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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...
Well, not all at once.
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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.
We. Are. Still. Talking. About. Bootlegging. Good heavens.
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. ...
Next up for our crowded shelves...
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...
A fantastic read, and I hope some winepeeps see it. And do something.
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.
This story is worth reading on a historical level alone.
Researchers in British Columbia have announced they’ve developed a quick method to provide a polyphenol fingerprint of wines.
Your juice can run but it can't hide. Good news here.
An additive may help curb a chemical reaction that causes wine to look, smell and taste funky, according to food scientists.
And don't forget the critical examples.
See an accurate picture wine bottle sizes for still wines and learn the proper terms for the most common wine bottle sizes.
Once a year or so, I put this out for all of you Jeraboamistas. Wait. Nebudchanezzites? Balthazarians?
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...
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.
Where rulers of a Middle Bronze Age city-state once feasted, researchers have found one of civilization’s oldest and largest wine cellars.
Middle Bronze age cork dorks. Or should I say Amphorae dorks.
Tiny bubbles on demand.
Just the thing for Christmas!
I am not a Trekkie, but I respect scholarship, so apologies to any wine-loving Star Trek fans who consider the following detail elementary.
There will be some splashback on this one, Andrew. Promise.
From my good friend and colleague Maureen Downey. I would not want to be a questionable bottle under her microscope.
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.
A viinous clash of the titans.
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.
MOG patrol in Iowa.
Some interesting spirits here.
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.
Three sides to every story: "Yours, theirs and the truth. And no one is Lying." Robert Evans.
A quarter cask of Scotch. Just the thing for the harried husband this Christmas.
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.
Elke Sommer. and Jugs, too!
See Douro tasting notes in Douro for dummies.
Jancis. No more needs to be said.
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
I'm Warky this week, aren't I?
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.
Ouch. Double Ouch.
"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
Oh man. I love this idea. Drunk groundskeepers. An idea for the ages.
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...
Oh boy. Looks cool.
I can almost taste it with some amazing Chinese cuisine.