Hipster wines part deux! How to look cool when drinking and talking about wine

We realized there is something more to being a wine hipster in 2018. Its about what you say, and what you are doing as much as it is about what you are drinking. So here are some key things to remember when you want to look cool drinking wine.

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Why descriptors like masculine and feminine are really outdated

Hello! This is 2018! Are you still assuming that wine's gender? Not to sound like a super woke social justice warrior, but terms like masculine and feminine are two of the worst wine descriptors we have ever heard of.

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The truly exceptional wines that lie on the cusp between medium and full bodied

Wine is not so black and white, or if you prefer, red and white. We try so hard to help people make choices by neatly fitting wines into categories like full bodied, medium bodied, and light bodied. While this can be a great starting point to finding the right wine for the moment, we often fail to see the nuances.

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Rare, mouthwatering medium bodied red wines that will make you swoon

There is a whole world of mouthwatering medium body red wines out there. We are looking a a few rarer varietals that will make you swoon.

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Gewurtztraminer is a rare noble wine in hiding, waiting to be discovered

Hiding behind that Teutonic name is a beautiful, aromatic white wine waiting to be discovered.

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What the F*** are the noble grapes?

What makes a grape noble? One thing we can be certain about is that the noble grapes are the most prevalent grapes grown in the world, and they have inspired winemakers in their global pursuit for great wine. Not only have they captured the imagination of winemakers but they have captured the hearts of wine drinkers around the world

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Will the retail apocalypse hit the wine business (being prepared may not be a bad thing)

All around the world there are signs of an impending retail apocalypse. Seemingly no industry is out of the reach of this doom as more and more businesses shift away from physical retail stores and instead focus on online sales while ramping up their distribution networks. It got me thinking, is the wine industry going to face a similar fate? Or will it be able to survive? 

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How to drink wine like a NBA Superstar (without having to improve your jump shot)

Far from just indulging themselves in expensive bottles, these gentlemen of basketball have become real wine lovers who can pull apart the secrets of red wine blends as effortlessly as they can hit a game winning three pointer. So it got us thinking, how do you drink wine like a NBA superstar and become just as cool as they are?

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Sam Bilbro and Idlewild Wine | A singular, extraordinary experience of Piedmont in California

He listens to David Bowie while he sits amongst his barrels of wine after a full day of work, taking stock as the spectacular quietly ferments in each barrel. You have to ask, how did it all begin? (photo credit Erik Castro)

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Did you know Portland was more than just Pinot? It could be the coolest wine city in the US!

Portland, Oregon might just be the coolest city for wine in the United States!

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The next frontier of direct wine sales is online (and here's how to dominate it!)

We know that online sales are going to be crucial in the not so distant future, especially given business, economic, and cultural shifts in the industry. But for some reason the industry is still shy and in the dark compared to other industries. 

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Crush your next dinner party with the perfect wines (a how to that doesn't suck)

Let your geek flag fly through your actions, and let folks fall in love with the wines on their own terms. Its really simple, but if you do it right you're going to totally crush it. Yes, we love the crushing wine puns too.

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Insane, powerful, full bodied red wines that will blow your mind (and you probably never heard of them)

These wines are mind blowing, earth shattering, and you probably never even knew they existed. Aren't you happy you have us?

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Counoise is the light bodied red wine you will love (but have never heard of)

It could take down Lizard, The Kingpin, Venom, and Carnage all in one night, get some great photos that will piss of J. Jonah Jameson, and still get an upside down make out session with the hottest redhead in the universe, Ms. Mary Jane Watson. Yeh, Counoise is pretty cool for your friendly neighborhood red wine. 

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The wine industry is broken! (But there are ways we can fix it)

Many in the business chase ratings and awards to justify charging more for what is a clone of the wine you have seen and tasted a hundred times over. The wines, like their producers, are void of character, of life, and of taste. Speak softly though, and you will find a growing insurrection of winemakers who want to take the industry back...

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Valdiguie is back baby (and its going to make you a cooler wine drinker)

Then you come across a light bodied red wine like Valdiguie, and everything just changes. You've never heard of it, buts its always been around.

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The Teutonic Wine Company makes totally insane wines (And you're going to love them)

I wrote up about seven questions I was curious about asking Barnaby and Olga Tuttle of Teutonic Wine Company. I made it through one, and then Barnaby and I went off on a tangent about life, wine, and Black Sabbath. God dammit I love my job.

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Wines that Rock: Ramato - How Pinot Gris becomes Pinot Funky!

If Orange wine is ever going to be a "thing" its biggest star is going to be Ramato.

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5 Obscure wines you need to try!

This is just a start, but here are 5 obscure wines you need to know, find, and drink as soon as you can!

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Wine trends for 2018 - Wines we are looking forward to drinking more of this year

Yeh, 2017 was great, but the wines that are going to make 2018 are so much more fun. We cannot wait to be drinking more of these wines in 2018, and we predict you are all going to be drinking with us.

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