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The Glory of Mississippi Direct Wine Shipping - Fermentation

Last year the state of Mississippi passed a direct wine shipping bill that required all winery shipments to consumers to be sent not to their homes but to

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Wine in an Age of Mobs and Riots - Fermentation

Wine has most often in history been used as a tool for mood alteration. The alcohol in wine provides a path to calming nerves, to lighten the mood, to

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What Makes Wine Great — Reason #2: Symbolism - Fermentation

There are those that decry the "elitism" in wine. The ceremony long associated with so many aspects of wine is labeled snobbery. I want to suggest that

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What Makes Wine Great—Reason #1 - Fermentation

Wine is a commodity. The vast majority of wine released for sale every year is drunk casually and within hours or a few days of being purchased by

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Let's Hear It For The Lobbyists On A Job Well Done - Fermentation

What do you call a prostitute working in Washington, DC? . . . A Lobbyist. What happens when a lobbyist and a congressperson have sex? . . . The taxpayers

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The Ten Words That Defined Wine in 2020 - Fermentation

Words and language is culture. In 2020, certain words and phrases depict how the wine industry interacted with larger cultural movements in the United

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My Favorite Wine Book of the Year - Fermentation

Let me state right out of the gates that Jamie Goode's new book, The Goode Guide to Wine: A Manifesto of Sorts, is a fabulous read, very unique in its

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The End of Wine and Health Research Has Been Reached - Fermentation

I consume a remarkable amount of wine-related media and I've gotten very good at "skimming and glancing," a form of quickly reviewing a story for

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Wine and 2021 — Predictions - Fermentation

The point of identifying trends is to help hedge one's future risk. If we can predict what will come we are more likely to flourish where there is a real

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Kentucky's Unconstitutional Alcohol Shipping Law Debuts - Fermentation

If there is a community of people who desperately need access to wine, beer and spirit shipments from out-of-state it's the poor, deprived residents of