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    Malbec Serdar Kahraman September 11, 2014 @sommblog Malbec is the name of a red grape variety native to southwestern France ( in the former province of Quercy , near Cahors where it is known as Côt). The main region of the cultivated Malbec, now is Argentina , where it covers an area of about 25,000 hectares .

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    The emotional intelligence of wine blogging and its vitriol eruption

    OPINION: Recently, poop finally hit the fan for the wine blogging community. Everything that’s right with it and everything that’s wrong with it collided in the biggest mess I’ve yet to witness. I believe it’s finally hit a paradigm shift that’s been so needed, but not without its pain and suffering.

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      A Writer’s Response to Intimidation

      Another Wine Blog - - 5 readers - In political writing, investigative journalism and satire, the subject of the story is often cast in a light he or she does not like. If the piece is outrageously untrue, as often happens in satire, a good-natured subject, while irked, will respond with humor. It takes the heat off, diffuses whatever power the writing may have and puts the subject in a positive light, showing she is a good sport.

      Getting Inside The Head Of Siduri’s Adam Lee

      1 Wine Dude - - 6 readers - Siduri’s Adam Lee is a rabble-rouser. He’s probably most known for producing interesting Pinot Noirs using from several different west coast vineyards (more on some of those single-vineyard wines later this week).

      Why You Should Travel Internationally

      Vinogger - - 4 readers - A US passport is valid for 10 years and according to US State Department statistics, 133,959,114 passports issued in the last 10 years. Using the Census Bureau calculation of the 2013 total population for the United States of 316,128,839 and dividing that by the number of US passports issued for the last 10 years, means that approximately only 42% of the American population has a passport.

      NOPA vs. Napa: A Wine Trademark Opposition

      On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog - - 4 readers - Recently, a Portuguese wine company, Wine Vision Lda. sought to register the mark “NOPA” in standard characters for “wines” through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Napa Valley Vintners Association (“NVVA”) filed a notice of opposition with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Napa Valley Vintners Association v. Wine Vision, Lda., Opposition No.

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      How Important are Federal Excise Taxes to the Wine Industry?

      … Cellar, Brenda Jo Kibbee, was sentenced for intentional failure to pay federal excise taxes. See Owner Of Monterey Wine Cellar Sentenced To Prison For Failure To Pay Wine Excise Tax. The owner was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay $877,126.94 in restitution to TTB. As reported by the United States Attorney’s Office…

      1 readers - By On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

      Dinner, Wine, Conversation: My Evening with David Adelsheim

      … for 19% of wine production in the United States. “It’s a challenge to educate consumers as to why Oregon wines are important and why they should have it”. Consistently on the cutting edge, the Boarding House offers almost twenty wines from Oregon including those from Adelsheim in a collaborative effort to introduce more consumers to the varied nuances…

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      Why You Should Travel Internationally

      …A US passport is valid for 10 years and according to US State Department statistics, 133,959,114 passports issued in the last 10 years. Using the Census Bureau calculation of the 2013 total population for the United States of 316,128,839 and dividing that by the number of US passports issued for the last 10 years, means that approximately only 42…

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      Champagne Chronicles-Day 2

      … as what the region is doing to protect its name in the United States. The week-long trip… will give you the opportunity to visit select Champagne producers – from large houses to cooperatives and small growers – and learn about the appellation as a whole…you will also experience firsthand the winemaking process, from picking and crushing grapes…

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      Tasting the Wines of OLO at Quinta da Val-Boa, Vinho Verde

      … realistic pride in OLO, as well as a new sense of inspiration. His wines are beautiful, and he keeps the achievement in larger perspective. “What I know about wine,” he explains, “is 15%. In that 15% I know a lot. I still have 85% to learn.” *** Quinta da Val-Bôa does not currently have representation in the United States. Copyright 2014 all rights reserved. When sharing or forwarding, please attribute to WakawakaWineReviews.com…

      4 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      Berentzen Wild Cherry Liqueur: Play that funky music, German boys

      … has been around longer than the United States, making liquor in Germany since 1758. The company was in the Berentzen family for more than 200 years before going public in 1994. The company claims it created a nightmarenew type of spirit in 1976, when it blended grain spirit with apple juice. If this ended up evolving into the Appletini, they've…

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      Brian Carter Cellars soars with great Washington blends

      … and the United States. “It’s a lot of fun,” he said. “I look around the world and see where great blends are made. Then I see if I can emulate them. It seems we can do almost anything (in Washington), with the possible exception of Pinot Noir.” Today, Carter works with 20 different varieties from multiple vineyards on Red Mountain, the Wahluke Slope…

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      Red Wines, Good Times in Napa Valley Keep #NapaStrong

      …Kathryn Hall knows how to throw a party. Maybe it’s because she spent four years as the United States Ambassador to Austria during the Clinton administration. But I think she just loves to have fun and enjoys seeing her guests have a great time. This past weekend at Hall Wines in Napa Valley, the scene was literally set in red – huge red sofas…

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      Argentina’s Wine Visionary Sees the Future Rooted in the Past

      … of that category.) Argentina started to focus on exports in the 1990s when government subsidies dried up for volume production and there were economic incentives to rip out inferior vines. How did all this affect Nicolás Catena? In 1991, he shipped his first vintage to the United States and faced the dilemma of how to price his wines. At that time…

      1 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      The emotional intelligence of wine blogging and its vitriol eruption

      … to my life partner and what we say publicly about someone else, if it’s not all true is called libel. Since the beginning of wine blogging, at the very first Wine Bloggers Conference (and why I don’t attend the one in the United States anymore), one person said to me, “I hate ____.” I thought, “Wow, are we back in high school? You don’t even know…

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      Chicago’s Creative Design Harvest Festival 2014 in West Town

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      Best Wine Reviews and Ratings: LCBO Vintages Release September 27

      …, United States Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2011 Sonoma County, California, United States Quinta De Pancas Selecção Do Enólogo 2010 Lisboa D.O.C., Portugal Meerlust Hannes Myburgh, Prop. Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa Two Hands Angels’ Share Shiraz 2012 Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard…

      1 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      A Writer’s Response to Intimidation

      … cases abound, but one that most often comes to mind is that of The Pentagon Papers. The Pentagon Papers For those not students of history, or old enough to remember, The Pentagon Papers, officially titled United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, is a U.S. Department of Defense history…

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      Highway 12 Sonoma Red Blend 2012

      … and the other for wine? Give it a try. 86 Points Globerati Bonarda 2013 This is one of the most widely grown grapes in Mendoza, Argentina. Yet it is Malbec that we see on the shelves here in the United States. I do not quite understand why there isn’t more Bonarda wine exported to the U.S. It is very tasty and, of course, an inexpensive wine…

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