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A 5 Euro silver coin honors the artistic contributions of Recanati in the Marche region.

A 5 Euro silver coin honors the artistic contributions of Recanati in the Marche region. | Wine News and Insights | Scoop.it

The Recanati Marche Italy of Arts Series 5 Euro silver coin honors the artistic contributions of Recanati, a town in central eastern Italy in the Marche region of the country. Recanati was founded in 1150 CE and in 1290 was self-proclaimed as an independent republic. Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Recanati in 1798. The town has been dubbed “the city of poetry,” as it was the hometown for poet Giacomo Leopardi and tenor Beniamino Gigli. [...]


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A 5 Euro silver coin honors the artistic contributions of Recanati in the Marche region.

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Love coffee? Need coffee? Your genes may have something to do with it...

Love coffee? Need coffee? Your genes may have something to do with it... | Wine News and Insights | Scoop.it

Ultimately what our genes are telling us that those who can quickly metabolize caffeine are consuming more,” says one nutrition scientist, who ditched her Diet Pepsi for two cups of joe a day...


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Danny Meyer on tipping: It's a broken system

Danny Meyer on tipping: It's a broken system | Wine News and Insights | Scoop.it
Numerous restaurants across the country add standard service charges of around 18 percent to 20 percent, particularly for larger parties, to their checks, and a few restaurants, such as Alinea in Chicago and Lazy Bear in San Francisco, have done away with traditional reservations and have switched to all-inclusive, non-refundable tickets. Meyer is taking a different approach by raising menu prices and telling his customers that “hospitality” is included in the price.

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The Land of Barolo: Langhe, Piedmont, northern Italy

The "Langhe" is a hilly area to the south and east of the river Tanaro in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont, northern Italy.
This is a historic region, with a lot of castles.
Treasures of this land are the white truffles of Alba, the hazelnuts and some famous red wines (Barolo, Barbaresco e Nebbiolo).
The shots were made in Serralunga, Alba and Barolo in November 2012.


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Starbucks to Expand Beer and Wine Sales to 3,000 Stores

Starbucks to Expand Beer and Wine Sales to 3,000 Stores | Wine News and Insights | Scoop.it
The Seattle coffee giant thinks beer and wine might entice visitors to chill by the fake fireplace and listen to Coldplay.
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The Year In Wine: Best Values Of 2012 - Forbes

The Year In Wine: Best Values Of 2012 - Forbes | Wine News and Insights | Scoop.it
It's all about value - these are the best affordable wines I tasted in 2012.
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Love and Death in the Marche - On the Wine Trail in Italy

Love and Death in the Marche - On the Wine Trail in Italy | Wine News and Insights | Scoop.it

In the Spring of 1999 we visited a vineyard in the Marche. When I saw this vineyard, I thought to myself, “What a wonderful place this would be to rest here for eternity.” I wasn’t at all feeling maudlin, although things back home would escalate in the next two years in ways which I could never have foreseen. No, it was Spring, the weather was perfect, we’d just tasted some wonderful white and red wines from our friend Aldo Cifola at La Monacesca. Life was good. It just struck me that this was just about the most perfect place I had ever come across in my life.
So it goes in Italy. Since then I have had to find a resting place for a loved one and many other strange and wonderful and happy and not so happy things have happened under the sun and the moon in this special place we call Italy. I will always love Italy, and this little spot in the Marche will always be one of my favorite resting places, in this life and the next.


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Twenty bucks a bottle of 2004 Trimbach Frédéric Émile Riesling...The Most Important Word in Wine Today: Act!

Twenty bucks a bottle of 2004 Trimbach Frédéric Émile Riesling...The Most Important Word in Wine Today: Act! | Wine News and Insights | Scoop.it
In this week's Drinking Out Loud, Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer encourages readers to overcome their purchasing paralysis when faced with a great wine deal, and also tips readers off to two Portuguese wineries making great wine under the...
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A wine bar in a hospital? Why not?

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A French hospital prescribes wine as palliative care at the end of life. Should the practice be more widespread?


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The Secret Medical History of Cocktails - Bon Appétit

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Créme de menthe settled rebellious stomachs and absinthe fended off malaria. This is the secret medical history of the speakeasy cocktails we've come to know and love.
 

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Wine: Why now is the time to buy Italian

Wine: Why now is the time to buy Italian | Wine News and Insights | Scoop.it

When Italy surpassed France in wine production for the first time two years ago, the news was not greeted as a welcome achievement.
Aside from bragging rights, Italian vintners were faced with having to sell more wine than ever at a time when regional consumption was dropping.
It meant more Italian wine would be dumped into the so-called Wine Lake, a surplus of wine produced within the European Union, which buys the stuff and turns it into industrial alcohol.
In a European market of increasing supply and falling demand, that is not a winning scenario. Fortunately, however, Italian wineries are having their "Duh!" moment: by offering more well-made regional wines at reasonable prices, they can sell more wine.
For too many years, many Italian vintners suffered from a hubris built on the international success of very high-end wines like barolos and barbarescos and Super Tuscans. Buoyed by industry bureaucrats eager to award the prestigious D.O.C.G. appellation (a denomination of guaranteed high quality wine) to wines of little regional distinction, wineries tried to stick high price tags on wines of no real excellence.
Importers tried to convince wine drinkers that a bottle of unfamiliar verdicchio was worth $50 or a Santa Margherita pinot grigio $60 in a restaurant. As a result, wine lovers began moaning that Italian wines were pricing themselves out of the market.
Now, with sales sputtering and the Wine Lake brimming over, some very fine Italian vintners are getting into the market with delicious wines at prices right on the money. And it's happening at the retail level more than in restaurants, which continue to hike up margins three and four times above retail.


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Piero Antinori on 2015:“The wines are balanced, with great color, savory and with optimum fruit lifted by light acidity. Overall, an excellent vintage”

Piero Antinori on 2015:“The wines are balanced, with great color, savory and with optimum fruit lifted by light acidity. Overall, an excellent vintage” | Wine News and Insights | Scoop.it
With their wines already fermenting, Italian wine producers from all over the country weigh in on this year's vintage.
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Dolcetto, the Shy Italian

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The dolcetto grape does not get the same attention as its neighbor nebbiolo, but the wines created from it can be daily pleasures.
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Calling Out Sexism in the Wine Industry

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Today, The Drinks Business, a wine-and-spirit industry magazine, published an article titled “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Wine 50-41.” I assume that the industry publication plans four more parts, but given how spectacularly The Drinks Business has failed in its first part, I ponder the need to continue.

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In the intestine of wasps and hornets the secret of typical wines

In the intestine of wasps and hornets the secret of typical wines | Wine News and Insights | Scoop.it

The analysis has shown how the strains isolated from insects and wines were better correlated than areal strains of different microbial biodiversity by identifying a characteristic of a vineyard or region...

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