest. Will they compare to Napa, Sonoma, Oregon, France, Australia? We'll have to wait and see. Read the article here:

French wine slips into fifth place with British drinkers.

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On July 1st, Tennessee & Kansas both open for direct wine shipping.

Today, both Kansas and Tennessee open for direct shipping - the first two states to open in almost three years. These are the first states to change from Prohibited to Limited since Vermont in late 2006. Click here to read the article.

Fact: Grenache has many different Synonyms & local names.

Also known in Spain as Aragon, Aragones, Garnacha Tinta, Garnacho Tinto, Garnatxa, Lladoner and Tinto Aragones; as Alicante in France, as well as Grenache Noir; as Granaccia or Granacha in Italy and Cannonau in Sardinia.

Fact: Newsweek added four more rationale for drinking red wine. As if, wine enthusiast need additional reasons to enjoy wine.

1. It can help keep you fit
2. It may help fight Alzheimer’s
3. It boosts Omega-3 levels
4. It may lower lung cancer risk

Fact: Wines from hotter climates are usually sweeter in taste.

Imagine the taste of raisins, prunes, or even sun dried tomatoes. Notice that they are all sweeter in taste then their normal non-dried forms. Wines made from grapes that are grown in hotter climates have the same chemistry, and thus are generally sweeter then wines from colder regions.