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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.

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

    Daily Wine News: Wine & Sex

    In the Hérault department of the Languedoc — where harvest hasn’t yet finished — “six months’ worth of rain fell in a day.” Madeline Puckette explores wine and sex. “A well-stocked wine lover’s cellar only needs a cheap waiter’s corkscrew, a K-Mart decanter, and logo wine glasses from that cheesy Temecula winery where you’re a club member.” Ron Washam offers a “guide to drinking wine at home.

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

      Taste wine like a Burgundian

      Wine Values and Bargains - - 7 readers - This is the best advice I have read, seen or heard on tasting wine. A quick exercise in wine tasting was given to me by wine educator and sommelier, Pascal Wagner. Pascal has been living in Burgundy for the past 18 years. Janelle and I are visiting France along with Vintage Wine Taster Ray and his wife.

      Daily Wine News: Licking Rocks

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 6 readers - “Françoise told us about how she used to think that, through taste, she would be able to find a correlation between the rocks and their resulting wines. As she said this, I looked over at Helen who was discretely licking the inside of one of these freshly smashed rocks.” Ted Vance spends time with Françoise Vannier, Burgundy’s resident geologist.

      Celebrate Champagne Day Oct. 24th!

      Another Wine Blog - - 7 readers - Friday, October 24th marks the Fifth Annual Champagne Day, a celebration of the sparkling wine from the only place from which “Champagne” is produced: Champagne, France. Sponsored by the Champagne Bureau, Champagne Day seeks to remind consumers that while they can drink lovely sparkling wines from anywhere in the world, only wine produced in Champagne, France is truly Champagne.

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      Daily Wine News: Darwinian Element

      …Wine Star Award Nominees and awards Tony Terlato with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” and names New York State the “Wine Region of the Year.” “In future generations… perhaps the culture of weed will mature into something akin to the culture of wine, with all its exquisite variation, but also all its madly inflated pomposity.” In Noble Rot, Richard…

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      A Great Story About a Great Wine Man

      …, I think it’s pretty clear that the person who has this kind of article written about them wins the game—the BIG GAME. A couple things about this wonderful story stand out. The first is that the reporter from the Saint Helena Star that wrote the store, John Intardanato, included nothing along the lines of “Mr. Mondavi attributes his long life…

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      Daily Wine News: Grunt Work

      … reader; you really are … the last wine we tasted before lunch in middle earth was a bottle of Savagnin Vert from 2004 that had been kept ouillé for ten years. My notes read ‘awesome.’” Sophie Barrett visits Jean-François Ganevat. Lyle Fass thinks “unicorn wines are for suckers.” According to W. Blake Gray, “of California’s 130 AVAs, only 34 have any…

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      Italian Winemakers Discover Global Warming Secret Weapon (VIDEO)

      … for inviting me on this trip and making it possible for me to share what I learned with all of you! Monique is the Founder and Host of Wine Oh TV and has a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Monique is an experienced broadcast journalist and has worked at various television stations across the country and most recently at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 and KSEE-TV/NBC 24 More Posts - Twitter - LinkedIn - Google Plus …

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      Daily Wine News: Esoteric Grapes

      … Vare Vineyard Ribolla Gialla. “In a landscape where most consumers are buying chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon, what prompts a California winemaker to produce wines from cinsault, ribolla gialla or chenin blanc?” Laurie Daniel explores this question in the Mercury News. In Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman pays tribute to Eric Dunham, a pioneer…

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      Winebits 357: Special Halloween edition

      … Because the Wine Curmudgeon always gets a giggle when others try to turn Halloween into a wine holiday. • 31 Halloween wines: Seriously? Indeed, says GreatWineNews. All of the usual wines are there, like Phantom and Ghost Pines, plus some I’ve never heard of and some that seem like a stretch, including a rose. And the writing, much of which…

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      Daily Wine News: Terroir Opportunity

      … Generation of Elegant, Well-Priced Chablis.” In Decanter, Panos Kakaviatos charts the history of Domaine des Lambrays. In the Los Angeles Times, S. Irene Virbila shares her biggest pet peeves with restaurant wine service. “Beaujolais Nouveau, in large measure, is just uninteresting wine backed by a massive marketing campaign. Buy some cru…

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      Daily Wine News: Windy AVA

      …harvest saw Italy’s wine production plunge 15 percent.” VinePair offers “11 of the coolest wine-themed tattoos.” The Eater crew chats with the bartender at Manhattan’s First Denny’s…

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

      Daily Wine News: Skinny Jeans

      … that.” I agree. “It’s an ideological thing, alcohol level. It’s polemical. Good wine just tastes good. It’s not a political decision.” W. Blake Gray chats with David Ramey. “Pennsylvania plans to destroy 2,447 bottles seized from Arthur Goldman, a Philadelphia-area lawyer who was charged this year with illegally reselling wine.” An illegal operation…

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

      Celebrate Champagne Day Oct. 24th!

      … Friday, October 24th marks the Fifth Annual Champagne Day, a celebration of the sparkling wine from the only place from which “Champagne” is produced: Champagne, France. Sponsored by the Champagne Bureau, Champagne Day seeks to remind consumers that while they can drink lovely sparkling wines from anywhere in the world, only wine produced…

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      Daily Wine News: Esprit Calvados

      … methods.” In New York Magazine, Matthew Giles explains “Why Amar’e Stoudemire and a Bunch of Other Rich People Are Bathing in Red Wine.” Jamie Goode urges wine producers to “just pick earlier.” Matt Kramer offers a “trick to instant wine geekdom.” In Willamette Valley, according to Harvey Steiman, “the French Keep Coming.” “Wine experts…

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

      Loire Valley Wine: France’s Royal Wine Region (VIDEO)

      … wine grapes are Chenin blanc, Cabernet franc and Gamay. The Lower Loire Muscadet region is at the mouth of the Loire River and at the entrance to the Atlantic. The Melon de Bourgogne grape prevails. The Loire Valley is the largest French area on UNESCO’S World Heritage List The Loire is France’s longest river at just over 621 miles long 3rd largest…

      5 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

      Frantic Parent Syndrome Highlighted in Wine TV Ads

      … It’s not often that voters here the words “wine” in those wonderful campaign ads that control the airwaves during election season. However, voters in Tennessee are getting a glass full in the run up to the November election. Having recently passed a law that (finally) allows Tennessee grocery stores to sell wine, the new wine-in-grocery-stores…

      3 readers - By Tom Wark/ Fermentation
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