One of the great communication innovations assisting the wine sector’s recovery has been the birth of the wine blogger. Since wine blogging began, its role has evolved from being a publicly recorded journal by wine enthusiasts through to a buying guide and discussion platform for news and events in the wine sector.
A $40 bottle of wine in B.C. will cost as much as $56 next year if the province goes ahead with a new wholesale pricing system. That was the warning Wednesday from Vancouver wine industry lawyer Mark Hicken, who feels the wholesale price model that takes effect on April 1, 2015 has serious flaws.
And so it is this time of year when I am asked questions to which any answer is a random guess at best and an intentional lie at worst. What wine is best, I am asked. What wine goes with this dish, they implore. Well, you see, it all depends. It depends on price; it depends on preference. I can extoll the glories of off-dry (slightly sweet in wine jargon) German Riesling with turkey dinner, but if you don’t like Riesling, of what use is my enthusiasm?
Through friends in Princeton and the guys at Tigerlabs, I got to know Mark Censitis--an entrepreneur who turned his outsider status in the wine industry into a successful business that grew from Princeton to the greater New York Metro area....
Some 300 champagne history enthusiasts around the world have received their prestigious Ennéade case. Rare, exclusive and precious, these 300 Ennéade cases relate the unusual history of the wine which inspired the Argonne vintage of which the renowned American critic Robert Parker said: “That is the way I think Krug SHOULD taste.”
North Korean despot Kim Jong-un has been guzzling pint after pint of ‘snake wine’, with the body of a dead cobra in the bottle – in a vain attempt to restore life to genitals he may not have seen for years due to his vast bulk.