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We update our Blog a couple times per month with insightful
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Brad Caskey
Durango Liquor & Wine

1145 S Camino Del Rio # 101
(next to Walmart) Durango, CO

(970) 259-4900

 

One Thing to Drink Wine, Another to Taste…

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What’s With Animals on Wine Labels?…

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Animals on Wine Labels? Hi – An earlier eWine newsletter talked about the marketing power wine label design elements have… Many consider the quality of a wine to be relative to its ‘cool’ looking label. Part of the reason for such labeling… from birds, fish and kangaroos, to reproductions of fine art and comic relief, is a move by wine makers to make their bottles more of a novelty, instead of something looking stuffy. Be that as it may, the bottom line is that animals and other forms of images are inclusive in...

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Wine Extraction (part 2)…

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Wine Extraction part 2… Hi, There are a few primary factors that determine the end result of quality wine… The position and condition of the berries in relation to the liquid… the temperature of the maceration… duration of the maceration and de-stemming. It’s much easier to extract color, tannins and flavor from crushed grapes immersed in the juice, than it is from unbroken berries floating on top. The maceration and extraction process begins at the crush-pad soon after picking. Two of the initial decisions...

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Red Wine and Lung Health…

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Wine Extraction…

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Wine Extraction… part 1 Hi – Grapes contain flavor compounds that must first be removed from solids in order to impart and coax character thereafter. Extraction must be appropriate in duration and strength in order to achieve the wines ultimate taste and color results. Of course, compounds in the skin of the grape account for wine color, as well as much of its flavor and tannins. Extraction of these molecules, through a variety of maceration methods, is the essence of the red wine production process. Strictly speaking in this...

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Wine Club Confirmed

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Congratulations! Your eWine Club confirmation is on its way to your email box… Enjoy Your Wines! Brad Caskey Durango Liquor & Wine 970-259-4900 Next to WalMart 1145 S Camino Del Rio –...

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Is Bigger Better?

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The Biodynamic Movement…

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Phylloxera almost ‘killed’ wine…

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Phylloxera, a wine vine killer… Not to long ago the Phylloxera epidemic was a major problem, it basically wiped-out a substantial amount of vineyards on the west coast. Yet, it has become evident that the mistakes made over those several (past) decades have largely been corrected, ironically because of Phylloxera itself. Introduced by vineyards in France, Phylloxera was (is) a form of root rotting of the vines. And, did it ever play havoc with a bunch of vintners. As a result of this grape destruction, new techniques have enabled us...

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Where are all the Wineries?…

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Where are all the Wineries? Where in the U.S. do Vineyards reside besides; California, Oregon and Washington? More than 8,000 wineries now produce wine in North America according to Wines & Vines, which released the latest data at their 2014 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. The number of wineries in the U.S. has continued to grow each year, even during the recession, although the pace had slowed from 2010 through 2012. A large majority of the wineries counted are small; almost 6,000 produce fewer than 5,000 cases per year. Just 50...

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