Crushed Grapes

618-659-3530 1500 Troy Rd
Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Since opening our doors in 1999, we have specialized in handcrafted liquids from hundreds of wineries, distilleries, and breweries throughout the world. You will find well known brands as well as the smaller boutique labels. – Description from markomkc

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  • Wine is people. I’m not talking about the people with whom you enjoy wine. Here I refer to the people behind the wine – those folks we ought to celebrate as the literal fruits of their labor coat our palates. We talk a lot about wine on this site, but I’d like to take a moment to express gratitude to the farm workers who work so hard to get the ... Read More

    From the article The True Link Between Wine and Health


  • Chile is one of the oldest and most productive wine regions in the New World, thanks to the missionaries who introduced viticulture there in the 16th century. But although Chile’s wines have stormed the global market, they haven’t always enjoyed a reputation for quality or complexity.Today that story’s shifting, thanks to a loosely affiliated gr... Read More

    From the article Chile's Terroir-Driven Wines Are Shifting the Narrative


  • Any perspective on this at $24, Greg? J&J Eger, Egri Kékfrankos Eger, Hungary 2015 CharacterFruit Earth Body Tannin Acid Alcohol  4   Egri Kékfrankos—aka Blaufränkisch from Eger, Hungary—is the most magical combination of place and grape. The story itself is enough to excite anyone, but the wine and its corresponding price is nothing short of ex... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Argentina is a key player on the 21st century wine scene. Hands down, the country is known for making some of the best Malbec wine out there today. The Argentine interpretation of the French grape demonstrates a ripeness and robustness of black and blue fruits that is unequaled.  But what I want to make clear here is that when we talk about Arge... Read More

    From the article Argentina's Secret Stash of Wines


  • Over the past ten years I’ve watched as Carmenere from Chile has hit the wine scene in a big way. The grape returned from assumed extinction in 1994 – that’s a fairly recent date, especially in wine years. For decades it was believed that Carmenere from Chile was a unique strain of Merlot. Once its true identity was revealed by DNA testing the g... Read More

    From the article Celebrate the Holidays with Carmenere from Chile


  • Most press trips are dominated by wall to wall tastings and seminars run at an unforgiving pace topped with long days, little sleep and no down time to reflect or gather thought. Inevitably the result is a fuzzy memory of the wines and more frustratingly, a journey home searching for that all important sense and feeling of place. Whilst organise... Read More

    From the article A Washington Winery Worth Watching


  • Can do for AustraliaThe key components for wine are as followsGrape Cost  range $250/tonne for E Grade to $10,000/tonne for A GradeExtraction Rate at winery range 550 litres/tonne crushed for small wineries to 750+ for big wineries [eg Gallo's big winery in Central Valley]Winery overheads including depreciation wage costs chemicals electricity e... Read More

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  • The Sunset magazine that arrived today had a (very) short article on some relatively modestly-priced domestic wines.  In that article was a breakdown of one producer's cost for a bottle Pinot Noir.  The producer is Alit.  I am unfamiliar with this winery, but it looks like they are in Oregon.20.6% -- Price of the fruit. 7.8% -- Labor--winery sta... Read More

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  • As the world’s winemakers look to single vineyard wines to mark them out from the crowd, a trip through southern Spain with the Grandes Pagos de Espana took one-up-manship to a different level. Grab your passport and join me on this whistle stop tour.The Grandes Pagos de Espana are an association of top Spanish single wine estates, “equivalent t... Read More

    From the article Spanish Wines Get Specific


  • I was round at a mate’s house recently and he opened a bottle of Vin Santo. I’d forgotten how good this Italian sweetie is!Vin Santo is not so well known and is not cheap but boy, it is good! This unfortified sweet white wine is produced in the vineyards of Pomino, Carmignano, Bolgheri, Chianti Classico and Montepulciano in Italy’s picturesque T... Read More

    From the article It's the right time for sweet wine.


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