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Across the southern hemisphere’s winelands, harvesting machines are being fine-tuned

Across the southern hemisphere’s winelands, harvesting machines are being fine-tuned | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
Across the southern hemisphere’s winelands, harvesting machines are being fine-tuned in readiness for the three months of frenzied activity which redeems their nine months of idleness.
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The Gray Report: Impressions of Beaujolais

The Gray Report: Impressions of Beaujolais | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it

I was never a Beaujolais fan, and one thing that always turns me off is the smugness of fans writing about it.

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The Chinese New Year – 2012 The Year of the Black Water Dragon

The Chinese New Year – 2012 The Year of the Black Water Dragon | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it

Chinese New Year begins on 23rd January this year and 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. According to Chinese astrology, the associated colour for water is black, so 2012 is the Year of the Black Water Dragon.

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Bordeaux 2007: St Julien & Margaux

Bordeaux 2007: St Julien & Margaux | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
A review and tasting of the 2007 vintage in St Julien and Margaux, focusing on wines tasted at four years of age. I look at a broad spread of wines including Margaux, Palmer, the Léoville trio and more.
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Could Wine Publishing Follow Ladies into a New World?

Could Wine Publishing Follow Ladies into a New World? | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
“We are marrying the authority of print to the authenticity of experience.” This is how Diane Malloy, the new publisher of the venerable Ladies Home Journal, explained to the New York Times that publication's transformation to a magazine that will...
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Retailers pick affordable favourites

Retailers pick affordable favourites | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
This week, I've asked three highly qualified sommeliers at three of the city's largest wine and liquor stores to give us a pick of the week, something that they're excited about drinking, and that doesn't cost a fortune.
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Why I like Natural Wine

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Today’s wine appreciation relies on processing data, building consensus, fragmenting and subdivisions around wine. Wine is within the “system” (which I will come back to) a technical idea.

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The Gray Report: On the 100-point scale, uncertainty and types of consumer

The Gray Report: On the 100-point scale, uncertainty and types of consumer | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it

Normally I'm bored by discussions of the 100-point scale, but I had a brief Twitter conversation earlier this week that gave me a small new insight.

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Thank You, Science...Now Let's Drink.

Thank You, Science...Now Let's Drink. | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
Stop The Presses!!! Pull Back The Wagons!! Scientists report that drinking alcohol produces feelings of pleasure!
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"Why wines are stronger now" by Jancis Robinson

"Why wines are stronger now" by Jancis Robinson | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
Is alcohol the key ingredient in your wine or a necessary inconvenience? The way wine drinkers feel about the most stimulating component in their beverage of choice probably depends on how wine fits into their lives.
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Wine Terroir: Tradition versus Technological Advance

Wine Terroir: Tradition versus Technological Advance | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
It may seem like we are beating this subject to death, which may be entirely true. But, we are dealing with a subject that is central to understanding...
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Prosecco, lies, and videotape: the real story behind the new wave Prosecco

Prosecco, lies, and videotape: the real story behind the new wave Prosecco | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
Above: Until the 1970s, before pressurized “autoclave” tanks were introduced into the appellation, most Prosecco was double-fermented in bottle “on its lees.” The resulting wine was gently ...
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Bordeaux 2007: St Estephe & Pauillac

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A review and tasting of the 2007 vintage in St Estèphe and Pauillac, focusing on wines tasted at four years of age, including Cos d'Estournal, Montrose, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and more.
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In US, could the next set of big-time wine communicators come from the ranks of America’s sommeliers?

In US, could the next set of big-time wine communicators come from the ranks of America’s sommeliers? | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it

There is a lot of talk these days about the future of wine journalism, but I wonder if those of us doing all the navel-gazing have overlooked one possibility: could the next set of big-time wine communicators come from the ranks of America’s sommeliers?

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In Memory, Giuseppe Quintarelli

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Yesterday, January 15, 2012, Giuseppe Quintarelli succumbed to an extended illness. His loss is a loss for his family and his loved ones, and we mourn for them. It is also a loss for the whole wine world. In memory, we replay Lizzy Tossi’s “The Secret of Giuseppe Quintarelli’s Success,” from April, 2011, introduced with a short personal memory by Lizzy.
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Bordeaux Chateau Bought Via Facebook

Bordeaux Chateau Bought Via Facebook | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it

When I wrote about Social Media and Wine little did I know that a year later a little known chateau would make waves in the wine world through its use of Facebook.

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Duvault Blochet: Several bottles at Planet of the Grapes

Duvault Blochet: Several bottles at Planet of the Grapes | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it

Last week we had two colleagues over from the Hong Office - Erica and Huge. We decide on a meal out on the Tuesday and headed off to Planet of the Grapes in Bow Lane near mansion house tube.

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Brazil Rising: A New Frontier for Wine

Brazil Rising: A New Frontier for Wine | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
Brazil is the next great frontier for the wine world. Brazil now drinks just 1.6 liters of wine per capita per year—significantly less than some Muslim countries like the Maldives and United Arab Emirates, according to the Wine Institute.
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Reflections on 8 Years of Wine Blogging

Reflections on 8 Years of Wine Blogging | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
Eight years ago, I decided that instead of giving my friends the same advice over and over again about my favorite wines and restaurants, I would start a blog -- both so that I would have someplace to send them, and so that I could learn about what a blog was and how it worked.
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Malescot St. Exupery Sensuous, Seductive Margaux Wines

Malescot St. Exupery Sensuous, Seductive Margaux Wines | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
Malescot St.Exupery Sensuous, Seductive Margaux Wines with information on the estate, terroir and wine tasting notes...
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One Cheer For The Great Recession?

One Cheer For The Great Recession? | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it

In the introduction to his book A Hedonist in the Cellar, Jay McInerney offered the following observation: “In Europe, where wine has been a part of daily life for thousands of years, American oenophiles are sometimes viewed as monomaniacs—zealous and somewhat narrow-minded converts to a generous and pantheistic faith.

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Chinese wine smuggler sentenced to life in prison

Chinese wine smuggler sentenced to life in prison | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
Sun Xitai, a 62-year-old businessman in China has been sentenced to life in prison. His crime?
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CellarBlog: The History of Wine: An Infographic

CellarBlog: The History of Wine: An Infographic | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it

This is a great infographic that covers highlights some of the key moments in the 8000+ year history of wine. The infographic was created by Colleen Lee and Leslie Reilly at San Diego State University.

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China's wine appreciation reaches new heights

China's wine appreciation reaches new heights | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
CHINA'S taste for top Australian wines is climbing as living standards rise and demand lifts, according to the latest wine sales data.
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The Five Pillars of a Consumer-Driven Wine Market

The Five Pillars of a Consumer-Driven Wine Market | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it
In a recent post concerning New Jersey and the State of Direct Shipping, I concluded by writing, "There is a great deal to do across the country to make consumer interests paramount in the alcohol regulatory world." This kind of...
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