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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.

      Approachable 2010 Barolos

      learnitalianwines - - 1 readers - Approachable 2010 Barolos October 23, 2014 at 11:49 am Vineyards at Serralunga d’Alba in the heart of the Barolo zone with the snow-covered Alps in the background (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Eric Asimov, wine writer for the New York Times, penned an excellent column on October 17 about the 2010 Barolos. (read here).

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      Daily Wine News: Grunt Work

      … of previous eras.” Eric Asimov examines the portrayal of wine in popular culture. In Playboy, Patrick Cappiello selects Guy Breton’s Morgon “Vieilles Vignes” as his wine of the week. In Wine-Searcher, Adam Lechmere chats with South African winemaker Bruce Jack. In Oregon, more winemakers are finding special sites for Pinot Noir. Harvey Steiman…

      By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Approachable 2010 Barolos

      … Approachable 2010 Barolos October 23, 2014 at 11:49 am Vineyards at Serralunga d’Alba in the heart of the Barolo zone with the snow-covered Alps in the background (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Eric Asimov, wine writer for the New York Times, penned an excellent column on October 17 about the 2010 Barolos. (read here). I almost don’t even have to use…

      1 readers - By Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwines

      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

      … 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. But the place I feel most…

      9 readers - By Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchi

      Daily Wine News: Insanity

      …-Searcher, Elin McCoy profiles legendary wine importer Martine Saunier. Jason Wilson believes “we’re in the midst of a sea change in the overall consumer perception of white wine.” I think he’s right. “It is believed the flies lay eggs inside the healthy fruit and larvae then feed on the grapes. There is so far no effective treatment.” Across Europe…

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

      Matt Kramer got it wrong about bullies who put down wine

      … producers into focusing on quality. Today, that system is the underlying mechanism used to bully consumers, producers and retailers to pay attention to the critic. Today, Jon Bonné and Eric Asimov are the present day standard-bearers for a schema of vinous reasoning focused on "the ability to put a map inside your mind: to taste tastes and see…

      1 readers - By Kyle Schlachter/ Colorado Wine Press

      The Role of the Wine Critic

      … on Napa Valley cabernet sauvignons from the 2011 vintage, I made it clear that I was not a fan of opulent, powerfully fruity blockbuster wines, an opinion based on personal experience and aesthetic ideals. I would like to think it was well reasoned and thoughtful, and that I was exercising critical judgment rather than simply lashing out at something I…

      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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      …: Lowburn Ferry: small, high quality winery from New Zealand’s Central Otago Vino di Anna: natural wines from Mount Etna, Sicily Mount Difficulty: visiting Central Otago’s largest producer Pegasus Bay: one of New Zealand’s leading wineries Ataraxia: impressive Chardonnays from this Hemel-en-Aarde producer Sandhi: new California star Arnot Roberts…

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      A Guide to Drinking Wine at Home- Eric Asimov

      … when they can be consumed in one sitting. The time may come when, having decided that you love wine and want it to be part of your life, you begin to buy a lot of bottles. The wine itself is the most important investment, but to care properly for the wine, especially bottles that you want to age, you will need long-term wine storage. If you have…

      1 readers - By Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine

      About Wine

      … 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

      … of sparkling wine. But know very little about Cava. I tend to think most often of inexpensive bottles used in mimosas. For the record, I hate mimosas. This article from Eric Asimov tells me that I am not the only one. From the article "If ever a grape needed a champion, it may well be xarello. It suffers pronunciation woes (in Catalan, it’s shah-RELL-lo…

      5 readers - By Amy Cleary/ WineBookGirl
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