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See tasting notes on more than 50 Ningxia wines. (China's most promising wine province?
It looks a little bleak. But then again, so did the marshes of Bordeaux.
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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.
Game-day football tailgaters and other weekend event planners in Massachusetts would be able to buy beer and alcoholic beverages on Sunday morning rather than waiting until noon.
I posted this BECAUSE I CAN'T BELIEVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY WE ARE STILL HAVING THIS DISCUSSION. SERIOUSLY.
"Off-dry" wines—the perfect acidity to refresh the palate and boost the non-fiery flavors in a dish, while tamping down the heat with sweetness.
Because they taste good. To a lot of people.
Kurtis Kolt chats with Michel Chapoutier, the current owner, winemaker and philosopher of Maison Chapoutier in France’s Rhône Valley.
Cheeky bravado. Wonderful.
In a classic case of a bad consequence to an otherwise-good idea, 14 acres of Californian vineyard planted in the 1880's are at risk of being bulldozed in the course of environmental restoration. T...
I am just dumbfounded at this. Infuriated. Seriously.
From beverage retailers that help expand your varietal acumen to San Francisco startups specializing in food pairings, the options are endless. Here are five extremely handy wine apps.
The Miracle Machine sits on your kitchen counter and works like a Soda Stream to make homemade wine.
Can you spell Lenten Stocking stuffer? Incredible. Even if the wine comes out weird. Seriously.
How big should a wine zone be? There's no simple answer. The notorious 'South East Australia' flirts with meaninglessness, but French appellations like Languedoc are so large as to leave terroir-loving drinkers nonplussed about what to expect.
Jefford. If you want to make up your own mind properly, read him.
Back in 2005, the Niagara Peninsula in Canada’s Ontario was sub-divided into 10 different sub-appellations which, given that the whole area occupies less than 6,000 ha, is pretty picky for a young wine-growing location. Justified or not?
MIAMI (AP) — One is a rock star and the other a rock star chef, but Sammy Hagar and Emeril Lagasse have a shared passion for food and music.
Glad he left Van Halen and got a real job.
Terra cotta amphorae, hand-crafted into shapes and styles known since antiquity, are the latest innovation in experimental winemaking. And they’re coming soon to a wine near you.
First Eggs, which I adored. Now Amphorae. How totally cool. Completely Ice cold cool.
A picnic. How veddy French.
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.
Passing the Advanced Sommelier Exam isn’t easy, so many candidates trek to Aspen Mountain to train their palates with the best man in the business.
A fantastic short piece on fighting to remain in the center. Of anything.
Today, in nearly any thoughtful discussion of fine wine by knowledgeable drinkers, one finds a near universal bias towards Land-Focused or "terroir-driven"
Warkiest piece for a couple of months. Love this guy. Truth.
Champagne houses and critics must guard more carefully against heaping praise on a particular vintage too soon, according to Ruinart's cellar master.
To the point. Boom.
This is the second of three posts of my last recorded conversation--interview--with the late, great, wine importer, Joe Dressner. The setting was a noisy 2nd Avenue at the Altas Café You'll want to listen in order, so head here for the first part Joe Dressner, 2010 interview. You'll want to pay particular attention to Joe's comments on the future of natural wine, somewhere about 14 minutes into the 15+ of our conversation. Also you'll hear Joe go on about Bernard Pontonnier. For more insight, read what Bert Celce had to report. The final section will be posted in April. In...
Has there ever been a more complicated wine problem than this? I doubt it. We’ve been anguishing about premox (or, more graphically, POx) for almost a decade now, but it hasn’t gone away.
In the second part of our interview with Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), DBR president and CEO Christophe Salin and Pasternak Imports president and CEO Stephen Brauer discuss prospects for the Los Vascos and Caro labels, as well as the state of play in Bordeaux.
Interesting piece on their South American portfolio.
You know that digital and internet technology has thoroughly taken over sales and marketing in the wine industry when you can point to the simple act of po
Pour. Taste. Buy. Move on. Loving this. Wark is so cool for writing about it.
Farmers ask pointed questions of regulatory officials, water delivery system managers during World Ag Expo Water Summit in Tulare, Calif.?
You know the drill by now: WATER. It's not just for breakfast anymore.
More wine is drunk per person in the Vatican City than in any other country in the world, according to the latest statistics released by the Wine Institute.