Tristan Bragaglia-Murdock

Tristan Bragaglia-Murdock manages the wine lists at Jabberwocky and Union 613.

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To vinfinity and beyond

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
To vinfinity and beyond

A grape’s life often ends in the production of wine, but that’s becoming less the norm. Producers are looking to tradition and sustainability by using wine byproducts, expanding into new and old territory alike, while crafting beautiful beverages. “Great wine comes from good beer,” is a truism I’ve heard countless times at wineries around the […]

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The inherent white privilege in the wine industry

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
The inherent white privilege in the wine industry

Wine is complex. For fruit that goes through fermentation naturally, it sure does have a lot of hang-ups. Buried under its generations of pretension lies the root issue: racism. At its core, wine holds an overwhelming amount of underlying white privilege, namely land ownership, winemaking, farming and fine dining. I spoke with industry professionals — […]

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Wine-growing practices being rewritten

Wine-growing practices being rewritten

The wine grape is as fickle as agricultural products come. Centuries of documentation has helped to determine the ideal soil structures, sun coverage and vine placements on the properly angled hillsides of historic regions, affecting the quality and pricing of wines. With shifting weather patterns, this is increasingly no longer true. Extreme weather events are […]

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Austrian wines: Fresh, light and wholly drinkable

Austrian wines: Fresh, light and wholly drinkable

With centuries of grape-growing and wine-making in the region, and best practices that date back to the time of the Romans, Austrian winemakers are implementing the traditions and knowledge to make wines that taste of a place. Terroir is at the fore. Regardless of style, Austrian wines tend to have a lithe core of bright […]

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Syrah: Big, bold and rich — or savoury

Syrah: Big, bold and rich — or savoury

As Rajat Parr, author of The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste puts it, Syrah is a callback to our ancestry — a primitive side we rarely tap into. Done right, Syrah is “the glory of coming across a path of sweet, juicy, ripe wild berries, the smell of running through a thicket of untamed, flowering herbs […]

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