'Winebanter'
Follow
946 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by jimkelly38 from Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip
onto 'Winebanter'
Scoop.it!

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About... Chateau de Beaucastel

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About... Chateau de Beaucastel | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About... Chateau de Beaucastel,David Cobbold reports on Brangelina's favorite winemakers, the Perrins of Château de Beaucastel.

Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
more...
Vloasis's curator insight, June 13, 2013 8:33 AM

For many years now, men have enjoyed drinking wine.  Here at Chateau de Beauforte, we've also been making a list and checking it twice--a list of things you need to know about our very special wine.

 

10.) We use a lot of grapes. So many, that if you tried to eat all the grapes that go into just one bottle of our wine, you would get very, very sick and not leave the bathroom for some time. We do this because we care.

 

9.) We still use feet to crush the grapes. You just cannot replicate the flavor with modern presses.

 

8.) Nightsoil is not illegal in this province and, through a special arrangement with the townsfolk, we are able to impart to you the authentic flavor of the region.

 

7.) Wine grapes should grow in a happy environment, so every morning, first thing, we get drunk and stand on the balcony of the chateau and laugh as loud as we can.

 

6.) If cooking with our wine, please remember that it is a delicate product.

 

5.) When planning your visit to the chateau, please arrange for a guide to lead you around the eastern field, which may still have active war mines.

 

4.) If we could make just one promise of quality assurance to you, we would ask that we make it after we both have had a bottle of our wine each.

 

3.) Our founder, Emil Beauforte, once kicked the crap out of Paul Masson--that is what is being depicted in the oil painting you see in our foyer.

 

2.) Keep your pets healthy and happy and improve the quality of their breath by mixing a shot of our wine in their water bowls.

 

1.) Have you tried the amazing health benefits of a Chateau de Beauforte wine enema? Come to our province and ask for Ernie Thibodeau.

From around the web

'Winebanter'
Anything wine related
Curated by jimkelly38
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries - NPR (blog)

California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries - NPR (blog) | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
NPR (blog) California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries NPR (blog) The wine country, however, was deeply affected.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

How China Became the Wine World’s Most Unlikely Superpower | TIME.com

How China Became the Wine World’s Most Unlikely Superpower | TIME.com | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Don't worry, this doesn't mean China wants to drink all your wine (China, the wine world's most unlikely superpower | http://t.co/f2A2zPMzFI (via @TIMEBusiness))...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by jimkelly38 from Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits
Scoop.it!

A new and extreme era of wine writing (and why it matters)

A new and extreme era of wine writing (and why it matters) | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
“Buon ferragosto a tutti! Happy ferragosto, everyone! Above: "37 Grape Varieties" by Tuscan naturalist painter Bartolomeo Bimbi (1648-1729). The painting was commissioned by Cosimo III de’ Medici.”
Via Tracy Cervellone CWE
more...
Mary H Goudie's curator insight, September 11, 2013 6:55 PM

The British (Scottish) were among the first wine [b]loggers.

Travel writers like Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715), Bishop of Salisbury, described wines and viticulture in seventeenth-century Italy (thanks to the advent of Google books, more than one wine blogger has found his reference to “natural wine,” an expression which denotes wine that has not been fortified). This good old tippling boy took a wife from my home county Ayrshire would you believe!

Excalibur Wine & Spirits's curator insight, May 14, 3:21 AM

The information age has brought the exploration of wine to a brand new inovative level and it is clear there is a whole newuniverse left to explore.

Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

Grapes begin to ripen on CJS Vineyards - Auburn Citizen

Grapes begin to ripen on CJS Vineyards - Auburn Citizen | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Grapes begin to ripen on CJS Vineyards
Auburn Citizen
We are about finished spraying for mildew in the vineyards, as we don't want to apply sulfur for several weeks before harvest, as the residual sulfur can cause problems in winemaking.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

Treasury Wine Sees Wolf Blass, Lindeman’s Spurring Europe Growth

Treasury Wine Sees Wolf Blass, Lindeman’s Spurring Europe Growth | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd., the world’s second-largest traded wine maker, may increase sales this year in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, helped by its Wolf Blass and Lindeman’s brands, according to an executive.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

New to the U.S.: Tucumen Wines | My Wine Education

New to the U.S.: Tucumen Wines | My Wine Education | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
By: Cresta I probably shouldn't write a about a wine that you may not be able to find in area stores, but Tucumen is a new line  from Mendoza, Argentina
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

Flavor and the Decision Tree for Wine Purchases - Fermentation

Flavor and the Decision Tree for Wine Purchases - Fermentation | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Exploring the way decisions on wine purchases are carried out by the average wine buyer, I think I've come up with the correct (in nearly every case) decis
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

Decanting decanting

Decanting decanting | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Another decanting article = sigh, right? I gave the topic a whirl in an article over on wine-searcher.com to separate the good advice from the sediment.
jimkelly38's insight:
Click through to his article ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

What's in your bottle? - New Zealand Herald

What's in your bottle? - New Zealand Herald | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
What's in your bottle? New Zealand Herald Most mainstream winemaking today, however, adds a host of other products, from acids and sugar to tannins and yeasts, while more eclectic products such as gum arabic and gypsum are permitted.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

Don't insult good wine by reducing its potency - Telegraph

Don't insult good wine by reducing its potency - Telegraph | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
It would be better to drink less wine, or even water it down, than cut to alcohol levels (RT @alawine: Don’t insult good wine by reducing its potency http://t.co/Zy42chKb3D #wine)...
jimkelly38's insight:
A good read - "hands off our wine" !
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by jimkelly38 from Wines and People
Scoop.it!

Indie Wineries: Discovering Artisanal Wines Around the World

Indie Wineries: Discovering Artisanal Wines Around the World | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it

Some call them garagistes, boutique producers, even rebels bucking the system. These are international winemakers crafting handmade wines on very small scale — sometimes just hundreds of cases, to just under 4500 cases, versus the millions of cases pumped out by the big industrial wineries of the world. They’re producing beautiful, lovely, interesting bottles. Most of these wines would never even make it out of the home country, let alone the local region. They’re the wines you might discover on travels in Italy or France, wines the locals drink. Otherwise, you’d never know they existed.

Until now. Indie Wineries is an up an coming wine importer, bringing unique, artisanal wines to the United States market. You know how you go to a party or event and your wine loving friend pulls you aside and says, hey I’ve got this special bottle stashed away I want you to try? It’s always fantastic and better than what everyone else is drinking. Think of Indie Wineries as that friend.[...]

 

The 2010 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi “le Oche” is pretty amazing, rich and luscious (and easier on the wallet at $22).


Via Mariano Pallottini
more...
Chalet Mélusine's curator insight, January 23, 10:02 PM
LUXURY CHALET FOR RENT DURING THE WINTER SEASON DEC-MAY IN LES GRASSONNETS, ARGENTIERE260m2 on 4000m2 of landNo neighbors vis-à-visDirect access to the Grassonnets cross-country trails

Unobscured views on Mont Blanc and the entire massif on both sides of the valley. Built in 2008 with the highest quality materials available.

 

http://www.chamonixchalethalfterm.com/chaletMelusine.aspx

Rescooped by jimkelly38 from Wines and People
Scoop.it!

Geek Techinique on How to Taste Red Wine

Geek Techinique on How to Taste Red Wine | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
This method contains the fundamental parts of how to taste red wine. In essence, there are about 4 things to do when you actively taste wine. You can apply this method You can apply this method to anything you eat or drink and you’ll find that it makes you incredibly more aware of what’s in your food. So, let’s get started! Click on the Photo
Via Mariano Pallottini
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

There’s no global wine shortage

There’s no global wine shortage | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
As analysts have known since long before Henry Blodget was covering Amazon, the way to make a splash is to come out with a bold, headline-worthy thesis.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by jimkelly38 from Wines and Terroirs
Scoop.it!

Châteauneuf That Proves Bigger Is Not So Bad

Châteauneuf That Proves Bigger Is Not So Bad | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
“ The 2010 vintage wins over a traditionalist who remembers it way back when.”
Via CrossTalks
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

France Made Easy — well, Easier | My Wine Education

France Made Easy — well, Easier | My Wine Education | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Last year I went to France. Specifically, the good folks at Planet Bordeaux sent me, and a group of other bloggers, to Bordeaux for an amazing week. In all
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

GrapeRadio – Wine Talk Show » Blog Archive » The Vineyards of Pouilly Fuissé – with Domaine J. A. Ferret

GrapeRadio – Wine Talk Show » Blog Archive » The Vineyards of Pouilly Fuissé – with Domaine J. A. Ferret | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

Why Are Wine Wholesaler Middlemen Liars? - Fermentation

Why Are Wine Wholesaler Middlemen Liars? - Fermentation | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
I don't know if it would come as a surprise to readers of FERMENTATION, but it most certainly would come as a surprise to state Alcohol Beverage Commission
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

Ten Wines For A Smaller, Smarter, Drinkable Collection - Forbes

Ten Wines For A Smaller, Smarter, Drinkable Collection - Forbes | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Ten Wines For A Smaller, Smarter, Drinkable Collection Forbes This week, the Financial Times ran a story about wine collectors pawning their treasured bottles.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

Utah ranked dead last in wine friendly states report - Salt Lake Tribune

Utah ranked dead last in wine friendly states report - Salt Lake Tribune | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Salt Lake Magazine (blog) Utah ranked dead last in wine friendly states report Salt Lake Tribune Utah ranked dead last among the least wine-friendly states in the nation while California received an A-plus rating as the most consumer-friendly in a...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jimkelly38
Scoop.it!

Wine Spectator's Maps of Key Wine Regions

Wine Spectator's Maps of Key Wine Regions | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Here you can find Wine Spectator maps for major wine-producing areas around the world. For the United States, maps of California (including detailed maps of the Napa and Sonoma appellations), Oregon and Washington.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by jimkelly38 from Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs?
Scoop.it!

The “debate” over the usefulness of tasting notes is the biggest non-issue in the wine industry

The “debate” over the usefulness of tasting notes is the biggest non-issue in the wine industry | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it

My Tasting Director at Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Buzzeo, who has a hard job but carries it off with aplomb, sent us reviewers a link to this article yesterday. It’s a defense of tasting notes by a Washington State guy who runs the wine department in a grocery store.


Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
more...
No comment yet.