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What wine would Jesus have turned the water into?

What wine would Jesus have turned the water into? | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
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Wine and the City: Lady Gaga to make own wine brand

Wine and the City: Lady Gaga to make own wine brand | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Just last week, actress Drew Barrymore revealed she had joined the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Madonna, Dan Aykroyd and Antonio Banderas by launching her own wine – Barrymore 2011 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie IGT.
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Exclusive: C. Mondavi & Sons Rolling Out The Divining Rod, A New

Exclusive: C. Mondavi & Sons Rolling Out The Divining Rod, A New | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
“C. Mondavi has been in business since the 1940s and has only had two brands,” says Jaeger, formerly president of Wilson Daniels and Canandaigua Wines (Constellation), who joined the group last year. “But we now want ...
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Etna, Sicily, an Ancient Source of Reds, Draws Newcomers, Too - Wines of the Times

Etna, Sicily, an Ancient Source of Reds, Draws Newcomers, Too - Wines of the Times | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
The wine panel recently tasted 20 reds from Etna, one of the most exciting and remarkable wine regions in Italy.
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Who's Your Daddy?: Pinotage - The Academic Wino

Who's Your Daddy?: Pinotage - The Academic Wino | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
A blog dedicated to researching and reviewing peer-reviewed journal articles involving current scientific research related to wine, enology, and viticulture.
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Santorini Harvest Diary: A Cooperative Effort

Santorini Harvest Diary: A Cooperative Effort | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
AS THE LARGEST PRODUCER on this tiny island, SantoWines plays a critical role in keeping Santorini’s winemaking tradition alive. The winery, aka the Union of Santorini Cooperatives, was founded i...
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Lex Vini: Winery Exchange v. 7-Eleven - $2 million Supplier Dispute

Think you don't need a lawyer to deal with 7-11 wine business? Think again, amigos.

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Chefs make their own vinegar from leftover wine

Chefs make their own vinegar from leftover wine | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Nearly every week, a professional panel tastes dozens of wines in The Chronicle's Food & Wine department conference room. When the tannin settles, the panel has helped select the ones we feature each week.
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A frustrated merchant

I sometimes end up feeling pretty frustrated at work, not with my job (although that does happen too), not with colleagues (again ditto) but with the shape the company is. You see I like wine becau...
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The Negev desert wine route - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet

The Negev desert wine route - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Read The Negev desert wine route for travel tips, advice, news and articles from all around the world by Lonely Planet...
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Food and wine to be served up at Palm Desert festival - Southwest Riverside News Network

Food and wine to be served up at Palm Desert festival - Southwest Riverside News Network | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Food and wine to be served up at Palm Desert festivalSouthwest Riverside News NetworkBy SWRNN Staff, on February 27, 2012, at 5:00 am Palm Desert is set to host brightest and most inspired chefs from California at the Food & Wine Festival Palm...
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Visit the Ponzi Vineyards in Beaverton, OR | Wyndhaven

Visit the Ponzi Vineyards in Beaverton, OR | Wyndhaven | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
The production of wine is one of the largest attractions and economical stimulants of the west coast.
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Bottling, vineyard work set tone for new year - Lompoc Record

Bottling, vineyard work set tone for new year - Lompoc Record | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Bottling, vineyard work set tone for new yearLompoc RecordIn 1982, he debuted Longoria Wines with 500 cases of chardonnay and pinot noir, but continued as winemaker for Gainey Vineyard from 1985 to 1997, and later, as consulting winemaker for...
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THE MONUMENTAL 2009 WINES OF THE DOMAINE DE LA ...

THE MONUMENTAL 2009 WINES OF THE DOMAINE DE LA ... | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
The Domaine De la Romanée-Conti now makes 9 wines. I smelled and tasted each wine 3 times and then turned to making comparisons of two wines at a time. And, after about an hour I repeated smelling and tasting each ...
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Web copy for Wilson Daniels & Castello di Volpaia « Kevin Lynch ...

Web copy for Wilson Daniels & Castello di Volpaia « Kevin Lynch ... | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
The winery's logo features the coat of arms from the illustrious della Volpaia family, who lived in the village and took its name from the town itself. Lorenzo della Volpaia (1446-1512), an architect, goldsmith, mathematician and ...
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How To Write About Wine Like Robert Parker Jr.

How To Write About Wine Like Robert Parker Jr. | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
What’s the dillio with all the RPJ slaggin’, yo?

He’s never called women sluts like Rush Limbaugh; he’s never referred to black people as ‘little monkeys’ like Howard Cosell and (as ...
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Wait…What?! Randall Grahm uses (gasp) OAK CHIPS?!

Wait…What?! Randall Grahm uses (gasp) OAK CHIPS?! | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Last week I had the GREAT privilege to finally meet one of  my favorite winemakers in the world, Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard.
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What Wine Drinkers Can Learn from Leonardo Da Vinci

What Wine Drinkers Can Learn from Leonardo Da Vinci | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
What Wine Drinkers Can Learn from Leonardo Da Vinci. As some of you know, I was in Napa last week at the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers.
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U.S. House approves bill that would remake California water law

U.S. House approves bill that would remake California water law | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
The House approved a bill Wednesday that rewrites two decades of water law in California, wiping out environmental protections and dropping reforms of federal irrigation policy that have long irritated agribusiness in the Central Valley.
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HoseMaster of Wine: Our Vanishing Wine Bloggers

HoseMaster of Wine: Our Vanishing Wine Bloggers | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it

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If the wine is hard to pronounce, is it worth more?

If the wine is hard to pronounce, is it worth more? | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Unfamiliar or exotic sounds imply scarcity, which buyers translate into quality, study finds...

But the worst one of all is...{insert strange foreign name here}. Uh, I dunno...sometimes they really do make it harder. Don't they?

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The Joseph Report: We don't need no education!

The Joseph Report: We don't need no education! | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it

And it isn't about Pink Floyd, fellows. 

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2006 Puligny-Montrachet, Le Clavoillon, 1er Cru, Domaine Leflaive - A6049B - Buy now at Berry Bros. & Rudd's Online Wine Shop

2006 Puligny-Montrachet, Le Clavoillon, 1er Cru, Domaine Leflaive - A6049B - Buy now at Berry Bros. & Rudd's Online Wine Shop | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
Puligny-Montrachet, Le Clavoillon, 1er Cru, Domaine Leflaive - 2006 - The Leflaive team now plough this vineyard by horse rather than tractor.
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Twitter / Eugenio Jardim: Myself and the godfather o ...

Myself and the godfather of Burgundy, the amazingly elegant Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanee Conti!! http://t.co/n2AQy3gR
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Myself and the godfather of Burgundy, the amazingly elegant Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanee Conti!! http://t.co/n2AQy3gR (Myself and the godfather of Burgundy, the amazingly elegant Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanee Conti!
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Ken's wine review of 2008 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate Bottled"

Ken's wine review of 2008 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate Bottled" | Southern California Wine  and  Craft Spirits | Scoop.it
This opaque and onyx colored Cabernet opens with a fragrant black currant bouquet with a hint of black licorice.
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