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    • Are Wine Critics More Qualified Than Wine Bloggers?

      A friend of mine – Elaine Brown of Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews – recently sent me a note indicating that another friend of mine (David White of Terroirist) and I were mentioned in an online article over at FirstWeFeast.com that was written by yet another friend of mine, Jonathan Cristaldi. Yeah, the wine world is kind of small like that.

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  • Daily Wine News: Vinjustice

    … and bolster the international reputation of its wines.” In the Drinks Business, Concha y Toro winemaker, Marcelo Papa, wants to go back to the style of wines the winery made in the ‘70s by picking earlier and using less oak. “How Hip-Hop Rescued Kosher Wine” in the Jewish Business News. In Wine Spectator, the story of how a Japanese winery…

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  • Daily Wine News: Bubbly Boom

    … Arygle Winery’s sparkling wine from Willamette Valley (Flickr: turbobumble) “It is has become obvious by the sheer increase in visibility on the shelves that sparkling wine in the Pacific Northwest is on the rise. And it’s here to stay.” In Palate Press, Mary Cressler is excited about the rise of bubbly being made in Oregon and Washington…

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  • Wine bits 370: Wine writing ethics, Big Wine, beer sales

    … • Full disclosure: The Wine Curmudgeon stopped writing about wine writing a couple of years ago; it boosted the blog’s numbers, but didn’t advance the causes that the blog believes in, like wine education. But this item, from Australian wine writer Max Allen, does matter for anyone who wants to be able to trust what they read: “When a wine writer…

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  • 1000 Stories Zinfandel – A Bourbon touch to Zinfandel

    … 1000 Stories Zinfandel aged in bourbon barrels A few weeks ago I received an unusual sample bottle of wine. Unusual in so many ways. Inside the shipping box was a small barrel case. I opened the case to find 1000 Stories Zinfandel and spec sheets on the wine. The name of the wine, and the iconic buffalo displayed on the label, are intended…

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  • Daily Wine News: Up in Oregon

    … Oregon Vineyards (Wikimedia) “The region’s new vintage will never be regarded as truly great—but it’s not all bad news.” In the Wall Street Journal, Will Lyons looks at Burgundy’s 2013 vintage. “California still has twice as much Zinfandel as Oregon has all grapes, but Oregon is selling quality, not quantity.” In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray…

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  • Supermarket Wines – Good or Bad?

    … Let’s get this out up front. Supermarket wines are good! Most wine critics and wine writers would disagree. This group often refers to supermarket wine in a derogatory manner. They can only think that those who shop for wine at supermarkets are out of touch when it comes to choosing good wine. Can’t you see their eyeballs rolling to the top…

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  • Daily Wine News: Aged Whites

    …, reports Wines & Vines. Higher consumer demand for New Zealand wines could lead to Marlborough being fully planted in as litter as five years, reports Decanter. …

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  • Daily Wine News: Mount Etna

    …Edition.” BBC reports on the latest house party trend: direct-selling wine to friends, similar to an Avon representative. On his blog “On the Wine Trail in Italy,” Alfonso Cevola discusses the Burgundization of Barolo. “It feels, on the ground in the Langhe, like an impending change is on the horizon.” In Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter tells…

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  • Daily Wine News: History Lessons

    …. On his blog, Jamie Goode is disturbed by the “wine writers ripping off wineries” trend. “Should one buy “bargain” wines and try convince oneself that it tastes better than its price suggests? Or should one splurge with the knowledge that splurging enhances enjoyment?” asks Joe Pinsker in the Atlantic in a piece that addresses numerous…

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  • Winebits 369: Cheap wine, sweet red wine, wine lawsuits

    … not a lawyer and could be completely wrong). I also thought I’d throw this in, two companies named Cipriani suing each other. I mention it for two reasons — first, that it shows wine doesn’t have a monopoly on this sort of thing, and second, that the smaller company, based ion a Chicago suburb, makes some of the best noodles I’ve ever had, and I hope it wins. The post Winebits 369: Cheap wine, sweet red wine, wine lawsuits appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

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  • Woodinville Wine Events: January 16th-31st

    … ©2013 Richard Duval Images EFESTE – Janaury 16th – Syrah Flights Columbia Winery – January 16th – Foodie Friday Trust Cellars – January 17th – Vertical Tasting of Library Cabernets Chateau Ste. Michelle – January 17th – Wine 101 Columbia Winery – January 23rd – Trivia Night Michael Florentino Cellars – January 24th – Comparison tasting…

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