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Trucking in grapes from France may not sound like the best way to make wine. London Cru, a new venture in the capital, aims to prove otherwise.
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Vinography Images: Vines and Sky. Vines and Sky Rows of sprawling vines find an echo in the puffy clouds above the Russian River Valley, in Sonoma County, Californa. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting
Alder Yarrow is an Icon, but so is Andy Katz. His son Winemaker Jesse Katz is no slouch either. Something so joyous about Andy's images.
Love Seely. Pitching the vintage from Hell like the boss he is. Dynamite.
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Sake. Yet another reason Japan is at the top of anyone's coolness list.
Chateau Rayas and the 2012 Vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Some wineries are famous. Some are infamous. And some are legendary. Château Rayas sits comfortably between the latter two: equally enigmatic and revered. People don't speak of visiting the place as much as making a pilgrimage, and the stories of such visits often take on an air of the fantastic as well as the absurd. The reclusive and eccentric owner from 1978 to 1997, Jacques Reynaud, on various occasions would hide from visitors, or simply walk them around for a while and bid them adieu without offering them a drop of wine to taste. When Reynaud left the estate...
Fantastic piece on this iconic property.
Several grapegrowing regions in California's North Coast report that 2014 bud break has arrived two to three weeks earlier than normal. Photo: Sonoma County WinegrowersSan Rafael, Calif.—The warmest winter on record is officially over, and a potentially long, dry growing season has begun. How is the weird weather affecting California vineyards?
"...The best strategy is to go to church and keep the plants healthy..."
A man holds his glass of glimmering red liquid up to the light, then swirls it, sniffs it, looks at it askance as he swishes the wine around in his mouth and puckers his lips. It's an almost comic pre
I love this man. Brilliant, funny. Genius.
Well now. Good on him. Yay.
When bribes are described as "the process" and when lawmakers admit they are happily in the pockets of alcohol wholesalers, it's clear it's time to change
About time. Long overdue. Please.
A great piece from my friend, mentor and colleague, Madeleine de Jean.
Does it go with Piccalilly and Hoppin' John?
OK, so this is weird. I'm from Texas and I am, as anyone can tell you, at one with Black-eyed peas. But Vodka? Does the world need a Texas Vodka? And they say all the trends start in California…...
Ahead of next week's UK Budget, Chris Losh bemoans the fiscal pressures placed on the drinks industry. Could we not trumpet our good sides, he asks?
I'm moderately enthusiastic about this.
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There isn't a woman out there reading this that doesn't have a mad crush on Paso Man.
The demonstration comes ahead of the two-day Precision Farming Expo in McMinnville, touting agricultural uses for pilotless drones, smart irrigation systems and other innovations seen by some as integral to the future of Oregon farming.
This scenario is going to become the standard going forward for many vineyards.
Yes. Count me in.
I love Seely, pitching difficult vintages like a boss.
Parker Launches Luxury Lifestyle Mag. Robert Parker is broadening his outlook with a new magazine. Read the latest wine news & features on wine-searcher
He needs a new photographer. And Hairstylist.
Alan Baker, Sonoma State University, Anisya Fritz, Cartograph Wines, Chigazola Merchants
Painfully true. But a good piece.
On the telly, exposing supermarket illusory price promotions. Jamie Goode on BBC1's Rip Off Britain
Such a great glimpse into a really rather sordid end of the wine business. And as is the case with many industries, the customer is left holding the bag.
I love Paso. Wrote a book to prove it.
BevMo! Announces Wilfred Wong's Retirement CONCORD, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2014) - Ultimate neighborhood specialty beverage retailer
This smells fishy. Just sayin'.
The grand Burgundy tasting at the 2014 Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration
Giles MacDonough. A very rare gentleman indeed. His Wine and Food Diary is readable art. And a lovely barometer to set the fineness of our lives by.
Watch for more of these boards, at a regional level.
China Schmina. Watch out for India.