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Unbelievable. A Walk on the Thai Side - making wine in Thailand...

Unbelievable. A Walk on the Thai Side - making wine in Thailand... | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
A Walk on the Thai Side,Two crops a year, cobras in the vineyards. Who'd be a winemaker in Thailand?

Via Grande Passione
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Lived there for almost 2 years. Fantastic people and country. 

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Yup. French Wine Test Finds Pesticides in Each of 92 Bottles Analyzed

Yup. French Wine Test Finds Pesticides in Each of 92 Bottles Analyzed | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Laboratory testing of 92 French wines from across the country found pesticide traces in every bottle, including those made from organically-grown grapes, consumer organization UFC-Que Choisir reported.
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And they aren't going away anywhere quickly, promise.

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A Taste of a Piedmont Consulting Winemaker's Own Barolo | Bruce Sanderson Decanted | Blogs | Wine Spectator

A Taste of a Piedmont Consulting Winemaker's Own Barolo | Bruce Sanderson Decanted | Blogs | Wine Spectator | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
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Aww. Such a cute little Barolo. 

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Rye Bother? An Inside-The-Barrel Look At American Whiskeys : NPR

Rye Bother? An Inside-The-Barrel Look At American Whiskeys : NPR | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
America is in the midst of a rye whiskey renaissance. Lovers of the spirit say it's spicier, edgier and less sweet than bourbons.
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And there will be more from where this came from...It ain't just about wine anymore, folks. Purists on either side: be warned. 

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Winebiz Peeps: REQUIRED READING. Understanding Your Customer's Customer - The Retailer - Beverage Trade Network

Winebiz Peeps: REQUIRED READING. Understanding Your Customer's Customer - The Retailer - Beverage Trade Network | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
This article is about understanding business of liquor store
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Seriously. All of you. And that means you. 

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Victor-Victoria

Chablis is a hotbed of sexual confusion. “This entire area,” Matthieu Mangenot of Domaine Long-Depaquit informed me with a sweeping arm
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Moths, guys, Moths.

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Wine & Health : Wine as a Sexual Medicine | The Wine Hub

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From the always entertaining Luiz Alberto. #winelover numero UNO!

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Grapegrower challenges use of wine ordinance

Grapegrower challenges use of wine ordinance | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
In a hearing in February, the Napa County Planning Commission took up the county’s 23-year-old Winery Definition Ordinance and an issue that has rankled some longtime Napa Valley grapegrowers —...
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And I so get their angst on this issue...

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Mixed Case: How Would You Stop a Vineyard Apocalypse? | Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice | Blogs | Wine Spectator

Mixed Case: How Would You Stop a Vineyard Apocalypse? | Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice | Blogs | Wine Spectator | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
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Well, if it means no wine at all if we don't? 

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Health News - Chemists discover 23 new molecules in red wine

Health News - Chemists discover 23 new molecules in red wine | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Chemists discover 23 new molecules in red wine
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Stilbenoids. Yes.

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Russia Wine Market - Beverage Trade Network

Russia Wine Market - Beverage Trade Network | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Report on Russia Wine Market
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You'd think the Vodka thing would be a little played by now. 

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Forecasting Wine's Future: America is now wine's biggest market, and younger drinkers are starting to shape it | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Forecasting Wine's Future: America is now wine's biggest market, and younger drinkers are starting to shape it | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Wine is not tea—there are no leaves at the bottom of a glass that can predict the future.
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Ya think!

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An early harvest? Not so fast my friend. | The Lenné Estate Blog

An early harvest? Not so fast my friend. | The Lenné Estate Blog | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
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Not so fast. Wait. Really. Honest. Hold on there, bucko. 

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From Sicily, Reds Worth the Hunt

From Sicily, Reds Worth the Hunt | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
A terrific selection from one of the most exciting wine regions in the world shows off the grace and energy of wines showcasing the frappato grape.
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From the always interesting Eric Asimov...

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Quality Japanese wine? It's no oxymoron

Quality Japanese wine? It's no oxymoron | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Put down that sake. Nearly 100 vineyards at the base of Mount Fuji are beginning to produce tasty bottles of vino
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Met some of them last year in LA...determined bunch! Nice wines, too. 

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Emphasis on winemaker too strong in Oz

Emphasis on winemaker too strong in Oz | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
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Hmm. "Winemaking is overrated as a profession..." Hmmm. Just Hmmm. 

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China’s finest wines - FT.com

China’s finest wines - FT.com | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
One of the more potent symbols of the westernisation of China has been the extent to which the Chinese have taken to wine.
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Great article. The wave is still way offshore, but wait.

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A new and extreme era of wine writing (and why it matters)

A new and extreme era of wine writing (and why it matters) | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Buon ferragosto a tutti! Happy ferragosto, everyone! Above: "37 Grape Varieties" by Tuscan naturalist painter Bartolomeo Bimbi (1648-1729). The painting was commissioned by Cosimo III de’ Medici.
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Incredible piece...and the painting...

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In Burgundy, Winemakers Who Don’t Own Land

In Burgundy, Winemakers Who Don’t Own Land | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Some wine merchants buy grapes or juice from others and create their own high-quality wines.
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And some of them are really, really good at it. 

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Super-Early 2013 Harvest? Hold those horses…. - Girl and The Grape

Super-Early 2013 Harvest? Hold those horses…. - Girl and The Grape | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
  Ah, it’s that time of year again….when we dust off the picking bins, spiff up the barrels, train the cellar interns how to use the winery barbecue (oh wait, I mean the presses) and generally work ourselves into a…...
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We're Holding, we're holding...


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Warren G Partners with Bronco Wine Company and Brand Elite as the New Face of Allure Moscato

Warren G Partners with Bronco Wine Company and Brand Elite as the New Face of Allure Moscato | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Warren G Partners with Bronco Wine Company and Brand Elite as the New Face of Allure Moscato
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Not pretty, but very profitable.

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New report slams 12 US states for restricting access to wines | decanter.com

New report slams 12 US states for restricting access to wines | decanter.com | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Wine drinkers across America are being hampered by outdated state wine laws, which vary in severity depending on where a person lives, new research claims.
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Ridiculous. Imported  wine principals still come to the U.S. and shake their heads in collective misery while they navigate the beast called the U.S. wine industry. Poor ole domestic producers are more used to it, like an old dray horse in a familiar harness. 

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China wine blog: Grape Wall of China, a nonprofit site with wine makers, distributors, academics, writers, consultants and consumers as contributors

China wine blog: Grape Wall of China, a nonprofit site with wine makers, distributors, academics, writers, consultants and consumers as contributors | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
China wine blog Grape Wall of China is a nonprofit site written by wine makers, distributors, academics, writers, consultants and consumers in Beijing, Shanghai, Shanxi, and elsewhere and covering tastings, harvests, grapes, Chinese wine, and more.
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Always one of the best "real" sources for wine news from China. Grape Wall of China rocks. 

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India’s Growing Taste For Wine

India’s Growing Taste For Wine | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
The Indian countryside isn't known for rolling vineyards and expansive wine estates, but the nation is now producing enough wine to export to 22 countries.
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Get ready...India and Chinese Wine production is gonna soar.

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Sauvignon Blanc: "Cat Got Your Tongue?"

Sauvignon Blanc: "Cat Got Your Tongue?" | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Wine Business Blog
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Paso Man rocks.  I like this guy better than the Old Spice Deodorant dude.

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Pancho Campo hosts European food and wine show

Pancho Campo hosts European food and wine show | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Spanish wine events organiser Pancho Campo, who was behind the Wine Future series of conferences, has been signed up by Talk Radio Europe FM to present a weekly food and wine show.
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Go Pancho! And I hope he still has the Ferrari that seemed to cheese so many winepeeps off. 

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