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Bazzinng. Around the world in 80 drinks

Bazzinng. Around the world in 80 drinks | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
So we were having a great time in Balsam and thought we'd take a sleeper train over to Almdudler - but then things got pretty messy in Becherovka...
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Well, not all at once.

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With $30 million about to hit city, a bootlegging crackdown in Barrow | State of Intoxication | ADN.com

With $30 million about to hit city, a bootlegging crackdown in Barrow | State of Intoxication | ADN.com | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
Beginning Wednesday, more than $30 million in cash deposits and checks will flood this North Slope community of 4,300. With the nearest liquor store 300 miles away, bootleggers and drug dealers prepare for this week in particular.
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We. Are. Still. Talking. About. Bootlegging. Good heavens. 

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book review – the new california wine - Paul Gregutt

book review – the new california wine - Paul Gregutt | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
Wine books – like cookbooks – seem to flow endlessly from publishers' pumps. ... But rare indeed is the wine book that breaks new ground or covers its topics with vivid detail and engaging prose. ...
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Next up for our crowded shelves...

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Strategy? Why do we need that?

Strategy?  Why do we need that? | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
I went to a wine event today in New York for the Bordeaux wine region.  While there, I asked the representative of one of the wineries, “What’s your strategy for the U.S.?”  She responded, “Strateg...
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A fantastic read, and I hope some winepeeps see it. And do something. 

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Napa Winemaker Peter Mondavi Turns 99 | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Napa Winemaker Peter Mondavi Turns 99 | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
Peter Mondavi Sr. is one year away from a perfect score. As the 99-year-young patriarch of the family approaches the centennial mark, he finds his Charles Krug Winery making its best wines in decades.
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This story is worth reading on a historical level alone. 

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B.C. Researchers Test New Polyphenol Analysis

B.C. Researchers Test New Polyphenol Analysis | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
 
Researchers in British Columbia have announced they’ve developed a quick method to provide a polyphenol fingerprint of wines.
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Your juice can run but it can't hide.  Good news here. 

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Hey MW Students! Slip this into your next paper...Additive may make wine fine for a longer time | Penn State University

Hey MW Students! Slip this into your next paper...Additive may make wine fine for a longer time | Penn State University | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
An additive may help curb a chemical reaction that causes wine to look, smell and taste funky, according to food scientists.
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And don't forget the critical examples. 

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Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes | Wine Folly

Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes | Wine Folly | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
See an accurate picture wine bottle sizes for still wines and learn the proper terms for the most common wine bottle sizes.
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Once a year or so, I put this out for all of you Jeraboamistas. Wait. Nebudchanezzites? Balthazarians? 

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A Small Thought on Sexism in the Wine Business

A Small Thought on Sexism in the Wine Business | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
Sexist and Sexualized Labels and Brands Many wineries feed off sexualized female stereotypes and produce labels that are meant to create sales through shock value. A few bottles that immediately come...
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A dense little piece, but then again, so is the subject. Which, up until VERY recently, never crossed people's minds. 

Life's a Bitch and then you drink. 

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Wine Cellar, Well Aged, Is Revealed in Israel

Wine Cellar, Well Aged, Is Revealed in Israel | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
Where rulers of a Middle Bronze Age city-state once feasted, researchers have found one of civilization’s oldest and largest wine cellars.
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Middle Bronze age cork dorks. Or should I say Amphorae dorks.

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Moët & Chandon Finally Introduces Champagne Vending Machine

Moët & Chandon Finally Introduces Champagne Vending Machine | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
Tiny bubbles on demand.
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Just the thing for Christmas!

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Jefford on Monday: Nutt Slammer, Anyone? | decanter.com

Jefford on Monday: Nutt Slammer, Anyone? | decanter.com | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
I am not a Trekkie, but I respect scholarship, so apologies to any wine-loving Star Trek fans who consider the following detail elementary.
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There will be some splashback on this one, Andrew. Promise. 

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Fake wine: ‘we are scratching the surface’

Fake wine: ‘we are scratching the surface’ | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
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From my good friend and colleague Maureen Downey. I would not want to be a questionable bottle under her microscope. 

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Jancis Robinson Sees Growing Importance of Organic Wine

Jancis Robinson Sees Growing Importance of Organic Wine | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
Jancis Robinson writes that while preparing the seventh edition of the World Atlas of Wine, she and her co-author Hugh Johnson disagreed over the growing importance of organic wine.
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A viinous clash of the titans.

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IOWA. It's not just for Primaries anymore. From vine to wine

IOWA. It's not just for Primaries anymore. From vine to wine | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
It mostly just sounded like a good fit and some good fun when Paul and Jean Groben decided to plant 10 acres of wine grapes on their 100 acres near Newton.
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MOG patrol in Iowa. 

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Wine & Spirits Magazine - Best Spirits of 2013

Wine & Spirits Magazine - Best Spirits of 2013 | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
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Some interesting spirits here.

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Biodynamic winemaker prosecuted for not treating vines with insecticide | decanter.com

Biodynamic winemaker prosecuted for not treating vines with insecticide | decanter.com | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
Emmanuel Giboulot, a biodynamic winemaker in Beaune, has been threatened with a €30,000 fine and six months in prison for not treating his vines against the flavesence dorée disease.
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Three sides to every story: "Yours, theirs and the truth. And no one is Lying." Robert Evans.

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Glenfarclas to release 25 YO quarter-cask

Glenfarclas to release 25 YO quarter-cask | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
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A quarter cask of Scotch. Just the thing for the harried husband this Christmas. 

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Vintage Photos: Drinking Wine in the 1950s | Wine Folly

Vintage Photos: Drinking Wine in the 1950s | Wine Folly | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
What did we used to drink in the 1950s? Check out these vintage photos that help define what was popular in the 1950s and early 1960s.
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Elke Sommer. and Jugs, too!

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Douro - table wine v port

Douro - table wine v port | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
See Douro tasting notes in Douro for dummies.  
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Jancis. No more needs to be said. 

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Lessons for the Wine Industry By Way of Bad Filmmakers - Fermentation

Lessons for the Wine Industry By Way of Bad Filmmakers - Fermentation | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
If you are reading this and you work in the wine industry, then you understand what I mean when I say that we know how lucky we are. If you are reading thi
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I'm Warky this week, aren't I? 

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Bordeaux Grape Damage Squeezing Top-Rated French Vintners

Bordeaux Grape Damage Squeezing Top-Rated French Vintners | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
Even with the smallest grape harvest since 1991 in Bordeaux, France’s biggest wine-exporting region, producers of the most-prestigious bottles will see prices fall as buyers shift to cheaper alternatives.
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Ouch. Double Ouch. 

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What About Paying People With Booze? - Fermentation

What About Paying People With Booze? - Fermentation | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
"I think I can speak for the group and say that if they didn't give us beers then we wouldn't come. ... We need alcohol to function." So says, Frank, a Dut
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Oh man. I love this idea. Drunk groundskeepers. An idea for the ages.

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Music Exec and Burgundy Star Collaborating on Oregon Pinot Noir | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Music Exec and Burgundy Star Collaborating on Oregon Pinot Noir | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
California music executive Jay Boberg and Burgundian winemaker Jean-Nicolas Méo of Domaine Méo-Camuzet have announced their formation of a partnership, the latest in a string of high-profile international winemaking collaborations to...
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Oh boy. Looks cool. 

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Château Suduiraut in China: when wine meets art | Christian Seely’s Blog

Château Suduiraut in China: when wine meets art | Christian Seely’s Blog | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
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I can almost taste it with some amazing Chinese cuisine. 

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