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    Why social media strategy matters at LA’s grooviest wine shop

    Above: DomaineLA on the edge of West Hollywood. Owner Jill Bernheimer has raised the profile for her shop and brand through a brilliant social media campaign. There are a lot of cool wine shops in LA: Wine House and WineExpo on the westside, Silverlake Wine and Wine Hotel toward the east are among my favorites.

    9 readers - By Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchi

    Daily Wine News: Insanity

    Officials at the New York State Liquor Authority have gone completely insane. In the New York Times, Eric Asimov finds 10 Manhattan restaurants that “cherish” $40 to $60 wines. “At 80 she has the energy and enthusiasm of someone two decades younger. She’s off to Macchu Picchu this month and has a passion for white water rafting.

    7 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      To the Green Valley for a book signing!

      STEVE HEIMOFF - - 5 readers - I’m driving up to Occidental today, on the far edge of the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley, for a book signing at a winery called Fog Crest. I’m not familiar with their wines, and I don’t know the proprietors, but they invited me up, bought a bunch of my first book, A Wine Journey along the Russian River, and are putting me up for the night at the nearby Inn at Occi ...

      The Role of the Wine Critic

      Charles Scicolone on Wine - - 5 readers - DINING & WINE A Wine Critic’s Realm Isn’t a Democracy I agree with Eric Asimov on all the points he makes in this article. Readers of my blog know that I have my own opinions when it comes to the style of wines which I write about and drink. APRIL 21, 2014 CreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times The Pour By ERIC ASIMOV Heady discussions about the role of the wine ...

      Daily Wine News: Tannic Bath

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 5 readers - Eric Asimov concludes that “2010 was an outstanding year for Barolo.” “The young breed of ‘New’ Californians and ‘New’ New Yorkers are bringing vibrancy and energy to the sorting table.” And that makes Alfonso Cevola very happy. Will Lyons believes the wines of Chêne Bleu “could be the world’s first Super Rhône.

      Daily Wine News: Soulful & Expressive

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 4 readers - “It’s important to respect traditions, or to revise them in a respectful way. Offbeat for the sake of offbeat isn’t sustainable. But craft isn’t simply about doing things as they were done before. Today’s winemaker needs to play both classical and freestyle.” Jon Bonné explains why if you “continue to fear the unfamiliar… one day you [will] find yourself shouting at kids to get off your lawn.

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      Daily Wine News: Tannic Bath

      … will deserve such praise. Bill Ward asks some friends to share “an oh-wow experience at a particular vineyard or AVA.” The stories are great. In contrast to all the recent praise, W. Blake Gray thinks American Wine Story is a “boring documentary without a plot.” In Punch, Adam Houghtaling takes a close look at the commercials Errol Morris created for Miller High Life between 1998 and 2005. For more than six months, Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire “has been taking baths in red wine at a spa to help his body rejuvenate.” …

      5 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Why social media strategy matters at LA’s grooviest wine shop

      … Prosecco Colfòndo tastings in Southern California next week, including my Tuesday evening tasting with Jill at DomaineLA. If you happen to be in that part of the world, please come out and taste with me! domaineLA Tuesday, Oct. 14 6-8 p.m. $8 6801 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 932-0280 Google map Jaynes Gastropub Saturday, Oct. 18 3:30-5:30 p.m. $20 (includes passed bites by Jayne and team) 4677 30th St San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 563-1011 Google map Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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      Daily Wine News: Insanity

      … Officials at the New York State Liquor Authority have gone completely insane. In the New York Times, Eric Asimov finds 10 Manhattan restaurants that “cherish” $40 to $60 wines. “At 80 she has the energy and enthusiasm of someone two decades younger. She’s off to Macchu Picchu this month and has a passion for white water rafting.” In Wine…

      7 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Matt Kramer got it wrong about bullies who put down wine

      … it was good in the past. Those that tell others to not drink something because they do not think it is worthwhile are a brain to the wine world. However those that celebrate something new, such as ribolla gialla from Napa Valley or petit verdot from Colorado, should be celebrated. Does enjoying 82-point wines or disliking 100-point wines devalue one's own…

      1 readers - By Kyle Schlachter/ Colorado Wine Press

      The Role of the Wine Critic

      … DINING & WINE A Wine Critic’s Realm Isn’t a Democracy I agree with Eric Asimov on all the points he makes in this article. Readers of my blog know that I have my own opinions when it comes to the style of wines which I write about and drink. APRIL 21, 2014 CreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times The Pour By ERIC ASIMOV Heady…

      5 readers - By Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine

      To the Green Valley for a book signing!

      … a book deal was hard. I’d written sample chapters, sent them to agents and publishers and worked the grapevine diligently, alas to no avail; nobody seemed to want my book. Then serendipity struck, in the form of a phone call from an acquisitions editor at University of California Press. He invited me to lunch and, over sushi in Berkeley, informed me…

      5 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Daily Wine News: Soulful & Expressive

      … [will] find yourself shouting at kids to get off your lawn.” “The result are soulful, expressive wines with a wild, almost feral component, as if you can taste blood, granite, iron ore and, yes, sweat in the wines. I mean this in the best possible way.” Eric Asimov praises the wines of Cornas. “Changing your subjective filter will deliver new results…

      4 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

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      A Guide to Drinking Wine at Home- Eric Asimov

      …, part of that commitment is financial. But the investment does not have to be great, especially with equipment. You could drink wine out of juice glasses if you wish, though the experience improves greatly with good stemware, which doesn’t have to be expensive. Similarly, you can spend hundreds of dollars on meticulously engineered corkscrews…

      1 readers - By Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine

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      … learned, it can make for a special moment alone, but is ultimately best enjoyed in the company of friends and family. [Wine as the Supporting Player in an Ensemble Cast at Home - A Guide to Drinking Wine at Home] Dare to live a little. Follow Stark Insider on Twitter and Facebook. Join our 8,300 subscribers who read SI on tablets and smartphones on the Google Newsstand. Prefer video? Subscribe to Stark Insider TV on YouTube, the largest arts & entertainment and food/wine channel in San Francisco.…

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      Daily Wine News: Important Guide

      … “Regular consumption is the single most important characteristic of the confident wine lover.” Eric Asimov offers a guide to drinking wine at home. “In all his years in the wine business, [Alexander Stuempfig of European Cellars has] never had the response he got for this sherry tasting and seminar.” In the Los Angeles Times, S. Irene Virbila…

      7 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Wines of La Vuelta: The Final Stage: Recaredo Brut Nature Cave 2008

      … 2008 From Frankly Wines $35.99 Christy says: One of the pricier cavas on the market, but it's fantastic - clean, mineral, biodynamically grown. From the producer: In 1878, Recaredo Mata Figueres was born in the town of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. In 1924, his son, Josep Mata Capellades, began to work in the world of cava and produce some bottles…

      5 readers - By Amy Cleary/ WineBookGirl

      Daily Wine News: Another Look

      … in ‘-aia.’” And he finds lots of Super Tuscans worth buying. “It’s too early for the heavy, full-bodied reds just yet,” so “as autumn approaches,” Will Lyons is turning “away from the spritzy, bright acidity that was so refreshing in summer to heavier, smoother whites.” In the Mercury News, Jessica Yadegaran visits Turley Wine Cellars new winery…

      6 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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