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ManCan Wine

A Cleveland company is proposing a different way of drinking wine.

Tech Tuesday: Push Notifications and Smart Wine

Aug 8, 2017
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The art of winemaking was perfected over thousands of years and yet the tradition continues to strive for more.  Smart vineyards are using high-tech weather sensors and supercomputers to turn grapes into better wine. We look at how winemakers are harnessing the power of big data for the next best Merlot or Pinot Grigio. Plus, are you sick of all those notifications popping up on your smartphone? We look at how to put an end to the endless interruptions.

Inside the World of Wine

Jun 30, 2017
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Wine. Does it make you think of aroma, color, additives? Those are just a few of the components that wine experts must consider when they judge a bottle. How they use their senses to do their job is the subject of a new book. It tells the story of their struggles and what they give up to fully taste the wine. 

Author and journalist Bianca Bosker joins us to talk about her new book:  Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me How to Live for Taste

Inside the World of Wine

Jun 5, 2017
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Torsten Dettlaff / Pexels

Wine. Does it make you think of aroma, color, additives? Those are just a few of the components that wine experts must consider when they judge a bottle. How they use their senses to do their job is the subject of a new book. It tells the story of their struggles and what they give up to fully taste the wine. 

Author and journalist Bianca Bosker joins us to talk about her new book:  Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me How to Live for Taste. 

To get you to buy a bottle of champagne, M. Cole Chilton, the face who was always behind the counter of my neighborhood wine store in Brooklyn, would send out emails with elaborate descriptions: "I taste like sunshine, and I tell of brighter days ahead. I will make you forget that three people cheated on you last year. I will make you forget that you didn't contribute anything to your 401(k). I will make you forget that dog sitting is not as easy as it sounds."

2017 could be a good year for ice wine in Northeast Ohio.

The dessert wine is made from grapes that have been left on their stems for weeks after a harvest and allowed to freeze.

Donniella Winchell, the executive director of The Ohio Wine Producers Association, says that weather conditions in 2016 were perfect for ice wine.