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    Daily Wine News: Important Guide

    Sep 23 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-23-2014 “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.

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    Daily Wine News: Insanity

    Oct 10 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-10-2014 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.

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

      Daily Wine News: Wine & Sex

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 7 readers - Oct 02 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-02-2014 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 ...

      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.

      October Is Virginia Wine Month!

      Virginia Wine Time - - 6 readers - October is Virginia Wine Month! Wineries and restaurants that serve Virginia wine will be having activities all month to help celebrate Virginia Wine Month. To help you plan your month, here are a few resources to look into. There are lots of activities for you to participate! Nancy and Rick from Virginia Wine In My Pocket has put together “31 Days of Virginia Wine” to help you ...

      Daily Wine News: Licking Rocks

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Oct 13 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-13-2014 “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.

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      Daily Wine News: Tannic Bath

      …Oct 20 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-20-2014 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…

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      Daily Wine News: Vines & Soil

      …Oct 16 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-16-2014 “If Yvon Métras wines stand out, that’s in large part because he takes cares of his vines and soil, using a cable-powered plow to get rid of the grass, not chemicals, and on these steep terroir this is not an easy job.” Bertrand Celce profiles Yvon Métras.” “What became…

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

      Loire Valley Wine Country and Wine Bargains

      …It is hunting season in the Loire and this little sign gives the okay to hunt in the vineyards What a difference one week makes in the wine country of France. A week ago we were in Burgundy. The weather was absolutely wonderful, warm with little, puffy clouds for a picture-perfect day. We are now in the Loire Valley, lodging in a very quaint…

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      Daily Wine News: Improbable Darlings

      … related to wine quality. Lower yields often do mean higher quality, but that’s not because one causes the other.” In Palate Press, Erika Szymanski looks at the science on grape yields. “Constantia in South Africa is one possibility, as is Australia’s Hunter Valley, but neither is as old as Chile’s best known wine region.” Tim Atkin explains why “there…

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

      In Defense of Excess(ive) Wine Writing

      …While it is true that the vast majority of wine that is sold and drunk in the U.S. is sub-$10 basic stuff of little note or interest, that’s no reason for a writer (or publisher) to focus on these wines. The best of the best is much more interesting. And the same can often be said of travel, automobiles, other consumables, etc, etc: These much…

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      Winebits 355: Underage drinking, lawsuits, drunks

      …• You can’t learn from me: A study reported at the Partnership for Drug Free Kids found parents can’t teach their children responsible drinking. The catch? One definition of teaching responsible drinking is parents buying the booze for a beer bash. Sigh. How about parents letting their children have wine with dinner, to show them it’s…

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      Wines of San Juan, Argentina

      …Wines of where? Puerto Rico? Nope, these wines are from the up-and-coming province of San Juan, Argentina, and they offer a pleasant reminder of the value that lesser-known wine-producing regions around the world can deliver. They also remind us that purity can equal quality in wines. Bonarda, Tannat, Syrah, Malbec and Torrontes are some…

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      Daily Wine News: Licking Rocks

      …Oct 13 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-13-2014 “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…

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

      Another Idiotic California Law Screws Wineries

      … they employ to the disgusting indentured servitude that still exists in the sex trade. California has better things to spend taxpayer money on than prosecuting wineries who invite some friends over to help them pick grapes. Photo of man picking grapes courtesy of Bigstock. Posted by: Alder on October 11, 2014 1:11 PM Tweet Share this post elsewhere: Digg it! - Add to del.icio.us - Add to Stumbleupon - Add to Reddit Filed under: Ramblings and Rants , Wine News Comments (0) Comment on this entry…

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      Daily Wine News: Insanity

      …Oct 10 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-10-2014 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…

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      Daily Wine News: Powdered Tannins

      …Oct 09 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-09-2014 “It hasn’t happened with food; I doubt it will happen with wine.” Mike Steinberger believes that it’s “fantasy to believe that ingredient lists are going to somehow discourage the use of things like gum arabic and powdered tannins.” “Instructors can usually spot…

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

      Daily Wine News: NYC BYOB

      …Oct 08 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-08-2014 In Wine-Searcher, Tyler Colman solicits BYOB tips from some of New York City’s top wine personalities. “Since somms are drinkers first and wine obsessives second, the source of their excitment can stray far from the first-growth Bordeaux and premier cru Champagnes you’d…

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      Daily Wine News: Tipping Point

      …Oct 07 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-07-2014 Flickr, Spring Dew. “Have we reached a tipping point, a moment when producers, sommeliers, wine writers and consumers say they’ve had enough?” Tim Atkin MW believes we have. “All over the world… wines are shifting towards balance and fresher fruit flavors, with less…

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