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Are wearables really the next big thing? 2014 was supposed to be the year of the smartwatch. Google launched Android Wear to much fanfare at the I/O dev conference this summer (when Android Auto, an in-car mirroring platform was also revealed). LG and Samsung were the first two majors to sell smartwatches powered by Wear– the G Watch and Gear Live.
Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, who has died aged 80 in Paris, pursued a successful acting career before launching herself into the family wine business in a move that would maker her one of the wine world's most renowned figures. The funeral cortege of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild.
A crew works a mechanical harvester at a vineyard on the western edge of the Wahluke Slope during harvest 2013. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) While a few hundred tons were picked last week and even this weekend, today is the official start of the 2014 Washington wine grape harvest.
Whoops, forgot to post a video yesterday. Here are two to make up for that. These are similarly priced sparkling wines, but one seems decidedly happier than the other… Henners Brut Reserve 2009, East Sussex, England (£27 D.Byrne & Co, Cellar 28, Buon Vino, Vagabond) Interesting mixture – the wine is still quite young and tight, but there’s evidence of bottle age.
Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow 2014/15 #100BestAus Here are the confirmed dates (so far) for my forthcoming 100 Best Roadshow.
Posted on 02 September 2014. Wine Review: 2011 Cornerstone Stepping Stone Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley, California The 2011 Cornerstone Stepping Stone Cabernet Franc is another great wine from the Napa Valley. Plush and soft, it opens with red fruit flavors evolving into a palate of silky raspberry and tobacco with herb notes that play softly in the background. Give this one a try.
Upon our arrival to Spain, beer was an afterthought. Cheap lagers dominated the landscape with their banal, indifferent flavors that paired well with a sunny terrace. But in 2008, everything changed. With the enormous wave of craft beers pouring through the USA, Spain prepared for its own beer revolution.
It has occurred to me recently that Pennsylvania’s monopoly control of the purchase, distribution, and sale of alcohol in the state is doomed. I cannot tell you exactly when it will fall, or exactly how it will fall, but I think I can safely tell you that fall it will, and that we can safely speculate as to why it is doomed. This occurred to me when I was being interviewed by Tricia L.
I recently attended a private tasting of Louis Roederer Champagne at my favorite wine store – K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City. It was my first taste of Louis Roederer Champagne. The House Louis Roederer Champagne is one of the last great independent and family run Champagne houses. The family has been managing the business since 1833.
It is somewhat of a rarity to find a deli in any Napa Valley winery. Napa County ordinances do not permit wineries to sell food, but these two wineries have permits that were issued long ago. The two new delis are in St. Helena Wineries, at Charles Krug and at the Cairdean Estate. We visited both delis this past Labor Day weekend and tested out the offerings.
A fitting tribute to a California pioneer. 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 9% Petite Sirah, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot from Livermore Valley, California. SRP of $30 and available for as low as $17. Sample submitted for review.
More than 1,000 people attended the funeral for Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, which has taken place at Chateau Mouton-Rothschild under perfect blue skies. 1,200 mourners attended Baroness Philippine de Rothschild's funeral in Bordeaux.
California's biggest earthquake for 25 years caused close to $50m of damage at wineries and farms in Napa, according to an initial estimate that experts believe is still set to rise. Damage to barrel storage room at Oak Knoll in Napa County.
Sotheby's hopes to break its auction record by selling a single lot of 114 bottles of DRC Romanee-Conti wines in a Burgundy-dominated auction in Hong Kong. DRC wines will headline Sotheby's' upcoming auction in New York Sotheby’s expects the so-called ‘super lot’, including six bottles from the 1992 to 2010 vintages inclusive, to fetch up to HK$20m (US$2.5m) at the sale on 4 October.
Taylor Fladgate 10, 20, 30 and 40 Year-Old Tawny Ports, Single Harvest 1964, Single Harvest 1863 Taylor, Fladgate, & Yeatman. A name synonymous with Port. Purveyors of exceptional, axiomatic and accessible Port. Last week we WineAlign critics gathered (David Lawrason, John Szabo, Sara d’Amato and Julian Hitner) to taste a rare selection of Cask-aged benevolent pours.
Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is the Black Stallion Estate Winery's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. Black Stallion Estate Winery is located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley and situated on the grounds of a historic equestrian center. Remnants of the original 36 horse stalls are still visible today, although you are likely to find more wine production equipment than horse-related items.
This year we’re thrilled to have been invited to attend Feast Portland, a renowned all-things-food-and-drink festival coming up September 18th – 21st in The City of Roses itself! Founded in 2012, Feast could be considered a crash course of sorts in the now standard farm-to-table culinary approach that has driven the Oregon restaurant scene.
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