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VINTAGE REPLICAS
Taste testing Replica wines. Can you really copy popular vintages?

 

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IS ORIGINALITY OVERPRICED WHEN IT COMES TO WINE?
Replica Wine, a Denver-based company with a production facility in Healdsburg, has made nine wines under its label that they say reproduces top brands such as Rombauer and Far Niente, for about half the price of the iconic labels.

The company’s motto? “Originality is Overpriced!”  Replica started reverse-engineering famous names about three years ago. Its lab measures what’s in the bottle they are looking to reproduce, which gives their scientists a roadmap of different wine brands’ attributes, says Brett Zimmerman, a master sommelier and chief wine officer for Replica (he is unrelated to the reporter). That data is then used to make blending and aging decisions.

 

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YOUR NEXT GLASS OF WINE MIGHT BE A FAKE—AND YOU’LL LOVE IT
Replica Wine makes cheaper copies of your favorite wine at a discount by analyzing its chemistry. Often, even professional critics can’t tell the difference. Is this heresy or just good business?

 

Click below to read more about Replica’s featured wines, Per Sempre Chardonnay and Label Envy Pinot Noir.

 

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Fancy, but Not Pricey!

Share the Wealth

You don’t have to spend a bundle to serve a swanky New Year’s Eve spread.

 

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Replica Wine Shameless Innovation For The Greater Good

Wine has its traditions, and they’re important. Many times, they’re what people pay for. Replica Wine, on the other hand, wants to change that.

 

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Drink Up: Replica’s Changing the Landscape of the Wine Industry One Bottle at a Time

 

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Just Right was recently featured in the September 19th issue of In Touch Weekly!

 

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Taste Testing Fake Wine

 

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Knockoff Wine Shamelessly Replicates the Expensive Stuff for Half the Price

 

Do you really care about the label? Replica likes what’s in the glass. Mental_Floss performs a blind tasting to put the imposter wine to the test.

“Maybe Jackson Family Wines should buy the formula.”

 

W. Blake Gray sets out to discover if imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery.

Wine just as good as the famous stuff for half the price: it’s a sales pitch that never gets tired. But is it true?A Colorado wine company, Replica Wines, is marketing a lineup of wines engineered to taste like some of the most popular wines in America: The Prisoner, Meiomi Pinot Noir, Kendall-Jackson Vintners’ Reserve Chardonnay. In the pipeline are replicas of Rombauer Chardonnay and Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio.

 

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Would You Buy Cheaper ‘Replica’ Wine?

 

Two companies are making knockoff wines — and one of them is doing it without the use of grapes

Got Dom Perignon taste on a Carlo Rossi budget? You’re not alone, and some companies are hoping to cash in by selling cheaper “replicas” of high-dollar wines.

 

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CAN SCIENCE BUILD A FAKE WINE THAT’S JUST AS GOOD AS THE REAL THING?

 

A new business called Replica Wines claims to produce “master forgeries” of well-known wines, deploying a throng of chemical instruments and a huge flavor database to blend near-identical versions of the wines from different grapes.

 

Can Science Make Your Favorite Wine Cheaper?

 

Winemakers aren’t going to be happy. There’s a new brand in town, Replica, and they are “unapologetically recreating your favorite wines.” Over the past four years, Replica’s parent company has used laboratory techniques to empirically analyze 60 taste and aroma markers in 2,000 wines, creating the largest database of its type in the world.

 

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YOUR FAVORITE WINE, COPIED. FOR A FRACTION OF THE PRICE.

 

There are two types of drinkers:

Those who care about the bottle (see this), and those who care what’s in the bottle.

This is for the second group.

 

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