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How not to be a wine snob

How not to be a wine snob | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
Sniff, swirl, sip and say something pretentious. It doesn't need to be this way.
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Want to avoid being a wine wanker?

 

Nick Bhasin's articles highlights some of the warning signs.

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Wine Nutrition Facts | Wine Folly

Wine Nutrition Facts | Wine Folly | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
Learn the nutrition facts of red wine, white wine, sparkling wine and sweet wine. The calories can differ from wine to wine depending on one key factor: ABV

Via Maureen Bragg
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Get the skinny on calories in wine, from Wine Folly.

 

Are bubbles really the lowest calorie wine? Do reds make you rounder than whites? It's all wrapped up in a simple graphic.

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David Swaddle's comment, February 20, 2013 3:24 PM
Maureen, at least it's more than twice the fun of sugary, bubbly, brown water.
Vania Gutiérrez Flores's curator insight, February 24, 2013 5:51 PM

¿Un vinito?

Katarina Andersson's curator insight, March 5, 2013 7:06 AM

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Richard Hemming's MW student guide to remembering the 1855 classification

Richard Hemming's MW student guide to remembering the 1855 classification | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

He's always an entertainer, Richard. Here's his unique way to remember the 1855 classification....Chateau Margaux, Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Mouton....


Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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Robo-Rothschild

Robo-Rothschild | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Four wheels, two arms, six cameras, GPS and an artificial intelligence system to learn the vineyard and recognise plants' features - this robot is one mean pruning machine!

 

French developed Wall-Ye V.I.N. is about to be trialled at Bordeaux’s Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. He'll be put through his paces in one of the world's most expensive vineyards, but at $32,000 you'd have to be making some special wine to afford a toy like this!

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How long do you work to earn a drink?

How long do you work to earn a drink? | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

UK workers toil 3 times harder than US counterparts to earn a beer!

 

How long does it take to afford a beer? Less than 10 minutes if you're in the USA.

 

The Economist has figured this out this vital calculation in minutes worked, based on the local price of a beer. Genius.

 

In India people have to work for nearly an hour, while in the USA and Czech Republic it's less than 10 minutes. Thankfully Australia, where I'm based now, fairs slightly better than the UK.

 

Anybody up for a wine version of this work?

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Infographic - How to Choose Wine by Wine Folly

Infographic - How to Choose Wine by Wine Folly | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

I love this.

 

Just take a look and find out what you should be drinking. I'm meant to be knocking back the Chinon at the moment.

 

Fun, fun, fun.

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Out of this world. Martian wine anybody??

Out of this world. Martian wine anybody?? | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

You did not read that headline incorrectly. Here's a quick review of 2011 Martian Ranch & Vineyard 'Down to Earth' Grenache Rosé.

 

Only in California! I wonder if I can pick up a bottle of this in Aus or London? Maybe they can beam one down to me???

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How to cheat at wine

How to cheat at wine | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

An excellent and slightly tongue in cheek take on how to bluff your way in wine.

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Holland is no Champagne socialist

Holland is no Champagne socialist | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

In a shock move French president Francois Hollande has switched the bling-bling Champagne favoured by Sarkozy for more modest Muscadet.

 

He's not alone, with Muscadet being the tipple of choice for many rappers these days. Maybe he's more with it than commentators think?

 

It's a great way of saving a few €uros and there are plenty of great wines that cost a fraction of Champagne. OMG - is there a reverse wine snob in power??

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Name that grape - Cornell needs your help

Name that grape - Cornell needs your help | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Ever wanted "lasting glory and fame"? Now's your chance!

 

Professor Bruce Reisch at Cornell is asking for help finding more romantic names for NY76.0844.24 and NY95.0301.01.

 

Maybe Fricka or zähtraminer for the white? Blau Spritzen (good if it makes a sparkling wine) or Genevay for the red?? Maybe I'll come up with something better tonight after a glass of wine?

 

Thinking caps on everybody.

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Naked art and wine - NYT

Naked art and wine - NYT | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art hosted a nake viewing, followed by a glass of wine over looking the harbour.

 

It's not unusual for art museum to try and promote their agenda by doing something a little of the wall, but this has to be one of the most unusual. Artist Stuart Ringholt took a party on a naked tour of the gallery, itself billed to be an artwork.

 

Where does the wine come in? At the end the participants enjoyed a glass of bubbles looking out at the harbour, quietly exposing themselves to Syndey's Ferry hub at Circular Quay. I wonder if many of the thousands making their way into the city noticed the naked imbibers?

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Extreme Cellars

Extreme Cellars | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
Viticulture specialists are always experimenting with new ways to develop fresh and exciting flavours of wine, producing sharper tastes and more expensive blends, and creating the perfect amount of tannins for that lovely bitter aftertaste.Another...
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I don't think I've ever read an article in "Concrete Playground" before, but I was amazed at this look at seven OTT wine cellars.

 

From gothic valuting to Shanghai oppulence, there's a world of wine storage out there. It's quite surprising to see the Ritz-Carlton storing lots of their bottles upright, but it does look cool.

 

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Wine brand's four-word label causes controversy

Wine brand's four-word label causes controversy | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Let me know "If You See Kay". Go on, say it fast.

 

This wine's label may be causing offence, but I wonder what it tastes like. Some think it's tasteless, me I think it's amusing.

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The exploding Champagne Bubble

The exploding Champagne Bubble | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

L’éclatement d’une bulle de champagne comme vous ne l’avez jamais vu !

 

Want to see a Champagne bubble exploding? This is cool!

 

Filmed at 5,000fps, this little movie shows the moment of a bubble bursting. You can see it catapulting droplets of Champagne into the air, setting the aromas for the wine free.

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Red wine 'could help you lose weight'

Red wine 'could help you lose weight' | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

The Daily Telegraph reports that drinking red wine could help you lose weight.

 

Resveratrol, a component in red wines, may help to suppress you appetite and prevent you from overeating, a study suggests. It certainly seems to turn bees off sugar water mixutres at least.

 

Maybe there is something more than taste to having a glass a day?

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£100,000 Heath Robinson-esque bottle opener

This is simply amazing. A clockwork wine bottle opener and pourer.

 

I saw this via http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2012/08/top-10-totally-pointless-wine-accessories/ who have been doing a few pieces on wine gadgets.

 

Can anyone trump this?

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Red wine and cola? Calimocho

Red wine and cola? Calimocho | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Many moons ago, in my youth, it was the pre-night club drink of choice among my peers. Red wine and cola, colloquially known a Calimocho, is being targeted by Spodee with a fortified red wine designed for mixing.

 

The article compares it to depression-era wine, but personally I think it's more like desperation era marketing.

 

What do you think? Fizzy water, sugar and caffeine anybody??? Surely that would never take off. 

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The biggest bottle of wine EVER

The biggest bottle of wine EVER | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

OK, who's got a corkscrew for this big boy?

 

A Chinese company have bottled the biggest bottle of wine ever. Weighing in at over 3 tons, this is truly massive.

 

What if it's corked??

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The nine healthiest alcoholic drinks

The nine healthiest alcoholic drinks | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

The Nine Healthiest Alcoholic Drinks by Gizmodo UK.

 

You want to look good. You want to feel good. Here's the essential guide to doing less damage with booze.

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Red wine helps soothe the pain of the blues

Red wine helps soothe the pain of the blues | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Alex Ferguson says red wine helped him get over losing the title to Manchester City.

 

He's a fortunate man with an admirable career (even for a Gooner), a string of winning race horses and a passion for French reds. He even has the cash to buy the best of Bordeaux and the sense to drink it!

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The Wine Lover's Bill of Rights

The Wine Lover's Bill of Rights | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

I couldn't agree more!

 

I hate warm glasses. Worse still, the hovering waiter who refills your glass at every opportunity.

 

Join in and add your comments to the list, even if you’re not from Texas.

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The Music Behind the Wine - NYT

The Music Behind the Wine - NYT | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Maybe you've heard of playing music to cows to increase their milk yeilds? Or chefs using tunes to drive their kitchens? It seems that wine can be just as inflential in wine.

 

Not only are people playing music to cheer them along, but quite often wineries are owned by musicians.

 

This very light NYT piece gives you an insight into some of the musical characters of the US wine scene.

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