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Wine, Easter and the Passover: the miracle of the grape vine

Wine, Easter and the Passover: the miracle of the grape vine | Wine | Scoop.it

Above: Giotto's "Marriage at Cana," 14th century (image via Wikipedia). We all know the story of Jesus turning water into wine at Cana, as recounted in the Gospel According to St. John. According to Jewish tradition, a marriage cannot be performed without a blessing over the wine. Had Jesus not transformed the water into wine, there would have been no marriage that day. [...]


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If you're interested in wine and the bible you can read about the Wedding at Cana, Noah and others in the chapters of my soon to be released book, "Does God Drink?". If you want to pre-order, or have questions, just email me at www.larryleigon@gmail.com. I'd love to hear from you.

 

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Identifying Flavors in Wine

Identifying Flavors in Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
Let’s break down flavors in wine and classify some familiar wine varieties so you can explore wine through flavor.

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José Eduardo's curator insight, March 6, 12:36 PM

Wine made easy. The varieties could be a bit wider range and include some more international grapes in the bunch :) 

Carolyn Kyprios at Villa Miramonti, Le Marche's curator insight, March 6, 3:05 PM

Very interesting and useful!

DiscoverVin's curator insight, March 6, 5:28 PM

interesting and easy to understand chart ( although I am not sure what a goji berry smells like!)

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Debut 'Downton Abbey' wines are fit for a lord - Today.com (blog)

Debut 'Downton Abbey' wines are fit for a lord - Today.com (blog) | Wine | Scoop.it
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Priced at $15, there is a white, the 2012 Downton Abbey Blanc Bordeaux, and a red, the 2012 Downton Abbey Claret Bordeaux (claret is the British nickname for red Bordeaux).

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Planet Bordeaux's curator insight, January 6, 5:39 AM

Just launched: Downton Abbey Bordeaux Blanc and Downton Abbey Bordeaux Claret (Bordeaux AOC)! 

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Saladini Pilastri | High Score, Low Price

Saladini Pilastri | High Score, Low Price | Wine | Scoop.it

Old World wineries often trace their beginnings back a couple of hundred years. The history of Count Saladini Pilastri dates back to the year 1000; a noble family from Ascoli Piceno that boasts of a rich and fascinating past whose ancestors were priests and leaders. The deep antique roots of the family are a heredity for the present; it is a heredity of long lives of tradition over the centuries of history.

The vineyard activity has always coincided with the value and culture of the land from which it belongs. Count Saladini Pilastri's farm began three centuries ago; the land has always produced wine. Originally the tenant farmers gave up their wine to the Counts so they could age it in the so called "barriques", the famous durmast barrel. [...]


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6 Wine Making Processes & How They Affect Wine

6 Wine Making Processes & How They Affect Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
How do winemakers make wine taste better? Understand these 6 wine making processes in order to understand how they affect the flavor of wine.

 

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Winemak-in's curator insight, January 28, 3:23 AM

Sympa ces infographies de Winefolly pour mieux comprendre le vin. Ici, les 6 principales méthodes employées pour obtenir certains styles de vins plus ou moins fruités ou puissants.

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW's curator insight, January 31, 11:20 AM

Understand how the wine making process affects the total outcome of what is in the bottle.

100 Champagnes's curator insight, May 27, 4:14 PM

A little bit of technical stuff...