Wine news December 29, 2015

The Wall Street Journal on weird wine terms. "Although it sounds like an intellectual insult, “dumb” in tasting refers to wine in a state of suspended animation, usually after a number of years in the bottle."

Forbes on how despite China's growth the US is the primary wine export market. "According to the International Organization of Vine and Wine, the French have cut their wine consumption by 7%, which represents four times as much wine per capita as Americans, but U.S. total wine consumption for the first time surpassed the French in 2013, by about 26 million gallons." asks do you have a wine face?

Vogue looks at Champagne alternatives.

Alice Feiring looks at 2016 wine trends.

Winefolly explains sparkling wine.