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Food and Wine Apps to Enhance your Tasting Experience

Food and Wine Apps to Enhance your Tasting Experience | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Here are a few food and wine apps that can direct you to fine wine online or at your favorite store, as well as help you enhance your tasting experience.
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NW Wine: 8 tips for serving wine at Thanksgiving - Seattle Post Intelligencer

NW Wine: 8 tips for serving wine at Thanksgiving - Seattle Post Intelligencer | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
NW Wine: 8 tips for serving wine at ThanksgivingSeattle Post IntelligencerKENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Thanksgiving is not far away, and a key part of a successful and festive feast is making sure the right wines are on your table.
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Compound in Grapes, Red Wine Could be Key to Fighting Prostate Cancer - HealthCanal.com

Compound in Grapes, Red Wine Could be Key to Fighting Prostate CancerHealthCanal.comMU researcher finds that prostate tumor cells are more susceptible to treatment after being exposed to resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine.
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John Schreiner on wine: Oculus and and its many friends

John Schreiner on wine: Oculus and and its many friends | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
There is a well known marketing strategy among wineries that takes advantage of the psychology of consumers: crown the portfolio with an exceptional and expensive wine and its coat tails pull along everything else.
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Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2007 (Italy) - Globe and Mail

Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2007 (Italy) - Globe and Mail | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2007 (Italy)Globe and MailBarolo tends to be highly astringent, designed for long-term cellaring, but this glorious 2007 is ready to drink, with sumptuous balance and freshness.
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Amazon opens online wine shop in 12 states, 1000+ wines for sale ...

Amazon opens online wine shop in 12 states, 1000+ wines for sale ... | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Love wine? Love online shopping? If so, you might be interested to learn that Amazon has just launched a new online wine shop.
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What? You can’t identify your own wine in a blind tasting?!? |

What? You can’t identify your own wine in a blind tasting?!? | | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it

In the article, Harry didn’t identify which chateau proprietors didn’t recognize their own wines at the tasting, but the chateaux represented included Beychevelle, Léoville-Poyferré, Léoville-Barton, Gruaud-Larose, Léoville-Lascases, Talbot and Ducru-Beaucaillou. In other words, a pretty swanky class of wineries.


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Chateau Musar Tasting with Serge Hochar

Chateau Musar Tasting with Serge Hochar | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Lebanon is roughly at the same parallel as Los Angeles and its altitude is just about the same as the Rhône Valley. For centuries its been an ideal place to grow grapes (the occasional wartime bombing to the contrary).

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“Examine the advantages and disadvantages of using cultured yeasts in wine making.” | The Wine Hub

“Examine the advantages and disadvantages of using cultured yeasts in wine making.” | The Wine Hub | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
RT @WineLovers_Unit: cultured yeasts, it’s necessary to consider their counterparts as well: http://t.co/tvdwdwoI interesting article...
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Rude wine label causing trouble in US

Rude wine label causing trouble in US | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
The wine, If You See Kay 2010, a Cabernet-based red blend from the Italian region of Lazio, when said aloud sounds like the spelling of a four-letter expletive. At least two executive councilors have questioned the State ...
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Wine lovers boot camp lets you make your own wine - Fox News

Wine lovers boot camp lets you make your own wine - Fox News | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Wine lovers boot camp lets you make your own wineFox NewsWine lovers go to the heart of Central Coast California vineyards during harvest season to get a unique wine making experience by beginning their journey in a vineyard picking grapes bottle.
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China: Eastern love affair with grape shows promise - Financial Times

China: Eastern love affair with grape shows promise - Financial Times | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
China: Eastern love affair with grape shows promiseFinancial TimesIf you had told UK drinkers in the 1970s that the future of wine was screwcapped, labelled by grape variety and Australian, they'd have laughed their flares off.
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Change would 'ruin' wineries - Weekly Times Now

Change would 'ruin' wineries - Weekly Times Now | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Change would 'ruin' wineriesWeekly Times NowABOUT half of Australia's 2500 wineries would be "sent to the wall" if a volumetric tax were introduced, a SA winemaker says.
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How Canadian wineries are bottling success in Asia - Globe and Mail

How Canadian wineries are bottling success in Asia - Globe and Mail | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Globe and MailHow Canadian wineries are bottling success in AsiaGlobe and MailPillitteri Estates is a family-run winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
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Chinese Police Discover 10,000 Bottles Of Red Wine In An ...

Chinese Police Discover 10,000 Bottles Of Red Wine In An ... | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Police are yet to determine whether the wine - one of the most expensive reds in the world - is fake or genuine but if they are the real they could be worth up to £10 million ($16 million). The home owner, who goes by the name ...
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Marquette: A grape worth getting to know - Napa Valley Register

Marquette: A grape worth getting to know - Napa Valley Register | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Marquette: A grape worth getting to knowNapa Valley RegisterIn general, the panel found deep ruby-colored wines, light but firm tannins, balancing acidity, lots of fruit, in a light- to medium-bodied wine.
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Italian wines: what happens when heritage grapes get cutting edge winemaking

Italian wines: what happens when heritage grapes get cutting edge winemaking | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it

Very few wine producing nations bring as much panache to their tastings as do the Italians.

The Italian Trade Commission recently sponsored its ninth annual tasting in Vancouver..
The Italians have sponsored tastings in Toronto and Montreal for 19 years; those cities are the major Canadian markets for Italian wine. In the last decade, Italy has made more of an effort in Western Canada as well, trying to win away consumers that buy most of their wine from Australia, California, South America and British Columbia.
Perhaps half of the 37 wineries at the Vancouver tasting have no wines in the market. Those wineries were looking for agents and listings in the BC Liquor Distribution Branch.
The LDB currently lists 460 Italian products, including multiple sizes and fortified products. Sales of Italian wines in British Columbia in the 12 months ended September 30 totalled $59.2 million, up five per cent from the previous 12 months.
It is a sliver of the market. The LDB’s total sales in the same 12 months were just under $3 billion.
But the Italian sliver is worth exploring, to discover the excellent “new world” styling of the wines. In the past decade or two, Italian producers have really raised the bar. And they are doing it with varietals that grow primarily in Italy. The taste profile of Italian wines is a refreshing change to palates that may have become jaded with Merlot and Shiraz.
Their edge comes from using varietals not even grown in much of the rest of the wine world. When you add those novel flavours to modern wine making, you get crisp, fresh whites without a trace of oxidation and you get juicy and appealing reds without the hard tannins of yesteryear.
Italy still offers the familiar brands that have been on the market for years and years, but made to improved quality standards. One example is a 45-year-old brand, Fazi Battaglia Verdicchio Classico ($14.99), a crisp, refreshing white still being sold in the green hourglass shaped bottle. Many of us bought it initially because the bottles, like the Chianti in the “fiasco” served well as candle holder.
Fazi Battaglia is an example of why the Italians are competitive. Verdicchio is an ancient variety that is planted widely in central Italy but hardly anywhere else. The LDB’s tasting notes speak of flavours of baked apple, hazelnut and ripe melon. The wine is light but it has its own personality...
...The bottom line is that the Italians, by adopting cutting edge winemaking techniques but not jettisoning their traditional varietals, are producing wines that are unique.

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Exploring Burgundy Cote d'Or

Exploring Burgundy Cote d'Or | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
A journey to explore the wines and vineyards of Burgundy Cote d'Or...

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Champagne’s Delicate Balance: Growers, Champagne Houses and The Business of Champagne

Champagne’s Delicate Balance: Growers, Champagne Houses and The Business of Champagne | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Ten months ago I decided to move to Champagne. Immersing myself in Champagne has been a slow process; it has taken time to scratch beyond the surface to find my way amongst the myriad traditions, rules and regulations that are the backbone of this region.

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Five Wines Meet Five Cheeses: Wines Paired with Cheeses from Around the World

Five Wines Meet Five Cheeses: Wines Paired with Cheeses from Around the World | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it

With nothing but the names of the four wines I was bringing, L’Apero’s team picked four cheeses to pair — plus a fifth wine and fifth cheese that, when our taste buds had settled, took home top prize. (Prices are for the wine.)

Treana White 2010, with Bucheron Mont Chevre: Read More Falcone Family Vineyards Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2011, with Lou Bergier Pichin: Read More Mulderbosch Rose of Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, with Cave-Aged Gruyere: Read More Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno, with Villagio Provolone Picante: This organically grown blend of 70 percent sangiovese and 30 percent montepulciano proved a bit lighter than expected, but a nutty nose and zesty flavor managed to tackle the salty presence of this serious provolone. $11; saladinipilastri.it. Tanner Dafoe Syrah 1er Cru, with Camembert au Lait Cru: Read More
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THE SUNDAY SLOW WINE

THE SUNDAY SLOW WINE | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
This show is strictly for the lovers. Slow Jams that will make you melt & get in the mood for a romantic evening.
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5 Grapes to Expand Your Wine Horizons - Hungry Crowd | Food & Wine

5 Grapes to Expand Your Wine Horizons - Hungry Crowd | Food & Wine | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Torrontés, Furmint, Mencia, Agiorgitiko and Blaufrankisch are five grape varieties F&W Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle recommends outside of mainstream offerings like Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
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