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  • Daily Wine News: Improbable Darlings

    … From Wikipedia. In Punch, Alice Feiring visits Georgia, whose “wines have become improbable darlings in the natural wine world.” “De Villeneuve’s survival is a good thing for Provence wine.” Robert Camuto chats with Raimond de Villeneuve, who is in his 20th vintage at Château de Roquefort. Villeneuve lost his entire, 62-acre crop after…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • In Defense of Excess(ive) Wine Writing

    …. It allows one to cast their gaze over the body of an Aston Martin, place one’s nose into a very nice wine, or step into a perfectly appointed Park Avenue Penthouse and exclaim, “Whoa….100 points!” The fact is, the finer things in life are almost always more interesting than the common things in life. Where wine is concerned—and whether you appreciate…

    Tom Wark/ Fermentationin Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Winebits 355: Underage drinking, lawsuits, drunks

    … we’re going to see some definition, with lawsuits filed against spirits producers who used the terms handmade and local, both of which have no legal standing but are used all the time. Even though the Wine Curmudgeon is not a lawyer, he has some advice for the producers they should listen to: Settle. You know, as well as I do, what’s going on here…

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 1 readers -
  • 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 of the main varietals coming out of th ...

    Another Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: Licking Rocks

    … to find out “when and how some key California winemakers became interested in producing ‘serious Sauvignon.’” “Sherry covers a dazzling gamut of styles and flavor profiles, from bone-dry fino and manzanilla to raisin-y sweet Pedro Ximénez (a.k.a. PX). And there is much in between, all of it ably described by Baiocchi.” In the Los Angeles Times, S…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 6 readers -
  • Another Idiotic California Law Screws Wineries

    … whom 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…

    Vinography: A Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • 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.” In Wine…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Riesling- 7 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: Powdered Tannins

    … they’re talking about at all,’ says Shayn Bjornholm, a master sommelier and frequent intro-course teacher.” In the Wall Street Journal, Erin Geiger Smith explains “What Amateurs Get Out of Taking Rigorous Certification Courses.” “Colleen and Nicholas’ nonchalance makes it seem as if they’ve simply followed their whims and the stars have aligned…

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  • Daily Wine News: NYC BYOB

    … 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 expect — anything from funky Belgian sours to vintage Chartreuse has…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • Why Everyone Hates Us

    … Because… well… THIS: Wine geeks and wine pros are taking it on the chin right now (for a hilarious and totally NSFW example, have a listen to this podcast by Internet comedy icon Maddox). We are accused of just about everything uncool, from being fond of snobbery to displaying nepotism to having bullsh*t jobs to engaging in major douchebaggery…

    1 Wine Dude- 2 readers -
  • Winebits 354: Costco wine, wine demographics, wine and drugs

    … at an interview with the Shanken News Daily trade news service, even thought it’s short and Alvarez-Peters doesn’t say all that much. What’s worth noting is how much of its private label wine Costco sells; its Kirkland pinot grigio and cabernet sauvignon are two of the chain’s biggest sellers, both at less than $10 a bottle. That consumers will drive to Costco…

    The Wine Curmudgeonin Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Finding Wine Values in Burgundy wines

    … Janelle and I with grower Guillaune Baduel and his mother. Guillaune produces a delicious Bourgogne wine which we purchased for $12 Euros. Finding Wine Values in Burgundy wines When we say Burgundy, we do not mean those gallon jugs labeled Burgundy. We mean finding values and bargains in the fine Burgundy wines of France. We are currently…

    Wine Values and Bargainsin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • The Fake Tongue Illusion and Wine Tasting

    … tongue in their field of view at the same time, subjects believed it to be their own tongue -- to the point of flinching when researchers approached the tongue with an open pair of scissors. Not content with mere sensation of touch, the researchers went further, and that's where things got interesting. While participants watched, they squeezed lemon…

    Vinography: A Wine Blog- 6 readers -
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