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5 Fancy Wine Pairings Lazy People Will Love

5 Fancy Wine Pairings Lazy People Will Love | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
You don’t have to hit the road—or even leave the couch, really—to experiment with the ancient science of flavor pairing.

Via Thomas Faltin
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Spinach with feta crostini and Pinot Noir sounds great!!

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Angelo Gaja: "He who doesn't know how to drink, doesn't know how to live"

Angelo Gaja: "He who doesn't know how to drink, doesn't know how to live" | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
"He who doesn't know how to drink, doesn't know how to live," said Angelo Gaja, speaking on the second day of the 33rd Wine Experience to a crowd of 1,000 attendees gathered for the full weekend.

Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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Alternative philosophy! 

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Wine: Decanting in a blender? - San Jose Mercury News

Wine: Decanting in a blender? - San Jose Mercury News | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
Wine: Decanting in a blender? San Jose Mercury News The ritual of decanting wine has been around since Roman times, when early sommeliers discovered that the best way to avoid sipping sludge was to pour the bottle's clean wine into another vessel,...
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Don't try this at home....! (But do read the last line.....)

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Thirsty? There's a global wine shortage - CNN

Thirsty? There's a global wine shortage - CNN | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
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Thirsty? There's a global wine shortage
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There's just not enough wine in the world, says Morgan Stanley, and the problem is only going to get worse.
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Wine fact of the week!!

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'Reverse microwave' can chill wine bottles and fizzy drink cans in 45 seconds - Telegraph

'Reverse microwave'  can chill wine bottles and fizzy drink cans in 45 seconds - Telegraph | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
A reverse microwave has been created which can chill any drink in a matter of seconds ('Reverse microwave' can chill wine bottles and fizzy drink cans in 45 seconds http://t.co/swu1ZjObkV)...
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No idea about this....but check out some great comments on the article!

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Lamb shanks, hearty red wine warm an evening - San Francisco Chronicle

Lamb shanks, hearty red wine warm an evening - San Francisco Chronicle | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle Lamb shanks, hearty red wine warm an evening San Francisco Chronicle Lamb Shanks Braised in Red Wine is a simple dish that combines onion, carrot and celery, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, and peppercorns with dry red wine and...
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Perfect for the time of year!!

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White's Wine: Just toss those tasting notes - Coos Bay World

White's Wine: Just toss those tasting notes - Coos Bay World | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
White's Wine: Just toss those tasting notes
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If you're anything like me, your answer to all these questions is “no.” Yet descriptors like these fill the cornucopia of words that critics use to write about wine.
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For me It's about noticing, remembering different flavours and aromas - use your own words...!

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Wine Finds: Italian Pinto Grigios are popular despite criticism - STLtoday.com

Wine Finds: Italian Pinto Grigios are popular despite criticism - STLtoday.com | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
Wine Finds: Italian Pinto Grigios are popular despite criticism
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When it comes to Italian pinot grigio, most consumers couldn't care less about the opinion of wine writers.
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There's Pinot Grigio and Pinot Grigio......

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2013 champagne - no shortage of acid anyway

2013 champagne - no shortage of acid anyway | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
The harvest report below was supplied by the Champagne Bureau and therefore - perhaps unsurprisingly - tells of a high-quality harvest seemingly against all the odds.
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If Burgundy has less tannin than Bordeaux, how come it can age just as long? | Ask Dr. Vinny | Wine Spectator

If Burgundy has less tannin than Bordeaux, how come it can age just as long? | Ask Dr. Vinny | Wine Spectator | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
If Burgundy has less tannin than Bordeaux, how come it can age just as long? (Wine question: If Burgundy has less tannin than Bordeaux, how come it can age just as long?
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Ah, the importance of flavour and acidity too....!

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Reading Between the Wines: how to improve your wine knowledge - Herald Scotland

Reading Between the Wines: how to improve your wine knowledge - Herald Scotland | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
Herald Scotland Reading Between the Wines: how to improve your wine knowledge Herald Scotland Well, I've said it time and time again that tastings are the way to go for affordable training, but arming yourself with a little prior knowledge will...
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Some good book recommendations here - also the big point that we should leave the wine snobs to their own devices (there aren't many of them) and just get on with trying and enjoying our wines!!

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40 Wine Descriptions and What They Really Mean | Wine Folly

40 Wine Descriptions and What They Really Mean | Wine Folly | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
Check out 40 common wine descriptions that wine writers use to describe the flavors of wine from "Austere" to "Velvety". Expand your vocabulary.
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A Prescription for Wine? Really? Yes, in 1920.

A Prescription for Wine? Really? Yes, in 1920. | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
Fancy a glass of wine with dinner? In 1920, you'd have to have a doctor's prescription for that elegant indulgence. In the US, the National Prohibition Act was in force from 1920 to 1933. During a ...
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Great bit of history, how people got round Prohibition ......

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History of Wine Timeline (Infographic)

History of Wine Timeline (Infographic) | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
This History of Wine timeline infographic highlights some of the most notable moments in wine history. From the earliest wine grapes in existence to what the wine world is like today,

Via Mariano Pallottini
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Interesting stuff....

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This infographic is a timeline. A strength is that a viewer can be taken through a visual journey of a topic. A weakness is that the infographic can be dull if there is not a visual for each event in the sequence.

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World Wine Production Seen at 7-Year High on Spain and Argentina

World Wine Production Seen at 7-Year High on Spain and Argentina | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
World wine production is forecast to climb 8.8 percent to the highest in seven years as grape harvests rebound in Spain, Argentina and France, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.

Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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Why wine ratings have nothing to do with price

Why wine ratings have nothing to do with price | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it

I marvel at how they take a subject so complex and distill it into a series of numerical values. Who cares if a wine is aged in French oak or if it has a nose of pencil shavings and stewed figs? Just tell me if it merits a 90-or-above rating.


Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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A useful analysis of the pros and cons of the Wine Spectator's and other ratings - sensible conclusion suggests using them as a start point only.

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Wine Fundamentals Part 4: FEW - PARADE

Wine Fundamentals Part 4: FEW - PARADE | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
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Wine Fundamentals Part 4: FEW
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To describe any wine you must first begin with the fruit, which means both actual fruits and non-fruits.
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A really good basic guide for those wanting to start tasting a bit more in their wine.......

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Beyond Sauvignon (by Jancis Robinson)

Beyond Sauvignon (by Jancis Robinson) | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
No other wine-producing country is as dependent on a single grape as New Zealand is on Sauvignon Blanc.

Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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Lots of  great wines other than Sauvignon from NZ - not forgetting that there is good Sauvignon too,  from the indie producers....JR gives the big boys a bit of stick here, quite right!

 

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Greg Lambrecht’s wine preservation system

Greg Lambrecht’s wine preservation system | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
You’ve heard of alpha males? Greg Lambrecht is an alpha-double-plus male. Clean-cut, almost male model looks, 44 but looks barely half that, he starts and runs companies that develop medical inventions.

Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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Is this the future......?? Jancis's last para. holds the key for most of us. Looking forward to accessing a couple of  bottles this w/e!!

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After peaking in 2004, global wine production is now at its lowest level in 40 ... - Business Insider

After peaking in 2004, global wine production is now at its lowest level in 40 ... - Business Insider | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
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6 Misunderstood Things About Wine | Wine Folly

6 Misunderstood Things About Wine | Wine Folly | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
Forget the battle between Merlot vs. Pinot Noir after you see these 6 misunderstood things about wine.
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Friday fun....must get the pink shirt out! (Love Chenin Blanc, don't tell anyone!)

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The best wine tasting apps for iPhone

The best wine tasting apps for iPhone | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
If you enjoy a good glass of wine, or your favorite weekend activity is to go wine tasting, then check out our list of the best wine tasting apps for your iPhone. 

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Something for everyone here.....

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Vino Files: The scent of wine, de-mystified | The Fairfield Mirror

Vino Files: The scent of wine, de-mystified | The Fairfield Mirror | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
Vino Files: The scent of #wine, de-mystified by @magicjuiceglass http://t.co/D9nEARSecq via @FairfieldMirror
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This is so good you can almost taste it! Great summary of the main tastes in wine, in plain English!! One of the best I've seen....

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(EN) - Wine Tasting Glossary | williams-sonoma.com

(EN) - Wine Tasting Glossary | williams-sonoma.com | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it

"Talking about wine shouldn’t be intimidating! You’ll find that tastings are more fun and educational when you know how to describe what you’re sipping. Boost your wine vocabulary with just a handful of key terms, outlined in our chart above. Then, gather friends and organize a wine-tasting party of your own to get the conversation started."


Via Stefano KaliFire
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A very easy, short and sweet selection of the main wine tasting terms - remember some of these and you'll be confident in choosing and talking about your wines!  

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Is Wine Snobbery Dead?

Is Wine Snobbery Dead? | Love Your (Unstuffy) Wine | Scoop.it
Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer says the days of haughty tasting notes are over, but there's a new wine snob on the block, and they're turning their nose up at anything that isn't micro-produced and esoteric.

Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
Chris Burn's insight:

Be open-minded and curious is the excellent conclusion of this article.....and there's plenty of good wine from from bigger or well-known companies, as well as the very small 'artisans'. 

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